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SALVATORE NUNNARI

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Assistant Professor
Department of Economics

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Biographical note

BA (2001) and MS (2006) in Economics from Bocconi University.  Ph.D. in Economics from the California Institute of Technology (2012).

Personal Webpage: www.salvatorenunnari.eu/


Academic CV

Assistant Professor at the  Department of Economics "Ettore Bocconi". Associate Director of the Bocconi Experimental Laboratory for the Social Sciences (BELSS). Research Affiliate at Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER), and Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy. In the past, he served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California San Diego (2012-2013) and in the Department of Political Science at the Columbia University in the City of New York (2013-2015).  He was recently awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant for a five-year project on the "Behavioral Foundations of Populism and Polarization" (POPULIZATION).


Research areas

Political Economy, Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Microeconomic Theory.


Publications



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

For a complete list of publications (with PDFs), please go to my Personal Webpage.

  1. "The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study", with Marco Battaglini and Thomas R. Palfrey, Journal of the European Economic Association, Forthcoming.
  2. "The Economic Effects of Electoral Rules: Evidence from Unemployment Benefits", with Vincenzo Galasso, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2019, 14(3): 259–291.
  3. "Dynamic Coalitions and Communication: Public versus Private Negotiations", with Renee Bowen and David Baron, Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 156: 1-13
  4. "Dynamic Elections and Ideological Polarization", with Jan Zapal, Political Analysis, 2017, 25(4): 505-534.
  5. "Gambler's Fallacy and Imperfect Best Response in Legislative Bargaining", with Jan Zapal, Games and Economic Behavior, 2016, 99: 275–294.
  6. "Quantal Response and Nonequilibrium Beliefs Explain Overbidding in Maximum-Value Auctions", with Colin Camerer and Thomas R. Palfrey, Games and Economic Behavior, 2016, 98: 243–263.
  7. "The Dynamic Free Rider Problem: A Laboratory Study", with Marco Battaglini and Thomas R. Palfrey, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2016, 8(4): 268–308.
  8. "Turnout Across Democracies", with Helios Herrera and Massimo Morelli, American Journal of Political Science, 2016, 60(3): 607–624.
  9. "Dynamic Free Riding with Irreversible Investments", with Marco Battaglini and Thomas R. Palfrey, American Economic Review, 2014, 104(9): 2858–2871.
  10. "Legislative Bargaining and the Dynamics of Public Investment", with Marco Battaglini and Thomas R. Palfrey, American Political Science Review, 2012, 106(2): 407–429.