Selected papers 2007-2017


Not in my Community: Social Pressure and the Geography of Dismissals (with Andrea Bassanini and Eve Caroli), Journal of Labor Economics, 2017


Books are Forever: Early Life Conditions, Education and Lifetime Earnings (with Guglielmo Weber and Christoph Weiss), The Economic Journal, 2017


When the Cat is Near the Mice Won’t Play: the Effect of External Examiners in Italian Schools (with Marco Bertoni and Lorenzo Rocco), Journal of Public Economics, 2013


The Causal Effect of Education on the Body Mass: Evidence from Europe (with Daniele Fabbri and Margherita Fort), Journal of Labor Economics, 2013


Barriers to Entry, Deregulation and Workplace Training: a Theoretical Model with Evidence for Europe (with Andrea Bassanini), The European Economic Review, 2011


Changes in Compulsory Schooling, Education and the Distribution of Earnings in Europe (with Margherita Fort and Guglielmo Weber), The Economic Journal, 2009


The Rise of Obesity across the Atlantic: an Economic Perspective (with Anna Sanz and Pierre Carl Michaud), Economic Policy, 2009


Educational Standards in Private and Public Schools (with Lorenzo Rocco), The Economic Journal, 2008


Does School Tracking Affect Equality of Opportunity? New International Evidence (with Daniele Checchi), Economic Policy, 2007


Workplace Training in Europe (with Andrea Bassanini, Alison Booth, Maria de Paola and Edwin Leuven), in G.Brunello, P. Garibaldi and E. Wasmer (eds.), Education and Training in Europe, Oxford University Press, 2007