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Doctoral Studies

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of British Columbia, 2019 (expected)
  • Dissertation: “Lobbying and corporate influence in U.S. federal rulemaking”

Dissertation Committee and References

Francesco Trebbi

Faculty of Arts 6000 Iona Drive Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1L4, Iona Building 155

604-822-9932

ftrebbi@mail.ubc.ca

Matilde Bombardini

Faculty of Arts 6000 Iona Drive Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1L4, Iona Building 201E

604-822-3866

Matilde.Bombardini@ubc.ca

Kevin Milligan

Faculty of Arts 6000 Iona Drive Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1L4, Iona Building 211

604-822-6747

Kevin.Milligan@ubc.ca

Prior Education

  • B.Sc. in Economics, with Distinction (Honours), University of Victoria, 2012

Professional Experience

  • 2014-Present: Research Assistant (various projects), University of British Columbia
    • Duties included: Collecting, cleaning, and organizing data, managing undergraduate RAs
    • For: Henry Siu, Giovanni Gallipoli, Jesse Perla, Matilde Bombardini, Francesco Trebbi
  • Summer 2010: Assistant Producer, Vivity Labs
    • Duties included: Production management, scheduling
  • 2004-2008: Designer/Lead Designer, Backbone Entertainment
    • Duties included: Game design, technical writing, team management
  • Summer 2004: Teaching Assistant, Vancouver Film School

Working papers

Marianne Bertrand, Matilde Bombardini, Brad Hackinen, Raymond Fisman, and Francesco Trebbi. (2018). Hall of Mirrors: Corporate Philanthropy and Strategic Advocacy. (Download)

Research Papers in Progress

Marianne Bertrand, Matilde Bombardini, Brad Hackinen, and Francesco Trebbi. Lobbying the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.

Brad Hackinen, and Nouri Najjar. Who lobbies and why? Evidence from U.S. Clean Air Act regulations. (Download slides)

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

University of British Columbia:

  • 2015: Killam Doctoral Scholarship Award ($60,000)
  • 2015: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship ($40,000)

University of Victoria:

  • 2011: Leonard Laudadio Medal In Environmental Economics
  • 2011: Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award
  • 2010: University if Victoria Faculty Scholarship
  • 2009, 2010, 2011: President’s Scholarship

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