My research interests are at the intersection between political economy, public governance and the economics of innovation. For several years I've been studying the problem of corruption, and I'm conducting a long-term research project on the role of reputational incentives in public governance. Over the years, I've worked, or consulted, for international organizations such as the World Bank and the European Commission, and for several branches of the Italian government. I'm currently member of the Italian "Commissione per la garanzia della qualità dell'informazione statistica" (Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri).
My work has been published in American Journal of Political Science; Journal of Business & Economic Statistics; Research Policy; The Review of Economics and Statistics; and The World Bank Economic Review. My latest book, Reputation-based Governance (Stanford University Press, 2011) proposes a model of public governance which hinges on the presence of strong reputational incentives.
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