Research Projects

  • European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 2017

The Dondena's Welfare State and Taxation Unit is part of the consortium that was awarded a Multiple Framework Contract for the provision of services related to the implementation of better regulation guidelines in the labour market.

  • Eupolis, Regionalismo differenziato e risorse finanziarie, 2017

The Dondena's Welfare State and Taxation Unit was selected to perform a research project on a quantitative assessment of financial resources necessary to strengthen regional autonomy in Lombardy.

  • European Commission, DG Taxud, "Measuring aggressive tax planning," 2016.

Dondena is participating in a research group that will deliver a report on the measurement of aggressive tax planning. Partners include IHS, Vienna and CPB, The Netherlands. The €115,000 project will last for 13 months.

  •  European Commission, DG Taxud, "Literature review on Taxation, entrepreneurship and collaborative economy”, 2016

Dondena is leading a research group which will deliver a report on the effects of taxation on entrepreneurial activity and the collaborative economy. The partners are IEB, Spain, CASE, Poland and PwC, UK. The project is worth 216000 euros and will last for 10 months. Preliminary results of this research project were presented at the EU Commission-IMF Fiscal Affairs Department conference on "Taxation, investment and innovation: a triptych for balanced growth" in November 2016 in Brussels. More details on the conference and presentations can be found here.

  • European Commission, DG Taxud, Framework Contract “Provision of Economic Analysis in the area of Taxation”, 2015

Dondena's Welfare State and Taxation Unit is part of the consortium that in 2015 was awarded a 4-year Framework contract. The consortium is lead by IHS, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. Other partners include Case, Poland; CPB, The Netherlands; DIW, Germany; ETLA, Finland; IEB, Spain; IFS, UK; ISER, UK; IPP, France; PwC.

Recent Publications




Bastani, S., Blomquist, S., & Micheletto, L. (2016). Optimal commodity taxation with varying quality of goods. Research in Economics70(1), 89-100.

Casarico, A., Facchini, G., & Testa, C. (2016). ASYLUM POLICY AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES 1. DICE Report, 14(4), 14.

Casarico, A., Profeta, P., & Pronzato, C. D. (2016). On the Regional Labour Market Determinants of Female University Enrolment in Europe. Regional Studies, 50(6), 1036-1053.

Clark, A. E., D’Ambrosio, C., & Ghislandi, S. (2016). Adaptation to poverty in long-run panel data. Review of Economics and Statistics, 98(3), 591-600.

Devillanova, C., Devillanova, C., Frattini, T., & Frattini, T. (2016). Inequities in immigrants’ access to health care services: disentangling potential barriers. International Journal of Manpower, 37(7), 1191-1208.

Fiorentini, G., Robone, S., & Verzulli, R. (2016). How do hospital-specialty characteristics influence health system responsiveness? An empirical evaluation of in-patient care in the Italian Region of Emilia-Romagna.

Simone, C., Carlo, D., Fasani, F., & Frattini, T. (2016). L'immigrazione irregolare in tempo di crisi. Economia & lavoro, (3), 115-132.

Arachi G., V. Bucci, and A. Casarico. 2015. Tax Structure and Macroeconomic Performance, International Tax and Public Finance 22 (August): 635-662.

Bastani, S., T. Blumkin, and L. Micheletto. 2015. “Optimal wage redistribution in the presence of adverse selection in the labor market,” Journal of Public Economics 131: 41-57.

Casarico A., G. Facchini, and T. Frattini. 2015. “Illegal immigration: policy perspectives and challenges,” CESifo Economic Studies, 61(3-4)(September-December): 673-700.

Casarico A., L. Micheletto and A. Sommacal 2015. “Intergenerational transmission of skills during childhood and optimal fiscal policy,” Journal of Population Economics 28(2): 353-372.

Cattaneo C., C. Fiorio, and G. Peri. 2015. “What Happens to the Careers of European Workers When Immigrants ‘Take Their Jobs’?” Journal of Human Resources, 50(3): 655-693.

Casarico, A., & Profeta, P. (2015). Introduction to the Special Issue ‘The Determinants of Gender Gaps’. CESifo Economic Studies, 61(1), 1-6.

Clark, A., C. D'Ambrosio, and S. Ghislandi. 2015. “Poverty Profiles and Well-Being: Panel Evidence from Germany,” Research on Economic Inequality 23: 1-22.

Figari, F., and C. Fiorio. 2015. “Fiscal Consolidation Policies in the Context of Italy’s Two Recessions,” Fiscal Studies 36(4): 499-526.

Fiorentini, G., G. Ragazzi, and S. Robone. 2015. “Are bad health and pain making us grumpy? An empirical evaluation of reporting heterogeneity in rating health system responsiveness,” Social Science and Medicine 144: 48-58.

Galasso, V., and P. Profeta. 2015. “Population Ageing and the Size of the Welfare State,”  in International Handbook of Ageing and Public Policy, Sarah Harper and Kate Hamblin, eds. Gloucester: Edward Elgar.

Torbica, A., A. Maggioni, and S. Ghislandi. 2015. “The economic crisis and acute myocardial infarction: new evidence using hospital-level data,” PLOS_One. 17 November.







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