federico.trombetta [at] unicatt.it
Department of International Economics, Institutions and Development (DISEIS)
Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo Gemelli 1,
20123 Milano (Italy)
I am an economist, PhD @ Warwick Economics (supervised by Ben Lockwood and Helios Herrera), currently Assistant Professor (RTD-A) @ Universita' Cattolica.
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;
Please find my CV here.
Warwick Economics Political Economy / Public Economics Research Group
Center for Research in Economic Theory and its Applications (CRETA) Associate Fellow
Quantitative and Analytical Political Economy Research Center (QAPEC) Associate Fellow
Political Economy Uk Group Associate Member
Economic History Society Member
Economic History Association Member
Societa' Italiana di Economia Pubblica Member