Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna

Research Fellow at the International Centre for Economic Analysis

Managing Director of the European Association of Law and Economics

From 2016 to 2019: Assistant Professor and Marie Curie fellow at Copenhagen Business School.


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@ Rimini: Via Angherà 22, 47921 Rimini

@ Bologna: Via San Giacomo 3, 40128 Bologna

Research Interests

Experimental research on illegal and dishonest behaviors, including tax evasion, corruption, unethical behaviors.

Empirical research on tax evasion, lying attitudes, addictive behaviors, judicial performance.

Theoretical analyses on the economic analysis of the law, including civil and criminal liability.

Latest publications

  • Guerra, A., and Harrington, B. (2022, Forthcoming). Regional variation in tax compliance and the role of culture. Economia Politica Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics.

  • Guerra, A., Maraki, M., Massenot, B., and Thöni, C. (2022, Forthcoming). Deterrence, Settlement, and Litigation Under Adversarial Versus Inquisitorial Systems. Conditionally Accepted on July 14, 2022, in Public Choice, Special Issue: Law and Economics from the Public Choice Perspective; Eds. Jordan Adamson and Lucas Rentschler.

  • Guerra, A.. Harrington, B., Steinmo, S., & D’Attoma, J. (2022, Forthcoming). Do Experienced Subjects Bias Experimental Results? Evidence from 16 Laboratories in Six Countries. Economic and Political Studies, Special Issue: Economic and Behavioral Aspects of Tax Compliance; Eds. Alm, James, and Yongzheng, Liu.

  • Guerra, A., Randon, E., & Scorcu, A. E. (2022). Gender and deception: Evidence from survey data among adolescent gamblers. Kyklos, 1– 28.

  • Amore, M.D., Garofalo, O., & Guerra, A. (2022). How leaders influence (un)ethical behaviors within organizations: A laboratory experiment on reporting choices. Journal of Business Ethics.

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Guest Editor, joint with Francesco Parisi, Review of Law and Economics

Special Issue "The Impact of Behavioral Economics on the Law", Volume 17, Issue 2, July 2021.

Latest Talks

@ Aarhus University, Department of Economics and Business, PhD guest lecture, Zoom talk (June 16, 2022)

@ Université Paris II Panthéon Assas CRED, in-person talk, Workshop "Law, Economics and Regulation" (June 7, 2022)

@ International Workshop on "Economic and Behavioral Aspects of Tax Compliance", Zoom talk (March 09, 2022)

@ Université Paris II Panthéon Assas CRED, Zoom talk (Dec 14, 2021)

@ Tax talks on Green Taxes (online) (Oct 22, 2021)

Research Grants

On 2017 I have been awarded a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Research project: ChEATAX, Cross-Cultural Experimental Analyses of Tax Morale.

A presentation of the granted project can be found here.

Together with Garofalo and Amore, we have been awarded a Carlsberg grant

Research project: Leadership and corporate honesty.

A presentation of the granted project can be found here.