Contact Details

Department of Economics and Management
University of Padua,
Via del Santo 33, 35123, 
Padua, Italy.
Phone: ++39 049 8274288.
Fax: ++39 049 8274211 or 8274221
Email: luca.nunziata[at]unipd.it

















Publications

Latest Working Papers

Monetary Effects of Keeping up with the Joneses.  2018 (with Olivier Armantier, Antonio Filippin and Michael Neubauer). 

‘Minimum Wages and Informal Employment in Developing Countries’, 2018 (with Giulia Lotti and Julian Messina).

‘Talking (and Thinking) Business: New Micro Evidence on the Effects of Language on Economic Behaviour’. 2018 (with Francesco Campo and Lorenzo Rocco).

‘A Taste of the Land: Experimental Evidence on Terroir and the Perceived Quality of Wine’, 2018 (with Patrizia Malaspina).

"Thou Shalt Not Smoke": Religion and Smoking in a Natural Experiment of
History’, 2018 (with Veronica Toffolutti).

Radioactive Decay, Health and Social Capital: Lessons From The Chernobyl Experiment’, 2016 (with Francesca Marino).

‘The Economics of Civil Justice: New Cross-Country Data and Empirics’, OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 1060, 2013 (with Giuliana Palumbo, Giulia Giupponi, and Juan S. Mora-Sanguinetti). 

‘More Choice for Men? Marriage Patterns after World War II in Italy’, 2013, (with Sascha Becker and Erich Battistin). 

‘Do Immigrants Make Us Safer? A Model on Crime, Immigration and the Labor Market’,  2013 (with Thomas Bassetti, Luca Corazzini and Darwin Cortes).

Publications
‘Monetary Effects of Inequality: Lessons from the Euro Experiment’The Journal of Economic InequalityForthcoming. (with Antonio Filippin).

Long Term Consequences of the Chernobyl Radioactive Fallout: an Exploration of the Aggregate Data’, 2018, The Milbank Quarterly (a multidisciplinary journal of population health and health policy, with an Impact Factor of 4.897), Forthcoming(with Francesca Marino).

‘The Protestant Ethic and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Religious Minorities in Former Holy Roman Empire Regions’, European Journal of Political Economy, Volume 51, pp.27-43, January 2018. (with Lorenzo Rocco).

‘The Labor Market in Italy, 2000-2016’IZA Work of Labor2017: 407. (with Francesca Marino).

‘Wish You Were Here? Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Education on Self-Reported Attitude Towards Immigrants’European Economic Review, Volume 90, pp. 201–224, November 2016. (with Beatrice D'Hombres). 

‘A Tale of Minorities: Evidence on Religious Ethic and Entrepreneurship’Journal of Economic GrowthVolume 21, Issue 2, pp 189-224, 2016. (with Lorenzo Rocco). Press release here

‘Immigration and Crime: Evidence From Victimization Data’Journal of Population Economics, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 697-736, July 2015Springer EconomicsStars 2017 Article. Featured in Le Monde.

‘Judicial performance and its determinants: a cross-country perspective’OECD Economic Policy Paper Series No. 05, OECD Publishing, June 2013, (with Giuliana Palumbo, Giulia Giupponi, and Juan S. Mora-Sanguinetti)Key policy messages here. The publication was presented at the Italian Senate at the presence of the Minister of Justice and the President of the Senate. Introductory speech by the President of the Senate here. Featured in Il Sole 24 Ore, RaiNews24, La Stampa and others.

‘In a Time of Crisis: Some Notes On the Italian Labour Market and Beyond’, CESifo DICE Report 2/2012 (Summer), 2012. Featured in The New York Times.

‘Models of Unionism and Unemployment’, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp. 141 – 152, June 2011, (with Daniele Checchi).

‘Labour Market Structures and the Sacrifice Ratio’, Journal of Macroeconomics, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp. 816-826, September 2010, (with Christopher Bowdler).

‘Job Protection Legislation and Productivity Growth in OECD Countries’, Economic Policy, Volume 24, Issue 58, pp. 349-402, April 2009, (with Andrea Bassanini and Danielle Venn). Web appendix here.

‘Employment in Europe and the Flexicurity Option’, CESifo DICE Report, 4/2008 (Winter), 2008.

‘Inflation Adjustment and Labour Market Structures: Evidence from a Multi-Country Study’, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Volume 109, Issue 3, pp. 619-642,  September 2007, (with Christopher Bowdler).

