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Patrick Testa Assistant Professor Department of Economics Tulane University

Patrick Testa

Assistant Professor
201 Tilton Memorial Hall


Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Irvine
M.A., Economics, University of California, Irvine
B.B.A., Economics, Loyola University New Orleans


Patrick Testa is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Tulane University. His current research focuses on the political economy of development. He uses a combination of microeconomic theory and empirical methods, utilizing both contemporary and historical data. His recent work seeks to understand the urban and regional effects of forced migration, as well as how institutions and culture interact with economic geography. 


Political economy, development and growth, urban economics


"Education and propaganda: Tradeoffs to public education provision in nondemocracies" (2018), Journal of Public Economics, 160: 66-81.