Guido Tabellini Wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award


Guido Tabellini, Intesa Sanpaolo Chair in Political Economics at Bocconi, is one of the recipients of the fifteenth BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management. He’s been acknowledged with Timothy J. Besley (London School of Economics) and Torsten Persson (Institute of International Economic Studies, Stockholm University) for “illuminating the connections between the economic and political worlds” and “transforming the field of political economy,” in the words of the committee’s citation. The three awardees, together with the late Alberto Alesina (Harvard University, as well as a Bocconi alumnus), have employed both theoretical and empirical tools to examine “how political institutions and processes shape economic policies and outcomes on one hand, and how economic factors shape political institutions on the other,” contributing decisively to shape the field of modern political economy.