Leonardo Baccini

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Leonardo Baccini
Contact Information

855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Email address: 
leonardo.baccini [at] mcgill.ca
Leacock 513

PhD, Trinity College Dublin

Curriculum vitae: 
Research areas: 
International Relations
Areas of interest: 

International political economy
Comparative political economy
International trade
International organizations

Selected publications: 


  • Cutting the Gordian Knot of Economic Reform: When and How International Institutions Help, with Johannes Urpelainen (Columbia University). Oxford University Press, 2014.

Peer-reviewed journals

  • Services, Jobs, and Economic Development in Africa, , with Matteo Fiorini (OECD), Bernard Hoekman (EUI), and Marco Sanfilippo (University of Turin & Collegio Carlo Alberto). RSC Working Paper 2021/82. Technical appendix available here. Forthcoming in The World Bank Research Observer.
  • Security, Trade, and Political Violence, with Francesco Amodio (McGill University) and Michele Di Maio (University of Rome, La Sapienza). Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 19(1), 2021: 1-30. Leading article.

Selected Working Papers

  • Austerity, Economic Vulnerability, and Populism, with Thomas Sattler (UNIGE). Revisions requested at the American Journal of Political Science.
  • Firms’ (In)Equality and Attitudes toward Migration, with Magnus Lodefalk (Orebro University) and Radka Sabolova (Orebro University). Revisions requested at International Organization.
  • Automation, Offshoring, and the Demand for Radical Political Action, with Costin Ciobanu (McGill) and Krzysztof Pelc (McGill).
  • Economic Shocks and Policy Preferences: Experimental Evidence, with Mattia Guidi (Uni of Siena) and Arlo Poletti (Uni of Trento).
  • Trade Agreements: What Do Governments Maximize?, with Francesco Amodio (McGill), Giorgio Chiovelli (UdM), and Michele Di Maio (University of Rome, La Sapienza).
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