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   Prof. Luca Spataro, Ph.D

Professore Associato Confermato in Economia Politica presso il Dipartimento di Economia e Management, Università di Pisa and CHILD

 (Associate Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Pisa) and CHILD

 

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July 2013
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • NAME: Luca Spataro (Prof.)
  • NATIONALITY: Italian
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 01/10/1971
  • BIRTHPLACE: Carrara (Tuscany, Italy)
  • CURRENT POSITION (2005-): Professore Associato in Economia Politica (Associate Professor) at Dipartimento di Economia e Managment, University of Pisa.

Erasmus coordinator for the Dipartimento di Economia e Management, University of Pisa

Director of the International Master in Risk Management, Dipartimento di Economia e Management, University of Pisa


MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Theoretical research: Pension economics, welfare optimality of public policies in presence of endogenous individual choices concerning savings, labor supply and fertility; optimal dynamic taxation, economic growth and poverty traps, population ethics, inequality and Economics of aging.
  • Applied econometrics: Retirement decisions, Pension funds.

TEACHING ACTIVITY

  • 2011-: Course in “Economics of savings and pensions”, Master (Laurea di II livello), Dipartimento di Economia e Management, University of Pisa;
  • 2010-2012: Lecture to Master students on: “Introduction to dynamic programming”, University of Durham, UK;
  • 2010-: Lectures on Advanced macroeconomics (Consumption and Investment), Laurea magistrale in Scienze Economiche and Master in Economics, University of Pisa (Italy);
  • 2008-2013: Lectures to Master and PhD students on “Optimal capital income taxation”, University of Durham, UK;
  • 2010-2011: Lectures on Advanced macroeconomics (Consumption and Investment), Laurea magistrale in Scienze Economiche University of Pisa (Italy);
  • 2009-2008: Course on “Theory of investments”, PhD students, University of Pisa;
  • 2008: Course on “Theory of savings”, within the “International semester”, University of Pisa;
  • 2009 and 2008: Course on “Microeconomics” at the Accademia Navale, Livorno;
  • 2007: Course (18 hours) in “Dinamica Economica” (Economic Dynamics), Ph.D students and Laurea Specialistica di Scienze Economiche, University of  Pisa;
  • 2006: Lectures “On Optimal income taxation”, University of Durham, UK;
  • 2006: Course in “Scienza delle Finanze” (Public Economics), at the Accademia Navale, Livorno;
  • 2006: Course in Microeconomics at the “Corso di Laurea in “Economia e legislazione dei sistemi logisitci”, Livorno;
  • 2006:  Lectures on Microeconomics, Master course in “Management of open source software, University of Pisa;
  • 2005-: Lectures on “Social Security and savings”, Master course in Finance, Lucca (Italy);
  • 2004-:Microeconomics for Undergraduates, Facoltà di Economia, University di Pisa;
  • 2005: Course on “Overlapping generation models”, Ph.D. course, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University di Pisa;
  • 2004: Course on “Optimal capital income taxationPh.D. course, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University di Pisa;
  • 1999-2004: Teacher assistant in Microeconomics, Undergraduate courses, University of Pisa.


EDUCATION

  • 2000-2001: Post-Ph.D. Scholarship at University College London, granted by Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies; supervisor: Prof. Orazio Attanasio;
  • 1997-2000: Ph.D. in Economics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. Research project title: "Optimality of Social Security Systems". Supervisors: Prof. C. Casarosa, Prof. F. Bulckaen, Dr. A. Pench;
  • 1999-2000: Visiting Researcher at University College London; Supervisor: Prof. O. Attanasio;
  • 1999, JANUARY-MAY: Course in "Advanced Macroeconomics", taught by R. E. A Farmer, European University Institute, Florence, Italy;
  • 1998 JUNE: Selected to attend the "Summer School of Econometrics ", CIDE, Bertinoro, Italy (public competition);
  • 1998, JANUARY-MAY: First Year Ph.D Courses  at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa;
  • 1996-97: Master of Arts in Applied Economics at CORIPE (Turin) (Master final grade: A+). Supervisor Prof Elsa Fornero. Master Thesis title (translated): "Simulation of the effects of a partial privatization of the pension fund in Italy", (thesis final grade: A+).
  • 1996, JULY: Laurea (BA), in Economics, Università di Pisa, Italy, (cum laude); Supervisor: Prof. C. Casarosa; title of the BA Thesis (translated): “Individual Choices, Life Cycle and Social Security".


