Francesco Trebbi is the B.T. Rocca Jr Professor of Business and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He is also co-director of the Political Economy Program at the NBER.
Before joining Berkeley, Professor Trebbi 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. He received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2006.
Professor Trebbi's academic research focuses on political economy and applied economics more broadly. He has worked on political institutions and their design, elections, political behavior, campaign finance, lobbying, and regulation. He has also worked on the political economy of development, ethnic politics, and conflict. His primary teaching interests are in political economy, applied economics, and applied econometrics.