Francesco Trebbi

Francesco Trebbi is the Canada Research Chair and Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research. Professor Trebbi earned his B.A. in Political Economy from Bocconi University and M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

His primary research interests are in political economy and macroeconomics (with emphasis on monetary and fiscal policy).

Representative Publications

Rainer, Ilia, and Francesco Trebbi. New Tools for the Analysis of Political Power in Africa. No. w18424. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012.

Francois, Patrick, Ilia Rainer, and Francesco Trebbi. “How is Power Shared in Africa?.” Econometrica 83.2 (2015): 465-503.

Kendall, Chad, Tommaso Nannicini, and Francesco Trebbi. “How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign.” The American Economic Review 105.1 (2014): 322-353.

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