Roberto Ricciuti works on several issues in political economy (mainly institutions, democracy and conflict). He is the Director of the PhD in Economics and Management at the University of Verona, a fellow of CESifo and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Global Development Institute (University of Manchester). He received the PhD in Economics from the University of Siena and an MSc in Economics at the University of Exeter. He taught at Royal Holloway University of London and at the University of Florence, and was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. Roberto received the NEPS Medal for the best paper in peace economics published in 2017.