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Trebbi, Francesco

Works: 40 works in 268 publications in 1 language and 1,587 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Francesco Trebbi
How do voters respond to information? : evidence from a randomized campaign by Chad Kendall( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational voters update their subjective beliefs about candidates' attributes with the arrival of information, and subsequently base their votes on these beliefs. Information accrual is, however, endogenous to voters' types and difficult to identify in observational studies. In a large scale randomized trial conducted during an actual mayoral campaign in Italy, we expose different areas of the polity to controlled informational treatments about the valence and ideology of the incumbent through verifiable informative messages sent by the incumbent reelection campaign. Our treatments affect both actual vote shares at the precinct level and vote declarations at the individual level. We explicitly investigate the process of belief updating by comparing the elicited priors and posteriors of voters, finding heterogeneous responses to information
A Theory of Minimalist Democracy by Chris Bidner( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A majority of the world democracies are far from the benchmark of representative democracy. This paper presents a model of political transitions based on a minimalist conception of the democratic state, i.e. a form of government solely characterized by competitive elections. We show that the model can produce dynamics of transition into democracy without requiring any role for redistribution or representation of voters, but solely based on interactions among the ruling elites. This allows the model to match several relevant stylized facts concerning the organization of new and consolidating democracies, weakly institutionalized countries, and hybrid regimes
Is Europe an optimal political area? by Alberto Alesina( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employing a wide range of individual-level surveys, we study the extent of cultural and institutional heterogeneity within the EU and how this changed between 1980 and 2008. We present several novel empirical regularities that paint a complex picture. While Europe has experienced both systematic economic convergence and an increased coordination across national and subnational business cycles since 1980, this was not accompanied by cultural nor institutional convergence. Such persistent heterogeneity does not necessarily spell doom for further political integration, however. Compared to observed heterogeneity within member states themselves, or in well functioning federations such as the US, cultural diversity across EU members is a similar order of magnitude. The main stumbling block on the road to further political integration is not heterogeneity of tastes or of cultural traits, but other cleavages, such as national identities
Insurgent Learning by Francesco Trebbi( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study a model of insurgent learning during a counterinsurgency campaign. We test empirical implications of the model using newly declassified microdata documenting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2014. This period was characterized by substantial US investments in anti-IED technology and equipment. We find no evidence of decreasing effectiveness of IEDs across time. Qualitative evidence suggests that this is due to innovations in IED devices and tactics. Our results are robust to numerous alternative specifications, and yield insights on a technological revolution in insurgent violence--the proliferation and evolution of IEDs--with implications for scholarship on civil conflict and future investment in tactical countermeasures
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Alternative Names
Francesco Trebbi economist (University of British Columbia; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER))

Francesco Trebbi Wirtschaftswissenschaftler/in (University of British Columbia; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER))

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