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Natalia Montinari

Professoressa associata

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Settore scientifico disciplinare: SECS-P/01 ECONOMIA POLITICA

Curriculum vitae

Personal Data

Date of birth December 25, 1982
Place of birth Casarano (LE), Italy
Nationality Italian
Civil status Married, two children (born on June 2nd, 2017. October 25th 2019) 10 months leave in total.

Current Position
2020/04 – Present Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy.

Previous Positions

  •  2016/09 – 2029/04 Assistant Professor of Economics (RtD-b), Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • 2013/09 – 2016/11 University of Lund (Sweden) Assistant professor of Economics, Department of Economics.
  • 2013/08 – 2011/04 Max Planck Institute of Economics (Germany) Post-doctoral researcher, Strategic Interaction Group. Director: Prof. Werner Güth.

Research Interests

Behavioral and experimental economics: emergence of early gender gap in the labor market, evolution and impact of other regarding preferences and moral behavior; affirmative actions to promote gender equality; incentive design in presence of other regarding agents; the evolution and diffusion of dishonest behavior.


  • 2007/01 – 2011/03 University of Padua (Italy) - PhD in Economics and Management. Assessment: Excellent. Dissertation on “Incentive Design with Reciprocal Agents”. Supervisor: Prof. Antonio Nicolò.
  • 2004/09 – 2006/09 University of Bologna (Italy) Laurea Specialistica (master’s) university degree in Economics. Grade: summa cum laude.


Articles in peer reviewed academic journals

  1. Montinari, N., Rancan. M., (2020), A friend is a treasure. The impact of Social Distance and Monetary Incentives on Risk Taking on Behalf of Others, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics Volume 86, June 2020
  2. Maggian, V., N. Montinari, A. Nicolò, (2020), Do quotas help women to climb the
    career ladder? A laboratory experiment, European Economic Review, Volume 123 April 2020, DOI:
  3. A. Bucciol, S. Cicognani, N. Montinari (2020) Cheating in Academia: The relevance of social factors, International Review of Economics.
  4. Amato, C., Gino F., Montinari, and Sacco P.L.(In press), Cheating, Inequality
    Aversion, and Appealing to Social Norms, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization DOI:
  5. A. Bucciol, N. Montinari and M. Piovesan (2019) Anonymity in Social Dilemmas: Evidence from Waste Sorting, Ecological Economics, Vol. 157, March 2019, Pages 394-401
  6. A. Conte, M.V. Levati, and N. Montinari (forthcoming) Experience in Public Goods Experiments,Theory and Decision. DOI:
  7. Montinari, N., Rancan. M., Social Preferences under Risk: the Role of Social Distance, with Michela Rancan, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty , 57(1), 81-109, DOI: 10.1007/s11166-018-9286-2.
  8. Maggian, V., N. Montinari, A. Nicolò, Back Scratching in Hierarchical Organizations, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 34, Issue 2, 1 May 2018, Pages 133-161, DOI:
  9. K. Dengler, N. Montinari, M. Panganiban, M. Ploner, B. Werner (In press), On the malleability of fairness ideals: order effects in partial and impartial allocation tasks, Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 65, April 2018, Pages 60-74, DOI:
  10. V. Maggian, N. Montinari, (2017), The spillover effects of gender quotas on  dishonesty, Economic Letters, 159C. Pages. 33-36.
  11. J. Chen, D. Houser, N. Montinari and M. Piovesan, (2016) Beware of Popular Kids Bearing Gifts: A Framed Field Experiment, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 132, Part A, December 2016, Pages 104–120.
  12. F. Landini, N. Montinari, P. Pin, M. Piovesan, (2016) Friendship Network in the Classroom: Parents Bias on Peer Effects, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 29, September 2016, Pages 56–73
  13. A. Nicolò, N. Montinari, R. Oexl, (2016) The gift of being chosen, Experimental Economics, 2016, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp 460-479, DOI 10.1007/s10683-015-9449-9.
  14. P. Blake, M. Piovesan, N. Montinari, F. Warneken, F. Gino (2015) Prosocial norms in the classroom: The role of self-regulation in following norms of giving. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 115, July 2015, Pages 18–29.
  15. A. Bucciol, N. Montinari and M. Piovesan (2015) Do Not Trash the Incentive! Monetary Incentives and Waste Sorting, with Alessandro Bucciol and Marco Piovesan. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, DOI: 10.1111/sjoe.12122.
  16. W. Güth, M.V. Levati, N. Montinari (2014) Ranking Alternatives by a Fair Bidding Rule: a Theoretical and Experimental Analysis, European Journal of Political Economy, (2014), Vol. 34, June 2014, Pages 206–221
  17. L. Di Corato, N. Montinari (2014) Flexible Waste Management under Uncertainty. European Journal of Operational Research, 2014, Vol. 234 (1), 1 April 2014, Pages 174–185.
  18. A. Shaw, N. Montinari, Olson, K., Piovesan M., F. Gino, M. Norton (2014) Children Develop a Veil of Fairness, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol. 143(1), Feb 2014, 363-375.
  19. D. Houser, N. Montinari and M. Piovesan (2012) Private and Public Decisions in Social Dilemmas: Evidence from Children, PLoS ONE, August 2012, Vol. 7(8)

Chapters in refereed collected volumes

  1. A. Bucciol, N. Montinari and M. Piovesan (2014), “Do Not Miss the Opportunity! When to Introduce Monetary Incentives”, Ch.12 in T. Kinnaman and K. Takeuchi [eds.], Handbook of Waste Management, ISBN: 9780857936851, Edward Elgar Press.
  2. A. Bucciol, N. Montinari, M. Piovesan and L. Valmasoni (2013), “Measuring the Impact of Economic Incentives in Waste Sorting”, Ch.2 in A. D’Amato, M. Mazzanti and A. Montini [eds.], Waste Management in Spatial Environments, ISBN: 9780415687188, Routledge Press.

Teaching Experience (Only chaired courses at master & PhD level)

PhD level

  • 2018/04 – 2018/05 Experimental Economics: Tools, Bologna University, Italy.
  • 2016/11 – 2016/03 Strategic Interaction, Lund University, Sweden.
  • 2014/11 – 2014/03 Strategic Interaction, Lund University, Sweden

Graduate (Master’s) level

  • 2014/09 – 2016/10 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis, Lund University, Sweden.
  • 2014/09 – 2016/12 Economic and Financial Decision Making, Lund University, Sweden.
  • 2010/11 – 2011/03 Behavioral Economics, University of Padua, Italy.
  • 2010/10 – 2011/12 Economic Theory of Organization, University of Bologna, Italy.

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2017 - Grant Almaidea- Linea Junior, University of Bologna, (financed: 10.000 Euros): Principal Investigator for the project: “The power of Identity in Multicultural Societies”
  • 2017 Modigliani Research Grant, Unicredit & Unicredit Foundation, (financed: 20.000 Euros): Principal Investigator for the project: “The power of Identity in Multicultural Societies”
  • 2007 Italian Ministry of University and Research: Three-year PhD scholarship at the University of Padua.

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