Francesco Trebbi

Co-director of the NBER Political Economy Programme at National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER), Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Chair and Professor of Business and Public Policy at University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

I am the Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Chair and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. I am also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), where I co-direct the NBER Political Economy Program (POL), and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Before joining UC Berkeley, I was Canada Research Chair and Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia Vancouver School of Economics and Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I received my PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2006. My academic research focuses on Political Economy and Applied Microeconomics broadly defined. I have worked on political institutions and their design, elections and political campaigns, behavior in legislatures, campaign finance, lobbying, regulation, and banking. I have also worked on topics related to the political economy of development, corruption, patronage, ethnic politics, and intra-state conflict. I have interests in Finance, Development Economics, and Macroeconomics. My primary teaching interests are in Political Economy, Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics, and Data Science.