Publications

– Lockdown and Voting Behaviour: A Natural Experiment on Postponed Elections during the COVID-19 Pandemic, with G. Loumeau, (2022) Economic Policy [link]

[Media coverage: VoxEUNeue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)Alternatives Economiques]

The effect of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on Income Inequality: Evidence from Italy, with S. Galletta, (2022) The Review of Economics and Statistics [link]

[Media coverage: VoxEUThe PostInstitute for Policy StudiesIl Fatto Quotidiano, Jornal de Negócios]

– “Exposure to Corruption and Political Participation: Evidence from Italian Municipalities, (2021) European Journal of Political Economy [link]

Working papers

A Machine Learning Approach to Analyze and Support Anti-Corruption Policy, with E. Ash and S. Galletta, [WP Jun2020] R&R on American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

War Violence and Tax Evasion”, with S. Galletta, [WP Jan2023]

Taxation with a Grain of Salt: The Long-Term Effect of Fiscal Policy on Local Development”, with G. Loumeau, [WP Oct2022]

The Cost of Gender Identity Norms: Evidence from a Spouse Tax Credit”, with E. Rubolino, [WP Jul2022]

– “Corruption and Extremism, with A. GasparM. Morelli and A. Nicolò(under review)

– “Corruption under Austerity, with G. Daniele, [WP May2020] (under review)

[Media coverage: Bocconi Knowledge, VoxEu, The Telegraph]

– “A Fistful of Dollars: Rent Seeking Behaviour and Local Tax Manipulation, [WP Oct2019] (under review)

– “Does Progressivity Always Lead to Progress? The Impact of Local Redistribution on Tax Manipulation”, [WP Apr2019] (under review)

(Selected) Work in progress

The Economic Cost of Ambiguous Laws”, with L. Guiso, C. Michelacci and M. Morelli

– “Signaling Incentives and the Quality of Legislation: A Text and Network Analysis of the U.S. Congress”, with M. Morelli and M. D. Paserman

Tax Technology and Long-Term Regional Development”, with M. Köthenbürger and G. Loumeau