My current research activity focuses on labour regulations and employee voice in corporate governance, in particular employee representation legislations, dismissal laws and the economic effects of labour participation rights in knowledge-intensive productions. Some output from this research line is already available:
>> Employee Representation Legislations and Innovation: Evidence from Manufacturing Sectors
>> What Deters Labor-Owned Firm Creation? Evidence from Italian Manufacturing Sectors
>> Bilateral Hold-up in Innovative Firms: Do and How Labour Laws Matter?
>> Labor Voice under Heterogeneous Dismissal Regulations: Evidence from Establishment-level Data
>> Labour Demand Elasticity under Size-Contingent EPL
My research interests also cover: the relationship between corporate governance (interpreted broadly to include business regulation and corporate law) and innovation, firm strategy and technology adoption, liberalization and privatization policies. A complete list of my publications is provided below.
(2016) Liberalisations in Network Industries: Economics, Policy and Politics.
Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-43716-3. [with Nicita A.]
(2015) [IT] Governo dell’impresa e innovazione tecnologica: proprietà, lavoro e prospettive di riforma.
Rubbettino Editore, ISBN 978-88-498-4430-6.
JOURNAL ARTICLES BY THEME
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, INSTITUTIONS AND INNOVATION
(2017) What Deters Labor-Owned Firm Creation? Evidence from Italian Manufacturing Sectors.
Journal of Comparative Economics, 45(1): 139-153.
(2016) Corporate Governance Effects on Innovation when both Agency Costs and Asset Specificity Matter.
Industrial and Corporate Change, 25(6): 977-999. [with Laurenza E. and Rossi A.]
(2015) Unbundling Technology Adoption and TFP at the Firm Level: Do Intangibles Matter?
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 24(2): 386-410. [with Battisti M. and Del Gatto M.]
(2014) Innovation in State-owned Enterprises: Reconsidering the Conventional Wisdom.
Journal of Economic Issues, 48(3): 821-848.
(2013) Law, Finance and Innovation: The Dark Side of Shareholder Protection.
Cambridge Journal of Economics, 37(4): 863-888.
(2012) Knowledge Enclosures, Forced Specializations and Investment Crisis.
European Journal of Comparative Economics, 9(3): 445-483. [with Pagano U.]
(2012) Corporate Governance and Innovation: A Survey.
Journal of Economic Surveys, 26(5): 835-864.
NETWORK INDUSTRIES, LIBERALIZATION AND PRIVATIZATION
(2014) Disentangling Liberalization and Privatization Policies: Is There a Political Trade-off?
Journal of Comparative Economics, 42(4): 1033-1051. [with Nicita A. and Sepe S.]
(2013) Liberalizing Telecommunications in Europe: Path-Dependency and Institutional Complementarities.
Journal of European Public Policy, 20(1): 132-154. [with Nicita A. and Parcu P.L.]
(2012) Partisan Privatizations: Assessing the Ideological Bias.
Applied Economics Letters, 19(10): 959-963. [with Nicita A.]
(2012) Whither Policy Design for Broadband Penetration? Evidence from 30 OECD Countries.
Telecommunications Policy, 36(5): 382-398. [with Nicita A. and Rossi M.A.]
(2012) Neo-Liberalism, Partisanship, and Public Policies.
Society, 49(5): 444-450. [with Nicita A.]
(2011) The Political Determinants of Liberalization: Do Ideological Cleavages Still Matter?
International Review of Economics, 58(2): 121-145. [with Nicita A.]
(2013) A Dynamic Hurdle Model for Zero-Inflated Panel Count Data.
Applied Economics Letters, 20(9): 837-841. [with Bernardi M., Maruotti A. and Petrella L.]
(2011) How Individual Characteristics Affect University Students Drop-out: a Semiparametric Mixed-Effects Model for an Italian Case Study.
Journal of Applied Statistics, 38(10): 2225-2239. [with Maruotti A. and Petrella L.]
OTHER TOPICS (HIGHER EDUCATION, LABOR MIGRATION, INCOME DISTRIBUTION, HEALTH, TRANSPORT)
(2015) How to Measure the Economic Impact of Vector-Borne Diseases at Country Level.
Journal of Economic Surveys, 29(5): 896-916. [with Basili M.]
(2015) Group Attitude and Hybrid Sanctions: Micro-Econometric Evidence from Traffic Law.
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 78(2015): 325-336. [with Basili M. and Nicita A.]
(2015) International Economic Assistance and Migration: The Case of Sub-Saharan Countries.
International Migration, 53(1): 187-201.
(2010) University Drop-out: An Italian Experience.
Higher Education, 60(2): 127-138. [with Maruotti A. and Petrella L.]
(2009) Are We Really Mama’s Boys? How Incomes Affect Italians’ Leaving Home Decisions.
Journal of Income Distribution, 18(3-4): 63-78.
(2009) [IT] Leaving Home Decisions and Inequality of Opportunities.
Economia & Lavoro, 43(1): 5-25.
BOOK CHAPTERS AND OTHER REFEREED ARTICLES
(2016) Bilateral Hold-up in Innovative Firms: Do and How Labour Laws Matter?
Handbook on the Economics of Social Responsibility: Individuals, Corporations and Institutions, L. Sacconi and G. Degli Antoni (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming.
(2012) A Correlated Random Effects Model for Longitudinal Data with Non-ignorable Drop-out: an Application to University Student Performance.
Advanced Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Large Data-Sets, A. Di Ciaccio et al. (eds.), Springer-Verlag, pp. 127-136. ISBN 978-3-642-21036-5. [with Maruotti A. and Petrella L.]
(2009) University Student Performance Analysis with Non-ignorable Drop-out.
Proceedings: Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Large Datasets, Italian Statistical Society, pp. 327-330, Padova: CLEUP. ISBN 978-88-6129-425-7. [with Maruotti A. and Petrella L.]
(2015) Understanding the Political Trade-offs behind Liberalization and Privatization Policies.
Privatization Barometer 2015, KPMG and FEEM, Milan. [with Nicita A.]
(2012) Corporate Governance and Growth.
OECD, Corporate Affairs Division, Paris.
(2011) Broadband Diffusion: Drivers and Policies.
IRG, Brussels. [with Parcu P.L., Cambini C., Drouard J., Manganelli A., Nicita A., Rossi M.A. and Silvestri V.]
(2011) Intervento pubblico e banda larga: un’analisi dell’efficacia delle politiche a livello internazionale e italiano.
Secondo Rapporto dell’Osservatorio I‐Com sulle Reti di Nuova Generazione. [with Montin M. and Rossi M.A.] [IT]
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Technology Mismatch and Productive Inefficiency.
(working title – draft available soon) [with Battisti M. and Del Gatto M.]
Labor Voice under Heterogeneous Dismissal Regulations: Evidence from Establishment-level Data.
Innovation, Regulation and Corporate Governance Diversity.
(working title) [with Valentini E.]
Labour Demand Elasticity under Size-Contingent EPL.
(submitted) [with D'Antoni M.]