Regression Discontinuity Designs Based on Population Thresholds: Pitfalls and Solutions

American Journal of Political Science - Forthcoming (2017)

joint with Andrew C. Eggers, Ronny Freier, and Veronica Grembi

Political Selection under Alternative Electoral Rules

Public Choice - Forthcoming (2017)

joint with Vincenzo Galasso

Single Round vs Runoff Elections under Plurality Rule: A Theoretical Analysis

European Journal of Political Economy - Forthcoming (2017)

joint with Massimo Bordignon and Guido Tabellini

Moderating Political Extremism: Single Round vs. Runoff Elections under Plurality Rule

American Economic Review - 106 (2016), 2349-2370

Joint with Massimo Bordignon and Guido Tabellini

Do Fiscal Rules Matter?

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics - 8 (2016), 1-30

joint with Veronica Grembi and Ugo Troiano

How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign

American Economic Review - 105 (2015), 322-353

joint with Chad Kendall and Francesco Trebbi

So Closed: Political Selection in Proportional Systems

European Journal of Political Economy - 40 (2015), 260-273

joint with Vincenzo Galasso

Meet the Press: How Voters and Politicians Respond to Newspaper Entry and Exit

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics - 6 (2014), 159-188

joint with Francesco Drago and Francesco Sobbrio

The Political Resource Curse

American Economic Review - 103 (2013), 1759-1796

joint with Fernanda Brollo, Roberto Perotti, and Guido Tabellini

Social Capital and Political Accountability

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy - 5 (2013), 222-250

joint with Andrea Stella, Guido Tabellini, and Ugo Troiano

Assessing Economic Liberalization Episodes: A Synthetic Control Approach

Review of Economics and Statistics - 95 (2013), 983-1001

joint with Andreas Billmeier

Do Better Paid Politicians Perform Better? Disentangling Incentives from Selection

Journal of the European Economic Association - 11 (2013), 369-398

joint with Stefano Gagliarducci

Tying Your Enemy's Hands in Close Races: The Politics of Federal Transfers in Brazil

American Political Science Review - 106 (2012), 742-761

joint with Fernanda Brollo

Competing on Good Politicians

American Political Science Review - 105 (2011), 79-99

joint with Vincenzo Galasso

Electoral Rules and Politicians' Behavior: A Micro Test

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy - 3 (2011), 144-174

joint with Stefano Gagliarducci and Paolo Naticchioni

Economies in Transition: How Important Is Trade Openness for Growth?

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics - 73 (2011), 287-314

joint with Andreas Billmeier

Moonlighting Politicians

Journal of Public Economics - 94 (2010), 688-699

joint with Stefano Gagliarducci and Paolo Naticchioni

Trade Openness and Growth: Pursuing Empirical Glasnost

IMF Staff Papers - 56 (2009), 447-475

joint with Andreas Billmeier

From Temporary Help Jobs to Permanent Employment: What Can We Learn from Matching Estimators

Journal of Applied Econometrics - 23 (2008), 305-327

joint with Andrea Ichino and Fabrizia Mealli

Historical Roots of Political Extremism: The Effects of Nazi Occupation of Italy

This version, December 2016

joint with Nicola Fontana and Guido Tabellini

Persuasion and Gender: Experimental Evidence from Two Political Campaigns

This version, April 2016

joint with Vincenzo Galasso

Firm-Level Effects of Fiscal Rules: Evidence from Italy’s Stability Pact

This version, June 2016

joint with Coviello, Marino and Persico

The Importance of Betting Early

This version, June 2014

joint with Alessandro Innocenti and Roberto Ricciuti

Autocratic Transitions and Growth

This version, February 2010

joint with Roberto Ricciuti

A large-scale field experiment during the 2011 mayoral election in Arezzo

Experiment website and documentation

joint with Chad Kendall and Francesco Trebbi

Dataset on the Italian Members of Parliament from 1987 to 2008

Data download and documentation

joint with Stefano Gagliarducci and Paolo Naticchioni

Temporary Work Agencies in Italy: A Springboard Toward Permanent Employment?

Giornale degli Economisti - 64 (2005), 1-27

joint with Andrea Ichino and Fabrizia Mealli

Il contratto a tutele crescenti

Edizioni Lavoro - 2015

Prefazione al volume: G. Falasca (a cura di), Il contratto a tutele crescenti

La strana coppia: istituzioni e capitale sociale in Italia

Editore S.I.P.I. Confindustria - 2014

in: L. Paolazzi, M. Sylos Labini (editors), People First. Il capitale sociale e umano: la forza del Paese

Euro si', Euro no. Gli effetti della moneta unica sull'economia italiana

Ebook Linkiesta - 2013

joint with Paolo Manasse and Alessandro Saia

L'analisi economica della flessibilità nel mercato del lavoro

Franco Angeli Edizioni - 2005

in: Francesca Giovani (editor), Lavoro flessibile: opportunità o vincolo?

Il lavoro interinale in Italia: trappola del precariato o trampolino verso un impiego stabile?

Edizioni PLUS, Regione Toscana - 2004

joint with Andrea Ichino and Fabrizia Mealli

Salvate il soldato Beveridge!

Edizioni "Il Riformista" - 2005

in "Le riforme dei riformisti", a cura di Giovanni Matteoli

Global in 4 Domande. Governare la globalizzazione: come e perché

Giunti Editore, LibertàEguale Toscana - 2002

Editor