Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon

Position: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics

Research Interests: Applied Econometrics, Political Economy and Behavioural Economics

Contact details:

 

The Leverhulme Trust. Principal Investigator in the project “The Role of Conferences on the Pathway to Academic Impact: Evidence from a Natural Experiment” (with Ben McQuillin). £ 72,853. 2015-2017.

 

Insper Institute. Principal Investigator in the project “The Consequences of Being Forced to Vote: Evidence from Brazil’s dual voting system” (with Renata Rizzi). U$ 10,000. 2010-2012.

 

Best conference paper, 2011 Lisbon Meeting on Institutions and Political Economy

 

Grants and Honour

Leon, Fernanda L.L. de and Renata Rizzi (2016) “Does Forced Voting cause Political Polarization?”, Public Choice, 166(1), 143-160.

Leon, Fernanda L.L. de (2016) “Endorse or Not to Endorse: Understanding the Determinants of Newspapers' Likelihood of Making Political Recommendations”, [paper], Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 63(4): 357-76.

Leon, Fernanda L.L. de and Renata Rizzi (2014) A Test for the Rational Ignorance Hypothesis: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Brazil, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 6(4). [paper]

Leon, Fernanda L.L. de (2013) .“The Tuesday Advantage of Politicians Endorsed by American Newspapers, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions), 13 (2): 865–886.  [paper]

 

Publications

“Ingroup and Outgroup Biases in the Marketplace: A Field Experiment during the World Cup”, Sang-Hyun Kim [paper]

“The Role of Conferences on the Pathway to Academic Impact: Evidence from a Natural Experiment”, with Ben McQuillin.[paper]

“The Political Influence of Peer Groups: Experimental Evidence in the Classroom”, with Camila Campos and
Shaun Hargreaves-Heap, conditionally accepted at Oxford Economic Papers [abstract], [paper]

 

 

“Adding Ideology to the Equation: New Predictions for Election Results under Compulsory Voting”, [abstract], [paper]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working Papers

Lost in the Storm: The Academic Collaborations that Went Missing on the Hurricane Isaac”, with Ben McQuillin and Raquel Campos-Gallego

Do Gender differences matter in Political Competition?: Evidence and Theory”, with Sang-Hyun Kim

Other Work In Progress

Lecturer

Quantitative Methods For Economists, University of Kent, Autumn 2015, 2016

Applied Econometrics, posgraduate, University of Kent, Spring 2015, 2016

Quantitative Economics, undergraduate, University of Kent, Fall 2014

Economics of Culture, Media and Society, undergraduate, University of East Anglia, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Mathematics for Economists, undergraduate, University of East Anglia, Fall 2012

Economics of Films and TV, undergraduate, University of East Anglia, Fall 2010, 2011,2012

Economics of Mass Media, master, University of East Anglia, Fall 2010, 2011.
 

Teaching

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