Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Economia pubblica

ll gruppo include docenti e studiosi con interessi nel campo dell’economia pubblica (scienza delle finanze) e della political economics

La ricerca svolta dal gruppo copre diversi argomenti nei due campi di ricerca. Per la economica pubblica, ricercatori del gruppo hanno studiato e pubblicato su temi come la tassazione ottimale, l’evasione fiscale, l’economia del crimine, il federalismo fiscale e la tassazione locale, la teoria delle secessioni, le regole fiscali europee e la sostenibilità del debito pubblico, e il procurement pubblico. Per quanto riguarda la political economy, sono stati affrontati temi come le regole elettorali ottimali, l’impatto dei media sulla politica, la trasparenza delle regole fiscali, l’emergenza del populismo e la selezione della classe politica. Un elemento distintivo della ricerca svolta nel gruppo, è l’utilizzo di dati relativi ai governi locali, sia in Italia che in altri paesi, per testare le diverse teorie. 

Per quello che riguarda la didattica, i componenti del gruppo offrono corsi a tutti livelli, sia di laura triennale che specialistica e sia in italiano che in inglese.

Centri di ricerca: CIFREL

Principali pubblicazioni:

  • Cipullo, D., F. Carozzi, and L. Repetto. 2022. “Political Fragmentation and Government Stability. Evidence from Local Governments in Spain”, forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
  • Cipullo, D., and M. Le Moglie. 2022. “To vote, or not to vote? Electoral Campaigns and the Spread of COVID-19”, forthcoming in European Journal of Political Economy.
  • Cipullo, D. 2021. “Voting Systems and Fiscal Policy: Evidence from Runoff and Plurality Elections”, National Tax Journal, 74 (2): 347-376.
  • Barbetta, G.P., G. Sorrenti, and G. Turati. 2021. “Multigrading and Child Achievement”, Journal of Human Resources, vol. 56 (3): 940-968.
  • Bordignon, M., M. Gamalerio, and G. Turati. 2020. “Manager of professional politician? Local fiscal autonomy and the skills of elected officials”, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 83 (C ).
  • Xiang D., L. Zhanb, and M. Bordignon. 2020. “A reconsideration of the sugar sweetened beverage tax in a household production model”, Food Policy, 95.
  • Colombo, L., and M. Botta. 2020. “The Value of Voting Rights in Italian Cooperative Banks: A Quasi-Natural Experiment”, in Managerial Finance.
  • Colussi, T., I.E. Isphording, and N. Pestel. 2020. “Minority salience and political extremism”, in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
  • Le Moglie, M. and G. Sorrenti. 2020. “Revealing "Mafia Inc."? Financial Crisis, Organized Crime, and the Birth of New Enterprises”, forthcoming in Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • Turati, G., F. Padovano, and F. Scervini. 2020. “Comparing governments’ efficiency at supplying income redistribution”, in Constitutional Political Economy.
  • Buso, M. 2019. “Bundling versus Unbundling: Asymmetric Information on Information Externalities”, Journal of Economics, 128 (1): 1-25.
  • Attanasi, G., K. Boun My, M. Buso, and A. Stenger. 2019. “Private Investment with Social Benefits under Uncertainty: The dark side of public financing”, Journal of public economic theory: 1-52.
  • Le Moglie, M., and G. Turati. 2019. “Electoral Cycle Bias in the Media Coverage of Corruption News”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 163: 140-157.
  • Buso, M., and A. Stenger. 2018. “Public-Private Partnerships as a policy response to climate change”, Energy Policy, 119: 487-494.
  • Avenali, A., A. Boitani, G. Catalano, T. D’Alfonso and G. Matteucci. 2018. “Assessing standard costs in local public bus transport: A hybrid cost model”, Transport Policy, 62: 48-57.
  • Colussi, T. 2018. "Social Ties in Academia: a Friend is a Treasure", Review of Economics and Statistics, 100 (1): 45-50.
  • Bordignon, M., T. Nannicini, and G. Tabellini. 2017. “Single round vs. runoff elections under plurality rule: A theoretical analysis”, European Journal of Political Economy, 49 (C): 123-133.
  • Bordignon, M., V. Grembi, and S. Piazza. 2017. “Who do you blame in local finance? An analysis of municipal financing in Italy”, European Journal of Political Economy, 49: 146-163.
  • Buso M., F. Marty, and P. Tra Tran, “Public-private partnerships from budget constraints: Looking for debt hiding?”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 51 (C): 56-84.
  • Montolio, D., M. Piacenza, and G. Turati. 2017. “Funding and School Accountability: The Importance of Private and Decentralised Public Funding for Pupil Attainment”, Fiscal Studies, 38 (4): 615-639.
  • Avenali, A., A. Boitani, G. Catalano, T. D’Alfonso, and G. Matteucci. 2016. “Assessing standard costs in local public bus transport: evidence from Italy”, Transport Policy, 52: 164-174.
  • Baglioni, A., A. Boitani, and M. Bordignon. 2016.  “Labor Mobility and Fiscal Policy in a Currency Union”, FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, 72 (3): 1-36.
  • Barbetta, G.P., S. Pellegrino, and G. Turati. 2016. “What explains the redistribution achieved by the Italian Personal Income Tax? Evidence from administrative data”, Public Finance Review, 46 (1): 7-28.
  • Bordignon, M., T. Nannicini, and G. Tabellini. 2016. “Moderating Political Extremism: Single Round versus Runoff Elections under Plurality Rule”, American Economic Review, 106 (8): 2349-70.
  • L. Colombo, and G. Turati. 2015. “Regulating European grant-making foundations. Lessons from the USA experience?", Journal of Policy Modeling, 37 (5): 763-781.
  • Bordignon, M., A. Giglio, and G. Turati. 2015. “Soft budget constraints: the case of municipal bonds in Italy”, in J. Kim and H. Bloechliger (a cura di), Institutions of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, Challenges ahead, Paris: OECD Fiscal Federalism Studies.
  • Grillo, M. 2015. Review of "Nicola Giocoli, Predatory Pricing in Antitrust Law and Economics: A Historical Perspective”, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 37 (4): 635-637.
  • Pieroni, L., and L. Salmasi. 2015. ‘’Does cigarette smoking affect body weight? Causal estimates from the Clean Indoor Air Law discontinuity”, Economica, 82 (328): 671-704.
  • Oppedisano, V., and G. Turati. 2015. “What Are the Causes of Educational Inequality and its Evolution over Time? Evidence from PISA”, Education Economics, 23 (1): pp. 3-24.
  • Balduzzi, P., C. Graziano, and A. Luporini. 2014. “Voting in Small Committees”, Journal of Economics, 111 (1): 69-95.
  • Colombo, L., S. Brusco, and U. Galmarini. 2014. “Tax Differentiation, Lobbying, and Welfare”, Social Choice and Welfare, 42: 977-1006.
  • Boitani, A., M. Nicolini, and C. Scarpa. 2013. “Do Competition and Ownership Matter? Evidence from Local Public Transport in Europe”, Applied Economics, n. 45: 1419-1434.
  • Colombo, L., S. Brusco, and U. Galmarini. 2013. "Tax Differentiation, Lobbying, and Welfare", Social Choice and Welfare.