Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Influenza vaccination behavior and media reporting of adverse events, with Claudio Lucifora, Antonio Russo and Marco Tonello, Health Policy, 124(12), pp. 1403-1411, December 2020. IZA DP

Vaccination take-up and Health: Evidence from a Flu Vaccination Program for the Elderly
, with Claudio Lucifora, Antonio Russo and Marco Tonello, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 179, pp. 323-341, November 2020. IZA DP.

Birth weight, Neonatal Care, and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Macrosomic Babies, with Brandon J. Restrepo, Economics and Human Biology, 37, May 2020. PDF

Does increasing compulsory education decrease or displace adolescent crime? New evidence from administrative and victimization data, with Marco Tonello, CESifo Economic Studies, 64(1), pp. 15-49, March 2018, Editor's choice. PDF

Does child care availability play a role in maternal employment and children's development? Evidence from Italy with Daniela Del Boca and Chiara Pronzato, Review of Economics of the Household, 14(1), pp. 27-51, March 2016.

 Public investments in children’s human capital. Evidence from the literature on non-parental child care, Journal of the Italian Economic Association, Vol. XIX, N.1, pp. 169-194, April 2014. PDF

Book chapters

“Who cares for the children? Family social position and childcare arrangements in Italy, 2002-2012”, with Nevena Kulic and Moris Triventi, in Blossfeld, H.-P., Kulic, N., J. Skopek, and M. Triventi (Eds.), Childcare, early education and social inequality. An international perspective, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.

“Cura dei figli, scelte lavorative delle madri e sviluppo cognitivo dei bambini” [“Child care, mothers’ employment and children’s cognitive development”], in L. Cappellari - C. Lucifora (Eds.), Economia della popolazione. Disuguaglianza, Famiglia e Migrazioni [Population Economics. Inequality, Family and Migrations], Vita e Pensiero, pag. 139-156, 2014.

Working papers & Work in Progress

"Mother’s time allocation, child care and child cognitive development", R&R. PDF A previous version is available as GU Dep. Economics WP 695/2017

"Culture of origin, parenting styles and children's outcomes", with Simone Moriconi

“Early education and equality of opportunity”, with Francesco Andreoli and Vincenzo Prete

“Health at birth and parental investment decisions: evidence from Sweden”

“Neonatal treatments and long-term outcomes in Sweden”, with Gustav Kjellsson, Kristian Bolin and Robert Kaestner 

“All at home? The lockdown during the Coronavirus epidemic and family wellbeing”, with Daniela Del Boca, Lucia Schiavon and Chiara Pronzato


PhD thesis

"Child Development and Cognitive Outcomes: the Role of Public and Family Inputs", PDF

Awarded the XIII Edition of the Prize of the Italian Economic Association (SIE) for the Best PhD Thesis in Economics (motivations of the award - in Italian)