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Welcome to my site! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Tulane University.

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


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 Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Economic Journal.

 © 2023 Patrick A. Testa.

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