Gianmarco León-Ciliotta


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"


Open Access       Erika Deserranno, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta and Firman Witoelar

When Transparency Fails: Financial Incentives for Local Banking Agents in Indonesia

The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1-45, July 2023, 10.1162/rest_a_01359
Open Access

Recognition Program

Mariella Gonzales, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta and Luis R. Martínez

How Effective Are Monetary Incentives to Vote? Evidence from a Nationwide Policy

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol.14, No 1, 293 - 326, January 2022, 10.1257/app.20200482

Recognition Program

Miriam Artiles, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta and Lukas Kleine-Rueschkamp

Accountability, Political Capture and Selection into Politics: Evidence from Peruvian Municipalities

Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol.103, No 2, 397 - 411, May 2021, 10.1162/rest_a_00906