UCLA Anderson School of Management



"Culture and Institutions" (with Alberto Alesina), forthcoming, Journal of Economic Literature [paper]

“Female Labor Force Participation: Persistence and Evolution”, forthcoming, New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

“Family Ties and the Regulation of Labor” (with Alberto Alesina, Yann Algan and Pierre Cahuc), Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming [paper]

"Trust, Values and False Consensus" (with Jeff Butler and Luigi Guiso), International Economic Review, forthcoming [paper]

"The Role of Women in Society: from Pre-Industrial to Modern Times", CESifo Economic Studies, forthcoming

"Choice and Self: How Identity Shapes Choices and Decision Making" (with D. Bartel, G. Newman, S. Puntoni, L. Rips and O. Urminsky), Marketing Letters, forthcoming

"Growing Up in a Recession" (with Antonio Spilimbergo), Review of Economic Studies, April 2014, 81 (2), 787-817 [paper]

"Family Ties" (with Alberto Alesina) in Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf (eds.), Handbook of Economic Growth, Vol. 2A, The Netherlands: North Holland, pp. 177-215, 2014

"Genetic Distance, Transportation Costs, and Trade" (with Antonio Spilimbergo and Giovanni Tonon), Journal of Economic Geography, January 2014, 14(1), 179-198 [paper]

“Democracy and Reforms” (with Prachi Mishra and Antonio Spilimbergo), American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, October 2013, 5(4): 179-204 [paper]

"Does a Four-Fold Higher Unemployment Rate Make A Difference? Wage Growth and Job Mobility of Young Workers in France, Germany and the United States" (with Till von Wachter), Journal of Economic Perspectives, forthcoming

"Like Mother Like Son? Experimental Evidence on the Transmission of Values From Parents to Children” (with Marco Cipriani and Olivier Jeanne), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 90 (2013), 100-111 [paper]

"The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State" (with Nathan Nunn), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2013 [paper]

"On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough" (with Alberto Alesina and Nathan Nunn), The Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2013, vol. 128 (2), 469-530, Lead Article and Editor's Choice, Winner of the IPUMS 2013 Research Award [paper]

“Where Has All the Money Gone? Foreign Aid and the Composition of Government Spending” (with Santanu Chatterjee and Ilker Kaya), The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Contributions), January 2012, Volume 12, Issue 1, Article 26 [paper]

"Lo Sviluppo Italiano e l'Andamento della Finanza Pubblica" (With Carlo Devillanova and Massimiliano Marcellino), in Economia Pubblica e Istituzioni, Scritti Di e Per Roberto Artoni, Il Mulino, 2012

“Family Ties and Political Participation” (with Alberto Alesina), Journal of the European Economic Association, October 2011, 9 (5), 817-839, Lead Article [paper]

“Fertility and the Plough” (with Alberto Alesina and Nathan Nunn), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2011, vol. 101 (3): 499-503 [paper]

“Preferences for Redistribution” (with Alberto Alesina), in Jess Benhabib, Matthew O. Jackson and Alberto Bisin editors: Handbook of Social Economics, Vol. 1A, The Netherlands: North Holland, pp. 93-131, 2010 [paper]

"The Power of the Family" (with Alberto Alesina), Journal of Economic Growth, June 2010, Vol. 15 (2), 93-125, Lead Article [paper]

“Ties That Matter: Cultural Norms and Family Formation in Western Europe”, Labor in the Era of Globalization, C. Brown, B. Eichengreen and M. Reich, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2010

“Remittances, Financial Development and Growth” (with Marta Ruiz-Arranz), Journal of Development Economics, 2009, 90 (1), 144-152 [paper]

“The Political Economy of Agricultural Market Reforms in Developing Countries” (with Diego Scalise), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2009, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (Contributions), Article 33 [paper]

“Culture and the Family: An Application to Educational Choices in Italy”, Rivista di Politica Economica (Invited Paper), August 2008, Issue 4, 3-38 [paper]

“Living Arrangements in Western Europe: Does Cultural Origin Matter?”, Journal of the European Economic Association-September 2007, 5(5): 927-952-Winner of the European Economic Association Young Economist Award, 2004 [paper]

“Wage Moderation and Rising Unemployment. A Report on Union Motivation” (with Knuth Gerlach and Lloyd Ulman) in Bellmann, Hübler, Meyer, Stephan (eds.) Institutionen, Löhne and Beschäftigung, Beiträge zir Arbeitsmarkt-und Berufsforschung, BeitrAB 294, Nürberg 2005

“Capital Income Taxes and Growth in a Stochastic Economy: A Numerical Analysis of the Role of Risk Aversion and Intertemporal Substitution” (with S. Chatterjee and S. Turnovsky), Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 6, no. 2: pp. 277-310, May 2004

“Intertemporal Substitution, Risk aversion and Economic Performance in a Stochastically Growing Open Economy” (with S. Turnovsky), Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 22, no. 4: pp. 529-556, August 2003

“Componenti Allocative e Distributive della Spesa Sociale: Un Confronto Internazionale” (with R. Artoni e P. Saraceno) in Globalizzazione e Stato Sociale, Il Mulino, 1999

Working Papers

"Trust and Cheating" (with Jeff Butler and Luigi Guiso), revise and resubmit Economic Journal [paper]

“The Right Amount of Trust” (with Jeff Butler and Luigi Guiso), NBER WP 15344 [paper]

Work in Progress

" Review of Richerson and Christiansen's Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language and Religion", in preparation for the Journal of Economic Literature

"Explaining Cultural Persistence and Change" (with Nathan Nunn)