I am a PhD student of the Vilfredo Pareto PhD program of the University of Turin - Collegio Carlo Alberto
I work in the intersection of Industrial Organization and Political Economy.
Privatization with Political Connections
A partially privatized, politically connected public firm competes with a private one in a game of endogenous product differentiation. The public firm maximizes a combination of its profits and the median voter's utility. I show that: (i) privatization has a pro-competitive effect as it encourages entry of the private firm; (ii) the public firm's profits may exceed those of its private competitor; and that (iii) the socially optimal degree of privatization is interior.
Work in Progress
Competition, Firms' Size, and Demand Spillovers: Evidence from Italy, with C. Cambini, G. Rosso, L. Sabatino
Gender Prescribed Occupations and the Wage Gap, with A. Gallice and C. Muratori