Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute (2005). Master in Economics from Bocconi University (1999). B.A. in Political Sciences from the University of Florence (1998).
Associate Professor in the "Ettore Bocconi" Department of Economics.
Political economics, applied econometrics, comparative politics, labor economics.
"Meet the Press: How Voters and Politicians Respond to Newspaper Entry and Exit" (with F. Drago and F.Sobbrio), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2014; "The Political Resource Curse" (with F. Brollo, R. Perotti and G. Tabellini), American Economic Review, 2013; "Assessing Economic Liberalization Episodes: A Synthetic Control Approach" (with A. Billmeier), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013; "Do Better Paid Politicians Perform Better? Disentangling Incentives from Selection" (with S. Gagliarducci), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013; "Social Capital and Political Accountability" (with A. Stella, G. Tabellini and U. Troiano), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2013; "Tying Your Enemy's Hands in Close Races: The Politics of Federal Transfers in Brazil" (with F. Brollo), American Political Science Review, 2012; "Competing on Good Politicians" (with V. Galasso), American Political Science Review, 2011; "Electoral Rules and Politicians' Behavior: A Micro Test" (with S. Gagliarducci and P. Naticchioni), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2011; "Moonlighting Politicians" (with S. Gagliarducci and P. Naticchioni), Journal of Public Economics, 2010; "From Temporary Help Jobs to Permanent Employment: What Can We Learn from Matching Estimators and their Sensitivity?" (with A. Ichino and F. Mealli), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2008.