Research

Publications

  1. "The economic legacy of expulsion: Lessons from postwar Czechoslovakia," The Economic Journal, 2020.

  2. "Shocks and the spatial distribution of economic activity: The role of institutions," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020.

  3. "Education and propaganda: Tradeoffs to public education provision in nondemocracies," Journal of Public Economics, 2018.

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Working Papers

  1. "Resource blessing? Oil, risk, and religious communities as social insurance in the U.S. South," Submitted (with Andreas Ferrara).​

    • Download: Draft (with appendices).​

    • In one sentence: Religious communities grew throughout the U.S. South in the early 20th century as a form of social insurance against oil volatility.

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Works in Progress

  1. "Agglomeration polities" (with Stergios Skaperdas).

  2. "The other Great Migration"(with Andreas Ferrara).

Patrick A.

Testa

Assistant Professor of Economics

Tulane University

 © 2021 Patrick A. Testa.