Research Projects

• 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, Framework Contract “Provision of Economic Analysis in the area of Taxation”

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.


• 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.


Recent Publications

Bastani, S., S. Blomquist, and L. Micheletto. Forthcoming. “Optimal commodity taxation with varying quality of goods,” Research in Economics.

Clark, A., C. D'Ambrosio, S. Ghislandi. Forthcoming. “Adaptation to poverty in long run panel data,” Review of Economics and Statistics.


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.

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.




Working Papers

M. Bratti, T. Frattini, and F. Scervini. 2016. "Grandparental Availability for Child Care and Maternal Employment: Pension Reform Evidence from Italy." Dondena Working Paper Series No. 90.


S. Bastani, T. Blumkin, and L. Micheletto. 2016. "Anti-discrimination Legislation and the Efficiency-Enhancing Role of Mandatory Parental Leave." Dondena Working Paper Series No. 88.


G. Maffini, J. Xing, and M.P. Devereux. 2015. "The impact of investment incentives: Evidence from UK corporation tax returns." Dondena Working Paper Series No. 85.


R. Collier and G. Maffini. 2015. "The UK International Tax Agenda for Business and the Impact of the OECD BEPS Project." Dondena Working Paper Series No. 81.


C. Giulietti, M. Tonin, and M. Vlassopoulos. 2015 "Racial Discrimination in Local Public Services: A Field Experiment in the US." Dondena Working Paper Series No. 80.


S. Bastani, T. Blumkin, and L. Micheletto. 2015. Optimal Redistribution in the Presence of Adverse Selection in the Labor Market. Dondena Working Paper Series No. 77.


M. Devereux, G. Maffini, and J. Xing. 2015. Corporate Tax Incentives and Capital Structure: Empirical Evidence from UK Tax Returns. Dondena Working Paper Series No. 76.


G. Arachi, V. Bucci, and A. Casarico. 2015. Tax structure and macroeconomic performance. Dondena Working Paper Series No. 74.
















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