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Faculty

The Professors and the Post-Doc actively involved in the PhD Program

Emanuele Bacchiega

Emanuele Bacchiega

Industrial Organization, Product differentiation, R&D and Innovation, International Trade, Game Theory

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: CORE, Université catholique de Louvain, 2005

Short Bio
Associate Professor of Economics at the Univerisity of Bologna (2014- ), where he has been Assistant Professor of Economics since 2005. He obtained his Ph.D in Economics from CORE – Université catholique de Louvain in 2005. He has been “maître des conférences invité” at the Université de Grenoble (France). His main research interests are in Industrial Organization and Trade, with particular focus on product differentiation, innovation and vertical relationships..

Selected Publications

  • E. Bacchiega, A. Minniti and A. Palestini, Quality, distance and trade: a strategic approach; Papers in Regional Science, forthcoming
  • E. Bacchiega, O. Bonroy and R. Mabrouk, Paying not to sell, Economics Letters, vol. 121, 137-140, October 2013
  • E. Bacchiega, A note on the effects of market power distribution in Cordella and Gabszewicz’s Ricardian model; Research in Economics, vol. 67, 111-116, June 2013
  • E. Bacchiega and P. G. Garella, Technology Inertia and the Benefits of Entry; The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, vol. 12 (1), article 9
  • E. Bacchiega, L. Lambertini and A. Mantovani, Process and product innovation in a vertically differentiated industry; International Game Theory Review,vol. 13 (2), 1-13, 2011
  • E. Bacchiega, L. Lambertini and A. Mantovani, R&D-hindering collusion; The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, vol.10 (1), article 66 (Topics), 2010
  • E. Bacchiega, L. Lambertini and A. Mantovani, On MQS regulation, innovation and market coverage; Economics Letters, vol. 108(1), p. 26-27, July 2010
  • E. Bacchiega and A. Minniti, The Quality-Income effect and the selection of location; Journal of Urban Economics, vol. 65 (2), p. 109-115, 2009
  • E. Bacchiega and P.G. Garella, Disclosing versus withholding technology knowledge in a duopoly; The Manchester School, vol. 76, no.1, p. 88-103, January 2008
  • E. Bacchiega, J. Gabszewicz and O. Tarola, Time-to-Market in Vertically Differentiated Industries; International Journal of Economic Theory, vol. 3, p. 279- 295, December 2007

Graduate Courses

  • Industrial Organization (SEM, Rimini)
  • Resource Economics (RESD, Rimini)
Francesca Barigozzi

Francesca Barigozzi

Information Economics, Behavioral Economics, Insurance Theory, Health Economics, Industrial Organization

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: Toulouse School of Economics, 2000

Short Bio
She is an applied micro theorist and her fields of research include public economics, health economics, information economics, industrial organization and behavioral economics. Her current research activity focuses mainly on personnel economics, family economics and gender issues.

Selected Publications

  • F. Barigozzi, D. Henriet, G. Pignataro, R. Bourlès (2017), "Pool Size and the Sustainability of Optimal Risk-Sharing Agreements", Theory and Decision 82(2): 273–303.
  • F. Barigozzi, N. Burani (2016), “Competition and Screening with Motivated Health Professionals”, Journal of Health Economics 50: 358-371.
  • F. Barigozzi, N. Burani (2016), “Screening Workers for Ability and Motivation”, Oxford Economic Papers, 68(2): 627-650.
  • F. Barigozzi, P. Tedeschi (2015), “Credit Markets with Ethical Banks and Motivated Borrowers”,  Review of Finance, 19(3): 1223-1279. 
  • Barigozzi F., Turatti G., Human Health Care and Selection Effects. Understanding Labour Supply in the Market for Nursing, Health Economics 2012, 21(4), 477- 483.
  • Barigozzi F., Henriet D., Genetic Information: Comparing Alternative Regulatory Approaches when Prevention Matters, Journal of Public Economic Theory 2011, 13(1), 23-46.
  • Barigozzi F., Levaggi R., Emotional Decision-Makers and Anomalous Attitudes towards Information, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 2010,(40),255-280.
  • Barigozzi F., Garella P., Peitz M., With A Little Help From My Enemy: Comparative Advertising as a Signal of Quality, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 2009, 18(4), 1071-1094.
  • Barigozzi F., Levaggi R., Emotions in Physician Agency, Health Policy 2008, 88, 1-14.
  • Barigozzi F., Villeneuve B., The Signaling Effect of Tax Policy, Journal of Public Economic Theory 2006, 8(4), 611-630.
  • Barigozzi F., Peitz M., Comparative Advertising and Competition Policy, Recent Developments in Antitrust: Theory and Evidence 2006, edited by Jay Pil Choi, MIT Press, chapter 8, 215-263.
  • Barigozzi F., Price vs Quantity in Health Insurance Reimbursement, the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics 2006, 6(3), 191-213.
  • Barigozzi F., Supplementary Insurance with Ex-post Moral Hazard: Efficiency and Redistribution, Les Annales d’Economie et de Statistique 2006, N°83-84 (July-December), 295-325.
  • Barigozzi F., Reimbursing Preventive Care, the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory 2004, 29(2), 165-186.

Graduate Courses

  • Microeconomics 3 - LMEC
  • Fundamentals in Health Economics - HEM
  • Microeconomics - laurea in Management (Forli)
  • Economia e politica della concorrenza - laurea magistrale in Economia e Management (Forlì)

PhD Students

Giorgio Bellettini

Giorgio Bellettini

Dynamic political economy, Economics of special interests, Voting

Position: Professor

PhD: University of Pennsylvania, 1995

Short Bio
Full professor of Economics. Head of Department of Economics. Ph.D. in Economics in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania. Research Fellow of CESifo. Co-organizer of the annual Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics: Theory and Applications. His research activity includes theoretical and empirical analyses of political barriers to innovation and growth, economic determinants of voting behavior, intergenerational conflicts, lobbying activity.

Selected Publications

  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Prarolo G., Knowing the right person in the right place: political connections and resistance to change, Journal of European Economic Association  2014
  • Bellettini G., Taddei F., Zanella G., Bequest taxes, donations and house prices, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Contributions)  2013, Vol. 13(1), pp.1-25
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Prarolo G., Political persistence and economic growth, European Journal of Political Economy 2013, 31, pp. 165-179
  • Bellettini G., Kempf H., Why not in your backyard? On the location and size of a public facility, Regional Science and Urban Economics  2013, pp. 43, 22-30.
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Prarolo G., Persistence of politicians and firms’ innovation , Economic Inquiry 2013, Vol. 51(4),  pp. 2056-2070
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Can unions hurt workers? A positive analysis of immigration policy, Economics and Politics 2008, Vol. 20(1), pp.106-124
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Immigration policy, self-selection, and the quality of immigrants,  Review of International Economics 2007, Vol.15(5), pp. 869-877
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Income Distribution, Borrowing Constraints and Redistributive Policies, 2007, European Economic Review, 51(3), 625-645
  • Bellettini G., Ottaviano G.I.P, Special Interests and Technological Change, Review of Economic Studies 2005, 72, pp. 43-56
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Ottaviano G.I.P,  Child labor and resistance to change, Economica 2005, Vol. 72, pp. 397-411
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Compulsory Schooling Laws and the Cure for Child Labour, Bulletin of Economic Research 2004, Vol. 56(3), pp.227-239

Graduate Courses

  • Political Economy in Macroeconomics (LMEC)
Carlotta Berti Ceroni

Carlotta Berti Ceroni

Economic Growth and Development. Political Economy of Growth. International Migration. Poverty Traps and Human Capital Accumulation

Position: Professor

PhD: Columbia University, 1997

Short Bio
Vice-Director and Delegate for Didactics of Department of Economics. Master in Economics Director. Member of the editorial board: Rivista di Politica Economica. Research activity includes the study of the determinants of voter turnout; the political economy of redistribution and growth; issues in international migration; poverty traps, child labor and human capital accumulation.

Selected Publications

  • Bellettini, G., Berti Ceroni, C. and G. Prarolo, Knowing the Right Person in the Right Place: Political Connections and Resistance to Change, Journal of the European Economic Association 2014, forthcoming.
  • Bellettini, G., Berti Ceroni, C. and G. Prarolo, Political Persistence and Economic GrowthEuropean Journal of Political Economy, 31, 165-179, 2013
  • Bellettini, G., Berti Ceroni, C. and G. Prarolo, Political Persistence and Firms’ InnovationEconomic Inquiry, 51, 2056-2070, 2013
  • Bellettini, G. and C. Berti Ceroni, Can Unions Hurt Workers? A Positive Analysis of Immigration PolicyEconomics and Politics, vol. 20, pp. 106-124, 2008
  • Bellettini, G. and C. Berti Ceroni, Immigration Policy, Migrants’ Selection and Human Capital AccumulationReview of International Economics vol. 15, 869-877, 2007
  • Bellettini, G. and C. Berti Ceroni, Income Distribution, Borrowing Constraints and Redistributive PoliciesEuropean Economic Review, vol 51, 625-646, 2007
  • Bellettini, G., Berti Ceroni, C. and G. Ottaviano, Child Labor and Resistance to ChangeEconomica, vol. 72, pp. 397- 411, 2005
  • Bellettini, G. and C. Berti Ceroni C, Compulsory Schooling Laws and the Cure Against Child LaborBulletin of Economic Research, vol. 56, pp. 227-239, 2004
  • Berti Ceroni, C. Poverty Traps and Human Capital AccumulationEconomica, vol. 68, pp. 203-219, 2001

Graduate Courses

  • Macroeconomics 1– First Year Phd (Lmec)
  • The Political Economy of Growth – Second year PhD
Maria Bigoni

Maria Bigoni

Experimental and behavioral economics, bounded rationality, game theory, industrial organization

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: IMT, Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies, 2008

Short Bio
Her experimental studies concern competition and collusion in oligopolistic markets, information acquisition and learning, cooperation in repeated games, and the impact of inequality on preferences andbehavior.

Selected Publications

  • Bigoni M., Bortolotti S., Casari M., Gambetta D., Pancotto F.,  Amoral Familism, Social Capital, or Trust? The Behavioral Foundation of the Italian North-South DivideThe Economic Journal, 2016.
  • Bigoni M., Fridolfsson S-O., Le Coq C., Spagnolo G.,  Trust, Leniency and Deterrence, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, forthcoming.
  • Bigoni M., Casari M., Skrzypacz A., Spagnolo G., Time horizon and cooperation in continuous time, Econometrica 2015, 83(2).
  • Bigoni M., Bortolotti S., Casari M., Gambetta D., It takes two to cheat: an experiment of derived trust, The European Economic Review 2013, 64.
  • Camera G. , Casari M., Bigoni M., Money and Trust among strangers, PNAS 2013, 110(37).
  • Bigoni M., Fort M., Information and Learning in Oligopoly: an Experiment, Games and Economic Behavior 2013, 81.
  • Bigoni M., Camera G., Casari M., Strategies of cooperation and punishment among students and clerical workers, The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2013, 94.
  • Camera G., Casari M., Bigoni M., Experimental Markets with Frictions, The Journal of Economic Surveys 2013, 27(3).
  • Camera G., Casari M., Bigoni M., Cooperative strategies in anonymous economies: an experiment, Games and Economic Behavior 2012, 75(2).
  • Bigoni M., Suetens S., Feedback and dynamics in public good experiments, The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2012, 82(1).
  • Bigoni M., Le Coq C., Fridolfsson S.O., Spagnolo G., Fines, Leniency and Rewards in Antitrust, The RAND Journal of Economics 2012, 43(2).

Graduate Courses

  • Experimental economics – methods (joint with Stefania Bortolotti) – First and Second Year PhD

PhD Students

Maria Elena Bontempi

Maria Elena Bontempi

Microeconometrics: endogeneity, heterogeneity, dynamics, measurement. Real and financial choices of firms: uncertainty, innovation, corporate capital structure

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University of Rome, 1997

Short Bio
Expert for the Bank of Italy on capital stocks’ reconstruction from firm-level accounting data (2009/11). Joint research with OECD, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry , on the impact of R&D on Productivity Growth (2006/07). Research periods at CREST-ENSAE (Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique-École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique), Paris (2003/05). Organizer of the Internal Seminars of the Department of Economics, University of Bologna (since 2010).

Selected Publications

  • Bontempi M.E., J. Mairesse, Intangible Capital and Productivity at the Firm Level: a Panel Data Assessment, Economics of Innovation and New Technology 2014, forthcoming.
  • Bianco M., Bontempi M.E., Golinelli R., Parigi G. , Family Firms’ Investments, Uncertainty and OpacitySmall Business Economics 2013, 40, 4, 1035-1058.
  • Bontempi M.E. , Golinelli R. , The Effect of Neglecting the Slope Parameters Heterogeneity on Dynamic Models of Corporate Capital StructureQuantitative Finance 2012, 12, 11, 1733-1751.
  • Bontempi M.E., Lucarelli C. Pre-Trade Transparency and Trade SizeApplied Financial Economics 2012, 22, 8, 597-609.
  • Bontempi M.E., Golinelli R., Parigi G., Why Demand Uncertainty Curbs Investment: Evidence from a Panel of Italian Manufacturing FirmsJournal of Macroeconomics 2010, 32, 1, 218-238.
  • Bontempi M.E., Prodi G. Entry Strategies into China: the Choice between Joint Ventures and Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises. An Application to the Italian Manufacturing SectorInternational  Review of Economics & Finance 2009, 18, 1, 11-19.
  • Bontempi M.E., Del Boca A., Franzoni A., Galeotti M., Rota P. Capital Heterogeneity: Does it matter? Fundamental Q and Investment on a panel of Italian firmsThe Rand Journal of Economics 2004, 35 4, 674-690.
  • Bontempi M.E., The Dynamic Specification of the Modified Pecking Order Theory: Its relevance to ItalyEmpirical Economics 2002, 27, 1, 1-22.

