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Giuseppe Pignataro

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/02 Economic Policy

Curriculum vitae

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
Università di Bologna
Piazza Scaravilli, 2
40122 Bologna

Current Position   
2020- : Associate Professor in Economics (13/A2), Department of Economics, University of Bologna

Previous Position

  • 2012- 2020: Assistant Professor in Economics (13/A2), Department of Economics, University of Bologna
  • 2009-2012: Post-doctoral research fellow, Project: "Understanding the nature of risk selection in the Italian health care market: theory and empirical evidence". Tutor: Prof. Francesca Barigozzi. University of Bologna, Department of Economics, Bologna.



Ph.D. in Public Economics, DEFAP, Catholic University, Milan, 2009. 
Thesis: "Essays on Equality of Opportunity". 
Supervisors: Prof. Vito Peragine and Prof. Gilberto Turati.    

M.Sc. in Economics, CORIPE, University of Turin, 2005.

B.A. in Economics (110/110 cum laude), University of Catania, 2003. 
Thesis: "Human capital accumulation and R&D spillovers: an empirical application to italian regions". 
Supervisor: Prof. Roberto Cellini. 


Research Interests

Inequality and Poverty; Economics of Information; Microeconomic Theory; Public Policies 



∙ "Pool Size and the Sustainability of Optimal Risk-Sharing Agreements", 2017, (with Francesca Barigozzi, Renaus Bourlès, Dominique Henriet), Theory and Decision, 82 (1) , pp. 273-303


∙ "A graph-based approach to inequality assessment", 2016, (with Arsen Palestini), Physica A, 455 (1), pp. 65-78


∙ "Multifactorial decomposition of Inequality: the case of CAP", 2015, (with Arsen Palestini), Journal of Income Distribution, 23, pp. 59-83


∙  "Theocracy and resilience against economic sanctions", 2015, (with Alireza Naghavi), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 111 (1), pp. 1-12

∙  "The poor are twice cursed: wealth inequality and inefficient credit market", 2014, (with Giuseppe Coco), Journal of Banking and Finance, 49 (1), pp. 149-159

∙"Ex-ante and ex-post measurement of equality of opportunity in health: a normative decomposition", 2014, (with Paolo Li Donni and Vito Peragine), Health Economics, 23 (2), pp. 182-198 
∙"Unfair Credit Allocations", 2013, (with Giuseppe Coco), Small Business Economics, 41 (1), pp. 241-251

∙"Equality of opportunity: policy and measurement paradigms", 2012, Journal of Economic Surveys, 26 (5), pp. 800-834

∙"Measuring equality of opportunity by Shapley value", 2010, Economics Bulletin, 30 (1), pp. 786-798   

∙"Decomposing equality of opportunity by income sources", 2009, Economics Bulletin, 29 (2), pp. 713-722

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