Guido Tabellini



  • Fellow
  • Institutions, Organizations & Growth


  • Bocconi University
Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research


  • Italy


Laurea in Economia, University of Torino
PhD (Economics), University of California, Los Angeles


Economist Guido Tabellini has done research in political economics and public choice, macroeconomics and international economics.

The main focus of his research is on how political and policy-making institutions influence policy formation and economic performance. Tabellini is an active participant in the policy debate in Italy and Europe. He writes editorials for Il Sole 24 Ore, a leading Italian financial newspaper, and his articles have also appeared in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal (Europe) and other leading newspapers.


President, European Economic Association, 2007

Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2003

Fellow of the Econometric Society, 2001

Y. Jahnsson Award, European Economic Association, 2001

Distinguished Fellow, CES, University of Munich, 1999

Relevant Publications

Tabellini, G., and F. Passarelli. "Emotions and Political Unrest." J. Polit. Econ. 125, no. 3 (June 2017).

Tabellini, G. et al. "The Political Resource Curse." American Economic Review 103, no. 5 (2013): 1759–1796.

Tabellini, G. et al. "Social capital and political accountability." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 5, no. 2 (May 2013): 222–50.

Tabellini, G. "The scope of cooperation: values and incentives." Quarterly Journal of Economics 123, no. 3 (August 2008): 905–50.

Tabellini, G. "Institutions and culture." Presidential Lecture, Journal of the European Economic Association Papers and Proceedings (April 2008).

Tabellini, G., and T. Persson. The economic effects of constitutions. Munich Lectures in Economics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

Tabellini, G., and T. Persson. Political economics – Explaining economic policy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

Tabellini, G., and T. Persson. Macroeconomics, credibility and politics. London: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1990.