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Federico Trombetta

Contact details


Email: F dot Trombetta at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S0.77 Social Sciences Building

Advice & Feedback hours: Thursday 3-4 pm (S0.77) and 5-6 pm (S0.95). PLEASE BOOK YOUR SLOT HERE

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
  • 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

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 Investigative Journalism (with Ayush Pant) - abstract


Academic year 2018-2019

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