Research - published works

Articles published in peer-reviewed journals:

2018 -  “Superstars and mediocrities: a solution based on personal income taxation”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (link)

2018 -  “A Win-Win-Win? Motivating innovation in a knowledge economy with tax incentives”  (with I. Savin), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (link)

2017 -  “Towards a European R&D incentive? An assessment of R&D provisions under a common corporate tax base”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology (link).

2016 -  “Why are researchers paid bonuses? On technology spillovers and market rivalry,” Research Policy (link).

-  “Taxation and incentives to innovate: a principal-agent approach,” Finanzarchiv, Vol. 71, n. 1, pp. 96-123 (link).

-  “The economics of professional services: lemon markets, credence goods, and C2C information sharing,” Service Business, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 1-15 (link).

2011 -  “The Effects of Tax Evasion on the Choice Between Personal and Corporate Income Taxation,” Public Finance Review, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 682 - 711 (link).

2011 -  “Investment Strategies of Criminal Organizations,” Policy Studies, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 1-19 (link).

2009 -  “La tassazione degli immobili: aspetti teorici ed applicativi,” Economia, Impresa e Mercati Finanziari, LUMSA, year VII n. 2 (May/August), pp. 7-66 (link).

2009 -  “The Regulation of Financial Markets: Leverage Constraints and Information,” International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, n. 28 (downloadable here).

Working papers, discussion papers, proceedings:

2018 -  “How Large is the Corporate Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting? A General Equilibrium Approach” (with M. Alvarez-Martinez, S. Barrios, M. Gesualdo, G. Nicodème, J. Pycroft), CEPR Discussion Papers, No. DP12637 (link).

2017 -  “Start-ups, venture capital financing and tax policy under asymmetric information”, mimeo.

-  “Tax policy and entrepreneurial entry with information asymmetry and learning”, JRC Working Papers on Taxation & Structural Reforms, No. 2017/01 (link).

2017 -  “How large is the corporate tax base erosion and profit shifting in the EU? A general equilibrium approach” (with with M.T. Álvarez-Martinez, S. Barrios, M. Gesualdo, G. Nicodeme, J. Pycroft), mimeo.

2016 -  “Modelling corporate tax reforms in the EU: New simulations with the CORTAX model” (with with M.T. Álvarez-Martinez, S. Barrios, M. Gesualdo, D. Pontikakis, J. Pycroft), JRC Working Papers on Taxation & Structural Reforms, No. 2016/08 (link).

2016 -  “Estimating corporate profit shifting with firm-level panel data: time trends and industrial heterogeneity” (with S. Barrios), JRC Working Papers on Taxation & Structural Reforms, No. 2016/07 (link).

2014 -   “The relationship between R&D intensity and incentive pay: Evidence from Europe” (with S. Uebelmesser), presented at the International Schumpeter Society Conference 2014.

2012 -  “Fiscal Policy Impacts on Growth: an OECD Cross-Country Study with an Emphasis on Human Capital Accumulation" (with G. Mastromatteo), CEIS Research Paper, N. 217.

2010 - "Optimal Capital Income Taxation with Tax Evasion", Economics Discussion Papers, No. 2010-27.

2008 -  “The Debate on the Sustainability of Social Spending”, Quaderni DPTEA, n. 157, Università LUISS Guido Carli, Roma.


From December 2015
- Economic Analyst at the European Commission JRC -IPTS in Seville, Spain.

-  Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate College "The Economics of Innovative Change", jointly by the Dep. of Economics of the Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany.

-  Adjunct Professor of Public Economics at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome (Italy).

2008-2010 and 2012 -  Teaching Assistant in Public Economics at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome (Italy).