Graduate Courses

  • Macroeconometrics – Master in Economics and Economic Policy, first year
  • Panel Data Econometrics – Master in Economics and Economic Policy, second year
  • Advanced Panel Data Econometrics: Theory and Applications – Second year PhD
  • Co-ordinator and teacher of Panel Data Econometrics: Theory and Applications, PhD, CIDE XXIII Residential Course, Bertinoro (FO), module 3.
Emilio Calvano

Emilio Calvano

Industrial Organization, Informational Economics, Market Design

Position: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

PhD: Toulouse School of Economics (2008)

Short Bio
Emilio Calvano is an assistant professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna, a fellow of the Center for Studies in Economics and Finance in Naples and visits on a weekly basis the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance in Rome. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics in Toulouse (France). Since graduating he conducted research at Harvard University (2007-2009), Bocconi University – IGIER (2009-2013) and CSEF (2013-2015). He taught Competition Policy and Advanced Microeconomic Theory both at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Bocconi U, and at the U. Napoli Federico II. Emilio is an applied theoretical economist whose research mainly focuses on the theory of Industrial Organization. His research interests also include the information economics, competition policy and market design.

Selected Publications:

  • Either or both competition: a “two-sided” theory of advertising with overlapping viewership. with A. Ambrus and M. Reisinger, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2016
  • Pricing Payment Cards, with Özlem Bedre, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2013

PhD Students

Giacomo Calzolari

Giacomo Calzolari

Industrial organization, contract theory, regulation and procurement, game theory

Position: Professor

PhD: Toulouse School of Economics, 2000

Short Bio
Full professor of Economics, former PHD director. His research activities are mainly focused on Industrial Organization, contract theory and regulation, often in environments of incomplete information and with competing principal-agent relationships.
He is co-editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization and research associate of the Center for Economic Policy Research.

Selected Publications

  • Calzolari G., Denicolò V., Competition with exclusive contracts and market-share discounts, American Economic Review 2013, 103(6), 2384-2411.
  • Calzolari G., Loranth G., On the Regulation of Multinational Banks: a theoretical inquiry, Journal of Financial Intermadiation 2011, Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 178-198.
  • Calzolari G., Pavan A., Truthful Revelation Mechanisms for Simultaneous Common Agency Games , American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 2010, Volume 2, Number 2 , pp. 132-190(59).
  • Calzolari G., Scarpa C., Footloose monopolies: regulating a national champion, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 2009, vol. 18(4), pages 1179-1214.
  • Calzolari G., Pavan A., Sequential Contracting with Multiple Principals, Journal of Economic Theory 2009, vol. 144(2), pages 503-531.
  • Calzolari G., Lambertini L., Export restraints in a model of trade with capital accumulation,  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Contorl 2007, Volume 31, Issue 12, Pages 3822-3842.
  • Calzolari G., Pavan A., Monopoly with Resale,  The Rand Journal of Economics 2006, Volume 37, No. 2.
  • Calzolari G., Pavan A., On the Optimality of Privacy in Sequential Contracting, Journal of Economic Theory 2006, Volume 130, No. 1.
  • Calzolari G., Immordino G., Hormone Beefs, Chlorinated Chickens and International Trade, European Economic Review 2005, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp: 145-172 (winner of the Young Economist Award).
  • Calzolari G., Incentive Regulation of Multinational Enterprises, International Economic Review 2004, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp:257-282.

Graduate Courses

  • Microeconomics 1 LMEC (Game theory)
  • Industrial Organization – PhD

PhD Students

Gabriele Camera

Gabriele Camera

Economic Theory, Experimental Economics, Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

Position: Professor

PhD: University of Iowa, 1997

Short Bio
Gabriele Camera is Professor of Economics and a Fulbright Scholar. His research spans several areas, including economic theory, experimental economics, industrial organization,labor economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics. His current research adopts theoretical and experimental methodologies to study the role of institutions in supporting maximum welfare and cooperation in society, with a focus on situations where decision makers may be tempted to behave opportunistically, may not trust each other, and are unable to form stable partnerships. Professor Camera’s research has been published in a variety of high-profile international academic journals, including Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. His recent work on the emergence of money in laboratory economies has received international media coverage.

Selected Publications

  • Camera, G. (2017). A perspective on electronic alternatives to traditional currencies. Sveriges Riksbank Economic Review 1, 126-148.Camera, G., and Y. Chien (2016). Two monetary models with alternating markets. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 48(5), 1051–1064.
  • Camera G., and J. Kim (2016). Dynamic directed search. Economic Theory 62(1), 131-154.
  • Camera, G., and A. Gioffrè (2014). Game-theoretic foundations of monetary equilibrium. Journal ofMonetaryEconomics 63, 51–63.
  • Camera, G., and M. Casari (2014). The coordination value of monetary exchange: experimental evidence. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 6(1), 290–314.
  • Camera, G., M. Casari, and M. Bigoni (2013). Money and trust among strangers. Proceedings of theNationalAcademy of Sciences 110(37), 14889–14893.
  • Camera, G., and M. Casari (2009). Cooperation among strangers under the shadow of the future. American Economic Review 99(3), 979–1005.
  • Camera, G., and C. Selcuk (2009). Price dispersion with directed search. Journal of the European Economic Association 7(6), 1193–1224.
  • Aliprantis, C.D., G. Camera and D. Puzzello (2007). Contagion equilibria in a monetary model. Econometrica 75 (1), 277–282.

 

Emanuela Carbonara

Emanuela Carbonara

Law and economics, behavioral economics, the economics of information and contracts, industrial organization, competition law and economics, regulation

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: Luigi Bocconi (1996) and University of Oxford (2000)

Short Bio
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Bologna and Adjunct Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe. Served as Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa and George Mason University; was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Amsterdam Center of Law & Economics of the University of Amsterdam and a Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia; a member of the Advisory Board of the European Association of Law and Economics and of the Board of Directors of the Italian Society of Law and Economics.

Selected Publications

  • Carbonara E., Cooter R., Law and Social Norms, in Francesco Parisi (ed.), “The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics”, Oxford University Press 2014, forthcoming.
  • Carbonara E.,  Alvisi M., Imperfect Substitutes for Perfect Complements: Solving the Anticommons Problem, Bulletin of Economic Research 2013Vol. 65(3): 256 – 279.
  • Carbonara E., Parisi F.,  Von Wangenheim G., Unjust Laws and Illegal Norms , International Review of Law and Economics 2012, 32: 285-299.
  • Carbonara E.,  Alvisi M., Parisi F., Separating Complements: The Effects of Competition and Quality Leadership, The Journal of Economics 2011,  Vol. 103:107–131.
  • Carbonara E., Pasotti P., Social Dynamics and Minority Protection,  International Review of Law and Economics 2010, Vol. 40, Iss. 4: 317-328.
  • Carbonara E., Parisi F., Luppi B., Self-Defeating Subsidiarity, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 08-15, Review of Law and Economics 2009, Vol. 5 : Iss. 1, Article 31: 741 – 783.
  • Carbonara E., Parisi F., Choice of Law and Legal Evolution: Rethinking the Market for Legal Rules,  Public Choice 2009, Vol. 139, Iss. 3: 461-492.
  • Carbonara E., Parisi F., Luppi B.,  Optimal Territorial Scope of Laws: Subsidiarity and Legal Harmonization, in Francesco Parisi and Vincy Fon, “The Economics of Lawmaking”, Oxford University Press 2009, pp. 51-70.
  • Carbonara E., Parisi F., Von Wangenheim G., Lawmakers as Norm Entrepreneurs, Review of Law and Economics 2008, Vol. 4 : Iss. 3, Article 5: 779-799.
  • Carbonara E., Parisi F., The Paradox of Legal Harmonization, Public Choice 2007, vol 132: 367 – 400.

Graduate Courses

  • Microeconomics II (Lmec)
  • Game theory, behaviour, and the law – First year PhD

PhD Students

Marco Casari

Marco Casari

Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Local and global commons, Cooperation among strangers

Position: Professor

PhD: California Instititute of Technology, 2002

Short Bio
Marco Casari held positions at Ohio State University, Autonoma University in Barcelona, and Purdue University. His research focuses on the foundations of cooperation in societies from both an institutional and a behavioral perspectives. He has extensively employed lab experiments to study the emergence of social norms and institutions. He has studied the community management of the commons through historical data. He received grants from the European Research Council, the Russel Sage Foundation, the European Commission, the Italian Government, and other institutions.

Selected Publications

  • Casari M., Bigoni M., Spagnolo G., Time Horizon and Cooperation in Continuous Time, forthcoming in Econometrica
  • Casari M., Camera G., Bigoni M., Money and Trust among Strangers, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 2013, 110, 36.
  • Casari M., Camera G., The coordination value of monetary exchange: Experimental evidence, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming.
  • Casari M., Camera G., Bigoni M., Cooperative Strategies in Groups of Strangers: An Experiment, Games and Economic Behavior 2012, 75, 2, 570–586.
  • Casari M., Zhang J., How groups reach agreement in risky choices: an experiment, Economic Inquiry 2012, 50, 2, 502–515.
  • Casari M., Camera G., Cooperation among strangers under the shadow of the future, American Economic Review 2009, 99, 3, 979–1005.
  • Casari M., Pre-commitment and flexibility in a time-decision experiment, Journal of risk and uncertainty 2009, 38, 117-141.
  • Casari M., Ham J., Kagel J., Selection bias, demographic effects and ability effects in common value auctions experiments, American Economic Review, 2007, 97, 4, 1278-1304.
  • Casari M., Emergence of endogenous legal institutions: property rights and community governance in the Italian Alps, Journal of Economic History 2007, 67, 1, 191-226.
  • Casari M., Plott C.R., Decentralized management of common property resources: experiments with a centuries-old institution, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2003, 51, 2, 217-247.

Graduate Courses

  • Experimental Economics – Topics – Second year PhD
  • Reading Group in Microeconomics

PhD Students

Matteo Cervellati

Matteo Cervellati

Long Run Growth, Political Economics, Economics Demography

Position: Professor

PhD: Pompeu Fabra University, 2005

Short Bio
Full professor of Economics. Ph.D in Economics in 2005 at UPF Barcelona. His research activity includes the study of long-term comparative development, unified growth theories, political economics, theory and empirics of democratization and institutions, demographics and health economics and economic history.

Selected Publications

  • Cervellati M., Sunde U. and Valmori S. “Pathogens, Weather Shocks, and Civil Conflicts” The Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • Cervellati M. and Sunde U. “The Economic and Demographic Transition, Mortality, and Comparative Development” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, American Economic Association, vol. 7(3), pages 189-225, July 2015.
  • Sunde U. and Cervellati, M. “Democratizing for peace? The effect of democratization on civil conflicts,” Oxford Economic Papers, 2014, vol. 66(3), pages 774-797.
  • Cervellati M. Jung F. Sunde U. Visher T, Income and Democracy: Comment, The American Economic Review 2014.
  • Cervellati M. Fortunato P Sunde U., Violence During Democratization and the Quality of Democratic Institutions, European Economic Review 2014.
  • Cervellati M. Sunde U., Civil Conflict, Democratization, and Growth: Violent Democratization as Critical Juncture, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics 2014.
  • Cervellati M. Sunde U., Life Expectancy, Schooling, and Lifetime Labor Supply: Theory and Evidence Revisited, Econometrica 2013, pp. 2055–2086 Vol. 81, No. 5.
  • Cervellati M. Vanin P., Thou shalt not covet …: Crime, Temptations and Moral Values, Journal of Public Economics 2013, (103) 15-28.
  • Cervellati M. Fortunato P. Sunde U., Consensual and Conflictual Democratization, The BE Journal of Theoretical Economics 2012, Contributions pp 1-49 Vol 12 No. 1.
  • Cervellati M. Sunde U., Life Expectancy and Economic Growth: The Role of The Demographic Transition, The Journal of Economic Growth 2011, pp. 99-133 Vol 16 No. 2.
  • Cervellati M. Esteban J.M. Kranich L., Work Values, Endogenous Sentiments and Redistribution, The Journal of Public Economics 2010, (9-10) 612-627.
  • Cervellati M. Fortunato P. Sunde U., Hobbes to Rousseau: Inequality, Institutions and Development, The Economic Journal 2008, pp. 1354-1384 Vol. 18.
  • Cervellati M. Sunde U., Human Capital, Life Expectancy and the Process of Development, The American Economic Review 2005, pp. 1653-1672 Vol 95 No. 5.

Graduate Courses

  • Theory and Empirics of Comparative Development – First Year Phd (Lmec)
  • Institutional Change and Demographic Development – Second year PhD
  • Reading Group in Development and Political Economics

PhD Students

Gabriella Chiesa

Gabriella Chiesa

Financial Intermediation, Capital Markets and the Macroeconomy; the economics of sovereign debt and liquidity

Position: Professor

PhD: London School of Economics, 1989

Short Bio
Her research activity includes the theory of financial intermediation, and capital markets and their interactions with the macro-economy, with specific focus on the nature and causes of capital markets imperfections, agency problems and strategic interactions. She has been Visiting Research Fellow at the IMF, Visiting Professor at the Financial Markets Group of the London School of Economics, the Economics Department University College, EIEF (Rome), and the Economics Department University of Leicester; Coordinator of the project “Banking Competition and Risk Management”, Ente per gli Studi Monetari Bancari e Finanziari Luigi Einaudi, and Editor of the resulting publication “Banking Competition and Risk Management”. Coordinator of several PRIN Research Projects on Financial Frictions and the Macroeconomy. Member of the Editorial board of the Rivista di Politica Economica.

Selected Publications

  • Chiesa G., Denicolò V., Competition in non linear pricing, market concentration and mergers, Economic Letters 2012, 117 , pp. 414-417.
  • Chiesa G., Denicolò V., Trading with a Common Agent under Complete Information: A Characterization of Nash Equilibria,  Journal of Economic Theory 2009, 144, pp. 296–311.
  • Chiesa G., Optimal Credit Risk Transfer, Monitored Finance, and BanksJournal of Financial Intermediation 2008, 17, pp.464-477.
  • Chiesa G., Information Sharing and Optimum Financing Mode,  Manchester School 2005 73:1, pp. 50-74.
  • Bhattacharya S., Chiesa G.,  Proprietary Information, Financial Intermediation, and Research Incentives , in Bhattacharya, S., A. Boot, A. Thakor (Eds), Credit, Intermediation, and the Macroeconomy – Readings and Perspectives in Modern Financial Theory 2004, Oxford University Press.
  • Chiesa G., Incentive-Based Lending Capacity, Competition and Regulation in BankingJournal of Financial Intermediation 2001, 10 , pp.28-53.

Graduate Courses

  • Imperfect Capital Markets, Liquidity and Crises (LMEC)
  • Advanced Topics in Liquidity Management in the Post-crisis Era (QFinance)

PhD Students

Vincenzo Denicolò

Vincenzo Denicolò

Economics of innovation and intellectual property, industrial organization and competition policy, social choice theory

Position: Professor

Short Bio
Vincenzo Denicolò is a Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna and a Research Fellow at CEPR. He works mainly in the field of industrial organisation and in particular on the economics of innovation and competition policy. He also works on endogenous growth theory and maintains an interest in the theory of social choice, a field in which he published extensively in the past. He has published more than fifty articles in refereed journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy and a member of the editorial panel of Economic Policy. He has been involved in policy consulting, in particular on issues that lie at the intersection between intellectual property and antitrust. Currently he is a member of the Economic Advisory Board for Competition Policy at the European Commission.

Selected Publications

  • Exclusive Contracts and Market Dominance, 2015, American Economic Review, 105, 3321-3351 (with Giacomo Calzolari)
  • What Causes Over-investment in R&D in Endogenous Growth Models?, 2014, Economic Journal, 124, 1192-1221 (with Piercarlo Zanchettin).
  • Competition with Exclusive Contracts and Market-share Discounts, 2013, American Economic Review, 103, 2384-2411 (with Giacomo Calzolari).
  • Leadership Cycles in a Quality-ladder Model of Endogenous Growth, 2012, Economic Journal, 122, 618-650 (with Piercarlo Zanchettin).
  • On  the Winner-take-all Principle in Innovation Races, 2010, Journal of the European Economic Association, 8, 1133-1158 (with Luigi Franzoni).
  • Competition, Market Selection and Growth, 2010, Economic Journal, 120, 761-785 (with Piercarlo Zanchettin).
  • Trading with a Common Agent: A Characterization of the Nash Equilibria, 2009, Journal of Economic Theory, 144, 296-311 (with Gabriella Chiesa).
  • Two-stage Patent Races and Patent Policy, 2000, RAND Journal of Economics, 31, 488-501.
  • Pollution Reducing Innovations under Taxes and Permits, 1999, Oxford Economic Papers, 51, 184-199.
  • Patent Races and Optimal Patent Length and Breadth, 1996, Journal of Industrial Economics, 44, 249-265.
  • Fixed Agenda Social Choice Theory, 1993, Journal of Economic Theory, 59, 324-332.
  • Incentives to Innovate in a Cournot Oligopoly, 1991, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 105, 951-961 (with Flavio Delbono).

Graduate Courses

  • Economics of Innovation (LMEC)
  • Topics in Industrial Organization (PhD)

PhD Students

Davide Dragone

Davide Dragone

Health Economics, Dynamic Optimization and Intertemporal Decision-making, Experimental economics, Industrial organization

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University of Bologna, 2006

Short Bio
Ph.D in Economics (2006, U. of Bologna), MA in Economics (2004, U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), BA in Economics (2000, U. Bocconi, Milan).

Selected Publications

  • Bigoni, M., Dragone, D., Effective and efficient experimental instructions, Economics Letters 2012, 117(2), 460–463.
  • Dragone, D., Savorelli, L.,  Thinness and obesity: a model of food consumption, health concerns and social pressure, Journal of Health Economics 2012, 31(1), 243-256.
  • Casari, M., Dragone, D., On negative time preferences, Economics Letters 2011, 111(1), 37-39.
  • Dragone, D., A rational eating model of binges, diets and obesity, Journal of Health Economics 2009, 28(4), 799-804.
  • Dragone, D., I am getting tired: effort and fatigue in intertemporal decision-making, Journal of Economic Psychology 2009, 30(4), 552-562.

  • Moretti, L., Dragone, D., di Pellegrino, G., Reward and social valuation deficits following ventromedial prefrontal damage, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 2009, 21(1), 128-140.

Graduate Courses

  • Intertemporal Choice and Dynamic Programming + Lab on Mathematica
  • How to give an academic talk – First Year Ph.D. in Economics

PhD Students

Gianluca Fiorentini

Gianluca Fiorentini

Health Economics - Law and Economics - Public Economics

Position: Professor

PhD: University of Oxford, 1993

Short Bio
Gianluca Fiorentini is professor of Public economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna. He has been associate professor of Economics, University of Firenze, professorial lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center, lecturer at the University of Bergamo, visiting fellow at Sticerd, London School of Economics and external examiner at Utrecht University. He has served as vice-rector for teaching activities, director of the School of health policies, and chairman of the Steering committee of the Academic hospital at the University of Bologna. He has been dean of the School of economics and management, head of the Department of economics, co-ordinator of the European doctorate in law and economics and Director of the Master in law and economics. He has been appointed in several advisory groups of Ministries, Regions and Regulatory agencies and by the Italian Antitrust Authority. His current research interests are in health economics (planning, financing, contracts, incentives).

Selected Publications

  • Fiorentini, Gianluca; Robone, Silvana; Verzulli, Rossella, How do hospital-specialty characteristics influence health system responsiveness? An empirical evaluation of in-patient care in the Italian Region of Emilia-Romagna, «HEALTH ECONOMICS», in corso di stampa, 2017, pp. 1 - 16 
  • Fouda, Ayman; Fiorentini, Gianluca; Paolucci, Francesco, Competitive Health Markets and Risk Equalisation in Australia: Lessons Learnt from Other Countries, «APPLIED HEALTH ECONOMICS AND HEALTH POLICY», 2017, 15, pp. 1 - 10 
  • Fiorentini, Gianluca; Ugolini, Cristina, L'analisi economica delle relazioni tra ICT e organizzazioni sanitarie, «SALUTE E SOCIETÀ», 2017, 16, pp. 42 - 64 
  • Ugolini, Cristina; Lippi Bruni, Matteo; Mammi, Irene; Donatini, Andrea; Fiorentini, Gianluca, Dealing with minor illnesses: The link between primary care characteristics and Walk-in Centres' attendances, «HEALTH POLICY», 2016, 120, pp. 72 - 80 
  • Verzulli, Rossella; Fiorentini, Gianluca; Lippi Bruni, Matteo; Ugolini, Cristina, Price Changes in Regulated Healthcare Markets: Do Public Hospitals Respond and How?, «HEALTH ECONOMICS», 2016, pp. 1 - 18 
  • Fiorentini, Gianluca; Ragazzi, Giovanni; Robone, Silvana, Are bad health and pain making us grumpy? An empirical evaluation of reporting heterogeneity in rating health system responsiveness, «SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE», 2015, 144, pp. 48 - 58 
  • Silvana Robone; Gianluca Fiorentini; Maria Augusta Nicoli; Stefania Rodella, La responsiveness dei sistemi sanitari: un’analisi empirica sull’assistenza ospedaliera nel Servizio sanitario regionale dell’Emilia-Romagna, «POLITICHE SANITARIE», 2014, 15, pp. 171 - 184 
  • G. Fiorentini; M. Lippi Bruni; C. Ugolini, GPs and hospital expenditures. Shall we keep cost containment programs alive?, «SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE», 2013, 82, pp. 10 - 20
  • G.M. Mazzanti; G. Fiorentini, Proposte per una revisione del finanziamento e dell’offerta dei servizi odontoiatrici in Italia. L’intervento pubblico e i fondi integrativi, «POLITICHE SANITARIE», 2013, 14, pp. 3 - 16 
  • G. Fiorentini; E. Iezzi; M. Lippi Bruni; C. Ugolini, INCENTIVES IN PRIMARY CARE AND THEIR IMPACT ON POTENTIALLY AVOIDABLE HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS, «THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS», 2011, 12, pp. 297 - 309 

Graduate Courses

  • Economics of Regulation
  • Health services research
  • Topics in health economics, policy and management

PhD Students

Margherita Fort

Margherita Fort

Applied microeconometrics (treatment evaluation, quantile regression), labour economics, economics of education, population economics, health economics

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University of Padua, 2005

Short Bio
Associate Professor (Economics). Ph.D in Statistics Applied to Economics and Social Sciences in 2005 at University of Padua. Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Max Weber Fellowship) at the European University Institute in 2007-2008. IZA Research Fellow since march 2012, CESifo Affiliate since November 2013. Her current activity focuses mainly on two broad projects “The Policy Implications of Demographic Ageing” funded from the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (MIUR, FIRB 2008 call, Fort is local coordinator) and “Does early day care improve children’s outcomes? The effect of formal day care at 0-3 on cognitive ability, personality traits, behavioural orders and health at 8-13” funded by the Institute of Advaced Studies (ISA 2013 call, single winner, project “La meglio infanzia”), the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (2011 call), MIUR (PRIN 2009 call), Robert Schuman Center, HERA, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Fondazione Rodolfo De Benedetti.

Selected Publications

  • Brunello, G., Fort, M., Weber, G., Changes in Compulsory Schooling, Education and the Distribution of Wages in Europe, Economic Journal 2009, Vol. 119.
  • Brunello, G., Fabbri, D., Fort, M., The Causal Effect of Education on the Body Mass: Evidence from Europe, Journal of Labor Economics 2013 (University of Chicago Press), Vol. 31(1), pp. 195-223.
  • Bigoni, M., Fort, M., Information and Learning in Oligopoly: an Experiment, Games and Economic Behavior 2013, Vol. 81, pp. 192-214.

Graduate Courses

  • Microeconometrics for Policy Evaluation
  • Quantile regression with exogenous and endogenous regressors

PhD Students

Luigi Franzoni

Luigi Franzoni

Economics of law enforcement, economics of intellectual property rights, economics of liability law

Position:  Professor

PhD: Nuffield College, Oxford, 1996

Short Bio
Luigi A. Franzoni has carried out research on the economics of law enforcement, the economics of intellectual property rights, and the economics of liability law. Co-founder of the Italian Society of Law and Economics, he is currently serving as President of the European Association of Law and Economics.

Selected Publications

  • “Innovative negligence rules,” with G. Dari Mattiacci, in American Law and Economics Review, 2014, 16/2, 333-365.
  • “Weak Intellectual Property Rights, Research Spill-Overs and The Incentive to Innovate”, with V. Denicolò,  in American Law and Economics Review, 2012, 14/1, 111 – 140.
  • “Transmitters and receivers’ investment to avoid interference: Is there an optimal regime?” with P. Crocioni, Telecommunications Policy , 2011, 35 (6), 568-578.
  •   “On the Winner-Take-All Principle in Innovation Races,” with V. Denicolò, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 1133 – 1158.
  •   Economia e Politica Economica del Diritto, with Daniela Marchesi, Il Mulino, 2006.

Graduate Courses

  • Tort Law and Economics – European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)
Roberto Golinelli

Roberto Golinelli

Econometric forecasts, Economic policy modelling, Microeconometric models of firms’ investment and capital structure

Position: Professor

Short Bio
Director of the Italian Centre of Econometrics (CIDE). Member of the Bank of Italy’s Giorgio Mortara scholarship committee. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis . His research activity includes short run forecasting, macroeconometric models, heterogeneity and econometric modelling.

Selected Publications

  • R. Golinelli, G. Parigi, Tracking world trade and GDP in real time, International Journal of Forecasting 2014, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 847-862.
  • Easaw J., Golinelli R., Malgarini M., What determines households inflation expectations? Theory and evidence from a households survey, European Economic Review 2013,Vol. 61,1-13.
  • Golinelli R., Rovelli R.,  Did growth and reforms increase citizens’ support for the transition?, European Journal of Political Economy 2013, Vol. 30, 112-137.
  • Bianco M.,, Bontempi M.E., Golinelli R., Parigi G.,  Family firms’ investments, uncertainty and opacity, Small Business Economics 2013, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 1035-1058.
  • Bontempi M.E., Golinelli R., The Effect of Neglecting the Slope Parameters Heterogeneity on Dynamic Models of Corporate Capital Structure, Quantitative Finance 2012, Vol. 12, No. 11, pp. 1733-1751.
  • Easaw J., Golinelli R., Household Forming Inflation Expectations:”Active” and “Passive” Absorption Rates, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (contributions) 2010, Vol. 10. No. 1, article 35.
  • Bulligan G., Golinelli R., Parigi G.,  Forecasting Monthly Industrial Production in Real-Time: From Single Equations to Factor-Based Models, Empirical Economics 2010, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp 303-336.
  • Bontempi M.E., Golinelli R., Parigi G., “Why Demand Uncertainty Curbs Investment: Evidence from a Panel of Italian Manufacturing Firms”, Journal of Macroeconomics 2010, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 218-238.
  • Golinelli R., Momigliano S., The Cyclical reaction of fiscal policies in the euro area: the role of modelling choices and data vintages, Fiscal Studies 2009, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 39-72.
  • Golinelli R., Parigi G., Real time squared: A real-time data set for real-time GDP forecasting, International Journal of Forecasting 2008, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 368-385.
  • Golinelli R., Parigi G., The use of monthly indicators to forecast quarterly GDP in the short run: an application to the G7 countries, Journal of Forecasting 2007, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 77-94.

Graduate Courses

  • Microeconometrics – Master in Economics and Economic Policy, first year
  • Econometric forecasting – Master in Economics and Economic Policy, second year
  • Advanced panel data econometrics: theory and applications – Second year PhD

Students

Marco Grazzi

Marco Grazzi

Industrial Economics, International Trade, Theory of the Firm

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 2006

Short Bio
Marco Grazzi is associate professor at the Department of Economics, University of Bologna. He earned his PhD at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and he has published his works in several journals. His research focuses on the role of firms in shaping aggregate industry and country dynamics. To this end, his works embrace a number of fields such as international trade, firm growth and its relation to innovation, and the analysis of production, both from a theoretical and empirical point of view.

Selected Publications:

  • Grazzi, M and C. Tomasi, Indirect exporters and importers, (forthcoming) Review of World Economics.
  • Dosi, G., M. Grazzi, L. Marengo and S. Settepanella, Production theory: accounting for firm heterogeneity and technical change, (forthcoming) Journal of Industrial Economics.
  • Grazzi, M., N. Jacoby and T. Treibich, Dynamics of Investment and Firm Performance: Comparative evidence from manufacturing industries, (forthcoming) Empirical Economics,
  • Dosi, G., M. Grazzi and D. Moschella, 2015, Technology and costs in international competitiveness: from countries and sectors to firms, Research Policy, vol. 44(10), pp. 1795-1814.
  • Bernard, A. B., M. Grazzi and C. Tomasi, 2015, Intermediaries in International Trade: Products and Destinations, Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 97(4), pp. 916-920.
  • Grazzi, M., Export and firm performance: Evidence on productivity and profitability of Italian companies, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Vol. 12:4, pp 413-444, 2012.
  • Dosi, G., M. Grazzi, C. Tomasi and A. Zeli, Turbulence underneath the big calm? The micro-evidence behind Italian productivity dynamics, Small Business Economics, Vol. 39:4, pp 1043-1067, 2012.
  • Bottazzi, G., M. Grazzi, A. Secchi and F. Tamagni, Financial and Economic Determinants of Firm Default, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 21:3, pp 373-406, 2011.
  • Bottazzi, G., and M. Grazzi, Wage-size relation and the structure of work-force composition in Italian Manufacturing Firms, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 34:4, pp. 649-669, 2010.
  • Dosi, G. and M. Grazzi, On the nature of technologies: knowledge, procedures, artifacts and production inputs, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 34:1, pp 173-184, 2010.
  • Dosi, G., A. Gambardella, M. Grazzi and L. Orsenigo, Technological Revolutions and the Evolution of Industrial Structures: Assessing the Impact of New Technologies upon the Size and Boundaries of Firms, Capitalism and Society, Vol. 3:1, 2008.
  • Dosi, G., and M. Grazzi, Technologies as problem-solving procedures and technologies as input-output relations: some perspectives on the theory of production, Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 15:1, pp. 173-202, 2006.
Daniela Iorio

Daniela Iorio

Health Economics - Political Economy

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University of Pennsylvania, 2007

Short Bio
Daniela Iorio joined the University of Bologna in 2014 and has held positions at the University of Southern California, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and the European University Institute. She holds aPh.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Her main research interests lie in the field of political economy, public economics, and health economics.

Selected Publications

  • Negative Advertising and Political Competition, joint with A. Gandhi and C. Urban, 2016,  The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Volume 32 (3).  Winner of the 2016 Oliver E. Williamson Prize for Best Article in JLEO
  • The Incidence of Bulimia among Social Classes, joint with J.Ham and M. Sovinski, 2015, Economics Letters, Volume 136.
  • Caught in the Bulimic Trap? Persistence and State Dependence of Bulimia Among Young Women, 2013, joint with J. Ham and M. Sovinski, Journal of Human Resources, Volume 48(3).

PhD Students

Luca Lambertini

Luca Lambertini

Game Theory, Industrial Organization, International Trade

Position: Professor

PhD: University of Oxford, 1995

Short Bio
Head of Department. Full Professor of Economics. DPhil in Economics in 1995, Linacre College, Oxford. His research activity includes Industrial organization, game theory, international trade, environmental and resource economics, dynamic optimization. Associate Editor of Mathematical Economics Letters (2013 -) and Dynamic Games & Applications (2010 -).

Selected Publications

  • Lambertini, L. and A. Palestini (2014), “On the Feedback Solution of Differential Oligopoly Games with Hyperbolic Demand Curve and Capacity Accumulation”, European Journal of Operational Research, forthcoming
  • Lambertini, L. (2014), “Coordinating Static and Dynamic Supply Chains with Advertising through Two-Part Tariffs”, Automatica, 50, 565-69
  • Garella, P. and L. Lambertini (2014), “Bidimensional Vertical Differentiation”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 32, 1-10
  • Gori, G.F. and L. Lambertini (2013), “Trade Liberalisation between Asymmetric Countries with Environmentally Concerned Consumers”, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 43, 549-60
  • Esfahani, H. and L. Lambertini (2012), “The Profitability of Small Horizontal Mergers with Nonlinear Demand Functions”, Operations Research Letters, 40, 370-73
  • Lambertini, L. and A. Tampieri (2012), “Vertical Differentiation in a Cournot Industry: The Porter Hypothesis and Beyond”, Resource and Energy Economics, 34, 374-80
  • Dragone, D., L. Lambertini and A. Palestini (2010), “The Leitmann-Schmitendorf Advertising Game with Players and Time Discounting”, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 217, 1010-16
  • Bertuzzi, G. and L. Lambertini (2010), “Existence of Equilibrium in a Differential Game of Spatial Competition with Advertising”, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 40, 155-60
  • Lambertini, L. and A. Mantovani (2009), “Process and Product Innovation by a Multiproduct Monopolist: A Dynamic Approach”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27, 508-18
  • Cellini, R. and L. Lambertini (2009), “Dynamic R&D with Spillovers: Competition vs Cooperation”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 33, 568-82

PhD Students

Sara Lazzaroni

Sara Lazzaroni

Development economics, Applied economic history, Meta-analysis

Position: Research Fellow

PhD: Catholic University of Milan, 2014

Short Bio

Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy (October 2014 – present). MA from ISS-Erasmus University Rotterdam 2012. Ph.D. in Economic Policy from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy (May 2014).

Selected writings

  • Bergeijk, P.A.G. van and S. Lazzaroni (2015) ‘Macroeconomics of Natural Disasters: Strengths and Weaknesses of Meta-Analysis versus Review of the Literature’, Risk Analysis (accepted) 
  • Lazzaroni, S. and P.A.G. van Bergeijk (2014) ‘Natural Disasters Impact, Factors of Resilience and Development: A Meta Analysis of the Macroeconomic Literature’, Ecological Economics 107(11): 333-346.
  • Lazzaroni, S. and N. Wagner (2015) ‘Misfortunes never come singly: structural change multiple shocks and child malnutrition in rural Senegal’, PRISE Working Paper. London, UK: Overseas Development Institute. (forthcoming)
  • Lazzaroni, S. and A.S. Bedi (2014) ‘Weather variability and food consumption: Evidence from Rural Uganda’, ISS Working Paper 585. The Hague, Netherlands: International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 
  • Bergeijk, P.A.G. van and S. Lazzaroni (2013) ‘Macroeconomics of Natural Disasters: Meta-Analysis and Policy Options’, working Paper prepared for Methods for Research Synthesis Workshop: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach. Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.
  • Lazzaroni, S. and P.A.G. van Bergeijk (2013) ‘Natural Disasters Impact, Factors of Resilience and Development: A Meta-Analysis of the Macroeconomic Literature’, ISS Working Paper 554. The Hague, Netherlands: International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Matteo Lippi Bruni

Matteo Lippi Bruni

Health Economics, Applied Economics, Public Economics

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University of Bologna, 2000

Short Bio
His research focuses on empirical applications to health economics, including long term care, hospital regulations, primary care and health care insurance. He is involved in projects financed by Italian public institutions such as the Italian Ministry of Health the National Agency for regional healthcare services and the Department of Health of the Region Emilia Romagna.

Selected Publications

  • Lippi Bruni M. , Ugolini C., Delegating home care for the elderly to external caregivers? An empirical study on Italian data, Review of Economics of the Householdforthcoming.
  • Iezzi E., Lippi Bruni M., Ugolini C., The role of GP’s compensation schemes in diabetes care: evidence from panel data, Journal of Health Economics, 34, pp. 104–120 2014.
  • Fiorentini G., Lippi Bruni M., Ugolini C., GPs and hospital expenditures. Shall we keep expenditure containment programs alive?, Social Science & Medicine, 82:10–20, 2013.
  • Iezzi E., Fiorentini G., Lippi Bruni M., Ugolini C., Incentives in primary care and their impact on potentially avoidable hospital admissions, European Journal of Health Economics, 12 (4): 297-309, 2011.
  • Brau R., Lippi Bruni M., Pinna A.M., Public versus private provision for covering long-term care expenditures, Applied Economics, 42(28): 3651-98, 2010.
  • Lippi Bruni M., Nobilio L., Ugolini C., Economic incentives in general practice: the impact of pay for participation and pay for compliance programs on diabetes care, Health Policy, 90 (2): 140-48, 2009.
  • Brau R., Lippi Bruni M., Eliciting the demand for long-term care coverage: a discrete choice modelling analysis., Health Economics, 17 (3): 411-33.
  • Fiorentini G., Lippi Bruni M., Ugolini C., Health systems and health reforms in Europe: the case of Italy, Intereconomics – Review Of European Economic Policy, 43 (4): 205-212, 2008.
  • Lippi Bruni M., Nobilio L., Ugolini C., The analysis of a cardiological network in a regulated setting: a spatial interaction approach, Health Economics, 17 (2): 221-233, 2008

Graduate Courses

  • Regulation in Healthcare markets – First Year HEM Curriculum of the Laurea magistralis in Economia e Politica Economica (EMP)
  • Public Law and Economics – European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) (EMP)

PhD Students

Paolo Manasse

Paolo Manasse

Macroeconomics, International Economics, Banking and Debt Crises, Fiscal Policy, European Integration, Fiscal Policy and Debt, Political Economy

Position: Professor

PhD: London School of Economics, 1988

Short Bio
IGIER-Bocconi research fellow 1990-2013. He worked as a Consultant for the OECD, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and was a resident Consultant, Visiting Scholar and resident Technical Assistance Advisor for the IMF, Fiscal Affairs Dept and consulted expert on sovereign debt crisis by the European Parliament. His research interests are in international macroeconomics, including monetary and fiscal policy in currency unions, fiscal federalism and asymmetric information, international trade and the labor market, international finance, sovereign debt and banking crises. He regularly contributes to economics blogs such as voxeu.org, roubini.com, linkiesta.it and lavoce.info as well as his own blog  Back-Of-The-Envelope-Economics.

Selected Publications

  • Manasse P. The Roots of the Italian Stagnation CEPR Policy Insight Paper 2013
  • Manasse P. and Rota Baldini I What’s wrong with Europe CEPR Policy Insight Paper 2013
  • Manasse P. and Roubini N. ‘Rules of Thumb’ for Sovereign Debt Crises, Journal of International Economics, 2009 Vol 78, pp. 192-205
  • Chamon C. Manasse P. and Prati A. Can We Predict the Next Capital Account Crisis?IMF Staff Papers , 2007 Vol.54, n.2
  • Manasse P. Deficit Limits and Fiscal Rules for Dummies, IMF Staff Papers 2007 Vol 54, n.3
  • Bottazzi L. and Manasse P. Asymmetric Information and Monetary Policy in Common Currency Areas, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 2005 Vol. 37, 4
  • Manasse P. Stanca L. and Turrini, A. Wage Premia and Skill Upgrading in Italy: Why Didn’t the Hound Bark? Labour Economics 2003, special issue on technology, trade and wages
  • Bottazzi L. and Manasse P. Credibility and Seignorage in A Common Currency Area, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2002 Vol. 34, No. 4
  • Manasse P. and Turrini A. Trade, Wages and Superstars Journal of International Economics 2001
  • • Bordignon M., Manasse P. And Tabellini G. Optimal Regional Redistribution under Asymmetric Information, American Economic Review 2001, June

Graduate Courses

  • Advanced Macroeconomics (LMEC, EPELM)
  • The Economics of Financial Crises – Second Year PhD

PhD Students

Andrea Mantovani

Andrea Mantovani

Industrial economics, Competition policy and regulation, Game theory, Network economics, Economics of innovation, Environmental economics, and International trade

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: Université Catholique de Louvain, 2005

Short Bio
Andrea Mantovani is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Bologna. He received both his M.A and his PhD in Quantitative Economics from CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain. He also holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bologna. His main research focuses are on industrial economics, competition policy and regulation, game theory, network economics, economics of innovation, environmental economics, and international trade. He regularly teaches game theory, industrial economics, business strategy, and international economics. He published in Management Science, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Information Economics and Policy, Resource and Energy Economics, Mathematical Social Science, Economics Letters, and Health Economics, among others. He also wrote a book on the Economics of the European Integration

Selected Publications

  • Equilibrium Innovation Ecosystems: The Dark Side of Collaborating with Complementors, Management Science, 2016, vol. 62(2), 534-549 (with F. Ruiz-Aliseda).
  • Feedback equilibria in a dynamic renewable resource oligopoly: pre-emption, voracity and exhaustion, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2014, vol. 47, 115-122 (with L. Lambertini).
  • Process and Product Innovation by a Multiproduct Monopolist: A Dynamic Approach, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2009, vol. 27(4), 508-518 (with L. Lambertini).
  • On the private and social desirability of mixed bundling in complementary markets with cost savings. Information Economics and Policy, 2017, vol. 39, 45-59 (with C. Halmenschlager).
  • Hedonic and environmental quality: a hybrid model of product differentiation, Resource and Energy Economics, 2016, vol. 45, 99-123 (with O.Tarola and C. Vergari).
  • Parallel Imports and Innovation in an Emerging Economy: The Case of Indian Pharmaceuticals, Health Economics, 2012, vol. 21(11), 1286-1299 (with A. Naghavi). 
Massimiliano Marzo

Massimiliano Marzo

Monetary Economics in DSGE models (with and without banking), Portfolio Theory, Asset Pricing with Macroeconomic Linkages

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: Yale University, 2002 and University of Bologna, 1996

Short Bio
BA in Economics, Univ. of Bologna, Ph.D. in Economics, Yale Univ. and Ph.D. in Economics, Univ. of Bologna.; consultant for Asian Development Bank (2014-present), Central Bank of Mongolia and Prometeia (SpA); columnist of Corriere di Bologna (since 2007); Independent Board Member of financial intermediaries; technical experts in several official trials.

Selected Publications:

  • “Domestic versus international determinants of European Business Cycles: a GVAR Approach”, con M. Boschi e S. Salotti, Empirical Economics, 2015, 49, 303-421.
  • “Asymmetric information and term lending in the Euro money market: Evidence from the beginning of the turmoil”, with P. Zagaglia, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2014, n.54, 487-499.
  • “Gold and the US Dollar: tales from the turmoil”, with Paolo Zagaglia, Quantitative Finance, 2013, Vol. 13, N. 4, 571-582.
  • “Wage or Price-Based Inflation? Alternative Targets in Optimal Monetary Policy Rules”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 33, 2009, pp. 1296-1313.
  • “A Note on the Conditional Correlation between energy prices: Evidence from Future Markets”, Energy Economics, 2008, n. 30, pp. 2454-2458.
  • “An Inventory of Simple Monetary Policy Rules in a New Keynesian Macroeconomic Model”, with Thomas A. Lubik, International Review of Economics and Finance, 2007, Vol 16, pagg. 15-36.

Students

Paolo Masella

Paolo Masella

Economics and Culture, Migration, Labor Economics, Development Economics, Political Economy

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: London School of Economics (2007)

Short Bio
Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. Phd in Economics at LSE in December 2007. Prior to joining the University of Bologna he was Reader at the University of Sussex and Research Fellow at EUI and University of Mannheim. His main areas of research are Economics and Culture, Political Economy and Labour Economics.

Selected Publications:

  • The Long Lasting Effects of Socialist Education (joint with N. Fuchs-Schündeln), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 98, No. 3: 428–441, July 2016
  • Citizenship, Fertility and Parental Investment (joint with Ciro Avitabile and Irma Clots), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6 (4), 35-65, October 2014
  • Incentives and Group Identity (joint with S. Meier and P.Zahn), Games and Economic Behavior, 86, 12-25, July 2014
  • Education, Language and Identity (joint with Irma Clots), Economic Journal, 123, F332-F357, August 2013
  • The Effect of Birthright Citizenship on Parental Integration Outcomes (joint with Ciro Avitabile and Irma Clots), Journal of Law and Economics, 56 (3), 777-810, August 2013
  • Markets and Jungles (with Thomas Gall), Journal of Economic Growth, 17 (2), 103-141, June 2012
  • National Identity and Ethnic Diversity Journal of Population Economics, 26 (2), 437-454, April 2013
  • Compulsory Language Educational Policies and Identity Formation (with O. Aspachs, I. Clots and J, Costa), Journal of European Economic Association, 6 (2-3), April-May 2008

PhD Students

Gaetano Minerva

Gaetano Minerva

International trade and invesment, Regional economics, Industrial organization

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University of Pisa (2005)

Short Bio
Associate Professor in Economic Policy and Fellow of Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano. His research interests deal with International trade and invesment, Regional economics, and Industrial organization.

Selected Publications:

  • Bürker M., Minerva G.A. (2014) Civic capital and the size distribution of plants: Short-run dynamics and long-run equilibrium. Journal of Economic Geography 14, 797-847
  • Bürker M., Franco C., Minerva G.A. (2013) Foreign ownership, firm performance, and the geography of civic capital. Regional Science and Urban Economics 43, 964-984
  • Casaburi L., Minerva G.A. (2011) Production in Advance versus Production to Order: The Role of Downstream Spatial Clustering and Product Differentiation. Journal of Urban Economics 70, 32-46
  • Federico S., Minerva G.A. (2008) Outward FDI and Local Employment Growth in Italy. Review of World Economics 144, 295-324

PhD Students:

Antonio Minniti

Antonio Minniti

Selection of location for firms, competition, market structure, economic growth

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain, 2007

Short Bio
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Bologna since 2014, previously  Assistant Professor of Economics at the same University (2006-2014), he obtained his Ph.D in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in 2007. His main research interests are in Growth Theory and International Trade. His recent research also includes topics on Industrial Organization and Applied Macroeconomics.

Selected Publications

  • Emanuele Bacchiega, Antonio Minniti, and Arsen Palestini. Quality, Distance and Trade: A Strategic Approach. Papers in Regional Science, forthcoming, 2014
  • Antonio Minniti and Francesco Turino. Multi-product Firms and Business Cycle Dynamics. European Economic Review, 57(0):75–97, 2013
  • Antonio Minniti, Carmelo P. Parello, and Paul S. Segerstrom. A Schumpeterian Growth Model with Random Quality Improvements. Economic Theory, 52(2):755– 791, 2013
  • Antonio Minniti. Knowledge Appropriability, Firm Size, and Growth. Journal of Macroeconomics, 33(3):438 – 454, 2011
  • Antonio Minniti and Carmelo Pierpaolo Parello. Trade Integration and Regional Disparity in a Model of Scale-invariant Growth. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 41(1):20 – 31, 2011
  • Emanuele Bacchiega and Antonio Minniti. The Quality-Income Effect and the Selection of Location. Journal of Urban Economics, 65(2):209–215, March 2009

Students

  • Marco Baudino – Ph.D in Law and Economics
Chiara Monfardini

Chiara Monfardini

Microeconometrics, Simulation-based inference, Limited dependent variable models, Applied labour, household and health economics

Position: Professor

PhD: European University Instititute, 1997

Short Bio
Associate professor of econometrics at the University of Bologna since 2005. She received her PhD in Economics from the European University Institute in 1997. She has been research fellow at the European University Institute, at the University of Bologna and at the University of Padova. Her recent research includes microeconometric analyses of children outcomes, time use choices and healthcare demand. She is a member of the Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics at Collegio Carlo Alberto (CHILD-CCA), of the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG, York), at of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn).

Selected Publications

  • Cardoso A. R., Fontainha E. and Monfardini C., Children’s and Parents’ Time Use: Empirical Evidence on Investment in Human Capital in France, Italy and Germany, Review of Economics of the Household 2010, Vol. 8(4), pp. 479-504
  • Fabbri  D. and Monfardini, C., Rationing the public provision of healthcare in the presence of private supplements: evidence from the Italian NHS, Journal of Health Economics 2009, Vol. 28, pp. 290-304
  • Bardasi E. and Monfardini C., Women’s Employment, Children and Transition: an Empirical Analysis on Poland, Economics of Transition 2009, Vol. 17 (1), pp. 147-173
  • Lu M., Mizon G.E. and Monfardini C., Simulation Encompassing: Testing Non-nested Hypotheses, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 2008, Vol. 70, Issue s1, pp. 781 – 806
  • Fabbri D. and Monfardini C., Style of Practice and Assortative Mating: a Recursive Probit Analysis of Cesarean Section Scheduling in Italy, Applied Economics  2008, Vol. 40, pp. 1411-1423
  • Monfardini C. and Santos Silva, J.M.C., What Can We Learn about Correlations from Multinomial Probit Estimates?, Economics Bulletin 2008, Vol. 3 no. 28, pp. 1-9
  • Monfardini C. and Radice R., Testing Exogeneity in the Bivariate Probit Model: a Monte Carlo Study, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 2008, Vol. 70, no.2, pp. 271-282
  • Fabbri  D. and Monfardini  C., Public versus Private Health Care Services Demand in Italy, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia  2003, Vol. 62(1), pp 93-123
  • Monfardini C., An Illustration of Cox’s Non-Nested Testing Procedure to Logit and Probit Models, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, special issue on Computational Econometrics 2003, Vol. 42, pp. 425-444
  • Giannelli G. and Monfardini C., Joint Decisions on Household Membership and Human Capital Accumulation of Youths: The role of expected earnings and labour market rationing, Journal of Population Economics 2003, Vol. 16(2), pp. 265-285

Graduate Courses

  • Econometrics 1 (LMEC)
  • Econometrics 3 (LMEC)
  • Health Econometrics (HEM)
  • Simulation Based Econometric Methods (LMEC)

Students

Natalia Montinari

Natalia Montinari

Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics

Position: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

PhD: Università di Padova,March 2011

Short Bio
Natalia Montinari isassistant professor of Economics at the University of Bologna (Italy). She receiveda MSc in Economics at the University of Bologna (Italy), and a PhD in Economics at the University of Padua (Italy), and worked asresearcher at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Germany) 2011-2013 and Lund University (Sweden) -2013-2016. Her research interests span across the design of incentives in organizations in presence of reciprocal workers, the development of other regarding preferences, affirmative action policies, and in general experimental and behavioural economics. She published articles on these topics in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Experimental Economics, the Journal of Experimental Psychology and other international journals.

Selected Publications:

  • The spillover effects of gender quotas on dishonesty, with Valeria Maggian
    Economic Letters159C (2017) pp. 33-36.
  • Beware of Popular Kids Bearing Gifts: A Framed Field Experiment, with Jingnan Chen, Daniel Houser and Marco Piovesan,  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 132, Part A, December 2016, Pages 104–120, 
  • Friendship Network in the Classroom: Parents Bias on Peer Effects, with Fabio Landini, Paolo Pin and Marco Piovesan, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 129, September 2016, Pages 56–73.
  • The gift of being chosen, with Antonio Nicolo' and Regine Oexl, Experimental Economics, June 2016, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 460-479.
  • Prosocial norms in the classroom: The role of self-regulation in following norms of giving, 
    with Peter Blake, Marco Piovesan, Felix Warneken and Francesca Gino, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 115, July 2015, Pages 18–29.
  • Do Not Trash the Incentive! Monetary Incentives and Waste Sorting
    with Alessandro Bucciol and Marco Piovesan,  Scandinavian Journal of Economics
  • Ranking Alternatives by a Fair Bidding Rule: a Theoretical and Experimental Analysis
    with Werner Güth and Maria Vittoria Levati, European Journal of Political Economy, 
    2014, Volume 34, June 2014, Pages 206–221. 
  • Flexible Waste Management under Uncertainty
    with Luca Di Corato, European Journal of Operational Research,  2014, Volume 234, Issue 1, 1 April 2014, Pages 174–185
  • Children Develop a Veil of Fairness
    with Alex Shaw, Marco Piovesan, Kristina Olson, Francesca Gino and Mike Norton, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol 143(1), Feb 2014, 363-375. 
Alireza Naghavi

Alireza Naghavi

International Trade and Migration, Political Economy and Development, Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation, Economics of Religion

Position: Professor

PhD: University College Dublin, 2004

Short Bio

Full Professor of Economics, University of Bologna. PhD Board Member. PhD in Economics in 2004 from University College Dublin. Previously held position at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Global scientific coordinator of the European Commission’s FP7 project INGINEUS (Impact of Networks, Globalisation, and their INteraction with EU strategies) from 2009 to 2012. Also adjunct professor at John Hopkins University, consultant at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and visiting professor at Universities in Norway, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, France, Canada, and Slovenia. His research interests focus on international trade and institutions including intellectual property rights, offshoring, migration, and innovation. His recent research also include topics on political economy, religion, and development.

Selected Publications

  • Michalopoulos, S., Naghavi, A.,  Prarolo G., Trade and Geography in the Spread of Islam, Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • Naghavi, A., Intellectual Property Protection and the Brain Drain.  in The International Mobility of Talent and Innovation, Eds: Ernest Miguelez and Carsten Fink, Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Naghavi, A., Strozzi, C., Intellectual Property Rights and Diaspora Knowledge Networks: Can Patent Protection Generate Brain Gain from Skilled Migration? Canadian Journal of Economics, forthcoming.
  • Naghavi, A., Peng, S.K., Tsai, Y., Relationship-Specific Investments and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement with Heterogeneous Suppliers, Review of International Economics, forthcoming.
  • Naghavi, A., Yi, X., Intellectual Property Rights, FDI, and Technological Development, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, forthcoming.
  • Michalopoulos, S., Naghavi, A., Prarolo, G., Islam, Inequality and Pre-Industrial Comparative Development, Journal of Development Economics 120, 86-98, 2016.
  • Dizaji, S., Farzanegan, M., Naghavi, A., Political Institutions and Government Spending Behavior: Theory and Evidence from Iran, International Tax and Public Finance 23, 522-549, 2016.
  • Akerman, A., Naghavi, A., Seim, A., Oligarchies and Development in a Global Economy: A Tale of Two Elites, Economic Inquiry 54 (1), 229-246, 2016.
  • Naghavi, A., Strozzi, C., Intellectual Property Rights, Diasporas, and Domestic Innovation, Journal of International Economics 96 (1), 150-161, 2015.
  • Naghavi, A., Pignataro, G., Theocracy and Resilience Against Economic Sanctions, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 111, 1-12, 2015.
  • Naghavi, A., Spies, J., Toubal, F., Intellectual Property Rights, Product Complexity and the Organization of Multinational Firms, Canadian Journal of Economics 48 (3), 881-902, 2015.
  • Naghavi, A., Tsai, Y., Cross-Border Intellectual Property Rights: Contract Enforcement and Absorptive Capacity, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 63 (2), 211-226, 2015.
  • Ivus, O., Naghavi, A., Migration, Technology Diffusion and  Institutional Development at the Origin, in International Handbook on Migration and Economic Development, Eds: R. Lucas, Edward Elgar Publishing, Northampton MA, 2014.
  • Mantovani, A., Naghavi, A., Parallel Imports and Innovation in an Emerging Economy: The Case of Indian Pharmaceuticals, Health Economics 21 (11), 1286-1299, 2012.
  • Bjorvatn, K., Naghavi A., Rent Seeking and Regime Stability in Rentier States, European Journal of Political Economy 27 (4), 740-748, 2011.
  • Naghavi, A.,  Davis, C., Offshoring Production: A Simple Model of Wages, Productivity, and Growth, Economic Inquiry  49 (2), 334-348, 2011
  • Naghavi, A., Leahy, D., Intellectual Property Rights and Entry into a Foreign Market: FDI vs. Joint Ventures, Review of International Economics 18 (4), 633-649, 2010.
  • Naghavi A., Ottaviano, G., Outsourcing, Complementary Innovations and Growth, Industrial and Corporate Change 19 (4), 1009-1035, 2010.
  • Naghavi, A., Trade Sanctions and Green Trade Liberalization”, Environment and Development Economics 15 (4), 379-394, 2010.
  • Naghavi, A., Ottaviano, G., Firm Heterogeneity, Contract Enforcement, and the Industry Dynamics of Offshoring, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 111, 629-653, 2009.
  • Naghavi, A., Ottaviano, G., Offshoring and Product Innovation, Economic Theory 38, 517-532, 2009.
  • Naghavi, A., Ottaviano, G., Outsourcing, Contracts, and Innovation Networks, in Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational, Eds: S. Brakman and H. Garretsen, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 2008.
  • Naghavi, A., Strategic Intellectual Property Rights Policy and North-South Technology Transfer, Review of World Economics: Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv 143, 55-78, 2007
  • Naghavi, A., Asymmetric Labor Markets, Southern Wages, and the Location of Firms, Review of Development Economics 11, 463-481, 2007.
  • Naghavi, A., Can R&D Inducing Green Tariffs Replace International Environmental Regulations?Resource and Energy Economics 29, 284-299, 2007.

PhD Students

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano

Capital movements and multinationals, Development and growth, Economic integration (Asia, Europe, Latin America), International trade, Migration, Regional cohesion

Position: Professor

PhD: Université Catholique de Louvain, 1998

Short Bio
Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Director of the Globalization Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance London, research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research London, research fellow of the Center for Financial Studies Frankfurt and non-resident senior fellow of Bruegel Brussels. He is the co-author of many works in international trade, urban economics and economic geography. His recent publications focus on the competitiveness of European firms in the global economy as well as the economic effects of immigration and offshoring on employment and wages. In addition to being published in top academic journals, his research has been featured on Business Week, The Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Newsweek, Newyorker and Sole24Ore.

Selected Publications

  • Bellettini G., Ottaviano G.I.P., Special interests and technological change, Review of Economic Studies  2005, Vol. 72
  • Ottaviano G.I.P., Peri G.,  The economic value of cultural diversity: Evidence from US cities, Journal of Economic Geography  2006, Vol. 6,  pp. 9-44
  • Ottaviano G.I.P., Turrini A., Distance and FDI when contracts are incomplete, Journal of the European Economic Association 2007, Vol. 5, pp. 796-822
  • Melitz M., Ottaviano G.I.P., Market size, trade and productivity, Review of Economic Studies 2008, Vol. 75, pp. 295 – 316
  • Behrens K.,  Lamorgese A., Ottaviano G.I.P.,  Tabuchi T.,  Beyond the home market effect: Market size and specialization in a multi-country world, Journal of International Economics 2009,  Vol. 79, 2009, pp. 259-265
  • Ottaviano G.I.P., Peri G., Rethinking the gains of immigration on wages, Journal of the European Economic Association 2012, Vol. 10, pp. 152-197
  • Corcos G., Del Gatto M., Ottaviano G.I.P., Mion G., Productivity and Firm Selection: Quantifying the “New” Gains from Trade, Economic Journal 2012, Vol. 122,  pp. 754-798
  • Ottaviano G.I.P., Peri G., Wright P., Immigration, offshoring and American jobs, American Economic Review  2013, Vol. 103,  pp. 1925-1959.
  • Nocco A., Ottaviano G.I.P., Salto M.,Monopolistic competition and optimum product selection, American Economic Review, Vol. 104, Papers and Proceedings, 2014, pp. 304–309.
  • Mayer T., Melitz M., Ottaviano G.I.P.,  Market size, competition, and the product mix of exporters, American Economic Review 2014, Vol. 104, pp. 495–536.

Graduate Courses

  • Topics in International Trade (PhD)

PhD Students

Francesco Parisi

Francesco Parisi

Law and economics, behavioral law and economics, the economics of contracts, economics of competition, public choice theory

Position: Professor

PhD: George Mason University, 1998

Short Bio
Francesco Parisi is the Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, Law School and a Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna, Department of Economics. Professor Parisi received his D.Jur. degree from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, an LL.M. and a J.S.D. and an M.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D in Economics from George Mason University. He is the author of 10 books and approximately 200 papers in the field of law and economics. Professor Parisi is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Law and Economics and served as Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review from 2002 to 2008. He is a member of the board of editors of the International Review of Law and Economics, the Journal of Public Choice, the American Journal of Comparative Law, and he serves on the Board of Advisors of the Social Sciences Research Network.

Selected Publications

Books:

  • The Language of Law and Economics: A Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  • Research Handbooks in Comparative Law, vols. 1-12 (Edward Elgar, 2012-2014) (general co-editor) (with Thomas Ginsburg)
  • Production of Legal Rules (Edward Elgar, 2011) (editor)
  • Research Handbooks in Law and Economics, vols. 1-20 (Edward Elgar, 2011-2014) (general co-editor)  (with Richard A. Posner)

Journal Articles:

  • Loss-Sharing between Nonnegligent Parties, 170 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 571-598 (2014)               (with Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci & Bruno Lovat)
  • Enforcing Bilateral Promises: A Comparative Law and Economics Perspective, 21 European Review of Private Law 423-450 (2013) (with Marta Cenini & Barbara Luppi)
  • Jury Size and the Hung-Jury Paradox, 42 Journal of Legal Studies 399-422 (2013) (with Barbara Luppi)
  • Unjust Laws and Illegal Norms, 32 International Review of Law & Economics 285-299 (2012) (with Emanuela Carbonara & Georg von Wangenheim)
  • Litigation and Legal Evolution: Does Procedure Matter?, 152 Public Choice 181-201 (2012) (with Barbara Luppi)
  • Politics with(out) Coase, 59 International Review of Economics 175-187 (2012) (with Barbara Luppi)
  • Returns to Effort in Rent-Seeking Games, Public Choice (2012) (online article) (with Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Polluter-Pays Principle in Developing Countries, 32 International Review of Law & Economics 135-144 (2012) (with Barbara Luppi & Shruti Rajagopalan)
  • Incentive Effects of Class Actions and Punitive Damages Under Alternative Procedural Regimes, 32 European Journal of Law and Economics 229-240 (2011) (with Marta Cenini & Barbara Luppi)
  • Optimal Remedies for Bilateral Contracts, 40 Journal of Legal Studies 245-271 (2011); translated into Spanish, 41 Ius et Veritas (2012) (with Barbara Luppi & Vincy Fon)

Graduate Courses

  • Economic analysis of contracts – Second year CLAMFIM
  • Economic Analysis of law – First year PhD
Sergio Pastorello

Sergio Pastorello

Econometrics, Finance, Empirical IO

Position: Professor

PhD: University of Bologna, 1992

Short Bio
Full professor of Econometrics. Ph.D in Economics in 1992 at the University of Bologna. His research activity includes the econometrics of structural models derived from derivatives pricing models, household portfolio investment choice or empirical IO.

Selected Publications

  • Ferriani, F. and Pastorello S., Estimating and testing non-affine option pricing models with a large unbalanced panel of options, Econometrics Journal 2012, Vol. 15, n. 2, pp. 171-203
  • Garcia, R., Lewis M.-A., Pastorello S. and Renault E., Estimation of objective and risk-neutral distributions based on moments of integrated volatility, Journal of Econometrics 2011, Vol. 160, n. 1, pp. 22-32
  • Miniaci R.  and Pastorello S., Mean-variance econometric analysis of household portfolios, Journal of Applied Econometrics 2010, Vol. 25, n. 3, pp. 481-504

Graduate Courses

  • Introduction to the Econometrics of Asset Pricing (LMEC, PhD)
  • Econometrics (Qfin)

PhD Students

Roberto Patuelli

Roberto Patuelli

Regional labour markets, innovation, entrepreneurship, social capital, spatial modelling, spatial econometrics

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: VU University Amsterdam, 2007

Short Bio
Associate professor of Economic Policy. Ph.D. in Economics, 2007, VU University Amsterdam. His research interests are mostly in regional labour market modelling and spatial modelling in general, in innovation and entrepreneurship, and in spatial econometric methods. He is the local coordinator for a FIRB 2012 project on “Social and Spatial Interactions in the Accumulation of Civic and Human Capital” and participates in further international research projects.

Selected Publications

  • Guerra, G. and R. Patuelli, The Role of Job Satisfaction in Transitions into Self-Employment. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming.
  • Mayor, M. and R. Patuelli, Spatial Panel Data Forecasting over Different Horizons, Cross-Sectional and Temporal Dimensions. Revue d’Economie Régionale & Urbaine (Journal of Regional and Urban Economics), forthcoming.
  • Castellani, M., P. Pattitoni and R. Patuelli, Abnormal Returns of Soccer Teams: Reassessing the Informational Value of Betting Odds. Journal of Sports Economics, forthcoming.
  • Patuelli, R., M. Mussoni and G. Candela, Cultural Offer and Distance in a Spatial Interaction Model for Tourism. Economics and Business Letters 2014, 3 (2): 96–108.
  • Guerra, G. and R. Patuelli, The Influence of Role Models on Immigrant Self-Employment: A Spatial Analysis for Switzerland. International Journal of Manpower 2014, 35 (1/2): 187–215.
  • Engel, D., T. Mitze, R. Patuelli and J. Reinkowski, Does Cluster Policy Trigger R&D Activity? Evidence from German Biotech Contests. European Planning Studies 2013, 21 (11): 1735–59.
  • Patuelli, R., M. Mussoni and G. Candela, The Effects of World Heritage Sites on Domestic Tourism: A Spatial Interaction Model for Italy. Journal of Geographical Systems 2013, 15 (3): 369–402.
  • Patuelli, R., N. Schanne, D.A. Griffith and P. Nijkamp, Persistence of Regional Unemployment: Application of a Spatial Filtering Approach to Local Labor Markets in Germany. Journal of Regional Science 2012, Vol. 52 (2), pp. 300–23
  • Oud, J.H.L., H. Folmer,Patuelli  R.  and Nijkamp P., Continuous-Time Modelling with Spatial Dependence. Geographical Analysis 2012, Vol. 44 (1), pp. 29–46
  • Grimpe, C. and Patuelli R. , Regional Knowledge Production in Nanomaterials: A Spatial Filtering Approach, The Annals of Regional Science 2011, Vol. 46 (3): 519–41
  • Patuelli, R.,Griffith  D.A.,  Tiefelsdorf M. and Nijkamp P. , Spatial Filtering and Eigenvector Stability: Space-Time Models for German Unemployment Data, International Regional Science Review 2011, Vol. 34 (2), pp. 253–80
  • Patuelli, R., A. Reggiani, Nijkamp P.  and Schanne N. , Neural Networks for Regional Employment Forecasts: Are the Parameters Relevant? Journal of Geographical Systems 2011, Vol. 13 (1), pp. 67–85
  • Patuelli, R., S. Longhi, Reggiani A.  and Nijkamp P., Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms as Forecasting Tools: A Case Study on German Regions, Environment and Planning B, Planning and Design 2008, Vol. 35 (4), pp. 701–22
  • Patuelli, R., Reggiani A. , Gorman S.P., Nijkamp P.  and Bade F.-J., Network Analysis of Commuting Flows: A Comparative Static Approach to German Data, Networks and Spatial Economics 2007, Vol. 7 (4), pp. 315–31
  • Patuelli, R., A. Reggiani, Nijkamp P. and Blien U., New Neural Network Methods for Forecasting Regional Employment: An Analysis of German Labour Markets, Spatial Economic Analysis 2006,  Vol. 1 (1),  pp. 7–30
  • Patuelli, R., Nijkamp P. and Pels E. , Environmental Tax Reform and the Double Dividend: A Meta-Analytical Performance Assessment. Ecological Economics 2005. Vol. 55 (4), pp. 564–83
  • Schintler, L.A., Gorman  S.P., Reggiani A. , Patuelli R., Nijkamp P., Gillespie A. and Rutherford  J., Complex Network Phenomena in Telecommunication Networks, Networks and Spatial Economics 2005, Vol. 5 (4), pp. 351–70

