Francesco Trebbi Economist
Francesco Trebbi’s research focuses on political economy and macroeconomics, with an emphasis on monetary and fiscal policy. He has worked on topics ranging from institutional and political design to special interest politics. Part of his research revolves around the political economy of development, especially political institutions and their design. He also works on the political economy of consolidated democracies, including elections and campaign finance, housing and banking regulation, and lobbying.
Canadian Economics Association, John Rae Prize (for the best research record in the past five years), 2014.
University of British Columbia, Killam Faculty Research Prize, 2013.
Bank of Canada, Governor’s Award, 2012.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant, Insight Grant, 2011-18.
National Bureau of Economics Research Africa Success Grant, 2010-11.
F. Trebbi et al, "How Is Power Shared in Africa?” Econometrica, vol. 83, no. 2, pp. 465-503, Mar. 2015.
F. Trebbi et al, "How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign," Am. Econ. Rev., vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 322-353, Jan. 2015.
F. Trebbi et al, "Is It Whom You Know or What You Know? An Empirical Assessment of the Lobbying Process," Am. Econ. Rev. vol. 104, no. 12, pp. 3885-3920, Dec. 2014.
F. Trebbi et al, "The Revolving Door and Worker Flows in Banking Regulation,” J. Monetary Econ., vol. 65, pp. 17-32, Jul. 2014.
F. Trebbi et al, "Inconsistent Regulators: Evidence from Banking,” Q. J. Econ, vol. 129, no. 2, pp. 889-938, May 2014.
Associate Program Director Institutions, Organizations & Growth
University of British ColumbiaDepartment of Economics
PhD (Economics) Harvard University
MA (Economics) Harvard University
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