a) Development economics

Learning the hard way: The effect of violent conflict on student academic achievement (with Tilman Bruck and Sami Miaari)
Journal of the European Economic Association
, accepted

Education is forbidden: The effect of the Boko Haram conflict on education in North-East Nigeria (with Eleonora Bertoni, Vasco Molini, and Roberto Nisticò)
Journal of Development Economics, 2018, forthcoming

Be wary of those who ask: A randomized experiment on the size and determinants of enumerator effects (with Nathan Fiala)
World Bank Economic Review, 2018, fortcoming

Making do with what you have: Conflict, input misallocation, and firm performance (with Francesco Amodio)
Economic Journal, forthcoming [pdf]

The effect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on child labour and school attendance in the West Bank (with Tushar K. Nandi)
Journal of Development Economics, 2013, vol.100, 107-116 [pdf]

Consumer boycott, household heterogeneity and child labor (with Giorgio Fabbri)
Journal of Population Economics, 2013, vol.26 (4), 1609-1630 [pdf]

b) International trade and Industrial policy

Informality, tariffs and wealth (with Nelson Correa)
The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 2013, vol.22 (4), 477-508 [pdf]

Uncertainty, specialization and government intervention (with Marco Valente)
Metroeconomica, 2013, vol.64 (2), 215-243 [pdf]

Uncertainty and the optimal level of specialization (with Marco Valente)
Research in Economics, 2012, vol. 66, 213-218

Labour mobility and the redistributive effects of trade integration (with Carlo Devillanova and Pietro Vertova)
Journal of Economics, 2010, vol.100 (2), 95-115 [pdf]

Uncertainty, trade integration and the optimal level of protection in a Ricardian model with a continuum of goods
Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2008, vol.19 (4), 315-329 [pdf]

The evolution of world export sophistication and the Italian trade anomaly (with Federico Tamagni)
Rivista di Politica Economica, 2008, January-February, 20-35 [pdf]

c) Economists' opinions

Schools of thought and economists' opinions on economic policy (with Luca De Benedictis)
Eastern Economic Journal, 2016, Volume 42, Issue 3, 464–482 [pdf]

Are mainstream and heterodox economists different? An empirical analysis
American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2013, Vol.72 (5), 1315–1348 [pdf]

Economists' view about the economy: Evidence from a survey of Italian economists (with Luca De Benedictis)
Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, 2011, vol.XVI (1), 11-59 [pdf]

d) Other

Technology and the environment in the history of the economic thought (with Marianna Belloc, Simone D’Alessandro, Francesco Drago and Pietro Vertova)
International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 2008, vol.8, n.4, 311-334 [Special Issue on ’Innovation, Development and Environment’]

e) In Italian

L’anomalia del modello di specializzazione italiano e l’evoluzione del commercio internazionale: una analisi quantitativa (with Federico Tamagni)
QA - Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi Doria, 2008, vol.3/4, 79-104


Industrial Policy in BRICS Countries: Similarities, Differences and Future Challenges. In: Structural Change, and Industrial Development in the BRICS, edited by Naudé, N., Szirmai, A. and N. Haraguchi. Chapter 16. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

Industrial Policy. In: International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects, edited by Currie-Alder, B., R. Kanbur, D. Malone and R. Medhora. Chapter 32. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

Theoretical Arguments for Industrialization-Driven Development (with Tommaso Ciarli). In: African Industrial Development and European Union Cooperation, edited  by Matambalya, F., Chapter 2. Routledge, 2014

The Italian Economy, the Economic Crisis and Industrial Policy. In: Structural Change, Competitivenessand Industrial Policy, edited by Teixeira, A., Silva, E., and R. Mamede, Chapter 12. Routledge, 2014 [pdf]

Survey of the Literature on Successful Strategies and Practices for Export Promotion by Developing Countries (with Marianna Belloc). In: Economic Challenges and Policy Issues in Early Twenty-First-Century Sierra Leone, edited by Johnson, O.E.G., Chapter 7, 226-277, 2012. International Growth Center, London [pdf]

Industrial Policies in Developing Countries. History and Perspectives. In: The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation: the Past and Future of Policies for Industrial Development, edited by Cimoli, M., Dosi G. and Stiglitz, J. E., Ch.5, 2009. Oxford University Press [pdf]

Il Negoziato sui Prodotti Manufatturieri (with Luca De Benedictis and Francesco Romanelli) [in Italian]. In: Il Doha Round e il WTO. Una valutazione quantitativa degli scenari di liberalizzazione commerciale, edited by Guerrieri P. and Salvatici, L. (eds.), Capitolo 3, 69-98, 2008. Il Mulino, Bologna

Formule di Riduzione Tariffaria ed Effetti sulla Distribuzione dei Dazi dei Prodotti Manufatti [in Italian] (with Luca De Benedictis). In: RAPPORTO ICE 2007, Chapter 3, 2008, 156-164


Sierra Leone's National Export Strategy: Implementation Issues and Recommendations (with Marianna Belloc), IGC Working Paper 11/1018, January 2012

Survey of the Literature on Successful Strategies and Practices for Export Promotion by Developing Countries (with Marianna Belloc), IGC Working Paper 11/0248, June 2011

Industrial Policies for the Structural Transformation of African Economies: Options and Best Practices (Paper commissioned by the United Nations Commission for Africa - UNECA), October 2010

International Network for Economics and Conflict Industrialization and food security [May 2013]. LDA SCHOLARS’ DEVELOPMENT BLOG