Federico Trionfetti
Professor of Economics
Aix-Marseille Université
Aix-Marseille School of Economics


Federico Trionfetti has a Laurea in economics obtained with summa cum laude from La Sapienza University (Rome) in 1991. Since 1986 he had been working at the Italian Ministry of Finance where he acquired some experience in law and economics and in implementation of public policies. He left this post in order to pursue doctoral studies at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva) from which he obtained the Ph.D. in 1996. He spent three semesters at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) as visiting fellow before returning to Europe at the London School of Economics where he spent two years as a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow. In 2002 he passed the national selection for professorship (concours national d'agrégation) in France and has been appointed professor of economics. He started his service at the University of Paris 13 and moved in 2006 to Aix-Marseille University. He has conducted research in the fields of international trade and economic geography. His investigations have covered theoretical, policy and empirical issues. The main themes have been those of economic integration, public policies, the effect of demand on international specialization, and tests of trade theories. On policy issues related to his research he has been consultant for the WTO, the OECD, the European Commission, the UNCTAD, and individual governments.


Laurea in economics from La Sapienza University (Rome, 1991) and Ph.D. in international economics from the Graduate Institute of International studies (Geneva, 1996) .

Fields of Interest

International Trade, Economic Geography, Economic Integration, Macroeconomic aspects of international trade.


Trionfetti F. (forthcoming) “Public Debt and Economic Geography” International Regional Science Review , Accepted version

Ricci. L. A. and F. Trionfetti (2012) “Productivity, networks, and export performance: evidence from a cross-country firm dataset” Review of International Economics 20(3): 552–562 , Special Issue in Honor of Giancarlo Gandolfo. Accepted version

Brülhart M., Carrère C. and F. Trionfetti (2012) "How Wages and Employment Adjust to Trade Liberalisation: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Austria" , Journal of International Economics, 86(1): 68-81, 2012. , . Accepted version

Annicchiarico B., Orioli F., and F. Trionfetti (2012) "National Oligopolies and Economic Geography" Annals of Regional Sciences 48(1):71-99. Accepted version

Brülhart M. and F. Trionfetti (2009), "A Test of Trade Theories When Expenditure Is Home Biased" European Economic Review 53: pp. 830-845. WP version with extended appendix

Crozet M. and F. Trionfetti (2008), "Trade Costs and the Home Market Effect", Journal of International Economics 76(2) 309-321.Maple file CT-1, Maple file CT-2,Maple file CT-3.

Brülhart M. and F. Trionfetti (2004), "Public Expenditure, International Specialisation and Agglomeration", European Economic Review 48 (4): 851-881.

Trionfetti, F. (2002), “Home-Biased Government  Procurement and International Specialisation” Economie et Prevision 152-153 (1-2): 141-150.

Brülhart M. and F. Trionfetti (2002), “Achats publics et spécialisation internationale : l'effet d'entraînement”,  Economie Internationale 89-90 : 173-187.

Crozet M. and F. Trionfetti (2002), “Effets frontières entre les pays de l'Union Européenne : le poids des politiques d'achats publics” Economie Internationale 89-90 : 189-208.

Trionfetti, F. (2001), "Using Home–Biased Demand to Test Trade Theories", Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv / Review of World Economy 137 (3): 404-426.

Trionfetti, F. (2001) "Public Procurement, Market Integration and Income Inequalities", Review of International Economics (2001) 9 (1): 29-41.

Brülhart M. and F. Trionfetti (2001) Industrial Specialisation and Public Procurement: Theory and Empirical Evidence” Journal of Economic Integration 16 (1): 106-127.

Trionfetti F. (2000) “Discriminatory Public Procurement and International trade”, The World Economy 23 (1): 57-76.

Trionfetti F. (2000) Public Expenditure and Economic Geography” Annales d'Economie et de Statistique 47 : 101-120.

My coauthors.

Barbara Annicchiarico

Marius Brülhart

Céline Carrère

Matthieu Crozet

Luca Antonio Ricci