Andrea Celico

Andrea Celico is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Navarre (UNAV, Spain), specializing in the fields of political economy, institutional economy, and public choice. His research is empirical and focuses on topics including populism, party competition, and the impact of institutional designs on cultural traits. He’s recently been a visiting researcher at Heidelberg University (Germany). Andrea is also the holder of a master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Navarre and a master’s degree in European Economy and Business Law from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy).

Recent Research by Andrea Celico

— Sep 19, 2023
Printer-friendly version
Economic Freedom of the World: 2023 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World report measures the economic freedom of individuals—their ability to make their own economic decisions—by analyzing the policies and institutions of 165 jurisdictions. This year, for the first time in the history of the report, Hong Kong has fallen to second place overall while Canada has one of the fastest growth rates in size of government in the world.

— Aug 15, 2023
Printer-friendly version
Populism, Majority Rule, and Economic Freedom

Populism, Majority Rule, and Economic Freedom, a chapter in the Institute’s upcoming Economic Freedom of the World Report, finds that in the absence of strong institutional checks on government power, such as constitutional rules that protect minority rights and an independent judiciary that will enforce these rules, populism in government can lead to a decline in economic freedom.