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Welcome to my site! I am the Kurzius Family Early Career Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Tulane University. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine in June 2019.

My current research lies at the intersection of political economy, urban economics, and public economics. I use a combination of economic theory and empirical methods, including economic history.


At the moment, I'm interested in the role of migration in cultural change, as well as the historical determinants of national policy coalitions in the U.S. setting.

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

 © 2023 Patrick A. Testa.

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