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Publications

“Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Expenditure: Evidence from the U.S.” (with Arcangelo Dimico, Francesco Lancia and Alessia Russo), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 12, 2020, 76–106. [download wp]

COVID-19, Race, and Redlining” (with Arcangelo Dimico), Covid Economics 38, 2020, 129–195. [download wp]

“The Financial Decisions of Immigrant and Native Households: Evidence from Italy (with Marianna Brunetti and Anzelika Zaiceva), 2021, Italian Economic Journal, accepted for publication. [download wp]

Gender Gaps in Education” (with Monica Bozzano), in “Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics”, edited by Klaus F. Zimmermann, Springer, Cham, 2020, 1-31. [download wp]

Research on Women in Economics: The WinE Bibliography, August 2020. European Economic Association Home Page.

“Citizenship at Birth in the World” (with Chiara Strozzi), Special Issue on Integration Policy: Determinants and Consequences of Citizenship and Legalization, CESifo Forum 21, 2020, 3-7.

The Long-Term Determinants of HIV Infection among African Women: The Slave Trade, Polygyny, and Sexual Behavior” (with Arcangelo Dimico), Journal of Development Economics 190, 2019, 90-105. [download wp]

Origins and Implications of Family Structure across Italian Provinces in Historical Perspective” (with Monica Bozzano), in “Cliometrics and the Family: Global Patterns and Their Impact on Diverging Development”, edited by Claude Diebolt, Auke Rijpma, Sarah Carmichael, Selin Dilli and Charlotte Störmer, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2019, Ch. 6, 121-147. [download wp]

Primogeniture“, in  Turner, B.S. (ed.),  “The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory”, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2017, 1-2. [download wp]

De Jure and de Facto Determinants of Power: Evidence from Mississippi” (with Arcangelo Dimico), Constitutional Political Economy 28, 2017, 321-345. [download wp]

The Legacies of Slavery in and out of Africa“, Julian Simon Lecture, 12th IZA Annual Migration Meeting, Dakar, IZA Journal of Migration 5, 2016, 1-19. [download wp]

Women, Medieval Commerce, and the Education Gender Gap” (with Monica Bozzano), Journal of Comparative Economics 44, 2016, 496-521. [download wp]

Comment to: Do They Agree? Bibliometric Evaluation versus Informed Peer Review in the Italian Research Assessment Exercise” (with Alfonso Gambardella, Tullio Jappelli, Carmela Nappi and Franco Peracchi), Scientometrics 108, 2016, 349. [download wp]

Review of ‘Vanity Economics: An Economic Exploration of Sex, Marriage and Family’ by C. Simon Fan”, Journal of Economic Literature 53, 2015, 22-23. [download wp]

Slavery, Racial Inequality, and Education“, IZA World of Labor 122, 2015.

Bibliometric Evaluation vs. Informed Peer Review: Evidence from Italy” (with Alfonso Gambardella, Tullio Jappelli, Carmela Nappi and Franco Peracchi), Research Policy 44, 2015, 451-466. [download wp]

Family Structure and the Education Gender Gap: Evidence from Italian Provinces” (with Monica Bozzano). CESifo Economic Studies, Special Issue on the Determinants of Gender Gaps 61, 2015,  263-300. [download wp]

Slavery, Education, and Inequality”  (with Arcangelo Dimico), European Economic Review 70, 2014, 197-209. [download wp]

Who Holds the Purse Strings within the Household? The Determinants of Intra-family Decision Making” (with Marianna Brunetti and Costanza Torricelli), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 101, 2014, 65-86. [download wp]

The Racial Gap in Education and the Legacy of Slavery” (with Arcangelo Dimico), Journal of Comparative Economics 40, 2012, 581-595, Special Issue on  Slavery, Colonialism and Institutions Around the World. [download wp]

Growth, History or Institutions: What Explains State Fragility in Sub-Saharan Africa?”  (with Andrea Guerzoni), Journal of Peace Research 49, 2012, 769-783. [download wp] [data]

Considerazioni  conclusive“, Rivista di Storia Economica 28, 2012, 269-274, Special Issue on ‘Ricchi per sempre? Storici dell’economia ed economisti per i 150 anni dell’Unità d’Italia’. [download wp]

Growth, Colonization, and Institutional Development: In and Out of Africa“, in de La Grandville, O. (ed.), “Economic Growth and Development”, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 11, Emerald, Bingley, 2011, 25-41. [download wp]

The Fragile Definition of State Fragility” (with Andrea Guerzoni), Rivista Italiana degli Economisti 16, 2011, 339-356, Special Issue on ‘Poverty Traps: An Empirical and Theoretical Assessment’. [download wp]

Marriage and Other Risky Assets: A Portfolio Approach” (with Marianna Brunetti and Costanza Torricelli), Journal of Banking and Finance 35, 2011, 2902-2915. [download wp]

The Enfranchisement of Women and the Welfare State“,  European Economic Review 55, 2011, 535-553. [download wp]

The Vanishing Bequest Tax: The Comparative Evolution of Bequest Taxation in Historical Perspective“,  Economics & Politics 23, 2011, 107-131. [download wp]

L’evoluzione delle leggi sulla cittadinanza: una prospettiva globale” (with Chiara Strozzi), Rivista delle Politiche Sociali 7, 2010, 135-149, Special Issue on “Cittadinanza e Nazionalità”. [download wp]

The Evolution of Citizenship: Economic and Institutional Determinants” (with Chiara Strozzi),  Journal of Law and Economics 53, 2010, 95-136. [download wp] [data]

“International Migration and the Role of Institutions” (with Chiara Strozzi), Public Choice 137, 2008, 81-102. [download wp]

Portfolio Choices, Gender and Marital  Status” (with Marianna Brunetti and Costanza Torricelli), Rivista di Politica Economica 98, 2008, 119-153. [download wp]

The Law of Primogeniture and the Transition from Landed Aristocracy to Industrial Democracy“, Journal of Economic Growth 11, 2006, 41-68. [download wp]

Growth, History and Institutions“, in Salvadori, N. (ed.), “Economic Growth and Distribution: On the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2006, 331-349. [download wp]

The Evolution of Modern Educational Systems: Technical vs. General Education, Distributional Conflict, and Growth” (with Michael Spagat), Journal of Development Economics 73, 2004, 559-582. [download wp]

Labor Market Institutions, International Capital Mobility, and the Persistence of Underdevelopment“, Review of Economic Dynamics 6, 2003, 637-650. [download wp]

Did Colonization Matter for Growth? An Empirical Exploration into the Historical Causes of Africa’s Underdevelopment” (with Fabio Canova), 2002, European Economic Review 46, 2002, 1851-1871. [download wp]

The Politics of Cooptation” (with Michael Spagat), Journal of Comparative Economics 29, 2001, 591-607. [download wp]

“Il Ruolo dei Licei e delle Scuole Tecnico-professionali tra Progresso Tecnologico, Conflitto Sociale e Sviluppo Economico” (with Michael Spagat), in “L’Istruzione in Italia: Solo un Pezzo di Carta?”, edited by Nicola Rossi, Il Mulino, Bologna, 1997, 421-459. [download wp]

For other publications and working papers see IDEAS.