Matilde Bombardini



  • Fellow
  • Institutions, Organizations & Growth


  • University of British Columbia
Department of Economics


  • Canada


PhD (Economics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA (Economics), University of Bologna


Economist Matilde Bombardini’s research covers various aspects of international trade and political economy.

In particular, she has studied the link between skill distribution and comparative advantage, the lobbying decisions of firms and the behaviour of lobbyists. Bombardini is currently investigating the impact of export expansion in China on pollution and health outcomes across different Chinese regions.


Co-Editor, Canadian Journal of Economics

Bank of Canada Governor’s Award

Harry G. Johnson Prize for the best paper in the Canadian Journal of Economics

Relevant Publications

Bombardini, M. "Firm Heterogeneity and Lobby Participation." J. Int. Econ 75, no. 2 (July 2008): 329–48.

Bertrand, M. et al. “Is It Whom You Know or What You Know? An Empirical Assessment of the Lobbying Process.” American Economic Review 104, no. 12 (2014): 3885–3920.

Bombardini, M. et al. “Skill Dispersion and Trade Flows.” American Economic Review 102, no. 5 (2012): 2327–2348.

Bombardini, M., and F. Trebbi. “Votes or Money? Theory and Evidence from the US Congress.” Journal of Public Economics 95, no. 7–8 (2011): 587–611.


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