Refereed Journal Articles

Income taxation and equity: new dominance criteria with a microsimulation application (with Paolo Brunori and Vito Peragine), Journal of Economic Inequality,, 2022.

A general rank-dependent approach for distributional comparisons (with Ida Petrillo), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 24(2), 380-409, 2022.

Informal we stand? The role of social progress around the world (with Tiziana Medda and Agnese Sacchi), International Review of Economics and Finance, 78(2), 660-675, 2022.

Inequality of opportunity in tertiary education in Europe (with Federico Biagi and Vito Peragine), Research in Higher Education, 63, 514-565, 2022.

Growth, mobility and social progress (with Dirk Van de gaer). Journal of Comparative Economics, 49(1), 164-182, 2021.

The individual poverty incidence of growth (with Maria C. Lo Bue). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 82(6), 1295-1321, 2020.

Inequality of opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Paolo Brunori and Vito Peragine). Applied Economics, 51(60), 6428-6458, 2019.

Dynamics of individual rank volatility: evidence form West Germany and the US (with Louis Chauvel and Anne Hartung). The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 19(2), 1-22, 2019.

Intertemporal pro-poorness (with Florent Bresson and Jean-Yves Duclos). Social Choice and Welfare, 52(1), 65-96, 2019.

Consumption dynamics and inequality of opportunity with an application to Uganda (with Paolo Brunori and Vito Peragine). Review of Development Economics, 22(2), 632-657, 2018.

Evaluating patterns of income growth when status matters: a robust approach. Review of Income and Wealth, 64(1), 147-169, 2018.

History-dependent growth incidence: a characterization and an application to the economic crisis in Italy (with Dirk Van de gaer). Oxford Economic Papers, 68(2), 585-603, 2016.

The distributional incidence of growth: a social welfare approach (with Vito Peragine). Review of Income and Wealth, 61(3), 440-464, 2015.

Economic growth and equality of opportunity (with Vito Peragine and Paolo Brunori). World Bank Economic Review, 28(2), 247-281, 2014.

Mobility and long term equality of opportunity. Research on Economic Inequality, 19, 51-75, 2011.

Book Chapters

Inequality of opportunity, poverty, and economic development (with Domenico Moramarco and Vito Peragine). In M.N. Asadullah, K. Zimmermann (eds.) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, chapter 11, ISBN: 978-3-319-57365-6 (forthcoming).

Inequality of opportunity: theoretical considerations and recent empirical evidence (with Vito Peragine). In D. Chotikapanich, A. Rambaldi, N. Rohde (eds.) Advances in Economic Measurement, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore., 2022.

Italy: an ageing country with low level of private pension schemes but high homeownership rate (with Pierluigi Murro). In M. Eckardt et al. (eds.), Old-Age Provision and Homeownership – Fiscal Incentives and Other Public Policy Options, Springer International Publishing AG, 2018.

La distribuzione personale del reddito e la tassazione progressiva (with Vito Peragine and Paolo Brunori). In Uricchio A., Peragine V., Aulenta M. (Eds.) Manuale di Scienza delle Finanze, Diritto Finanziario e Contabilità Pubblica, Nel Diritto Editore, ch. 5, 2018.

Pensions and housing wealth: Quantitative data on market conditions for equity release schemes in the EU (with Peter Hennecke, Pierluigi Murro, and Doris Neuberger), in P. Murro (ed.) Il ruolo del prestito vitalizio ipotecario nell'ambito della previdenza integrativa, Cacucci Editore, chapter 3, 2017.

Dinamiche distributive in un periodo di crisi (with Francesca Marino). In Peragine V. (Ed.) Povertà e Politiche di Inclusione Sociale. Differenze e Confronti Territoriali, Carocci Editore, ch. 1, 2014.

Povertà economica in Puglia e in Italia: entità e caratteristiche (with Francesca Marino). In Peragine V. (Ed.) Povertà e Politiche di Inclusione Sociale. Differenze e Confronti Territoriali, Carocci Editore, ch. 2, 2014.

Povertà e politiche di inclusione sociale. Tra vincoli di bilancio, equità e politiche di crescita (with Vito Peragine and Paolo Brunori). In Aulenta M. and Uricchio A. (Eds.) Dalla Finanza Pubblica Europea al Governo degli Enti Territoriali, CEDAM editore, 2014.

La povertà in Puglia e in Italia (with Vito Peragine and Laura Serlenga). in Peragine V. (Ed.) Famiglie e nuove povertà. Politiche regionali sulla non autosufficienza, Carocci editore, ch. 1, 20-61, 2012.

A critical assessment of the governance structure of the transport sector in albania (and in the other Balkans Countries) (with Angela S. Bergantino and Annalisa Vinella). In Capolupo R., Cani S., Ferri G. (Eds.) Towards European Integration: Cooperation and Development Across the Adriatic Basin, Radio, Bari, pp 247-271, 2009.


Gender equality and poverty are intrinsically linked (with Rense Nieuwenhuis, Teresa Munzi, Jörg Neugschwender, Heba Omar). UN Women, New York, ISBN: 978-1-63214-144-6, 2018.

L'uomo e la natura: sostenibilità sociale e ambientale (with Giovanni Ferri, Angioletta Mariani, and Vito Peragine), Edizioni Studium, Roma, 2016.

Working Papers

Exploring heterogeneities in health dynamics in Europe. Sapienza University of Rome, mimeo, 2022.

Trust in institutions and the profile of inequality (with Domenico Moramarco), Sapienza University of Rome, mimeo, 2022.

New evidence on inequality of opportunity in Europe (with Stefano Filauro and Vito Peragine), Sapienza University of Rome, mimeo, 2022.

An eXplainable Artificial Intelligence approach to detect socio-economic drivers of confidence in government (with Nicola Amoroso, Loredana Bellantuono, Roberto Bellotti, Alfonso Monaco, Vito Peragine), mimeo, 2022.

Institutional trust, inequality, and the spread of digitalization (with Agnese Sacchi), Sapienza University of Rome, mimeo, 2021.

Equal chances: equality of opportunity and intergenerational mobility around the world (with Paolo Brunori et al.),, 2021.

Dynastic measures of intergenerational mobility with empirical evidence from Indonesia (with Olivier Bargain and Maria C. Lo Bue), UNU-WIDER Working Paper N. 70, ISSN 1798-7237, ISBN 978-92-9267-008-5, 2021.

Compassion and envy in welfare comparisons, SOEPpapers 1105-2020, DIW Berlin, 2020.

Intertemporal inequality of opportunity (with Domenico Moramarco and Vito Peragine), Working Papers ECARES 2020-26, ULB, 2020.

Growth pro-poorness from an intertemporal perspective with an application to Indonesia, 1997-2007 (with Jean-Yves Duclos and Florent Bresson), ADBI Working Paper Series No. 773, 2017.

Inequality of opportunity during the great recession in Uganda (with Paolo Brunori and Vito Peragine), WIDER working paper 2015/039, ISSN: 1798-7237 ISBN 978-92-9230-924-4, 2015.

Inequality of opportunity for educational achievement in Arab Region: evidence from PISA 2006-2009-2012 (with Vito Intini, Raffaele Lagravinese, Vito Peragine), UN-ESCWA Working Paper E/ESCWA/EDID/2015/WP.7, 2015.