Juan S. Morales

I am an Assistant Professor at the Collegio Carlo Alberto and a Research Fellow at the University of Turin (ESOMAS department).
I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto and a BCS (Computer Science) from the University of Waterloo.
My research interests are Development, Political Economy, Violence and Conflict, and Media.


○   The Impact of Internal Displacement on Destination Communities: Evidence from the Colombian Conflict [pdf] [Abstract ▾]
Journal of Development Economics, 2018, 131: 132-150 [link]
○   Perceived Popularity and Online Political Dissent: Evidence from Twitter in Venezuela [Abstract ▾]
International Journal of Press/Politics, 2020, 25(1): 5-27 [link]

Working Papers

○   Legislating During War: Conflict and Politics in Colombia [pdf] [Abstract ▾]
Revise and resubmit, Journal of Public Economics
○   Jam-barrel Politics (with Leonardo Bonilla-Mejía) [pdf] [Abstract ▾]
○   Conditional Cash Transfers for Women and Spousal Violence: Evidence of the Long-Term Relationship from the Oportunidades Program in Rural Mexico (with Gustavo J. Bobonis and Roberto Castro) [pdf] [Abstract ▾]
Revise and resubmit, Journal of Human Resources

Work in Progress

○   Violence Against Journalists and Freedom of the Press: Evidence from Mexico (with Andrés Jurado)
○   Violence Against Politicians and Public Opinion: Evidence from Poland (with Krzysztof Krakowski and Dani Sandu)


○   Development Economics, Spring 2020
[course website] [tentative syllabus]


○   Download my CV [pdf]


Juan S. Morales

Piazza Arbarello, 8
10122, Torino (TO), Italy