PhD, Brown University

Ruben Durante is associate professor at UPF and affiliated professor of the Barcelona GSE. Previously he was associate professor at Sciences Po. He is affiliated professor of the Institute of Political Economy and Governance (IPEG) and research affiliate of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research.

Professor Durante studies political economics with a focus on the functioning and impact of traditional and new media in democratic societies.

In 2017, he received the American Economic Association's AEJ: Applied Economics Best Paper Award for the article, "Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence From Advertising Spending in Italy," co-authored with Stefano DellaVigna, Brian Knight, and Eliana La Ferrara.