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Ferderico Trombetta

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 73460

Email: F dot Trombetta dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: Social Sciences Building

Research interests

I am a PhD student at Warwick Economics. In my research, I use economic theory to study the effects of information on political decisions. My main research interests are at the interception between Political Economy and Media Economics. In a nutshell, I am interested in...

  • Political agency models with endogenous information acquisition:
    • Rational inattention & political accountability;
    • Accountability & media capture;
  • Political Economy and Media Economics:
    • Media competition & quality of journalism;
    • Media competition & capture;
  • Political Economy and Economic History:
    • Institutions, political selection & accountability in Medieval Europe;


Ben Lockwood, Helios Herrera


When the light shines too much: rational inattention and pandering - Early view, Journal of Public Economic Theory

Working papers

The Price of Silence: Media Competition, Capture, and Electoral Accountability

The Newsroom Dilemma (with Ayush Pant) - NEW [Media coverage: EEA press release]

Ora et Guberna. The Economic Impact of Benedict's Rule in Medieval England (with Domenico Rossignoli) - NEW

Work in progress

Optimal Innovation time off (with Ayush Pant) - abstract

A Model of Populist Trap (with Helios Herrera)

Teaching experience

  • PH336: Principles of Political Economy: Economics & Politics


'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