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Marco Casari


Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/02 Economic Policy

Curriculum vitae

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I will be on sabbatical from September 1st, 2019 through June 30, 2020 at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science,  Stanford University.


University of Bologna                                Email: marco. casari AT
Department of Economics                         Tel. ++39 051 209 8662
Piazza Scaravilli, 2                                     Fax ++39 051 209 8493
40126 Bologna, Italy



· Ph. D. in Social Sciences-Economics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, US, June 2002.

· M. Sc. in Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, US, June 1998.

· B.A. with honors, (Laurea D.E.S.), Universitá Commerciale Bocconi, Milano, Italy, June 1996.


· Universitá di Bologna, Department of Economics, Bologna
Full Professor, January 2011 - Present

· Universitá di Bologna, School of Political Science “Ruffilli”, Forlì, and Department of Economics, Bologna
Associate Professor, October 2006 - December 2010

· Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, USA
Assistant Professor of Economics, August 2004 – September 2006

· Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona , Center for the Study of Organizations and Decisions in Economics, Spain
Marie Curie Researcher, September 2002 – August 2004

· Ohio State University, Department of Economics, USA
Post-doctoral scholar, September 2001- June 2002


· Group size in social-ecological systems (con C.Tagliapietra), Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 2018, 115, 11, 2728-2733.

· Time Horizon and Cooperation in Continuous Time, (with M. Bigoni, A. Skrzypacz, and G. Spagnolo), Econometrica. 2015, 83, 587-616

· Money and Trust among Strangers, (with G. Camera and M. Bigoni), Proceedings of the National Academy of Science , 2013, 110, 37, 14889-14893.

· Cooperation among strangers under the shadow of the future, (with G. Camera) American Economic Review , 2009, 99, 3, 979–1005.

· Selection bias, demographic effects and ability effects in common value auctions experiments, (with J.Ham and J.Kagel) American Economic Review , 2007, 97, 4, 1278-1304.

· Pro-sociality and strategic reasoning in economic decisions, (with B. Arruñada, F. Pancotto) Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2015, 9, 1-7.



Money is more than memory, (with M.Bigoni and G. Camera), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics

Partners or Strangers? Cooperation, monetary trade, and the choice of scale of interaction, (with M.Bigoni, G.Camera) American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2019, 11 (2), 195-227.

At the root of the North-South cooperation gap in Italy: Preferences or beliefs?, (with M. Bigoni, S.Bortolotti, D.Gambetta), Economic Journal, 2019, 129, pp. 1139 – 1152. 

Property Rights, Marriage and Fertility in the Italian Alps: 1790-1820, (with M. Lisciandra, C.Tagliapietra), Explorations in Economic History, 2019, 71, 72-92.

Carbon is Forever: A Climate Change Experiment on Cooperation, (with G.Calzolari and R.Ghidoni), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018, 92, 169-184.

Monitoring institutions in indefinitely repeated games, (with G. Camera), Experimental Economics, 2018, 21, 3, 673–691.

Climate Change: Behavioral Responses from Extreme Events and Delayed Damages. (with R. Ghidoni and G. Calzolari), Energy Economics, 2017, 68, 103–115.


• Governing climate engineering: insights from a public “good or bad” experiment (with A.L. Abatayo, V. Bosetti, R. Ghidoni, and M. Tavoni)

• When governing the commons can harm gender equality

• Financial intermediation and the macroeconomy: an experiment (with M. Bigoni and G.Camera)

Civicness drain, with (A.Ichino, M.Michaeli, G. Marandola, M. De Paola, V.Scoppa). Media: Vox