Federico Trombetta


federico.trombetta [at] unicatt.it

Department of International Economics, Institutions and Development (DISEIS)

Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Largo Gemelli 1,

20123 Milano (Italy)

About me

I am an economist, PhD @ Warwick Economics (supervised by Ben Lockwood and Helios Herrera), currently Research Fellow (Post-doc) @ Universita' Cattolica and Visting Research Fellow at EUI, Department of Economics (May-June 2022).

In my research, I (mainly) use economic theory to study the effects of information on political decisions, the effects of market forces on information availability, determinants and inefficiencies in political selection and accountability. My main research interests are in Political Economy, alone and at the interception with Media Economics or Economic History. In a nutshell, I am interested in...

Political Economy: agency & policies:

    • Rational inattention, policy distortions & accountability;

    • Endogenous selection into politics: determinants and consequences;

    • Policies and Populism: causes & consequences;

Political Economy and Media Economics:

    • Media competition & quality of journalism;

    • Media competition & capture by politicians;

Political Economy and Economic History:

    • Institutions, political selection & economic performance in Medieval Europe;