Ugo Troiano

Research Faculty


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Research Associate, Office of Tax Policy Research, Ross School of Business
Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University, 2013


Ugo Troiano’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4475, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–763–8772
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Ugo Troiano's principal interest is exploring the connection between political economy and public finance. His current research focuses on the economic effects of fiscal rules, on analyzing whether the incentives of policymakers affect tax enforcement and explaining the channels through which public policies can affect economic growth. Previous research dealt with explaining cross-country variation in mandated benefit provision and with analyzing the connection between social capital and political accountability.

Selected publications. Please also see Ugo Troiano’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Law Economics and Culture: Theory of Mandated Benefits and Evidence from Maternal Leave Policies (2012), Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 55(2), pages 339-364, with Y. Givati.

Social Capital and Political Accountability (2012), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 5(2), pages 222-250, with T. Nannicini, A. Stella and G. Tabellini.