Published Papers

Local government cooperation at work: a control function approach (with Angela Parenti and Sonia Paty), Journal of Economic Geography, 2016 forthcoming 

Informal work in a flexible labour market (with L. Elia, C. Tealdi) Oxford Economic Papers, 2016 Forthcoming

Migration, Labor Tasks and Production Structure (with G. De Arcangelis , G. Santoni) Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2015 Forthcoming 

Decentralized Deterrence, with an Application to Labor Tax Auditing (with N. Persico, N. Sahuguet) American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2013 5(1): 35-62.

Strategic Fiscal Interaction across Borders: Evidence from French and German Local Governments along the Rhine-Valley (with Aurelie Cassette and Dirk Foremny) Journal of Urban Economics, 2012 volume 72, issue 1,p. 17-30

Tax Limited Reaction Functions (with F. Revelli)

Journal of Applied Econometrics 

Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 823–839, August 2013

Undeclared Work, Employer Tax Compliance, and Audits

Public Finance Review January 2011 39: 75-102,



Working Paper

The Effect of Local Taxes on Firm Performance: Evidence from Geo-Referenced Data, with Federico Belotti and Gianluca Santoni


Avoiding Taxes by Transfer within the Family, with Henry Ohlsson


Estimating Labor Demand Function in presence of Undeclared Work, with Leandro Elia

Work in Progress

Workplace training and entrepreneurs clusters: poaching vs knowledge spillovers, with Giuseppe Croce, Emanuela Ghignoni and Andrea Ricci


Long Term Effect of WWII on Health Outcomes and Expenditure, with Vincenzo Atella and Joanna Kopinska



The Deterrence Effect of Labour Tax Audit: Informality and Firm Performance, with Luigi Benfratello, Giovanni Immordino and Francesco Flaviano Russo