1. 2020 “Does Low Skilled Immigration Increase the Education of Natives? Evidence from Italian Provinces”, with Giorgio Brunello and Elisabetta Lodigiani, Labour Economics, forthcoming
  2. 2019 “Grandparents in the blues. The effect of childcare on grandparents' Depression”, with Giorgio Brunello, Review of The Economics of the Household  17:587–613
  3. 2018 "The effect of job loss on pharmaceutical prescriptions", with Angela Crema, Lorenzo Simonato and Laura Cestari, Social Science and Medicine 217:73-83
  4. 2018 “Procedures vs. Incentives: The Case of the University Promotion System in Italy", with E. Rettore and C. Dal Maso, Education Economics, 26(3):213-232
  5. 2018 "The Protestant Ethic and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Religious Minorities in the Former Holy Roman Empire", with Luca Nunziata, European Journal of Political Economy, 51:27-43
  6. 2017 “The effects of vocational education on adult skills, employment and wages: What can we learn from PIAAC?”, SERIEs, 8:315-343
  7. 2017 "The contribution of urbanization to non-communicable diseases: evidence from 173 countries from 1980 to 2008", with Yevgeniy Goryakin and Marc Suhrcke, Economics and Human Biology, 26:151-163
  8. 2017 "Community Repeated Interaction and Strategic Delegation", with Ottorino Chillemi and Benedetto Gui, International Journal of Game Theory, 46(3):737–760
  9. 2017 "The Labour Market Effects of Vocational and Academic Education over the Life Cycle. Evidence based on a British Cohort" with Giorgio Brunello, Journal of Human Capital, 11(1):106-166
  10. 2016 "A Tale of Minorities: Evidence on Religious Ethics and Entrepreneurship", with Luca Nunziata, Journal of Economic Growth, 21(2):189-224
  11. 2015 "Fruit and vegetable consumption in the former Soviet Union: the role of individual and community-level factors", with Y. Goryakin, M. Suhrcke, B. Roberts and M. McKee, Public Health Nutrition 18(15):2825-1835.
  12. 2015 "Selection and the Age Productivity Profile: Evidence from Chess", with M. Bertoni and G. Brunello, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 110:45-58
  13. 2014 "From Social Capital to Health - and Back", with E. Fumagalli and M. Suhrcke, Health Economics, 23(5):586–605
  14. 2014 "Trust me, you will be in better health", Health Policy, 116(1):123-132
  15. 2014 “Social capital and smoking behavior”, with B. d’Hombres, Eastern Economic Journal, 40(2):202-225
  16. 2014 "The effect of health on labour supply in nine former Soviet Union countries", with Y. Goryakin, M. Suhrcke, B. Roberts and M. McKee. European Journal of Health Economics, 15:57-68
  17. 2014 “Social capital and self-reported general and mental health in nine Former Soviet Union countries” with Y. Goryakin, M. Suhrcke, B. Roberts and M. McKee. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 9(1):1-24
  18. 2013 "When the cat is near, the mice won't play: The effect of external examiners in Italian schools", with M. Bertoni and G. Brunello, Journal of Public Economics, 104:65-77
  19. 2013, "The Effect of Immigration on the School Performance of Natives: Cross Country Evidence using PISA Test Scores" with G. Brunello, Economics of Education Review, 32:234-246
  20. 2012, “Lost in Transition? The Returns to Education Acquired under Communism” with G. Brunello and E. Crivellaro, Economics of Transition, 20(4):637–676
  21. 2012, “On the Efficiency Costs of De-Tracking Secondary Schools in Europe”, with G. Brunello et al., Education Economics, 20(2):117-138 
  22. 2011, “The Influence of Social Capital on Health in Eight Former Soviet Countries: why does it differ?, with B. d’Hombres et al.,Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health65(1):44-50
  23. 2010, “Does Social Capital Determine Health: Evidence from Eight Transition Countries”, with B. d’Hombres, M. Suhrcke and M. McKee, Health Economics, vol. 19, pp. 56-74
  24. 2008, “Educational Standards in Public and Privates Schools”, with G. Brunello, The Economic Journal, vol. 118, pp. 1866-1887
  25. 2008, “Provoking a Civil War”, with Z. Ballo, Public Choice, vol. 134, pp. 347-366
  26. 2007, “Anonymity in Nonatomic Games”, International Review of Economics (RISEC), vol. 54, pp. 225-247
  27. 2007, “Adult Health in Russia – More than Just a Health Problem?”, with P. Marquez, M. Suhrcke and M. McKee, Health Affaires, vol. 26(4), pp. 1040-1051 


Chapters in books

  1. 2018 "Workplace Social Capital and Sickness Absence", with M. Kamrul Islam, in Folland, S. and Nauenberg, E. (eds) "Elgar Companion to Social Capital and Health", Edward Elgar Publishing
  2. 2016 "Social Capital and Health", with Eline Aas, in Scheffler R. (ed.) "World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy", vol. 2, World Scientific Publishing.
  3. 2014 "The empirics of social capital and health", with E. Fumagalli, in Folland, S. and Rocco, L. (eds) "The economics of social capital and health", World Scientific Publishing.
  4. 2014 "Social capital and smoking", with B.d'Hombres", in Folland, S. and Rocco, L. (eds) "The economics of social capital and health", World Scientific Publishing.
  5. 2011, “The economic costs of ill health in the European Region”, with M. Suhrcke, R. Sauto Arce and M. McKee. in: J. Figueras and M. McKee (eds) Health Systems, Health, Wealth and Societal Well-being: Assessing the case for investing in health systems. McGraw-Hill, Open University Press, New York.
  6. 2005, “What are the potential benefits of mortality reduction in Russia?”, with M. Suhrcke; chapter in “Dying too young - Addressing premature mortality and ill health due to non-communicable diseases and injuries in the Russian Federation. (pp. 95-102)” – Washington: The World Bank.
  7. 2005 – “How do NCDs and injuries affect the Russian economy?” with M. Suhrcke; chapter in “Dying too young - Addressing premature mortality and ill health due to non-communicable diseases and injuries in the Russian Federation.(pp. 55-64)” – Washington: The World Bank.


Books and reports

  1. 2014, "The Economics of Social Capital and Health: A Conceptual and Empirical Roadmap", with S. Folland (eds.), World Scientific Publishing.
  2. 2012, “Is Social Capital Good for Individual Health? A European Perspective”, with M. Suhrcke, WHO Regional Office for Europe.
  3. 2007, “Health: a vital investment for economic development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA)”, with M. Suhrcke and M. McKee, Brussels: European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
  4. 2007, “Economic consequences of non-communicable diseases and injuries in the Russian Federation”, with M. Suhrcke et al.,European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
  5. 2006, “Chronic Disease: an Economic Perspective”, with M. Suhrcke et al., Oxford: The Oxford Health Alliance.