A project funded by MIUR within the FARE framework
A research project funded by CEPR as an Exploratory Grant within the PEDL programme.
An ERC strating grant aimed at advancing the frontier of our understanding of the roles of corruption and reputation in procurement.
The aim of this ERC Advance grant is to improve our understanding of the relationship between aspirations and socio-economic outcomes of disadvantaged individuals, in order to answer the question: Can we design policy interventions that shift aspirations in a way that is conducive to development?
We study six aspects for which social networks amplify and propagate inefficient failures through local interactions, because agents do not internalize the negative externalities that their local behavior have, and the network works as a multiplier in the propagation of failures, or as a constraint in the flow of information. Each project is theoretical, but has empirical applications.
What determines the extent to which a social norm influences individual behavior? And how do norms evolve over time? These are the general questions motivating this project.
All the participants to the research project share the view that financial markets imperfections may have a major role in generating, transmitting and amplifying economic instability, as well as in affecting the long run growth path of an economy.
The project investigates four different types of risk and their impact on the economic behavior of individuals and households, including the implications for the design of welfare systems in aging societies.
This research proposal revolves around three main themes in the area of labor and finance.
This project contributes to this literature by studying the invention and development of marine insurance contracts in medieval Italy and their subsequent spread all over Europe.