Francesco Trebbi is the Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. His research examines the impact of political institutions, including electoral rules, on economic outcomes, and the political economy of policy determination more generally. He has been an NBER affiliate since 2007.
Ebonya L. Washington is the Laurans A. and Arlene Mendelson Professor of Economics and a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. Her research explores the economic and institutional factors that influence voter turnout, the determinants of the policy preferences of voters and legislators, the interplay among race, gender, and political outcomes, and a range of other issues. She has been an NBER affiliate since 2004.