Research

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Participatory incentives (with Francesco Bripi). Accepted, Experimental Economics.

Creativity and corporate culture (with Gary Charness). Economic Journal, January 31, 2023.

Creativity and ambiguity tolerance (with Gary Charness) . Economics Letters, July 16, 2022.

Participation of charity beneficiaries (with Francesco Bripi). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 199, 2022, 1-17.

Turning opposition into support to immigration: the role of narratives (with Cristina Cattaneo). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 190, October 2021, 785-801.

Creativity and incentives (with Gary Charness), Journal of European Economic Association, 17(2), 2019, 454-496. Press coverage: Quartz, Globaladvisors

Motivating cord blood donations with information and behavioral nudges (with Nicola Lacetera, Mario Macis and Daniela Di Martino). Nature: Scientific Reports, 8 (252), 2018, 1-12. Press coverage: ViaSarfatti25

Legitimate punishment, immunity, and the enforcement of cooperation (with Luca Zarri and Marco Faillo). Games and Economic Behavior, 77, 2013, 271-283.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Ingroup bias and social identification. Applied Economic Letters, May 18, 2022.

Insurance choices and sources of ambiguity (with Daniela Di Cagno). Italian Economic Journal, April 20, 2022.

What economists can learn from “The Power of Us: Harnessing Our Shared Identities for Personal and Collective Success” by Jay J. Van Bavel and Dominick J. Packer. Games, 13(2), 2022.

Peer effects on compliance with extortive requests (with Giulia Andrighetto). PLoS ONE, 2020, 15(4), e0231879.

The impact of peer ratings on cooperation: The role of information and cost of rating (with Marco Faillo and Luca Zarri). Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2019, 1-25.

Trusting versus monitoring: an experiment of endogenous institutional choices (with Andrej Angelovski, Daniela Di Cagno and Werner Güth), Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, 2019, 1-27.

Measuring and disentangling ambiguity and confidence in the lab (with Daniela di Cagno), Games, 10 (1), 2019, 9.

Innovation and stock market performance: A model with ambiguity-averse agents. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 28(2), 2018, 287-303.

Enforcing cooperation in public goods games: Is one punisher enough? (with Marco Faillo and Luca Zarri). Journal of Economic Psychology, 61, 2017, 55-73.

Perceived legitimacy of normative expectations motivates compliance with social norms when nobody is watching (with Giulia Andrighetto and Luca Tummolini). Frontiers in Psychology (Cognitive Sciences Section), 6, 2015, 1413.

Economics perspectives on the entrepreneurial decision. International Journal of the Economics of Business, 19 (3), 2012, 451-467.

Overconfidence in absolute and relative performance: The regression hypothesis and Bayesian updating (with Robin M. Hogarth). Journal of Economic Psychology, 30 (5), 2009, 756-771.

Radical innovation and R&D competition (with Maria Rosa Battaggion). Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, 14(2), 2009, 345-359.

HONORS AND GRANTS

(PI) Grant recipient for the Fondazione CARIPLO call “Research in inequalities” with the project “Building an inclusive identity to fight inequality (BID)”, November 2022

(PI) Grant recipient for the project “Turning opposition into support to immigration: the role of social norms” (joint with Cristina Cattaneo), Bank of Italy Research Grant, January 2021

Winner of the University of Milan Transition Grant Horizon 2020, November 2020

Selected for the prestigious Summer Institute on Field Experiments hosted by the University of Chicago and coordinated by Professor John List, July 2017

(PI) Grant winner for the project “Leading by example in a segregated community: A lab-in-the-field experiment in a South-African township” (UNU-WIDER project ‘Discrimination and Affirmative Action: What have we learnt so far?’), March 2015

(PI) Grant winner for the project “Sources of ambiguity, risk and insurance decisions” (‘Individuals and Risk – Analysis and Market Response’ Risk Foundation Chair, hosted by Université Paris-Dauphine and financed by Groupama), December 2014

Marie Curie fellowship for international mobility, 2004

Bassetti Foundation Ph.D. fellowship, 2002-2004

REFEREE FOR:
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Political Science Review, Applied Economics, Economia Politica (Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics), Economic Journal, Economics Bulletin, Economics Letters, Experimental Economics, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Business & Research, Management Science, Research Policy, Review of Behavioral Economics, Small Business Economics, Social Psychology Quarterly, Southern Economic Journal, World Development.