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Dr. Nicola Mastrorocco
Assistant Professor, Economics

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nicola Mastrorocco and Marco Di Cataldo, Organised Crime, Captured Politicians and the Allocation of Public Resources, 2017 Working Paper, 2017 URL

Nicola Mastrorocco, The Power of News: Coordination and Crisis, 207 Working Paper, 207

Nicola Mastrorocco, The Effect of News Media on Attitudes: Evidence from Crime Perceptions, Journal of Public Economics Journal Article, URL

Research Expertise


  • Title
    • The Business Model of the Narcos: Criminal Organisations' Response to the Legalisation of Cannabis in the United States"
  • Date From
    • 09/2017
  • Date To
    • TBD
  • Title
    • The Hidden Underworld: Organised Crime and Firms
  • Date From
    • 09/2017
  • Date To
    • ongoing
  • Title
    • Perceptions on refugees and asylum seekers
  • Summary
    • Joint with Gaia Narciso and Carol Newman
  • Date From
    • 01/2018


Applied Microeconomics; Political Economy


Awards and Honours

Best Applied Microeconomics Paper - Petralia Workshop of Applied Economics 2016. Best Teacher Award, London School of Economics. Unicredit best job market paper and presentation award (500euro).


American Economic Association European Economic Association Midwest Political Science Association American Political Science Association Political Science and Political Economy LSE IQSS, Harvard University