In this contribution it is investigated the impact of social interaction on optimal evasion and assessed the audit revenue gains that may be obtained by targeting audit using social network information.
Working Paper, 2018

Shortened version of the PhD Thesis, 2018

This paper extends the analysis undertook in Optimal Income Tax Enforcement in the Presence of Tax Avoidance
In Journal of Tax Administration, 2017

An analysis of optimal tax enforcement policy when taxpayer may engage in both avoidance and evasion.
In The Routledge Companion to Tax Avoidance Research, 2017

In this contribution it is studied the optimal avoidance decision when taxpayers evaluate their utility relative to a benchmark or “reference” level of income.
Working Paper, 2017

A model that investigates how recent Behavioural Economics findings affect the taxpayer’s joint decision to avoid and/or evade
In Public Finance Review, 2016

The article provides an assessment of the performances of Italian local government using conditional frontier models.
Working Paper, 2016
Tax Evasion on a Social Network
Aug 27, 2019 2:15 PM
VAT Threshold(s)
Mar 15, 2019 11:45 AM
Tax Evasion on a Social Network
Nov 9, 2018 11:30 AM
Tax Evasion on a Social Network
Nov 6, 2018 2:00 PM
Tax Evasion on a Social Network
Sep 21, 2018 3:00 PM
Tax Evasion on a Social Network
Sep 3, 2018 9:00 AM
Tax Evasion on a Social Network
Jun 6, 2018 9:00 AM
Tax Evasion on a Social Network
Apr 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Tax Evasion on a Social Network
Apr 19, 2018 12:00 PM
Compliance on Networks
Feb 7, 2018 12:00 PM


Public Finance - Part Two
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart AY 2018-2019
Office Hours: Upon request
Syllabus (Extended Version)
Course Timetable
Repository of Notebooks

Interesting Material
not part of the course material and not in the exam

Economics as a field and how it is taught:
The radical plan to change how Harvard teaches economics
The debate that the article has generated on twitter is as interesting as the article itself, here some examples: rajivatbarnard- JustinWolfers- R2Rsquared

Related to the role of the state in the economy:
Mariana Mazzucato in conversation with Russel Roberts on the Value of Everything
(Available also on Spotify)

Basic concepts of Economics explained in the clearest way possible:
Russel Roberts on Smith, Ricardo, and Trade

Nobel laureate Vernon Smith talking about how he used lab experiments to test the reliability of the Economics’ theoretical models of the market:
Vernon Smith on Markets and Experimental Economics

Related to the Top Incomes and Inequality lecture:
Zucman on Top incomes

Laffer curve between Academia and Public Policy:
Washington Post article on the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Arthur Laffer