Davide Vannoni

Born in Torino (Italy), July 15, 1970.


University of Torino

Dipartimento di Scienze Economico-Sociali e Matematico-Statistiche

Corso Unione Sovietica 218 bis, Torino, Italy

Phone: ++ 39-011-6706083;

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-       1993        First Degree in Economics at the University of Turin

-       1997        Master in Economics at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK)

-       1999        PhD in Economics at the University of Turin

Present Position:

-       2015-current  Vice Director at the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Torino.

-       2011-current      Full Professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Torino.

-       1999-current      Research Fellow at CERIS-CNR, Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (National Council of Research, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri.

-       2003-current      Research Fellow at HERMES, Higher Education Research in Mobility Regulation and the Economics of Local Services, Moncalieri, Torino

-       2010-2016 Research Affiliate at COLLEGIO CARLO ALBERTO, Moncalieri, Torino.

-       2016-current Fellow at COLLEGIO CARLO ALBERTO, Moncalieri, Torino


-       Member of the EARIE, European Association for Research in Industrial Economics

-       Member of SIEPI (Italian Association of Industrial Economics)

-       Member of SIE (Italian Association of Economics)

Previous Positions

-       1996                    Scholarship at Ceris-CNR

-       1999                    Post-doc scholarship at the University of Turin

-       1999-2001          Assistant Professor in Economics - University of Pavia       

-       2001-2011          Associate Professor of Applied Economics – University of Torino                                      

Teaching experiences:

·         Microeconomics, University of Pavia, 1999-2001 and University of Turin, since 2004

·         Industrial Economics, University of Pavia, 1999-2001 and MBA at University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, 2003-2005

·         Economics of the Firm, University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, 1999-2002

·         Industrial Organisation, Phd program at the University of Pavia, 2000-2001 and Msc Economics at Coripe (University of Turin), since 2005

·         Economics, Master MEDEA at Fondazione Enrico Mattei, Milan, in 2000.

·         Managerial Economics, University of Turin, in 2002 and MBA ESCP-EAP (University of Turin), since 2005

·         Applied Economics, University of Turin, 2002-2004

·         Introductory Economics, University of Turin, 2002-2004  

·         Advanced Microeconomics, University of Turin, 2005-2010.

·         Advanced Industrial Organization, University of Turin, since 2008.


International Journal of Industrial Organization, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Energy Economics, International Tax and Public Finance, Information Economics and Policy, Economica, Energy Policy, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Analysis, Transportation Research part A, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, Applied Economics, The Manchester School, Small Business Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Health Care Management Science, Economics Bulletin, Transport Policy, Economic Notes, Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, L’Industria, Economia e Politica Industriale, Economia dei Servizi, Review of Economics and Institutions, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics.

Main publications:

.    Devicienti F., Grinza E., Manello, A., Vannoni D. (2018) “What Are the Benefits of Having more Female Leaders? Evidence from the Use of Part-Time Work in Italy", Industrial & Labor Relations Review, forthcoming

.    Cisi M., Devicienti F., Manello, A., Vannoni D. (2018) "The Advantages of Formalizing Networks: New Evidence from Italian SMEs", Small Business Economics, forthcoming

.    Devicienti F., Grinza E., Vannoni D. (2018) “The Impact of Part-Time Work on Firm Productivity:Evidence from Italy”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 27, 2, 321-347.

.    Devicienti F., Manello A., Vannoni D. (2017) "Technical Efficiency, Unions and Decentralized Labor Contracts" European Journal of Operational Research, 260, 1129-1141.

.    Baldi S., Vannoni D. (2017) "The Impact of Centralization on Pharmaceutical Procurement Prices: The Role of Institutional Quality and Corruption", Regional Studies, 51, 3, 426-438. 

.   Abrate G., Erbetta F., Fraquelli G., Vannoni D. (2016) “Bet Big on Doubles, Bet Smaller on Triples. Exploring Scope Economies in Multi-Service Passenger Transport Companies”,

Transport Policy, 52, 81-88. 

.      Abrate G., Erbetta F., Fraquelli G., Vannoni D. (2015) “The Costs of Corruption in the Italian Solid Waste Industry”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 24, 2, 439-465.

·       Abrate G., Erbetta F., Fraquelli G., Vannoni D. (2014) “Size and Density Economies in Refusal Collection”, Chapter in Kinnaman T. and Takeuchi K. (eds.), Handbook on Waste Management, Edward Elgar, Chapter 16, 416-441.

·         Abrate G., Erbetta, F., Fraquelli G., Vannoni D. (2014) “The Costs of Disposal and Recycling: An Application to Italian Municipal Solid Waste Services”, Regional Studies, 48, 3, 896-909.

·         Menozzi A., Erbetta F., Fraquelli G., Vannoni D. (2014) “The determinants of board compensation in SOEs. An application to Italian public utilities”, Applied Financial Economics, 24, 3, 145-159.

