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Federico Trombetta

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 73460

Email: F dot Trombetta at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S0.77, Social Sciences Building

Advice and Feedback hours: Thursday 10-11 and 17-18 (term 1 & weeks 1 and 2 of term 2), room S0.95.


Research interests

  • Political Economy
    • Political agency, accountability and information
    • Competition and media capture
    • Populism and social media
  • Economic Theory
    • Information Economics
    • Contract theory
  • Media Economics


Ben Lockwood, Helios Herrera

Working papers

The Price of Silence: Media Competition, Capture, and Electoral Accountability (updated version).

Work in progress

When the light shines too much. Rational inattention, populism and pandering (preliminary, updated version).


Academic year 2017-2018

Previous years


'I wish it need not have happened in my time,' said Frodo. 'So do I,' said Gandalf, 'and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.'

J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings