Grandparents in the blues. The effect of childcare on grandparents' 
depression (with Lorenzo Rocco), Review of The Economics of the Household, 2018

Pappa ante Portas. The Retired Husband Syndrome in Japan (with Marco Bertoni), Social Science and Medicine, 2017


The Labour Market Effects of Vocational and Academic Education over the Life Cycle. Evidence based on a British Cohort (with Lorenzo Rocco),  Journal of Human Capital, 2017


Local Agglomeration, Entrepreneurship and the Great Recession: Evidence from Italian Industrial Districts (with Monica Langella), Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2016


Laterborns don't give up. The Effects of Birth Order on Earnings in Europe (with Marco Bertoni), Demography, 2016


The side effect of pension reforms: evidence from Italy (with Simona Comi), Journal of Economics of Aging, 2015


The Health Education Gradient: do Lifestyles Matter? (with Scheeiwens,  Fort and Winter Ebmer),  Health Economics, 2016


Selection and the Age Productivity Profile: Evidence from Chess (with Bertoni and Rocco),  Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 2015


The Costs of early School Leaving in Europe (with Maria de Paola), IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2014


More Apples Fewer Chips? The Effect of School Fruit Schemes on the Consumption of Junk Food, (with Maria De Paola), Health Policy 2014


The Regional Distribution of Overweight: Evidence from Italy (with Giovanna Labartino), Economics and Human Biology, 2014


Bridge Jobs in Europe (with Monica Langella), IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2013


Leadership at School: does the Gender of Siblings Matter? (with Maria De Paola),  Economics Letters, 2013


Do Immigrants Affect the School Performance of Natives? Evidence from standardized test scores (with Lorenzo Rocco), Economics of Education Review, 2013


Training subsidies and the wage returns to continuing vocational training. Evidence from Italian regions (with Daniela Sonedda and Simona Comi), Labour Economics, 2012


Lost in Transition? The returns to education acquired under communism 15 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall (with Elena Crivellaro and Lorenzo Rocco), Economics of Transition, 2012


Income Taxes and the Composition of Pay (with Daniela Sonedda and Simona Comi), Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2011


 Residential Peer Effects in Higher Education: Does the Field of Study Matter? (with Maria DePaola and Vincenzo Scoppa), Economic Inquiry, 2010


The Effects of Cohort Size on European Earnings, Journal of Population Economics, 2010