Ernesto Dal Bo

Phillips Girgich Professor of Business, Haas School of Business
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Ernesto Dal Bo is the Phillips Girgich Professor of Business and the Chair of the Business and Public Policy Academic Group at the Haas School of Business. He previously held the Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values. As a political economist, Ernesto is interested in governance broadly understood. He is the director of the Berkeley Center for Political Economy, which supports methodologically sound research on the connections between economics and politics. Ernesto’s research focuses on phenomena that affect governance, like political influence, social conflict, corruption, morality and social norms, state formation and the development of state capabilities, and the qualities and behavior of politicians and public servants. Ernesto teaches the MBA core course in Ethics, and he also instructs doctoral students on political institutions, public policy, and the history of government.

Academic Background 

DPhil, Economics, University of Oxford

MPhil, Economics, University of Oxford

Masters, Economic Policy, University of Buenos Aires

Licentiate in Economics, University of Buenos Aires

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Government Decentralization Under Changing State Capacity: Experimental Evidence From Paraguay.

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Progress and Perspectives in the Study of Political Selection.

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The Demand for Bad Policy When Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects.

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Who Becomes a Politician?

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The Economics of Faith: Using an Apocalyptic Prophecy to Elicit Religious Beliefs in the Field.

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“Do the Right Thing:” The Effects of Moral Suasion on Cooperation

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Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service.

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Academic Background 

DPhil, Economics, University of Oxford

MPhil, Economics, University of Oxford

Masters, Economic Policy, University of Buenos Aires

Licentiate in Economics, University of Buenos Aires

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

Government Decentralization Under Changing State Capacity: Experimental Evidence From Paraguay.

VIEW

Progress and Perspectives in the Study of Political Selection.

VIEW

The Demand for Bad Policy When Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects.

VIEW

Who Becomes a Politician?

VIEW

The Economics of Faith: Using an Apocalyptic Prophecy to Elicit Religious Beliefs in the Field.

VIEW

“Do the Right Thing:” The Effects of Moral Suasion on Cooperation

VIEW

Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service.

VIEW
VIEW MORE