School of Economics


profile image for Dr Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon

Dr Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon

Lecturer in Economics

School of Economics, Keynes College, B1.05


Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics. She gained her PhD in Economics at Cornell University. Previously, she has worked at the University of East Anglia, before joining the University of Kent in 2014.

My personal webpage is here:

Fernanda is the School's Eastern ARC Representative.

back to top


Details on Fernanda's research can also be found on her personal website.

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Campos, R., Lopez de Leon, F. and McQuillin, B. (2018). Lost in the Storm: The Academic Collaborations that Went Missing in Hurricane Isaac. The Economic Journal [Online]:995-1018. Available at:
Campos, C., Hargreaves Heap, S. and Leon, F. (2017). The political influence of peer groups: experimental evidence in the classroom. Oxford Economic Papers [Online]. Available at:
Leon, F. (2016). Endorse or Not to Endorse: Understanding the Determinants of Newspapers' Likelihood of Making Political Recommendations. Scottish Journal of Political Economy [Online]. Available at:
Leon, F. (2016). Does Forced Voting Result in Political Polarization? Public Choice [Online]:1-18. Available at:
Leon, F. and Rizzi, R. (2014). A Test for the Rational Ignorance Hypothesis: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Brazil. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy [Online] 6:380-398. Available at:
Leon, F. (2013). The Tuesday Advantage of Politicians Endorsed by American Newspapers. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy [Online] 13:865-886. Available at:
Leon, F. and McQuillin, B. (2019). The Role of Conferences on the Pathway to Academic Impact: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Journal of Human Resources.
Showing 7 of 9 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]


back to top


Research interests

Fernanda's main research interests are applied econometrics, political economy and behavioural economics. Her current work focuses on economics of science and market place discrimination.

My CV is here.

Details on Fernanda's research can be found on her personal website.

Working papers

back to top

Consultation hours

  • Mon 13.00-14.00
  • Tue 11.00-12.00
back to top

Administrative roles


  • Eastern ARC Representative


back to top



School of Economics, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP

Undergraduate enquiries: +44 (0) 1227 827497, Postgraduate enquiries: +44 (0) 1227 827440 or email us

Last Updated: 15/01/2018