Publications

MEDIA ATTENTION AND STRATEGIC TIMING IN POLITICS: EVIDENCE FROM U.S. PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS [NEW]

(with M. Djourelova) conditionally accepted American Journal of Political ScienceCEPR DP #13961

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REAL-TIME INEQUALITY AND THE WELFARE STATE IN MOTION: EVIDENCE FROM COVID-19 IN SPAIN [NEW]

(with O. Aspachs, J. G. Montalvo, A. Graziano, J. Mestres, A., M. Reynal-Querol), accepted Economic Policy

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TRACKING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ECONOMIC INEQUALITY AT HIGH FREQUENCY [NEW]

(with O. Aspachs, J. G. Montalvo, A. Graziano, J. Mestres, A., M. Reynal-Querol), forthcoming PLOS ONE

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ASOCIAL CAPITAL: CIVIC CULTURE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING COVID-19

(with L. Guiso and G. Gulino), forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics, CEPR DP #14820

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CLIMATIC RISK, COOPERATION, AND THE CO-EVOLUTION OF CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS

(with J. Buggle), accepted, Economic Journal, CEPR DP#12380

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BUILDING NATIONS THROUGH SHARED EXPERIENCES: EVIDENCE FROM AFRICAN FOOTBALL 

(with E. Depetris-Chauvin and F. Campante), American Economic Review, 2020, vol. 10, n. 5, pp. 1572-1602

[Abstract] [Paper] [Media coverage: Bloomberg  The Star  VoxDev  NBER Digest AEA Research Highlights]

ADVERTISING SPENDING AND MEDIA BIAS: EVIDENCE FROM NEWS COVERAGE OF CAR SAFETY RECALLS 

(with G. Beattie, B. Knight, and A. Sen), Management Science, May 2020

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THE POLITICAL LEGACY OF ENTERTAINMENT TV 

(with P. Pinotti, A. Tesei), American Economic Review, 2019, vol. 109, n. 7, pp. 2497-2530

[Abstract] [Paper] [Media coverage: New York Times  Washington Post  Slate  Repubblica  Haaretz  ABC  Sole24Ore]  

 POLITICS 2.0: THE MULTIFACETED EFFECT OF BROADBAND INTERNET ON POLITICAL PARTICIPATION      

 (with F. Campante and F. Sobbrio),  Journal of the European Economic Association, 2018, vol. 16, n. 4, pp. 1094-1136

[Abstract] [Paper] [Media coverage: VoxEU  Nadassgratis.es]  

ATTACK WHEN THE WORLD IS NOT WATCHING: U.S. MEDIA AND THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT  

(with E. Zhuravskaya), Journal of Political Economy, 2018, vol. 126, n.3, pp. 1085-1133

[Abstract] [Paper] [Media coverage: VOXeu

MARKET-BASED LOBBYING: EVIDENCE FROM ADVERTISING SPENDING IN ITALY

(with S. DellaVignaB. Knight, E. La Ferrara), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016, vol. 8, n.1, pp. 224-56 

Awarded the AEA 2017 Prize for Best Paper Published in AEJ: Applied Economics

[Abstract] [Paper] [Media coverage: FT  Slate  Repubblica  Huffington Post  Guardian  VOXeu  AEA:Research Highlights]

POOR INSTITUTIONS, RICH MINES: RESOURCE CURS IN THE ORIGINS OF THE SICILIAN MAFIA 

(with P. BuonannoG. Prarolo, P. Vanin), The Economic Journal, 2015vol. 125, n. 586, pp. F175-F202 

[Abstract] [Paper] [Media coverage: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung]

PREFERENCES FOR REDISTRIBUTION AND PERCEPTION OF FAIRNESS: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

(with L. PuttermanJ. van der Weele), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, vol. 12, n. 4, pp.1059-86 

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PARTISAN CONTROL, MEDIA BIAS AND VIEWER RESPONSES: EVIDENCE FROM BERLUSCONI'S ITALY

(with B. Knight), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2012vol. 10, n. 3, pp.451-81 (leading article) 

[Abstract] [Paper[Media coverage: Lavoce.info]

Working papers

 THE IMPACT OF ONLINE COMPETITION ON NEWSPAPERS: EVIDENCE FROM THE INTRODUCTION OF CRAIGSLIST [NEW]

(with M. Djourelova and G. Martin) CEPR DP #16130,

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 THE VIRUS OF FEAR: THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF EBOLA IN THE U.S.

(with F. Campante and E. Depetris-Chauvin) CEPR DP #14518, NBER WP #26897

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MEDIA CAPTURE BY BANKS

(with A. Fabiani, J.-L. Peydró)CEPR DP #15260

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SALIENCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY: SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE AND LAST-MINUTE ELECTORAL PUNISHMENT

(with N. Ajzenmán) Resubmitted Economic Journal, CEPR DP #14702

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POLITICAL ALIGNMENT, INTER-JURISDICTIONAL COOPERATION AND CRIME IN MEXICO 

(with E. Gutierrez and E. Depetris-Chauvin) Revise & Resubmit Journal of Law Economics and Organizations

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ACADEMIC DYNASTIES: FAMILISM, CIVIC CAPITAL, AND NEPOTISM IN ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES

(with G. Labartino and R. Perotti), Revise & Resubmit American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, NBER WP #17572 

[Abstract] [Paper] [Media coverage: Nadassgratis.es  Lavoce.info]

 POLITICAL ADVERTISING AND VOTING INTENTIONS: EVIDENCE FROM EXOGENOUS VARIATION IN ADS VIEWERSHIP

(with E. Gutierrez

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Research in progress

CALAMITIES, COMMON INTERESTS, SHARED IDENTITY: WHAT SHAPES ALTRUISM AND RECIPROCITY?

(with C. Aksoy, A. Cabrales, M. Dolls, L. Windsteiger)

THE LIFE OF OTHERS: EXPLAINING DIFFERENCES IN NEWS COVERAGE OF HUMAN LOSSES ON U.S. MEDIA

(with F. Campante, M. DjourelovaE. Papaioannou)

"A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS": IMPLICIT VISUAL BIAS IN NEWS MEDIA
(with E. AsH, M. Grebenchikova, and C. Schwarz)

THE EFFECT OF INTERNET ON SOCIAL CAPITAL: EVIDENCE FROM NEW ITALIAN DATA 

(with N. Mastrorocco, L. Minale, and J. Snyder)

PERSONALIZATION OF SEARCH ENGINE RECOMMENDATIONS AND POLITICAL POLARIZATION: EVIDENCE FROM MACHINE-LEARNING AND A LABORATORY EXPERIMENT (with Q.-A. Do, R. Enikolopov)