My research interests are in the field of i) public economics; ii) labor economics; iii) economic history; iv) microeconometrics. In particular, I study behavioral responses to tax policy and the effect of public policies on inequality, intergenerational mobility and educational achievement.
Working papers:Awarded with the Early Career Research Award by the W.E. Upjohn Institute.CESifo Working Paper No. 9671; VistINPS Working Paper 2022/47; UNIL Working Paper No. 2022/01SlidesMedia & policy coverage: Il Foglio; Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance Report on Gender Inequalities ("Bilancio di Genere 2022"), p. 52-55; inGenere; LavoceReject and resubmit at American Economic Journal: Applied EconomicsAwarded with the SIEP (Italian Society of Public Economics) Prize. SlidesMedia coverage: Local Opportunities LabReject and resubmit at The Economic JournalUNIL Working Paper No. 2022/09Media coverage: Lavoce; RAI 3 radio interview (from 01:35:00)UNIL Working Paper No. 2022/07SlidesIZA DP No. 13199; WID.World Working Paper.
Selected works in progress:
For (Un)Love or (of) Taxes? The Impact of the 1927 Bachelor Tax on Marriage Market
Taxing Big Firms' Extra Profits: Evidence from the Robin Hood Tax (with Luisa Loiacono, Leonzio Rizzo, and Riccardo Secomandi)
The Cost of Gender Identity Norms (with Tommaso Giommoni)
Publications (based on pre-PhD works):
1. "Knocking on Parents' Doors: Regulation and Intergenerational Mobility" The Journal of Human Resources, 57(2): 525-554, March 2022 (with Sauro Mocetti and Giacomo Roma).Media coverage: VoxEU; eticaeconomia; JHR research highlight
2. "Tax Progressivity and Top Incomes: Evidence from Tax Reforms" The Journal of Economic Inequality 18(3): 261-289, 2020 (with Daniel Waldenström). Online Appendix. Replication filesMedia coverage: VoxEU; SBS radio interview; NBC News.
3. "Trends and Gradients in Top Tax Elasticities: Cross-Country Evidence, 1900-2014" International Tax and Public Finance 26(3): 457–485, 2019 (with Daniel Waldenström). Online Appendix. Replication files.Media coverage: VoxEU.