Ernesto Dal Bó

Ernesto Dal Bó

Phillips Girgich Professor of Business | Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Business and Public Policy


Ernesto Dal Bó is a political economist interested in governance broadly understood. His research focuses on a range of topics: political influence, social conflict, corruption, morality and social norms, state formation, the development of state capabilities, and the qualities and behavior of politicians and public servants. Most of his teaching takes place in the Berkeley MBA program and at the doctoral level where he teaches courses on political economy.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Political Economy
  • Democratic Institutions and Collective Decision-making
  • Influence and Corruption
  • Morality, Coercion, and Conflict
  • State Formation and State Capabilities
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