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Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and the Center for Public Policy Research in the Murphy Institute at Tulane University.

My research lies at the intersection of political economy, economic geography, and public economics. My topics of interest include migration, conflict, and culture, in both historical and theoretical perspective.


Currently, I am interested in the interplay between culture and institutions in U.S. economic history, with an emphasis on racial violence and exclusion.

My work has been published in academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of EconomicsJournal of Public Economics, and the Economic Journal.

 © 2024 Patrick A. Testa.

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