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Guido Tabellini


  • Fellow
  • Institutions, Organizations & Growth




Economist Guido Tabellini has done research in political economics and public choice, macroeconomics and international economics.

The main focus of his research is on how political and policy-making institutions influence policy formation and economic performance. Tabellini is an active participant in the policy debate in Italy and Europe. He writes editorials for Il Sole 24 Ore, a leading Italian financial newspaper, and his articles have also appeared in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal (Europe) and other leading newspapers.


  • President, European Economic Association, 2007
  • Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2003
  • Fellow of the Econometric Society, 2001
  • Y. Jahnsson Award, European Economic Association, 2001
  • Distinguished Fellow, CES, University of Munich, 1999

Relevant Publications

  • Tabellini, G., and F. Passarelli. "Emotions and Political Unrest." J. Polit. Econ. 125, no. 3 (June 2017).
  • Tabellini, G. et al. "The Political Resource Curse." American Economic Review 103, no. 5 (2013): 1759–1796.
  • Tabellini, G. et al. "Social capital and political accountability." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 5, no. 2 (May 2013): 222–50.
  • Tabellini, G. "The scope of cooperation: values and incentives." Quarterly Journal of Economics 123, no. 3 (August 2008): 905–50.
  • Tabellini, G. "Institutions and culture." Presidential Lecture, Journal of the European Economic Association Papers and Proceedings (April 2008).
  • Tabellini, G., and T. Persson. The economic effects of constitutions. Munich Lectures in Economics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
  • Tabellini, G., and T. Persson. Political economics – Explaining economic policy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.
  • Tabellini, G., and T. Persson. Macroeconomics, credibility and politics. London: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1990.

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