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. Here the final report

  •  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 Here the final report

  • 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

2018 & Forthcoming

Anelli, M., and G. Peri. Forthcoming. The Effects of High School Peers' Gender on College Major, College Performance and Income. The Economic Journal. Published online on 10 October 2017.

Bastani, S., S. Blomquist, and L. Micheletto. Forthcoming. Public pensions in a multi-period Mirrleesian income tax model in The Taxation of Pensions, R. Holzmann, and J. Piggott (eds). MIT Press.

Casarico, A., G. Facchini, and T. Frattini. Forthcoming.  What drives immigration amnesties? Evidence from IRCA. Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Casarico, A., and A. Sommacal. 2018. Taxation and parental time allocation under different assumptions on altruism. International Tax and Public Finance, 25, 1, 140-165.

Devereux, M.P., G. Maffini, and J.Xing. 2018. Corporate Tax Incentives and Capital Structure: New Evidence from UK Firm-Level Tax Returns. Journal of Banking and Finance, 88, 250-266.

Fiorio, C., M. Gorli, and S. Verzillo. 2018. Evaluating organizational change in health care: the patient-centered hospital model. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1):95.

Gahvari, F., and L. Micheletto. Forthcoming. Heterogeneity, monetary policy, Mirrleesian taxes, and the Friedman rule. Journal of Economic Theory.

Jones, A.M., S. Robone, and N. Rice. Forthcoming. A Comparison of Parametric and Non-Parametric Adjustments using Vignettes for Self-Reported Data, in B.Baltagi, and F. Moscone (ed.), Health Econometrics in Contributions to Economic Analysis, Emerald Publishing.



Anelli, M., and G. Peri. 2017. Does Emigration delay Political Change? Evidence from Italy During the Great Recession. Economic Policy, Volume 32, Issue 91, 551-596.

Azzolini, D., M. Bazzoli, S.D. Poli, C. Fiorio, and S. Poy. 2017. Developing and Validating Regional Microsimulation Models. TREMOD: The Tax-Benefit Model of the Italian Province of Trento. Economia Pubblica, 5–33.

Bratti, M., T. Frattini, and F. Scervini. 2017. Grandparental Availability for Child Care and Maternal Employment: Pension Reform Evidence from Italy. Journal of Population Economics, on line first, doi: 10.1007/s00148-017-0683-7.

Casalone G., and D. Checchi. 2017. L'istruzione pubblica alla luce delle recenti riforme. Rapporto 2017, in Arachi G. e Baldini M. (eds.), La finanza pubblica italiana. Rapporto 2017.

Casarico, A., L. Byra, O. Stark, and S. Uebelmesser. 2017. A critical comparison of migration policies: Entry fee versus quota. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 66, 91-107.

Clò, S., C. Fiorio, and M. Florio. 2017. The targets of state capitalism: evidence from M&A deals. European Journal of Political Economy, 47(C), 61–74.

Devillanova C., F. Fasani, and T. Frattini. 2017. Employment of Undocumented Immigrants and the Prospect of Legal Status: Evidence from an Amnesty Program. ILR Review.

Figari, F., A. Paulus, and H. Sutherland. 2017. The design of fiscal consolidation measures in the European Union: distributional effects and implications for macroeconomic recovery. Oxford Economic Papers, 69 (3), 632-654.

Figari, F., A. Paulus, H. Sutherland, P. Tsakloglou, G. Verbist, and F. Zantomio. 2017. Removing homeownership bias in taxation: the distributional effects of including net imputed rent in taxable income. Fiscal Studies, 38 (4), 525-557.

Fiorentini, G., S. Robone, and R. Verzulli. 2017. How do hospital-specialty characteristics influence health system responsiveness? An empirical evaluation of in-patient care in the Italian Region of Emilia-Romagna. Health Economics, 1-16, doi: 10.1002/hec.3540.

Fiorio, C., A. Riganti, and L. Siciliani. 2017. The effect of waiting times on demand and supply for elective surgery: Evidence from Italy. Health Economics, 26, 92–105.

Marreiros, H., M. Tonin, M. Vlassopoulos and M.C. Schraefel. 2017. Now that you mention it: A Survey Experiment on Information, Inattention and Online Privacy. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol 140, 1-17.

Mittone, L., F. Panebianco, and A. Santoro. 2017. The Bomb-Crater Effect of Tax Audits: Beyond the Misperception of Chance. Journal of Economic Psychology 61, 225-243..

Profeta, P., and S. Scabrosetti. 2017. The Political Economy of Taxation in Europe. Hacienda Publica Espanyola/ Review of Public Economics, 220-(1/2017), 139-172.

Tonin, M., and M. Vlassopoulos. 2017. Sharing One's Fortune? An Experimental Study on Earned Income and Giving. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. vol 66, 112-118.



Bastani, S., S. Blomquist, and L. Micheletto. 2016. Optimal commodity taxation with varying quality of goods. Research in Economics 70 (1), 89-100.

Blomquist, S., V. Christiansen, and L. Micheletto. 2016.  Public provision of private goods, self-selection and income tax avoidance. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 118 (4), 666-692.

Bordignon, M., and S. Scabrosetti. 2016. The Political Economy of Financing the EU Budget, in The Future of EU-Finances, T. Buettner, M. Thöne (eds), Mohr Siebeck., 63-94.

Casarico, A., P. Profeta, and C. Pronzato. 2016. On the regional labour market determinants of female university enrolment. Regional Studies, 50, 6, June, 1036-1053.

Cremaschi, S., C. Devillanova, F. Fasani, and T. Frattini. 2016. L’immigrazione irregolare in tempo di crisi. Economia & Lavoro, 3, 115-132.

Devillanova C, and T. Frattini. 2016. Inequities in immigrants’ access to health care services: disentangling potential barriers. International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 37 Iss: 7, 1191 – 1208.

Figari, F., S. Kuypers, and G. Verbist. 2016. The Eurosystem Household Finance and Consumption Survey: a new underlying database for EUROMOD. International Journal of Microsimulation, 9(3), 35-65.

Gahvari, F., and L. Micheletto. 2016. Capital income taxation and the Atkinson-Stiglitz theorem. Economics Letters 147, 86-89.

Mezzanzanica, M., A. Santoro, and S. Verzillo. 2016. Family splitting versus joint taxation: a case-study. Economia Politica, 34(2), 337-354.

Robone, S. 2016. Can we use vignettes to address response-scale heterogeneity in the EQ-5D? Not if but how, Health Economics, 26(3), 395-397. DOI: 10.1002/hec.3432.

Santoro, A. 2016. Do Small Businesses Respond to a Change in Tax Audit Rules? Evidence from Italy. Public Finance Review 45, 6, 792-814.


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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