Publications

BUILDING NATIONS THROUGH SHARED EXPERIENCES: EVIDENCE FROM AFRICAN FOOTBALL 

(with E. Depetris-Chauvin and F. Campante), American Economic Review, conditionally accepted

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

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

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

[Abstract] [Paper]

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 

[Abstract] [Paper]

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]

Book chapters

PROGRESSIVITY OF TAXES, CORPORATE TAX, AND ESTATE TAX  

(with L. Putterman), in "Improving Public Opinion Surveys", J. H. Aldrich, K. M. McGraw, Princeton University Press, 2012

Working papers

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]

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

(with J. Buggle), Revise & Resubmit Economic Journal, CEPR DP#12380

[Abstract] [Paper]

POLITICAL ALIGNMENT, INTER-JURISDICTIONAL COOPERATION AND CRIME IN MEXICO 

(with E. Gutierrez) Revise & Resubmit Journal of Law Economics and Organizations, CEPR DP #10769

[Abstract] [Paper]

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

(with M. Djourelova) submitted, CEPR DP #13961

[Abstract] [Paper] 

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

(with E. Gutierrez

[Abstract] [Paper] 

Research in progress

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

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

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

MEDIA CAPTURE BY BANKS: EVIDENCE FROM THE EURO BOND CRISIS 

(with A. Fabiani, J.-L. Peydró)

THE POLITICS OF FEAR: EVIDENCE FROM THE EBOLA PSYCHOSIS IN THE U.S. 

(with F. CampanteE. Depetris-Chauvín)

skype: r_durante, email: rubendurante@gmail.com, web: www.rubendurante.net