Guido Tabellini

Professor of Economics at Bocconi University and CEPR Research Fellow

Guido Tabellini has been Professor of Economics at Bocconi University in Milan since 1994, where he has been Rector since November of 2008. Previously, he taught at Stanford University and UCLA. He is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a joint recipient of the Yrjo Jahnsson award from the European Economic Association. He is a CEPR Research Fellow. He has been President of the European Economic Association. He has acted as an Economic Consultant to the Italian government, the European Parliament and the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund.

The main focus of his research is on how political and policymaking institutions influence policy formation and economic performance. Much of his recent research is summarised in two books co-authored with Torsten Persson - Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy, MIT Press, 2000; and The Economic Effects of Constitutions, MIT Press, 2003. He earned his PhD in Economics at UCLA in 1984.

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