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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 and urban 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 roots of political and cultural polarization in American political economy.

See my paper, "The economic legacy of expulsion: Lessons from postwar Czechoslovakia," recently published in The Economic Journal.

 © 2023 Patrick A. Testa.

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