RELEVANT POSITIONS HELD

  • 2013: Director of the Master in Risk Management, University of Pisa;
  • 2013 march: Erasmus Coordinator for the Dipartimento di Economia e Management, University of Pisa, Italy.
  • 2012, October: Appointed by the Ministry of Welfare and Labor as an independent expert to participate at the inter-governative Peer Review in Warsaw on “Age friendly services and products – an opportunity for social and economic development”, October, Warsaw, Poland;
  • 2011: Scientific coordinator of the “Master in gestione del rischio nei mercati finanziari” (master in risk management of financial markets), Lucca, University of Pisa;
  • 2008-2011 and 2006: Visiting professor at the University of Durham, UK;
  • 2008-: Member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD programme in Economics, University of Pisa;
  • 2008-2010:Vice-President of Corso di Laurea in “Economia e Commercio”, Facoltà di Economia, University of Pisa;

·         2008-2009: Member of the research group on: From the oil shock to Maastricht. National and local institutions between conflicts of strategies and sharing of objectives”, Fìinanced by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca (Scientific Coordinator: Riccardo Faucci).

  • 2007-2008: Member of the research group on “National social protection systems between globalization and delocalization: from the welfare state to the welfare community?” financed by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca (Scientific Coordinator: Valeria De Bonis);
  • 2006-: Associate Professor in Economics, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università di Pisa;
  • 2005-2006: Researcher in Economics, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università di Pisa;
  • 2004: Affiliation at CHILD;
  • 2003: Member of a research group concerning the reform of Regione Toscana Health Care System;
  • 2002: Research fellowship by CERP, Moncalieri (Turin);
  • 2000-2002: Member of the Research Group: “New Tools for Qualitative Analysis of Dynamic Economies”, (Progetto di Interesse Nazionale MURST);
  • 2001-2003: Teacher assistant for Undergraduate Micro and Macroeconomics at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Pisa;
  • 2001-2002: Teacher assistant for Undergraduate Micro and Macroeconomics at the Faculty of Engineering, corso teledidattico, Consorzio Nettuno;
  • 1999-2004: Teacher assistant for Undergraduate Microeconomics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Pisa.

 

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2008-2011 and 2006: EU Teaching Staff Mobility scholarship to Durham University;
  • 2000-2004: Two-year, renewable Research Contract (assegnista di Ricerca) at the Dipartemento di Scienze Economiche, University of Pisa. Research topic: "DIMENSIONE OTTIMALE DEL SETTORE PUBBLICO" ("The Optimal Dimension of the Public Sector");
  • 2000-2001: Post-Ph.D. Scholarship at UCL (UK), granted by Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (public competition);
  • 1999-2000: Visiting Research Scholarship at University College London, granted by Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa;
  • 1997-2000: Doctoral Scholarship, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (public competition);
  • 1998, December: Officially declared suitable (Idoneità) for the position of Researcher in Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Pisa (public competition);
  • 1998: Grant from CIDE (for the Summer School in Econometrics: public competition);
  • 1996-97: Master of Arts Scholarship from CORIPE, Turin (public competition);
  • 1996: Grant from E.N.A.M. for post-graduate education (public competition).

 

REFEERING ACTIVITY

-      Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, SERIEs, Eurasian Economic Review, Oxford Economic Papers, Review of International Economics, Economic Modelling, Scottish Journal of Political Economy.

 


PUBLICATIONS ON REFEREED JOURNALS

 

·        Fanti, L., Spataro, L. (2013): “On the relationship between fertility and public national debt”, Economic Modelling, (33): 843-849;

·        Corsini, L., Spataro, L., (2013). “Savings for retirement under liquidity constraints: A note”, Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(2), p. 258-261

·        Corsini L, Pacini P M, Spataro L (2012): “An Assessment of the Italian 2007 Complementary Social Security Reform: a Simulation Approach”. Labour, vol. 26, p. 392-417;

·        Spataro, L., Renstrom, T. (2012): “Optimal taxation, critical-level utilitarianism and economic growth”. Journal of Public Economics 96(9-10): 727-738;

·        Corsini, L., Pacini, PM, Spataro, L. (2012): “Workers' Choice on Pension Schemes: a Theoretical Model and an Application to the Italian Second Pillar Reform”, Public Finance Review, 40(2), 207-39;

·        Corsini, L., Pacini, PM, Spataro, L. (2012). "An Assessment of the Italian 2007 Complementary Social Security Reform: A Simulation Approach," LABOUR, CEIS, 26(3), 392-417;

·        Spataro, L. (2011): “The Italian Pension System from the First Oil Shock to the Treaty of Maastricht: Facts and Debate at the Origin of the 1990s Reforms”, Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, vol. 2, p. 191-234;

·        Spataro, L., Fanti, L. (2011): “The Optimal level of Debt in an OLG Model with Endogenous Fertility”, German Economic Review, vol. 12, p. 351-69;

·        Renström, T.I., Spataro, L. (2011). “The optimum growth rate for population under critical-level utilitarianism”. Journal of Population Economics 24(3): 1181-1201;

·        Casarosa, C., Spataro, L. (2010): “Rate of Growth of Population and Aggregate Saving in the Basic Life-Cycle Model”, Economia Politica, 1, 83-102;

·        De Bonis, V., Spataro, L (2009): “Social discounting, migration, and optimal taxation of savings”, Oxford Economic Papers, Published on line: September 23;

