Regression Discontinuity Designs Based on Population Thresholds: Pitfalls and Solutions

American Journal of Political Science - Forthcoming (2017)

joint with Andrew C. Eggers, Ronny Freier, and Veronica Grembi

Political Selection under Alternative Electoral Rules

Public Choice - Forthcoming (2017)

joint with Vincenzo Galasso

Single Round vs Runoff Elections under Plurality Rule: A Theoretical Analysis

European Journal of Political Economy - Forthcoming (2017)

joint with M. Bordignon and G. Tabellini

Moderating Political Extremism: Single Round vs. Runoff Elections under Plurality Rule

American Economic Review - 106 (2016), 2349-2370

Joint with Massimo Bordignon and Guido Tabellini

Do Fiscal Rules Matter?

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics - 8 (2016), 1-30

joint with Veronica Grembi and Ugo Troiano

How Do Voters Respond to Information? Evidence from a Randomized Campaign

American Economic Review - 105 (2015), 322-353

joint with Chad Kendall and Francesco Trebbi

So Closed: Political Selection in Proportional Systems

European Journal of Political Economy - 40 (2015), 260-273

joint with Vincenzo Galasso

Meet the Press: How Voters and Politicians Respond to Newspaper Entry and Exit

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics - 6 (2014), 159-188

joint with Francesco Drago and Francesco Sobbrio

The Political Resource Curse

American Economic Review - 103 (2013), 1759-1796

joint with Fernanda Brollo, Roberto Perotti, and Guido Tabellini

Social Capital and Political Accountability

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy - 5 (2013), 222-250

joint with Andrea Stella, Guido Tabellini, and Ugo Troiano

Assessing Economic Liberalization Episodes: A Synthetic Control Approach

Review of Economics and Statistics - 95 (2013), 983-1001

joint with Andreas Billmeier

Do Better Paid Politicians Perform Better? Disentangling Incentives from Selection

Journal of the European Economic Association - 11 (2013), 369-398

joint with Stefano Gagliarducci

Tying Your Enemy's Hands in Close Races: The Politics of Federal Transfers in Brazil

American Political Science Review - 106 (2012), 742-761

joint with Fernanda Brollo

Competing on Good Politicians

American Political Science Review - 105 (2011), 79-99

joint with Vincenzo Galasso

Electoral Rules and Politicians' Behavior: A Micro Test

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy - 3 (2011), 144-174

joint with Stefano Gagliarducci and Paolo Naticchioni

Economies in Transition: How Important Is Trade Openness for Growth?

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics - 73 (2011), 287-314

joint with Andreas Billmeier

Moonlighting Politicians

Journal of Public Economics - 94 (2010), 688-699

joint with Stefano Gagliarducci and Paolo Naticchioni

Trade Openness and Growth: Pursuing Empirical Glasnost

IMF Staff Papers - 56 (2009), 447-475

joint with Andreas Billmeier

From Temporary Help Jobs to Permanent Employment: What Can We Learn from Matching Estimators

Journal of Applied Econometrics - 23 (2008), 305-327

joint with Andrea Ichino and Fabrizia Mealli