Published Papers

Heterogeneous paths to stability, with C. Tealdi, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, series A, 2024 forthcoming

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, Vol. 22, Issue 2, April 2024, p 963-1009  

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 (under review)


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


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

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 (under review)


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


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

Work in Progress

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


Careers and wages in family firms: evidence from administrative data with M. Pagano, V. Pezone, R. Saggio and F. Schivardi


Early retirement policies and career spillovers, with G. Dachille, M. Paiella and F. Schivardi


The effect of capping earnings in the public sector, with C. Dustmann, C Giannetto and L. Incoronato  


Public employment and earning inequality, with S. Lattanzio, P. Naticchioni and R. Saggio


Leave and let leave: the role of peers in father's take up of parental leave, with A. Casaccio, S. Lattanzio and J. Kopinska


Leave and Let Leave:
The Role of Peers in Fathers’ Take-up oParental Leave with A.Casarico, S. Lattanzio and, J. Kopinska