Diego Restuccia

Diego Restuccia is a Professor of Economics and a Canada Research Chair in Macroeconomics and Productivity at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Diego is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge MA, USA and he currently serves as an Editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics. Diego’s research work focuses on economic growth and development, in particular, the role of the allocation of economic factors across heterogeneous production units or sectors in accounting for aggregate outcomes.

He holds a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Economics from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.

Content by Diego Restuccia
  • Blog post

    How inefficient land allocation in Malawi is severely depressing agricultural productivity

    New data on the relationship between resource allocation and agricultural productivity in Malawi has revealed how a minority of total cultivated land is acquired in the market while the vast majority is either directly (or indirectly) distributed via the Customary Land Act. Accordingly, the allocation of land is unrelated to farm productivity. The Customary Land Act is in...

    11 Apr 2017 | Diego Restuccia, Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis