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Full Professor
Department of Economics

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Courses a.y. 2020/2021


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Biographical note

Laurea in Economia e Commercio (BA in Economics), University of Verona, Italy. Ph.D. in Mathematics for Economic Decisions, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. Ph.D. in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Academic CV

Full Professor of Economics and Research Fellow at IGIER. Program Director PhD in Economics and Finance.
In 2010 he joined the Bocconi University from the University College London where he was Professor of Economics.

Co-Editor: the Journal of the European Economic Association

His work has been published in Econometrica,  the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics Studies, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of the European Economic Association, and the International Economic Review among others.

Research areas

Macroeconomic Theory, Economics of Information, Consumption Theory, Labour Economics, Public Finance.



Efficient Child Care Subsidies,’’ (2019), (joint with Christine Ho), the American Economic Review; `The Precautionary Effect of Government Expenditures,’’ (2018), (joint with Valerio Ercolani), The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Frontiers; `The Dual Approach to Recursive Optimization: Theory and Examples,’’ (2018), (joint with C. Sleet and M. Messner), Econometrica; The Evolution of Belief Ambiguity During the Process of High School Choice,’’ (2017), (joint with Pamela Giustinelli), Review of Economic Dynamics; `Intergenerational Disagreement and Optimal Taxation of Parental Transfers,’’ (2016), (joint with Hakki Yazici), Review of Economic Studies; Optimal Income Taxation when Asset Taxation is Limited,’’ (2016), (joint with A. Ábráham and S. Koehne), Journal of Public Economics; “Optimal Life-cycle Capital Taxation under Self-Control Problems,’’ (2015), (joint with H. Yazici), Economic JournalOn the Recursive Saddle Point Method (joint with M. Messner), Dynamic Games and Applications, 2015; The Design of `Soft’ Welfare Programs (joint with O. Setty and G. Violante), the Review of Economic Dynamics, 2015; Recursive Methods for Incentive Problems (joint with M. Messner and C. Sleet), the Review of Economic Dynamics, 2012; Risk Sharing in Private Information Models with Asset Accumulation: Explaining the Excess Smoothness of Consumption (joint with O. Attanasio), Econometrica, 2011; On the First-Order Approach in Principal-Agent Models with Hidden Borrowing and Lending (joint with A. Ábráham and S. Koehne), the Journal of Economic Theory, 2011; Optimal Unemployment Insurance, with Human Capital Depreciation, and Duration Dependence, the International Economic Review, 2009; Efficient Allocations with Moral Hazard and Hidden Borrowing and Lending: A Recursive Formulation (joint with A. Abraham), the Review for Economic Dynamics, 2008; Social Preferences, Skill Segregation, and Wage Dynamics (joint with A. Cabrales and A. Calvo-Armengol), the Review of Economic Studies, 2008; Optimal Welfare-to-Work Programs  (joint with G. Violante), the Review of Economic Studies, 2007; On Optimal Unemployment Compensation,  Journal of Monetary Economics, 2007; The Efficient Allocation of Consumption under Moral Hazard and Hidden Access to the Credit Market (joint with A. Abraham), the Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005.