Helios Herrera

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Warwick

Helios Herrera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Warwick, UK. His research interests are in political economy, broadly defined. His main contributions have been on electoral systems and voter participation, on the micro side; on political distortions of optimal policies, on the macro side. His most recent research agenda focuses on populism and on fake news.

He holds a PhD in Economics (2002) from New York University and a B.A. in Physics (1996) from Pavia, Italy.

During 2002-2006 he was permanent faculty at CIE-ITAM in Mexico City, during 2007-2013 in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University, and then in the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montreal (2013-2016).

He has been a recurrent Visiting Professor at the New York Fed, at Pontificia Universidad Catolica (PUC) Rio, Brazil, and at European University Institute (EUI) Florence. Currently, he is a recurrent Visiting Professor at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) in Rome, Italy.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey