Ruben Durante

ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE

Ruben Durante is ICREA Research Professor at UPF, Affiliated Professor of the Barcelona GSE, research affiliate of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), and Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He holds a PhD in Economics from Brown University, and Master degrees from Brown and Sorbonne. He works in the field of political economics, with a focus on the functioning and impact of traditional and new media in democratic societies. His work has been published in a number of top economic journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association, and has been featured extensively in the popular press.

Awards, Grants, and Honors
  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant: "Independence and quality of mass Media in the InteRnet AGE (2017)
  • 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 (2017)

Barcelona GSE Working Papers

Ruben Durante, Luigi Guiso and Giorgio Gulino

Asocial Capital: Civic Culture and Social Distancing during COVID-19