Ilaria Petrarca holds a PhD in Economics, Markets, and
Institutions (EMI). She graduated in December 2011 defending the
thesis: 'Essays on Electoral Accountability and Local Public
Finance' (supervised by Prof. Alessandro Petretto, University of
Her main fields of research are Public Economics and Political
She is also interested in Public Choice, Analitical Politics,
Policy Evaluation methods and Spatial Econometrics.
In 2011 she visited the Department of Economics at the
University of Uppsala, Sweden; in January 2012 she will visit the
Department of Economics at the University Rennes I, France.
Public Economics and Political Economics