Publications

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

(with N. Ajzenmán) accepted, The Economic Journal

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INTERNAL MIGRATION NETWORKS AND MORTALITY IN HOME COMMUNITIES: EVIDENCE FROM ITALY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (with M. Valsecchi) forthcoming European Economic Review                             [ON COVID-19] 

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

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

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TRACKING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ECONOMIC INEQUALITY AT HIGH FREQUENCY                         [ON COVID-19]  (with O. Aspachs, J. G. Montalvo, A. Graziano, J. Mestres, A., M. Reynal-Querol), PLOS ONE, 2021, vol. 16, n.3

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

(with L. Guiso and G. Gulino), Journal of Public Economics, 2021, vol. 194, p. 104342

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

(with M. Djourelova) forthcoming American Journal of Political Science

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

(with J. Buggle), The Economic Journal, 2021, vol., 131, n. 637, pp. 1947-1987

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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

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 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

VISUAL STEREOTYPES IN NEWS MEDIA [NEW]

(with E. Ash, M. Grebenshchikova, and C. Schwartz)

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MEDIA AND SOCIAL CAPITAL [NEW]

(with F. Campante and A. Tesei) prepared for the Annual Review of Economics, CEPR DP #16500, NBER WP#29230

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

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

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

(with C. Aksoy, A. Cabrales, M. Dolls, L. WindsteigerCEPR DP #16186

[Abstract] [Paper[Media coverage: VOXeu] 

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, L. Laeven and J.-L. Peydró)CEPR DP #15260

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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]

Research in progress

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

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

UNPACKING SOCIAL CAPITAL

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

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)