Published Papers

Traumatic Experiences adversely affect life cycle labour market outcomes of the next generation: evidence from WWII Nazi Raids, with V. Atella, J. Kopinska and M. Lindeboom, Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming  

Partial lockdown and the spread of COVID-19: Lessons from the Italian case, with P. Naticchioni and V.Scrutinio, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 81, Jan 2022, 102572 

The Effect of Local Taxes on Firm Performance: Evidence from Geo-Referenced Data, with Federico Belotti and Gianluca Santoni, Journal of Regional Science, vol.61(2), p.295-510, March 2021

Avoiding Taxes by Transfer within the Family, with Henry Ohlsson and E.M. Martino , International Tax and Public Finance. vol.28, p.1-23, 2021

Spatial Differencing: Estimation and Inference, with Federico Belotti and Gianluca Santoni, CESIFO Economic Studies, CESifo, vol.64(2), pp241-254, 2018

Local government cooperation at work: a control function approach, (with Angela Parenti and Sonia Paty),  Journal of Economic Geography, Volume 17, Issue 2, 1 March 2017, Pages 435–463

Employer education, agglomeration and workplace training: knowledge spillovers vs poaching (with Giuseppe Croce, Emanuela Ghignoni, Andrea Ricci), Regional Studies 2016 11/17 doi 1230270

Informal work in a flexible labour market (with L. Elia, C. Tealdi) Oxford Economic Papers, 2016, 69 1,143/164

Migration, Labor Tasks and Production Structure (with G. De Arcangelis , G. Santoni) Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2015 Elsevier Vol 53 C, 156/169 

Decentralized Deterrence, with an Application to Labor Tax Auditing (with N. Persico, N. Sahuguet) American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2013 5(1): 35-62.

Tax Limited Reaction Functions (with F. Revelli), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 

Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 823–839, August 2013

Strategic Fiscal Interaction across Borders: Evidence from French and German Local Governments along the Rhine-Valley (with Aurelie Cassette and Dirk Foremny) Journal of Urban Economics, 2012 volume 72, issue 1,p. 17-30

Undeclared Work, Employer Tax Compliance, and Audits

Public Finance Review January 2011 39: 75-102,



Working Paper

Back to Black? The impact of regularising migrant workers, with E.M. Martino, P. Naticchioni and S Vannutelli


Friday morning fever: evidence from a randomised experiment on sick leave monitoring in the public sector, with T. Boeri, P. Naticchioni and V. Scrutinio


The perverse effect of flexible labour regulation on informality, with P. Garibaldi, G. Mastrobuoni, P. Naticchioni

Heterogeneous path to stability, with C. Tealdi (R&R on RSSA)


Creation, destruction and reallocation of jobs in italian firms: an analysis based on administrative data, with L. Citino, A. Linarello, F. Lotti and E. Sette


The role of Industries in rising inequality, with J. Brisker. C. Tealdi and Sevi R. Mora


The role of geography in determining inequality, with J. Brisker. C. Tealdi and Sevi R. Mora

Work in Progress

Paid sick leave monitoring: evidence from a natural experiment on the private sector with T. Boeri, P. Naticchioni and V. Scrutinio


Why Family Firm Pay Less? with M. Pagano, V. Pezone, R. Saggio and F. Schivardi