My research interests lie in the fields of political economy and econometrics, with a focus on social and economic development.

In my academic work, I study the econometric impact of voting rights' policies across different aspects of American politics, and the effect that these policies have in reducing disparities in the level of development between regions and states. One of my papers is currently R&R at the Journal of Political Economy, while a second paper is published in the Oxford Economic and Social History series.

During my doctoral studies, I have also been a visiting research fellow at both Harvard University and at the European University Institute.

Bernini, A., G. Facchini, and C. Testa (2020). Race, Representation, and Local Governments in the U.S. South: The Effect of the Voting Rights Act. Journal of Political Economy (R&R).

Bernini, A. (2020). The Voice of Radio in the Battle for Equal Rights: Evidence from the U.S. South. Oxford Economic and Social History, Number 181, University of Oxford.

Bernini, A., G. Facchini, and C. Testa (2020). Uneven Roads to Office? African Americans in Southern County Governments.

Bernini, A., G. Facchini, and C. Testa (2020). The Impact of the Voting Rights Act on Political Mobilization and Counter-Mobilization.

Bernini, A., and O. J. de Groot (2019). Trade and Income Distribution in Mexico.

Paper: The Voice of Radio in the Battle for Equal Rights: Evidence from the U.S. South

Areas of Expertise: Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Economic HistoryDownload Paper