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.


Working Papers 

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.

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Work in Progress