Giovanni Andreottola

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) 

Prior to that, I was a  Postdoctoral Fellow at CSEF, at the Federico II University of Naples, and a postdoc at the Cowles Foundation at Yale University.

In October 2017 I received my PhD in Economics from the European University Institute, in Florence.

I am an applied theorist working mainly on Political Economy topics.

Here is my CV.



Flip-flopping and Electoral Concerns -- The Journal of Politics, Volume 83, Issue 4, October 2021

Signaling Valence in Primary Elections -- Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 126, March 2021, Pages 1-32

Working Papers

Polarization and Policy Design (joint with Chris Li) -- Accepted, Journal of Political Economy: Microeconomics

Scandals, Media Competition and Political Accountability (with Antoni-Italo de Moragas)-- R&R, The Journal of Politics

Legislative hostage-taking (with Barton E. Lee) -- submitted

Simplistic Rhetoric and Poe's Law (with Elia Sartori) -- New December 2022!

Work in Progress

Polarization and Democracy (with Chris Li)


Microeconomics (Undergraduate level), WU: Winter 2023

Master's Thesis Seminar in Digital Economy (Graduate level), WU: Fall 2022

Microeconomics (Graduate level): LMEF, University of Naples Federico II: Fall 2017, 2019 and 2020

Political Economy (Advanced Undergraduate level,): Yale University, Fall 2018

Asymmetric Information, Contract Theory and Mechanism Design (Ph.D. level, teaching assistant): EUI, Winter 2013, 2014, 2015


At the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, I had the pleasure of participating in a discussion panel on social media and social change, with Joseph Stiglitz, Richard Thaler, and Katharina Hartinger, moderated by Torsten Persson:



WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Department of Economics

Building D4, 2nd floor

Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna



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