In September 2012 Valentino Larcinese will arrive in Bocconi as a visiting professor from London School of Economics, where he is associate professor in public policy and was the director of the Government Department MSc programme. From the academic year 2013-2014, instead, he officially enters the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management as an associate professor. Larcinese is a member of the steering committee of the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at LSE and previously he was a visiting scholar at Università Tor Vergata di Roma (2008-2009), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005-2006) and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2002).
Larcinese entered LSE in 2001: previously he worked in the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. A graduate in Economic and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi, he has obtained a Master of Science from University of York, a PhD in Economics from Università degli Studi di Milano and another one from LSE.
His research interests lie at the border between political economics and political science, range from the redistribution of wealth to taxation, from democratic control over public spending to the costs of politics, from mass media to higher education. Among the several grants he has received for his activity there are research grants from British Academy (2010), STICERD (2005, 2008, 2010), European Commission (1997, 2002, 2004) and ESRC (1996).