‘Labor Market Institutions and Wage Differentials’, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Volume 60, Number 3, pp. 340-356, April 2007, (with Winfried Koeniger and Marco Leonardi).

‘Short Term Contracts Regulations and Dynamic Labour Demand: Theory and Evidence’, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Volume 54, Number 1, pp. 72-104, February 2007, (with Stefano Staffolani). 

‘Trade Union Density and Inflation Performance: Evidence from OECD Panel Data’, Economica, Volume 74, Issue 293, p. 135-159, 2007, (with Christopher Bowdler).

‘Trade Openness and Inflation Episodes in the OECD’, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Volume 38, Number 2, pp. 553-563, March 2006, (with Christopher Bowdler).

‘Institutions and Wage Determination: a Multi-Country Approach’, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp. 435-466, August 2005.

‘Unemployment in the OECD since the 1960s. What do we know?’, The Economic Journal, Volume 115, pp.1-27, January 2005, (with Steve Nickell and Wolfang Ochel).

‘Labour Market Institutions and the Cyclical Dynamics of Employment’, Labour Economics, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 31-53, February 2003.

‘The Beveridge Curve, Unemployment and Wages in the OECD’, in Aghion, Frydman, Stiglitz and Woodford (eds.) Knowledge, Information and Expectations in Modern Macroeconomics: in Honor of Edmund S. Phelps, Princeton University Press, pp. 394-431, 2003 (with Steve Nickell, Wolfang Ochel, and Glenda Quintini).

Why Jobless Rates Differ?’, CentrePiece, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Autumn 2001. Reprinted in CESifo Forum, Vol. 3, Number 1, Spring 2002 (with Steve Nickell, Wolfang Ochel, and Glenda Quintini).

Other Papers and Book Contributions

‘Some Notes on OECD Labour Markets’ background paper for Ghose A., Majid N., Ernst C., The Global Employment Challenge, ILO, 2008.

‘Beveridge Curve’, entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, William Darity (ed.), Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.

‘Fixed Effects Regression’, entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, William Darity (ed.), Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.

‘Flexibility’, entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, William Darity (ed.), Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.

‘Labor Union’, entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, William Darity (ed.), Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008. 

‘Monte Carlo Experiments’, entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, William Darity (ed.), Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008. 

‘Residuals’, entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, William Darity (ed.), Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008. 

‘Unemployment Compensation’, entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, William Darity (ed.), Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.

‘Voluntary Unemployment’, entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, William Darity (ed.), Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.

‘Flessibilita’ del Mercato del Lavoro e Disuguaglianze Salariali nei paesi OCSE’, 2005 (with Winfried Koeniger and Marco Leonardi), in Per un’Analisi Critica del Mercato del Lavoro, a cura di Brucchi Luchino, il Mulino.

Other Working Papers

‘The Implications of Cultural Background on Labour Market Choices: the Case of Religion and Entrepreneurship’, IZA Discussion Paper 6114, November, 2011 (with Lorenzo Rocco).

‘Aggregate Self-Employment Patterns’, 2010.

‘Recent Trends in OECD Labour Markets: Flexibility and Economic Performance’, 2008, DTI Working Paper.

‘Forecasting (and explaining) US Business Cycles’, CEPR Working Paper 4584, 2004, presented at the FED, BOMOPA and European Meeting of the Econometric Society conferences (with John Muellbauer).

‘The Evolution of OECD Labour Markets: 1960-1995’, 2002.

‘Unemployment, Labour Market Institutions and Shocks’, Nuffield College Working Papers in Economics, 2002-W16.

‘Credit, the Stock Market and Oil: Forecasting U.S. GDP’, CEPR Discussion Paper DP2906 (with John Muellbauer), research reported in “America's Long and Tricky Road”, Financial Times, 1 May 2001.

‘Employment Patterns in OECD Countries’, CEP, LSE Discussion Paper 448, 2000 (with Steve Nickell).

Software and Programming

xtdw.ado: a Stata command for Durbin Watson statistic in fixed effects panel data models (help).

xtbac.ado: a Stata command for the Baltagi autocorrelation test in panel data (help).

xtfptest.ado: a Stata command for the Fisher version of the Philips Perron test for cointegration in panel data (help).

xtdftest.ado: a Stata command for the Fisher version of the Dickey Fuller test for cointegration in panel data (help);

hetgrot.ado: a Stata command for a Likelihood Ratio test for groupwise heteroskedasticity (help).