Fabrizio Fasulo

Fabrizio Fasulo

Director - Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)

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  • Community development
  • Urban and regional economic analysis and policy
  • Economic and fiscal impacts


B.A., Political Science, University of Messina (Italy)
P.B.A.C.C, Geographic Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.U.R.P., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., Economics and institutions, University of Messina and University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy)

Research interests

Urban and regional economic analysis and policy, economic and fiscal impacts, commercial district revitalization, comparative development policy


Dr. Fabrizio Fasulo is the research economist at the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA@VCU). His work focuses on economic and fiscal impact analysis and economic development strategy formulation. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Institutions from the Universities of Messina and Rome, and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from VCU, where he also received a post-baccalaureate certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

Previously, Fasulo worked as academic researcher at the University of Messina and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and as a member of private consulting groups and regional development agencies in Europe and the United States. His completed research projects range from commercial revitalization to urban and regional planning, regional economic development and European Union Cohesion Policy evaluation.

Selected publications

J. Accordino, F.Fasulo. “La Politica di Coesione negli Stati Uniti d’America”, in A. Garnero and S. Milio, (a cura di) L’Unione Divisa – Convergere per Crescere Insieme in Europa. Ed. Il Mulino, Bologna (IT), 2013.

J. Accordino, F.Fasulo. “Understanding the Requirements for Successful Geographically Targeted Neighborhood Revitalization”. Housing and Policy Debate, Volume 23, Issue 4. 2013.

J. Accordino, F.Fasulo, G. Codato. “Politics and Culture in Commercial District Revitalization Policy: Comparing the American and Italian Approaches”. Journal of Town & City Management. Volume 2, Numero 3. London (UK), 2012.

J. Accordino, F. Fasulo. “From Lone Rangers to Collaborative Communities: Finding the Cutting Edge in Economic Development Practice”. International Economic Development Journal. Volume 10, Numero 1. Washington D.C., 2011.