I am an Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. I am also a Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). I obtained my Ph.D. from Harvard University in May 2018.
My research is in the areas of political economy , development economics, and economic history.

You can find my cv here. 

Contact information:
Email: edoardo.teso@kellogg.northwestern.edu
Mailing Address:
Office 4175. MEDS Department, Kellogg School of Management
2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: (847) 4915155


“The Long-Term Effect of Demographic Shocks on the Evolution of Gender Roles: Evidence from the Transatlantic Slave Trade"  Journal of the European Economic Association, 2019, 17(2), 497-534.

“Intergenerational Mobility and Preferences for Redistribution" (with Alberto Alesina and Stefanie Stantcheva)
American Economic Review, 2018, 108(2), 521-554. Online Appendix; Covered by The Washington Post, The Economist, The Atlantic, Vox        Also NBER Working Paper 23027

Working Papers

"Patronage and Selection in Public Sector Organizations" (with Emanuele Colonnelli and Mounu Prem)
Conditionally Accepted at the American Economic Review.  Covered by Vox, World Bank Development Impact Blog, VoxDev. Also CEPR Discussion Paper 13697  

"What Drives Corporate Elites’ Campaign Contribution Behavior?

"Economic Recessions and Congressional Preferences for Redistribution" (with Maria Carreri) 

Work in Progress

”From Patronage to the Modern State. Evidence from 100 Years of Personnel Policies of the U.S. Federal Bureaucracy” (with Siddhant Agarwal and Nicola Mastrorocco)

”Information Frictions in Government-Firm Relationships” (with Emanuele Colonnelli and Francesco Loiacono)
Field work in progress

”Politics in the Firm” (with Emanuele Colonnelli)

"Peer Effects in Campaign Contributions: Evidence from the Members of the Corporate Boards of U.S. Firms" (with Horacio Larreguy)


2019 NBER Summer Institute, Political Economy

2019 NBER Chinese Economy Working Group