Luca Bettarelli

Research on Political Polarisation in the European Parliament

  • Supervisor: Emilie Van Haute
  • Research center: Centre d'étude de la vie politique CEVIPOL
  • Research start date: 07.09.2020


Luca Bettarelli holds a Ph.D. in Public Economics from the University of Milan-Bicocca. He has been post-doc fellow at Milan-Bicocca, Academic Assistant at the College of Europe and consultant for various international institutions, including IMF and World Bank Group. He is Editorial Manager of the Italian Journal of Regional Science. His research interests include political economy and economic geography.



  • Bettarelli L, Van Haute E (2022), "Regional inequalities as drivers of affective polarization", Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2022

  • Bettarelli L, Reiljan A, Van Haute E (2022), "A regional perspective to the study of affective polarization" European Journal of Political Research, 2022

  • Bettarelli L, Van Haute E (2022), "Affective polarization and coalition preferences in times of pandemic", Frontiers in political science, 2022

  • Bettarelli L, Cella M, Manzoni E, Iannantuoni G (2020), "It's a matter of confidence. Institutions, governemnt stability and economic outcomes", Economia Politica: Journal of analytical and institutional economics

  • Bettarelli L, Ascani A., Balland PA, Resmini L (2020), "Global networks, local specialisation and regional patterns of innovation", Research Policy


  • Bettarelli L, Rossi F, Manzoni E, Iannantuoni G (2017), "Voters' preferences and electoral systems: the EuroVotePlus experiment in Italy", Economia Politica: Journal of analytical and institutional economics 


  • Bettarelli L (2017), "From revolution to elections: a comparative analysis of Egypt and Tunisia", Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy