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 Economics of Regulation, 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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