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    • Citizens or lobbies: who controls policy? 

      Roberti P (2019)
      This paper analyzes a model of electoral competition with uncertainty on the policy implemented by candidates. I show that this uncertainty can induce risk-averse voters to elect politicians whose policies are biased. I ...
    • Indirect Contagion in an Originate-to-Distribute Banking Model 

      Pinna A (2014)
      In a model of Originate-To-Distribute (OTD) banking, I show that contagion may spread before any preference shock, fire sale, or change in haircuts takes place. The drivers of contagion are opaqueness of collateral and ...
    • Moonlighting Politicians: Motivation Matters! 

      Fedele A; Naticchioni P (2013)
      We study self-selection into politics and commitment once in office of citizens with different abilities and motivations in a framework where moonlighting is allowed. We find that high-ability motivated (public-fit) ...
    • Politicians’ coherence and government debt 

      Bellettini G; Roberti P (Springer New York LLC, 2019)
      We model a society that values coherence between the long-term commitment of politicians to given levels of public good provision and current policy. In that context, we suggest a novel mechanism by which issuing government ...
    • Populism and institutional capture 

      Chesterley N; Roberti P (Elsevier B.V., 2018)
      This paper analyzes the relationship between populism and institutional capture. Populist politicians provide voters with a utility boom followed by a subsequent bust. Non-populists provide a constant level of utility. ...
    • State capacity and repression: A model of colonial rule 

      Roberti P (Elsevier B.V., 2019)
      State capacity in colonial regimes can have spillover effects on the welfare of citizens if the colonizer is removed. This work shows that when spillovers are positive, investments in state capacity and repression by the ...
    • Wine quality, reputation, denominations: How cooperatives and private wineries compete? 

      Schamel G (2014)
      We analyze how cooperatives in Northern Italy (Alto Adige and Trentino) compete with private wineries regarding product quality and reputation, i.e. if firm organization affects wine quality and winery reputation. Moreover, ...