Gianmarco León-Ciliotta

UPF and BSE

Gianmarco León is an Assistant Professor at UPF, Affiliated Professor at the BSE, and Research Affiliate at IPEG. His research focuses on political economics in developing countries and more broadly on development economics. His research uses both observational data and field experiments to explore questions related to the selection and incentives of public sector workers and politicians, exploring how different accountability institutions affect public policy, among others.

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • 2018: BSE Seed Grant, "Vertical Pay Differentials on Worker Productivity: Evidence from the health worker program in Sierra Leone"
  • 2016: BSE Seed Grant, "Understanding the Teacher’s Labor Market"
  • 2014: BSE Seed Grant, "Civil Conflict, Informal Institutions and Long Term Development"
  • 2013: BSE Seed Grant, "Social Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence from a CCT in Perú"

Working Papers

Erika Deserranno, Stefano Caria, Philipp Kastrau and Gianmarco León-Ciliotta

The Allocation of Incentives in Multi-Layered Organizations

Matteo Bobba, Tim Ederer, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta, Christopher A. Neilson and Marco Nieddu

Teacher Compensation and Structural Inequality: Evidence from Centralized Teacher School Choice in Perú

Erika Deserranno, Philipp Kastrau and Gianmarco León-Ciliotta

Promotions and Productivity: The Role of Meritocracy and Pay Progression in the Public Sector

Publications