Dr Alberto Basso

Dr Alberto Basso

Lecturer in Economics

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)


Lecturer in Economics


MSc, Phd (Economics)

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching interests

Economic growth and development

Research interests

Economic growth, comparative and economic development, demographic economics

Basso, A. and Cuberes, D. (2017). Deep-rooted determinants of the fertility transition across countries. Macroeconomic Dynamics 21: 1712–1751.

Basso, A. (2015). Does Democracy Foster the Fertility Transition? Kyklos 68(4): 459-474.

Basso, A. (2014). Ownership Structure and Literacy: Evidence Across Spanish Districts in Late 19th Century.  Review of Economics and Institutions 5(2), Article 4.

Working Papers

Fertility and financial development: Evidence from U.S. counties in the 19th century (with D. Cuberes).

Gender equality and fertility: evidence from Italian provinces.

Structural change and fertility transition: cross-country evidence.