Matteo Broso


I am a Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto. 

I am also a Research Fellow (Assegnista di Ricerca) at Politecnico di Torino.

My research interests are in the fields of Industrial Organization, Political Economy, and Labor Economics. 

CV (May 2024)

Research in Progress

I study a product differentiation model where a politically tied public firm competes with a private one in qualities and prices. I show that the public firm may mimic the median voter’s preferences to maximize consensus. Then, I study the effects of partial privatization. Depending on the degree of privatization, (i) the private firm may enter the market or not; (ii) the public firm’s profits may exceed those of its competitor. I also show that the socially optimal degree of privatization is interior.

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