Graduate Courses

  • Spatial Statistics and Econometrics

PhD Students

Lucio Picci

Lucio Picci

Corruption, Public Governance, Economics of Innovation, Quantitative Methods

Position: Professor

PhD: University of California at San Diego, 1996

Short Bio
Lucio Picci is Professor ofeconomics at the University of Bologna, Italy, and holds aPh.D. in economics from the University of California at San Diego. His research interests are at the intersection between political economy, public governance and the economics of innovation, with a focus on the study of corruption and of reputational incentives in public governance. Over the years, he has worked, or consulted, for internationalorganizations such as the World Bank and the European Commission, and for several branches of the Italian government. His work has been published in American Journal of Political Science; Journal of Business & Economic Statistics; Research Policy; The Review of Economics and Statistics; and The World Bank Economic Review. His latest book, Reputation-based Governance (Stanford University Press, 2011) proposes a model of public governance which hinges on the presence of strong reputational incentives.

Selected Publications

  • Escresa, Laarni, and Lucio Picci. "A new cross-national measure of corruption." The World Bank Economic Review 31.1 (2017): 196-219.
  • Golden, Miriam A., and Lucio Picci. "Incumbency effects under proportional representation: Leaders and backbenchers in the postwar Italian chamber of deputies." Legislative Studies Quarterly 40.4 (2015): 509-538.
  • Picci, Lucio. Reputation-basedgovernance. Stanford University Press, 2011.

  • Picci, Lucio. "The internationalization of inventive activity: A gravity model using patent data." Research Policy 39.8 (2010): 1070-1081.

  • Golden, Miriam A., and Lucio Picci. "Pork‐barrel politics in postwar Italy, 1953–94." American Journal of Political Science 52.2 (2008): 268-289.Golden, Miriam A., and Lucio Picci. "Proposal for a new measure of corruption, illustrated with Italian data." Economics & Politics 17.1 (2005): 37-75.Picci, Lucio. "Explaining long-and short-run interactions in time series data." Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 19.1 (2001): 85-94.

  • Attanasio, Orazio P., Lucio Picci, and Antonello E. Scorcu. "Saving, growth, and investment: a macroeconomic analysis using a panel of countries." Review of Economics and Statistics 82.2 (2000): 182-211.

PhD Students

Giuseppe Pignataro

Giuseppe Pignataro

Inequality and Poverty Measurements, Applied Theory, Information Economics, Public Economics

Position: Assistant Professor

PhD: Catholic University, Milan (2009)

Short Bio
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Bologna. Member of the National Board of Italian Journalists (since 2006). His research activities are mainly focused on Applied Theory, Information Economics and Game Theory with a particular interest on inequality and redistribution issues.

Selected Publications:

  • Theocracy and resilience against economic sanctions, 2015, with Alireza Naghavi, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,111 (1), pp. 1-12
  • The poor are twice cursed: wealth inequality and inefficient credit market, 2014, with Giuseppe Coco, Journal of Banking and Finance, 49 (1), pp. 149-159
  • Ex-ante and ex-post measurement of equality of opportunity in health: a normative decomposition, 2014, with Paolo Li Donni and Vito Peragine, Health Economics, 23 (2), pp. 182-198
  • Unfair credit allocations, 2013, with Giuseppe Coco, Small Business Economics, 41 (1), pp. 241-251
  • Equality of opportunity: policy and measurement paradigms”, 2012, Journal of Economic Surveys, 26 (5), pp. 800-834
Giovanni Prarolo

Giovanni Prarolo

Political Economy, Long Term Development, Economics of Religion, Organized Crime

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University of Bologna, 2007

Short Bio
Assistant professor of Economics. Ph.D in Economics in 2007 at University of Bologna. Current research activity in the theory and empirics of the economics of political persistence, the economic origins of Islamic doctrine and its long term effects and causes and effects of organized crime. Expert in the construction and use of spatial data by means of ESRI’s ArcGIS.

Selected Publications

  • Buonanno P. Durante R., Prarolo G., Vanin P., Poor Institutions, Rich Mines: Resource Curse in the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia, the Economic Journal, forthcoming
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Prarolo G., Knowing the Right Person in the Right Place: Political Connections and Resistance to Change,  Journal of the European Economic Association, 12(3), June 2014
  • Ottaviano G.I.P., Prarolo G., Cultural Identity and Knowledge Creation in Cosmopolitan Cities, Journal of Regional Science 2009, Vol. 49(4)
  • Lancia F., Prarolo G. A Politico-Economic Model of Aging, Technology Adoption and Growth, Journal of Population Economics 2012, Vol. 25(3)
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Prarolo G., Persistence of Politicians and Firms’ Innovation, Economic Inquiry 2013, Vol. 51(4)
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Prarolo G., Knowing the Right Person in the Right Place: Political Connections and Resistance to Change,  Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming
  • Bellettini G., Berti Ceroni C., Prarolo G., Political Persistence and Economic Growth, European Journal of Political Economy  2013, Vol. 31

Graduate Courses

  • Geographic Data and Economic Applications
  • Reading Group in Development and Political Economics

PhD Students

Davide Raggi

Davide Raggi

Financial Econometrics, Macro Econometrics , Simulation Methods, State space models

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University of Padova, 2004

Short Bio
Born in Padova (1974), Associate Professor of Econometrics at the University of Bologna. Previously,  Assistant Professor in Econometrics at the same University (March 2006-September 2014). He graduated at the University of Padova in Statistics (1999). Junior researcher at FEEM (Venice 1999-2000). He obtained the Ph.D. in Statistics at the University of Padova in 2004 and has been visiting scholar at Duke University, Department of Economics (Apr. 2002 – Jul. 2003). He has been postdoctoral fellow at the University of Verona (2004) and at the University of Padova (2005).

Selected Publications

  • Orsi R., Raggi D., and  Turino F., Size, Trend, and Policy Implications of the Underground Economy, Review of Economic Dynamics 2013
  • Castelnuovo E.,  Greco L.,  Raggi D., Policy Rules, Regime Switches and Trend Inflation: An Empirical Investigation for the U.S., Macroeconomic Dynamics 2012
  • Mullin C., Michelon G.,  Raggi D., Monitoring Intensity and Stakeholders Orientation: How Does Governance Affect Social and Environmental Disclosure?, Journal of Business Ethics 2013, Vol. 114, pp. 29-43
  • Bordignon S.,  Raggi D., Long memory and nonlinearities in realized volatility: a Markov switching approach”, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 2012, vol. 56, pp. 3730-3742
  • Bordignon S.,  Raggi D., Volatility, Jumps and Predictability of Returns: a Sequential Analysis,  Econometric Reviews, Vol. 30, pp. 669 – 695
  • Bordignon S.,  Raggi D., Comparing Stochastic Volatility models through Monte Carlo Simulations, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Vol. 50 (7),  pp. 1678-1699
  • Cappuccio N., Lubian D.,  Raggi D., Investigating Asymmetry in U.S. Stock Market Indexes: Evidence from a Stochastic Volatility Model, Applied Financial Economics 2006, Vol. 16 (6), pp. 479-490
  • Raggi D., Adaptive MCMC Methods for Inference on Affine Stochastic Volatility Models with Jumps, Econometrics Journal 2005, Vol, 8 (2), pp. 235-250
  • Cappuccio N., Lubian D.,  Raggi D., MCMC Bayesian Estimation of a Skew-GED Stochastic Volatility Model, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics 2004, Vol. 8 (2)
Enrico Santarelli

Enrico Santarelli

Entrepreneurship economics, Firm and industry dynamics, Innovation

Position: Professor

PhD: University of Sussex

Short Bio
Full professor of Economics. Ph.D in Science and Technology Policy at SPRU – University of Sussex. His research activity includes the study of determinants and effect of entrepreneurship, economics of technological change, industrial organization. He is Associate Editor of Small Business Economics and Review Editor of the Journal of Business Venturing.

Selected Publications

  • Hien Thu T., Santarelli. E., Capital Constraints and the Performance of Entrepreneurial Firms in VietnamIndustrial and Corporate Change 2014
  • Carree M.,  Della Malva A., Santarelli. E., The Contribution of Universities to Growth: Empirical Evidence for Italy, Journal of Technology Transfer 2014
  • Carree M., Piergiovanni P., Santarelli. E., Creative Industries, New Business Formation and Regional Economic Growth, Small Business Economics 2012, Vol. 39(3), pp, 539-560
  • Carree M., Verheul I., Santarelli. E., Sectoral Patterns of Firm Exit in Italian Provinces, Journal of Evolutionary Economics 2011, Vol. 21(3), pp. 499-517
  • Carree M., Verheul I., Santarelli. E., Unemployment and Firm Entry and Exit: An Update on a Controversial Relationship, Regional Studies 2009, Vol. 43(8), pp. 1061-1073
  • Piva M.,  Santarelli. E., Vivarelli M., Technological and Organizational Changes as Determinants of the Skill Bias: Evidence from a Panel of Italian Firms, Managerial and Decision Economics 2006, Vol. 27(1), pp. 63-73
  •  Piva M.,  Santarelli. E., Vivarelli M., The Skill Bias Effect of Technological and Organisational Change: Evidence and Policy Implications, Research Policy 2005, Vol. 34(2), pp. 141-157
  • Audretsch D.B., Klomp L. and Thurik A.R., Gibrat’s Law: Are the Services Different?, Review of Industrial Organization 2004 (3), pp. 301-324
  • Lotti F.,  Santarelli. E., Industry Dynamics and the Distribution of Firm Sizes: A Non-parametric Approach, Southern Economic Journal 2004, Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 443-466
  • Barba Navaretti G., Santarelli. E., Vivarelli M., The Role of Subsidies in Promoting Italian Joint Ventures in Least Developed and Transition EconomiesApplied Economics 2002, Vol. 34(12), pp. 1563-1569.
Paolo Vanin

Paolo Vanin

Social Economics, Crime Economics, Political Economics

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2007

Short Bio
Associate Professor of Economics.Ph.D in Economics in 2007 at UPF Barcelona. His research activity includes theoretical and empirical investigations in the economics of social interactions, social capital, moral values, substance use and abuse, individual and organized crime, information transparency, and historical and political roots of development.

Selected Publications

  • Buonanno, P., Vanin, P., Social Closure, Surnames and Crime, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 137, 2017, 160-175
  • Rehman, F., Vanin, P., Terrorism Risk and Democratic Preferences in Pakistan, Journal of Development Economics, 124, 2017, 95-106
  • Buonanno, P., Prarolo, G., Vanin, P., Organized Crime and Electoral Outcomes: Evidence from Sicily at the Turn of the XXI century, European Journal of Political Economy, 41, 2016, 61-74
  • Poor Institutions, Rich Mines: Resource Curse in the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia (with P. Buonanno, R. Durante and G. Prarolo), Economic Journal, 125(586), 2015, F175-F202
  • Corazzini, L., Filippin, A., Vanin, P., Economic Behavior under the Influence of Alcohol: An Experiment on Time Preferences, Risk-Taking, and Altruism, PLoS ONE, 10(4), 2015, e0121530, 1-25
  • Buonanno P., Durante R., Prarolo G., Vanin P. Poor Institutions, Rich Mines: Resource Curse in the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia, Economic Journal, 25(586), 2015, F175-F202
  • Albornoz  F.,  Esteban J., Vanin P., Market Distortions and Government Transparency, Journal of the European Economic Association,  12(1), 2014, 200-222
  • Cervellati M., Vanin P., Thou Shalt Not Covet: Prohibitions, Temptation and Moral Values, Journal of Public Economics, 103, 2013, 15-28
  • Buonanno P., Pasini G., Vanin P., Crime and Social Sanction, Papers in Regional Science, 91(1), 2012, 193-218
  • Albornoz  F., Vanin P., Trade Protection and Industrial Structure, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 10(1), 2010, Article 57
  • Buonanno P., Montolio D., Vanin P., Does Social Capital Reduce Crime?, Journal of Law and Economics, 52(1), 2009, 145-170
  • Antoci A., Sacco P. L., Vanin P., Social Capital Accumulation and the Evolution of Social Participation, Journal of Socio-Economics, 36(1), 2007, 128-143

Graduate Course

  • Behavioral Law & Economics – Enforcement Mechanisms

Students

Cecilia Vergari

Cecilia Vergari

Environmental and Resource Economics - Industrial Organization - International and Spatial Economics

Position: Assistant Professor

PhD: CORE, UCL 2008

Short Bio
She is an assistant professor at the Department of Economics, University of Bologna. She completed her PhD in Economics in 2008 at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She also holds a PhD in statistical methods for economics and business from the University of Rome “Roma Tre”. Her main research interests concern industrial organization, in particular strategic behaviours in network industries, incentives to innovate and firms' vertical organization; international trade; environmental economics; Bayesian networks in decision theory and game theory.

