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Guido Tabellini 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 policymaking institutions influence policy formation and economic performance. He 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 European 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

G. Tabellini and F. Passarelli, "Emotions and Political Unrest," J. Polit. Econ., forthcoming.

G. Tabellini et al, "The Political Resource Curse," American Economic Review, 2013.

G. Tabellini et al, "Social capital and political accountability," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2013.

G. Tabellini, "The scope of cooperation: values and incentives," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2008

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


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

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

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



Senior Fellow Institutions, Organizations & Growth


Bocconi UniversityInnocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research


Laurea in Economia Torino

PhD (Economics) University of California, Los Angeles



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