Congratulations to VSE’s Professor Francesco Trebbi on becoming the 2016 recipient of the Bank of Canada’s Fellowship Award! He is the first recipient of both awards offered through the Bank’s Fellowship Program, having previously won the Governor’s Award in 2012.
“The Bank of Canada is delighted to present the Fellowship Award to an exceptional economist with a remarkable record of path-breaking research,” says Bank of Canada’s Governor Poloz. “Dr. Trebbi’s innovative approach to key economic questions—particularly in the realm of monetary and fiscal policy—is sure to enrich our own research agenda.”
The Bank of Canada’s Fellowship Program is designed to encourage leading-edge research and the development of expertise in Canada in a number of areas critical to the Bank’s mandate: macroeconomics, monetary economics and international finance, as well as the economics of financial markets and institutions, including their financial stability.
“I am honored to have been selected as recipient of the 2016 Bank of Canada Fellowship Award. The Bank has been consistently supportive of my research since my moving to UBC. I am very grateful of this and I am sure that through the Fellowship program these interactions will strengthen even more. Hopefully these collaborations will prove valuable to the Bank’s mandate,” says Dr. Trebbi.
Professor Trebbi is widely recognized as one of the most productive and innovative young economists presently working in Canada. His extensive body of work under the umbrella of political economy covers macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, banking, financial institutions and regulation. Part of his current research agenda focuses on how political and economic factors interact to affect the private sector and public policies toward financial stability.
Dr. Francesco Trebbi is a professor of economics at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He joined UBC in 2010 after four years as assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. At UBC, he was assistant professor of economics from 2010 to 2011 and associate professor of economics from 2011 to 2014. Professor Trebbi has been a co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics and an editorial advisor for the Journal of Public Economics since 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Professor Trebbi is widely recognized as one of the most productive and innovative young economists presently working in Canada. His extensive body of work under the umbrella of political economy covers macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, banking, financial institutions and regulation. Part of his current research agenda focuses on how political and economic factors interact to affect the private sector and public policies toward financial stability. Since completing his PhD in 2006, Professor Trebbi has published 16 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including top economics publications such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review and Econometrica. According to rankings by Research Papers in Economics, he is among the top one per cent of economists worldwide in terms of the impact of his publications over the past 10 years.
Professor Trebbi is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Economics, a fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is the recipient of numerous other awards and distinctions, including an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2014–18) and the Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Award (2012). In 2014, the Canadian Economics Association awarded him the prestigious John Rae Prize for best research published in the past five years. Though he frequently presents at conferences, workshops and seminars all over the world, Professor Trebbi remains dedicated to his students, actively encouraging the work of younger scholars.
A native of Italy, Professor Trebbi received a Laurea in Economia Politica cum laude from Bocconi University in 1999. He holds an MA (2003) and a PhD (2006) in Economics, both from Harvard University.