Selected Publications

  • Luigi Filippini, Cecilia Vergari, Vertical integration smooths innovation diffusion, THE B.E. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY, forthcoming.
  • Andrea, Mantovani; Cecilia, Vergari, Environmental vs hedonic quality: which policy can help in lowering pollution emissions?, «ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS», 2017, 22, pp. 274 - 304.
  • Mantovani, A.; Tarola, O.; Vergari, C., Hedonic and environmental quality: A hybrid model of product differentiation, «RESOURCE AND ENERGY ECONOMICS», 2016, 45, pp. 99 - 123.
  • Garcia, Filomena; Vergari, Cecilia, Revealing incentives for compatibility provision in vertically differentiated network industries, «JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT STRATEGY», 2016, 25, pp. 720 - 749.
  • Julia Mortera; Paola Vicard; Cecilia Vergari, Object-oriented Bayesian networks for a decision support system for antitrust enforcement, «THE ANNALS OF APPLIED STATISTICS», 2013, 7, pp. 714 - 738.
  • Belleflamme Paul; Vergari Cecilia, Incentives to innovate in oligopolies, «MANCHESTER SCHOOL», 2011, 79, pp. 6 - 28.
  • A. Minniti; C. Vergari, Turning Piracy into Profits: a Theoretical Investigation, «INFORMATION ECONOMICS AND POLICY», 2010, 22, pp. 379 - 390.
  • Vergari Cecilia, Herd behaviour in adoption of network technologies, «JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS», 2005, 86, pp. 161 - 182.
Matthew Wakefield

Matthew Wakefield

Saving, Consumption and House purchase decisions; pensions and asset policies; lifecycle models with multiple assets; computational techniques

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University College London, 2009

Short Bio
Associate professor of Economics in Bologna and International Research Fellow of The Institute for Fiscal Studies, London. Ph.D in Economics, April 2009, University College London. His research focuses on understanding households’ consumption and wealth accumulation decisions, and home-ownership choices. This research applies both micro-econometric techniques and the tools of numerical structural modelling. Sometimes the level of analysis is the micro-economic understanding of household choices regarding consumption and saving; other studies address the implications for macroeconomic outcomes of the aggregation of households’ choices.

Selected Publications

  • Attanasio O. P., Bottazzi R., Low H., Nesheim L. and Wakefield M., Modelling the demand for housing over the life cycle, Review of Economic Dynamics 2012,  Vol. 15(1), pp. 1-18
  • Attanasio O. P.,  Leicester A.  and Wakefield M., Do House Prices Drive Consumption Growth? The Coincident Cycles of House Prices and Consumption in the UK, Journal of the European Economic Association 2011, Vol. 9(3), pp. 399-435
  • Disney R., Emmerson C. and Wakefield M., Tax Reform and Retirement Saving Incentives: take-up of Stakeholder Pensions in the U.K., Economica 2010. Vol.  77, pp. 213-33
  • Attanasio O. P., and Wakefield M., The Effects on Consumption and Saving of Taxing Asset Returns of Besley, Tim, Richard Blundell, Malcom Gammie, Sir James Mirrlees, Gareth Myles, James Poterba (eds.), Dimensions of Tax Design: The Mirrlees Review 2010, Oxford University Press, pp.675-736
  • Crossley, T.F., Hamish L. and Wakefield M., The Economics of a temporary VAT cut, Fiscal Studies 2009, Vol. 30(1), 3-16
  • Emmerson, C., and Wakefield M.,  Amounts and accounts: reforming private pension enrolment, IFS Commentary 110, 2009
  • Disney R., Carl E. and Wakefield M., “Ill health and retirement in Britain, a panel-data based analysis”, Journal of Health Economics 2006, Vol.  25(4), pp. 621-49
  • Attanasio O. P., James B. and  Wakefield M., Effectiveness of tax incentives to boost (retirement) saving: theoretical motivation and empirical evidenceOECD Economic Studies 2005, , Vol.39, pp.145-67.

Graduate Courses

  • Topics in the Economics and Ageing and Pension Provision (LMEC, PhD)
  • Lifecycle models: Reduced Form versus Structural Approaches  (PhD)

Students

Anastasios Xepapadeas

Anastasios Xepapadeas

Environmental and Resource Economics, International and Spatial Economics, Industrial Organization

Position: Professor

PhD: University of Manchester (1981)

Short Bio

Anastasios Xepapadeas has been a Professor of Economics at the Department of International and European Economic Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business since 2006. He is currently serving as Professor of Economics (part time) at the University of Bologna, Department of Economics. He is past president of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

He is co-editor of Environmental and Resource Economics and member of the editorial committee of the Annual Review of Resource Economics, was editor of Environment and Development Economics from 2005-2014, and he has served as co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He has published more than one hundred and twenty papers in leading journals and collective volumes. He has participated as coordinator or lead researcher in more than 25 funded research programs. His current research interests include Spatiotemporal Analysis in Economics; Economics of Climate Change; Environmental Policy and Resource Management; Cost Benefit Analysis.

Selected Publications:

  • “Optimal Management of Ecosystem Services with Pollution Traps: The Lake Model Revisited,” (with D. Graas and A de Zeeuw), 2017, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, forthcoming
  • “Climate Change Policy under Polar Amplifications, ” (with W. Brock), 2017, European Economic Review, forthcoming.
  • “Spatial Growth with Exogenous Saving Rates,” (with A. Yannacopoulos), 2016 Journal of Mathematical Economics, 67, 125-137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmateco.2016.09.010
  • “Social Norms as Solutions,” (with K. Nyborg et al.), 2016, Science, 354, October 2016.
  • “Atmospheric Pollution in Rapidly Growing Industrial Cities:  Spatial Policies and Land Use Patterns,” (with E. Kyriakopoulou), 2016, Journal of Economic Geography, doi:10.1093/jeg/lbw018
  • “Cooperation and Competition in Climate Change Policies: Mitigation and Climate Engineering when Countries are Asymmetric” (with V. Manoussi), 2015 Environmental and Resource Economics, DOI 10.1007/s10640-015-9956-3.
  • “Optimal Agglomerations in Dynamic Economics” (with W. Brock and A. Yannacopoulos), 2014, Journal of Mathematical Economics, 53, 1-15.
  • “Spatial Externalities and Agglomeration in a Competitive Industry,” (with W. Brock and A. Yannacopoulos), 2014, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 42, 143-174.
  • “Spatial Climate-Economic Models in the Design of Optimal Climate Policies across Locations” (with W. Brock and G. Engström), 2014, European Economic Review, 69, 78-103
  • “Environmental Policy, First Nature Advantage and the Emergence of Economic Clusters” (with E. Kyriakopoulou), 2013, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 43, 101-116.
  • “Pollution Control with Uncertain Stock Dynamics: When and How To Be Precautious” (with S. Athanassoglou), 2012, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 62: 304-320.
  • “Pattern Formation, Spatial Externalities and Regulation in Coupled Economic-Ecological Systems” (with. W. Brock), 2010, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 59, 149-164.
  • “Looming Global-Scale Failures and Missing Institution” (with B. Walker, S. Barrett, S. Polasky, V. Galaz, C. Folke, G. Engström, F. Ackerman, K. Arrow, S. Carpenter, K. Chopra, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, T. Hughes, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, K-G Mäler, J. Shogren, J. Vincent, and A. de Zeeuw), 2009, Science, 325, 11
  • “Diffusion-Induced Instability and Pattern Formation in Infinite Horizon Recursive Optimal Control” (with W. Brock), 2008, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 32, 2745-2787.
  • “Feedback Nash Equilibria for Non-Linear Differential Games in Pollution Control” (with G. Kossioris, M. Plexoysakis, A. de Zeeuw and K.-G. Mäler), 2008, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 32, 1312-1331
  • “Economic Growth and the Environment,” 2005, in the Handbook of Environmental Economics, Volume 3: Economy wide and International Environmental Issues, Chapter 23, 1220-1271, edited by Karl-Goran Mäler and Jeffery Vincent, a volume in the series Handbooks in Economics, edited by Kenneth Arrow and Michael D. Intriligator, Elsevier Publishers.
  • “Regulation and Evolution of Compliance in Common Pool Resources,” 2005, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 107(3), 583-
  • “Robust Control in Water Management” (with Catarina Roseta-Palma), 2004, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 29(1), 21-34.
  • “Valuing Biodiversity from an Economic Perspective: A Unified Economic, Ecological and Genetic Approach” (with W. Brock), 2003, The American Economic Review, 93(5), 1597-1614.
  • “The Economics of Shallow Lakes” (with K.-G. Mäler and A. de Zeeuw), 2003, Environmental and Resource Economics, 26(4), 603-624.
  • “Location Decisions of a Polluting Firm and the Time Consistency of Environmental Policy” (with E. Petrakis), 2003, Resource and Energy Economics, 25, 197-214.
  • “Optimal Ecosystem Management when Species Compete for Limiting Resources” (with W. Brock), 2002, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 44, 189-230.
  • “Environmental Policy and Competitiveness: The Porter Hypothesis and the Composition of Capital” (with A. de Zeeuw), 1999, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 37, 165-182.
  • “Environmental Consciousness and Moral Hazard in International Agreements to Protect the Environment” (with E. Petrakis), 1996, Journal of Public Economics, 60, 95-110.
  • “Environmental Policy under Oligopoly with Endogenous Market Structure” (with Y. Katsoulacos), 1995, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 97, 411-420.
  • “Observability and Choice of Instrument Mix in the Control of Externalities,” 1995, Journal of Public Economics, 56, 485-498.
  • “Environmental Policy Design and Dynamic Nonpoint-Source Pollution,” 1992, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 23(1), 22-39.
  • “Environmental Policy under Imperfect Information: Incentives and Moral Hazard,” 1991, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 20(2), 113-126.
Giulio Zanella

Giulio Zanella

Labor Economics, Social Economics, Applied Economics

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: University of Siena, 2005

Short Bio
Giulio Zanella is an applied economist working primarily in the areas of labor economics and social interactions. He obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Siena in 2005, and a MSc in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. He is currently Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna.

Selected Publications

  • Bellettini G., Taddei F., Zanella G., Bequest taxes and house prices, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics 2013
  • Galbiati R., Zanella G.,  The tax evasion social multiplier: evidence from Italy, Journal of Public Economics 2012, Vol 96(5-6)
  • Fiorito R., Zanella G., The anatomy of the aggregate labor supply elasticity, Review of Economic Dynamics 2012, Vol 15(1)
  • Buonanni P., Drago F., Zanella G., Crime in Europe and in the US: Dissecting the ‘reversal of misfortunes’, Economic Policy July 2011
  • Cohen-Cole E., Zanella G., Unpacking social interactions, Economic Inquiry Economic Policy 2008, Vol 46(1)
  • Zanella G.,  Discrete choice with social interactions and endogenous memberships, Journal of the European Economic Association 2007, Vol 5(1)

Graduate Courses

  • Labor Economics (Lmec)

PhD Students

Lorenzo Zirulia

Lorenzo Zirulia

Industrial Organization, Economics of Science and Innovation, Networks

Position: Associate Professor

PhD: Bocconi University, Milan (2005)

Short Bio
Associate Professor in Economics at University of Bologna since 2014, previously Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at the same University (since 2006). Visiting Fellow at ICRIOS (Invernizzi Center for Research on Innovation, Organization and Strategy), Bocconi University, and Fellow at RCEA (Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis). He is an applied theorist interested in firms, markets and the scientific community.

Selected Publications:

  • “The economics of research, consulting, and teaching quality: theory and evidence from a technical university” (with S. Bianchini, F. Lissoni and M. Pezzoni). Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 25(7), 668-691, 2016.
  • “… then came Cisco, and the rest is history”: a “history friendly” model of Local Area Networking industry” (with R. Fontana). Journal of Evolutionary Economics,25 (5), 875-899, 2015.
  • “Inventorship and authorship as attribution rights: an enquiry into the economics of scientific credit” (with F. Lissoni e F. Montobbio), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,95, 49-69, 2013.
  • “When do global pipelines enhance knowledge diffusion in clusters?” (with A. Morrison and R. Rabellotti). Economic Geography, 89 (1), 77–96
  • “Individual Preferences, Organization, and Competition in a Model of R&D Incentive Provision” (with N. Lacetera). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 84(2), 550-570, 2012.
  • “The role of spillovers in R&D network formation”. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 21(1), 83-105, 2012.
  • “The economics of scientific misconduct” (with N. Lacetera). Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 27, 568-603, 2011.
  • “Switching costs, consumer heterogeneity and price discrimination” (with N. Corrocher). Journal of Economics, 101(2), 149-167, 2010.
  • “Demand and innovation in services: the case of mobile communications” (with N. Corrocher). Research Policy, 39, 945 – 955, 2010.
  • “Me and You and Everyone We Know: an empirical analysis on consumers’ choices and local network externalities in mobile communications” (with N. Corrocher). Telecommunications Policy, 33, 68 – 79, 2009.