Fabio Padovano

Fabio Padovano is Professor of Public Finance at the University of Roma Tre (Italy) and Professeur (classe exceptionelle) at the University of Rennes 1, where he directs the Centre Condorcet for Political Economy and the International Master in Public Finance. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Western Ontario, University of Maryland, George Mason University, University of Fribourg and London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a Ph.D in Economics at George Mason University, where he was research assistant to Nobel Laureate James Buchanan, and a Dottorato di Ricerca in Quantitative Methods at the Sapienza University of Rome. He has been recipient of the 1991 scholarship of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi and of the 1995 Snavely Award as Best Student in Economics of George Mason University. He has served as President of the European Public Choice Society and as Board member of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). He has organized several interdisciplinary conferences of the Liberty Fund Inc. He serves in the Board of Editors of the journal Public Choice, Constitutional Political Economy and European Journal of Government and Economics. He is author of several dozen articles in journals such as Public Choice, European Journal of Political Economy, Economics of Governance, Economic Inquiry, Energy Economics, Kyklos, Constitutional Political Economy, as well as of two volumes: Italian Institutional Reforms: A Public Choice Perspective (New York, Springer, 2008 (with Roberto Ricciuti) and Politics and Economics of Regional Transfers (Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2008). His current research interests are in the fields of public choice, political economy, local public finance, law and economics, environmental economics, economics of religion and economics of the arts