Previously, he taught at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the University of Essex, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Stanford. His research focuses on international trade and factor mobility and political economy. He has published in journals such as the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics, among others. Giovanni is a CEPR Research Fellow and a Fellow of CES-Ifo and IZA. He is the Director of the Nottingham Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP), and coordinates research on international migration at the Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano in Milan.
- Facchini, G., A.M. Mayda and R. Puglisi, “Illegal immigration and media exposure: Evidence on individual attitudes”, IZA Journal of Migration, forthcoming 2017.
- Facchini, G. and C. Testa, “Corruption and bicameral reforms”, Social Choice and Welfare, 47: 387-411, 2016.
- Facchini, G., J. Emami Namini and R.A. Lopez, “Export growth and factor market competition”, Canadian Journal of Economics, 48: 1456-1480, 2015.
- Facchini, G., A.M. Mayda and P. Mishra, “Lobbying expenditure on migration: A descriptive analysis”, CES-Ifo Economic Studies, 61: 560-604, 2015.
- Casarico, A., G. Facchini and T. Frattini, “Illegal immigration: Policy perspectives and challenges”, CES-Ifo Economic Studies, 61: 673-700, 2015.