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John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Filipe R. Campante is Associate Professor of
Public Policy. He is interested in political economy, with special
emphasis on understanding the constraints that are faced by
politicians and governments beyond elections and formal "checks and
balances," as well as the evolution and impact of cultural traits.
His research has focused on topics such as the spatial distribution
of population, the media, political protest and conflict,
lobbying and campaign contributions, and religion. His
work has appeared in leading academic journals such as the
American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal
of Economics, the Journal of Economic
Perspectives, among others. It has also received mentions in
the New York Times, NPR, Washington
Post, The Economist, Boston Globe,
among others. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he
holds a PhD from Harvard University, an MA from the Pontifical
Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and a BA from the Federal
University of Rio de Janeiro, all in economics.
Advanced Macroeconomics for the Open Economy II
Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
Using Data to Understand Good Governance
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Campante, Filipe R., and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Does Religion
Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan."
Quarterly Journal of Economics 130.2 (May 2015): 615-658.
Campante, Filipe R., and Quoc-Anh Do. "Isolated Capital Cities,
Accountability, and Corruption: Evidence from US States."
American Economic Review 104.8 (August 2014): 2456-2481.
Campante, Filipe R., and Daniel Hojman. "Media and Polarization:
Evidence from the Introduction of Broadcast TV in the US."
Journal of Public Economics 100 (April 2013): 79-92.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "Schooling, Political
Participation, and the Economy." Review of Economics and
Statistics 94.4 (November 2012): 841-859.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "Why was the Arab World Poised
for Revolution? Schooling, Economic Opportunities, and the Arab
Spring." Journal of Economic Perspectives 26.2 (Spring
Campante, Filipe R. "Redistribution in a Model of Voting and
Campaign Contributions." Journal of Public Economics 95.7-8
(August 2011): 646-656.
Alesina, Alberto, Filipe R. Campante, and Guido Tabellini. "Why Is
Fiscal Policy Often Procyclical?" Journal of the European
Economic Association 6.5 (September 2008): 1006-36.
Campante, Filipe R., and Francisco H.G. Ferreira. "Inefficient
Lobbying, Populism, and Oligarchy." Journal of Public
Economics 91.5-6 (June 2007): 993-1021.
Campante, Filipe R., and Davin Chor. "Teaching Rebels."
International Herald Tribune, February 22, 2011.
- Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Campante, Filipe R. "Rural Capitals, Big Time Problems." New
York Times. September 15, 2014.