·         Boffa F., Vannoni D. (2012) “Entry and Collusion After Market Opening”, Theoretical Economics Letters, 2, 316-322.

·         Menozzi A., Urtiaga M. G., Vannoni D. (2012) “Board Composition, Political Connections and Performance in State-Owned Enterprises”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 21 (3), 671-698.

·         Cambini C., Filippini M., Piacenza M., Vannoni D. (2011) Corporatization and Firm Performance: Evidence from Publicly-Provided Local Utilities”, Review of Law and Economics, 7, 1, 196-217.

·         Bottasso A., Conti M., Piacenza M., Vannoni D. (2011) “The Appropriateness of the Poolability Assumption for Multi-Product Technologies”, International Journal of Production Economics, 130, 1, 1-134.  

·         Razzolini T., Vannoni D. (2011) “Export Premia and Subcontracting Discount. Passive Strategies and Performance in Domestic and Foreign Markets”, The World Economy, 34, 6, 984-1013.

·         Boffa F., Pingali V., Vannoni D. (2010) “Increasing Market Interconnection. An Analysis of the Italian Electricity Spot Market”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28, 3, pp.311-322.

·         Piacenza M., Turati G., Vannoni D. (2010) “Restructuring Hospital Industry to Control Public Health Care Expenditure: the Role of Input Substitutability”, Economic Modelling, 27, 4, pp. 881-890.

·         Piacenza M., Vannoni D. (2009) "Vertical and Horizontal Integration in the Electric Utility Industry: an Integrated Approach", Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 80 (3) , pp. 431-450.

·         Abrate, G., Piacenza M., Vannoni D. (2009) “The impact of Integrated Tariff Systems on Public Transport Demand: Evidence from Italy”, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 39 (2), pp. 120-127.

·         Cambini C., Piacenza M., Vannoni D. (2007) “Restructuring Public Transit Systems: Evidence on Cost Properties and Optimal Network Configuration from Medium and Large-Sized Companies”, The Review of Industrial Organization, 31, pp. 183-203.

·         Fraquelli G., Piacenza M., Vannoni D. (2005) "Cost Savings from Generation and Distribution with an Application to Italian Electric Utilities", Journal of Regulatory Economics, 28:3, 289-308.

·         Rondi L. Vannoni D. (2005) “Are EU Leading Firms Returning to Core Business? Evidence on Refocusing and Relatedness in a Period of Market Integration”, The Review of Industrial Organization, 27, 125-145.

·         Fraquelli G., Piacenza M., Vannoni D.(2004) “Scope and Scale Economies in Multi-Utilities: Evidence From Gas, Water and Electricity Combinations” Applied Economics, 36, 2045-2057

·         Piacenza M., Vannoni D.(2004) “Choosing Among Alternative Cost Function Specifications: An Application to Italian Multi-Utilities”, Economics Letters, 82/3, pp.410-417.

·         Vannoni D. (2004) “Causes and Effects of Multimarket Activity. From Theory to Empirical Analysis”, Managerial and Decision Economics, 25: 163-174.

·         Valvano S. Vannoni D. (2003) “Diversification Strategies and Corporate Coherence. Evidence from Italian Leading Firms”, Review of Industrial Organization,  23,1 pp. 25-41.

·         Rondi L. Vannoni D. (2002) “EU Firms’ Diversification over the period 1987-1997”, in European Economy, Reports and Studies, 2, pp. 161-171.

·         Sembenelli A. Vannoni D. (2001) “Market Structures with Multi-product Firms: Welfare Analysis and Policy Implications”, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 1:2, 161-179.

·         Sembenelli A., Vannoni D. (2000) ‘Why do established firms enter some industries and exit others? Empirical evidence on Italian business groups’, Review of Industrial Organisation, 17, 4, 441-56, Kluwer.

·         Vannoni D. (2000) "Diversification, the Resource View and Productivity. Evidence from Italian Manufacturing firms", Empirica, 1, 47-63, Kluwer.

·         Fraquelli G., Vannoni D. (2000) ‘Multidimensional Performance in Telecommunications, Regulation and Competition: Analysing the European Major Players’, Information Economics and Policy, 12, 1, 27-46, North Holland.

·         Vannoni D. (1999) "Entries and Exits in foreign markets: Italian Multinationals’ expansion in the European Union", International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2, 181-96, Carfax.

 Work in Progress:

·     Abrate G., Boffa F., Erbetta F., Vannoni D. (2018) “Voters' Information, Corruption, and the Efficiency of Local Public Services", submitted  
. Cisi M., Devicienti F., Manello, A., Vannoni D. (2018) “Network Agreements and Firms’ Economic Performance”, submitted.
. Grinza E., Devicienti F., Rossi M., Vannoni D. (2018) “How Entry into Parenthood Shapes Gender role Attitudes: New Evidence from Longitudinal UK Data”, submitted.

Extended CV
in Italian language here below:
Davide Vannoni,
6 apr 2018, 03:47