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Federico Trombetta

Contact details


Email: F dot Trombetta at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S0.77 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. In a nutshell, I am interested in...

  • Political Economy
    • Political agency, accountability and information
    • Competition and media capture
    • Populism and social media
    • Rational inattention and political agency
  • Media Economics
    • Competition and quality of journalism


Ben Lockwood, Helios Herrera

Working papers

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

When the light shines too much: rational inattention and pandering - R&R Journal of Public Economic Theory

Work in progress

The Newsroom Dilemma: Media Competition, Speed and the Quality of Journalism (with Ayush Pant) - abstract

Optimal Innovation time off (with Ayush Pant) - abstract

A Model of Populist Trap (with Helios Herrera)

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


Academic year 2018-2019

Previous years

  • EC220: Mathematical Economics 1A
  • PH336: Principles of Political Economy: Economics & Politics
  • Game Theory (WSS)
  • Teaching materials 2017-2018


'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