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Welcome! I am a senior assistant professor at the University of Cagliari. I'm also affiliated with CRENoS.

I am an applied microeconomist studying incentives in public organizations, risky behaviors, and decision making under risk. 

To see my CV, click here

 

BIO

Education

2018 - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Phd in Economics, cum laude

2013 - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, M.Res. in Economics

2011 - University of Essex, MSc in Economics, with distinction

2010 - Università degli Studi di Cagliari - Laurea in Scienze Economiche, magna cum laude

Other things

 
 

RESEARCH

Published papers

Cutting Through the Fog: Financial Literacy and Financial Investment Choices

with Lorenzo Pandolfi

Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 237–274.​

(Abstract & Figures from the paper)

The Effectiveness of Promotion Incentives for Public Employees: Evidence from Italian Academia 

with Lorenzo Pandolfi

Forthcoming in: Economic Policy

(Abstract & Figures from the paper)

     Policy brief: Economic Policy Panel

Working papers

It's a Sure Win! Experimental Evidence on Overconfidence in Betting Behavior [NEW!]

with Martin Chegere, Paolo Falco, Lorenzo Pandolfi, and Mattea Stein

 CSEF Working Paper No. 655 (November 2022)

(Abstract & Figures from the paper)

 

Teacher Compensation and Structural Inequality: Evidence from Centralized Teacher School Choice in Peru

with Matteo Bobba, Tim Ederer, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta, and Christopher Neilson

NBER Working Paper No. 29068 (July 2021), revised March 2022 (Reject and Resubmit at Journal of Political Economy) 

(Abstract & Figures from the paper
     Media coverage: VoxDev

Depowering Risk: Vehicle Power Restriction and Teen Driver Accidents in Italy

with Silvia Balia and Rinaldo Brau

 HEDG Working Paper No. 21/06 (March 2021), revised November 2022 (R&R at The Journal of Law and Economics)

(Abstract & Figures from the paper)

Political Selection and Monetary Incentives in Local Parliamentary Systems

with Andrea Caria and Fabio Cerina 

CRENoS Working Paper 21-09, revised February 2022 (R&R at European Journal of Political Economy)

Work in progress

The Effect of Tenure-track Systems of Selection, Productivity, and Fertility in Economics

with Roberto Nisticò and Lorenzo Pandolfi

Choking Under Pressure and Risk Aversion: Evidence from Football Penalties

with Luca Coraggio and Lorenzo Pandolfi

Municipal Mergers and Social Conflict in Fascist Italy

with Claudio Deiana and Andrea Geraci

Cultural Codes, Institutions, and Crime. Enclosures and Violence in 19th Century Sardinia

with Claudio Deiana

 

TEACHING

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