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Dr Simone Meraglia

Dr Simone Meraglia

Lecturer in Economics


+44 (0) 1392 725619

Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Dr. Simone Meraglia joined the University of Exeter Business School in 2014 as a Lecturer in Economics after a year spent as Post-Doctoral research fellow at the University of Bologna, and as a visiting scholar at the New York University. He finished his Ph.D. in Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics in 2013.

Nationality: Italian

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  • PH. D (Toulouse School of Economics)

Research clusters

Research interests

  • Political Economy
  • Organisational Economics
  • Economic History

My main research interest lies in the analysis of political and market (supporting) institutions, their determinants, and how they interrelate one with another. I explore theoretical and applied models of institution building and State formation, with a focus on the causes and consequences of weak and strong States.

Research projects

I am currently working on the link between the rise of the market economy and the process of local democratization, with an applications to medieval England.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category

Publications by year


Meraglia S, Cobo R, Katz G (2017). Endogenous Sanctioning Institutions and Migration Patterns: Experimental Evidence.  Full text.


Meraglia S, Angelucci C (2015). Trade, Law and Order, and Political Liberties: Theory and Application to English Medieval Boroughs.  Abstract.  Full text.