·        Fanti, L. and Spataro, L. (2008): “Poverty traps and intergenerational transfers”, International Tax and Public Finance,15(6), 693-711;

·         Spataro, L. and De Bonis, V. (2008): “Accounting for the "disconnectedness" of the economy in OLG models: a case for taxing capital income”, Economic Modelling, 25, 411-421;

·        Fanti, L. and Spataro, L. (2006): “Endogenous Labor Supply and Diamond's (1965) Model: A Reconsideration of the Debt Role”, Journal of Macroeconomics, 28 (3), 428-438;

·        De Bonis, V., Spataro, L (2005): Taxing capital income in a perpetual youth economy, Studi Economici, 60 (87), 93-114 (published in 2006);

·        Spataro, L. (2005): "Social Security and Retirement Decisions in Italy: an empirical insight", Research in Economics 59, 223–56;

·        De Bonis, V., Spataro, L (2005): “Taxing capital income as Pigouvian correction: the role of discounting future”, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 9 (4), 469-77;

·        De Bonis, V. and Spataro, L. (2004): “Recent Developments in Dynamic Capital Income Taxation Theory: A Review”, Economia Politica, 2, August, 269-298;

·        Spataro, L. (2003): “Modelli previdenziali a confronto: analisi stilizzata degli incentivi al pensionamento anticipato”, Politica Economica, 1, 91-136;

·        Spataro, L. (2003): “Social Security Incentives for Retirement in Italy”, International Business & Economics Research Journal, 3, 77-91;

·        Spataro, L. (2000): “Le scelte di pensionamento in Italia: un’ applicazione (ed estensione) del modello Option Value”, Studi Economici, 72, 25-54.


CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
 

  • Marè M, Spataro L (2012). Il welfare sussidiario: una nuova sfida per il sistema previdenziale italiano. In: La sfida del cambiamento. Superare la crisi senza sacrificare nessuno. p. 376-400, MILANO:BUR;
  • Spataro L. (2009): “L’economia dei Fondi Pensione: teorie ed applicazioni al caso italiano”, in Ciocca G. (ed) “Il trattamento di fine rapporto e i fondi pensione”; EUM, Macerata, 41-100;
  • Spataro, L. (2005): "L'economia dei sistemi previdenziali: un giudizio sul sistema italiano alla luce delle recenti riforme" in Olivelli, P. and Mezzanzanica, M. (eds): A qualunque costo? Lavoro e pensioni: tra incertezza e sicurezza, Guerini e Associati, 211-47. (Trans.: "The economics of social security: an assessment of the Italian system  after the recent reforms") ;
  • Spataro, L. (2005): “Recent advances in micromodeling retirement choices: a survey”, in Leskow, J., Puchet, M. e Punzo, L.F., (eds) New Tools for Qualitative Analysis of Dynamic Economies, Springer Verlag, pp. 255-272;
  • Fanti, L. and Spataro, L. (2005): "Economic growth and poverty traps: a simple geometry of intergenerational transfers", in: Salvadori, N. e Balducci, R. (eds.) "Innovation, Unemployment and Policy in the Theories of Growth and Distribution", Edward Elgar, 285-301;
  • Spataro, L. (2005): "Teorie sull'efficienza delle istituzioni pensionistiche: un'analisi critica", in De Bonis, V. and Pochini, S. (eds.): “Economia e Istituzioni. Percorsi intorno al caso italiano”, F. Angeli, p. 173-215; (Translation: "Theories on the efficiency of social security institutions: a critical analysis");

 

WORKING PAPERS, OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Optimal dynamic taxation

  • Spataro L., T.I. Renstrom (2010): “Optimal Taxation, Critical-Level Utilitarianism and Economic Growth”,  Durham Business School Working Papers Series, WP 125;
  • De Bonis V., Spataro L., (2006): “Social discounting, migration and optimal taxation of savings”, WP CHILD, n. 11/06;
  • De Bonis, V. Spataro, L. (2003): “Optimal capital income taxation in overlapping generation economies”, Studi e Ricerche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università degli Studi di Pisa, n.98;
  • De Bonis, V. Spataro, L. (2003): “Recent developments in capital taxation theory: an encompassing model”; Working Paper n. 19, Istituto di Economia, Facoltà di Economia, Università di Genova;
  • De Bonis, V., Spataro, L. (2003): “Taxing capital income as Pigouvian correction: the role of discounting future” SIEP Working Paper, n. 204/2003 ;
  • De Bonis, V., Spataro, L. (2003): “Migration, altruism and capital income taxation”, SIEP Working Paper, n. 203/2003;
  • De Bonis, V., Spataro, L. (2003): “Taxing capital income in a perpetual youth economy”; ECOFIN Discussion Paper, Università di Parma;
  • De Bonis, V., Spataro, L. (2002): “Taxing capital income: is it really a bad idea?”, Studi e Ricerche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università degli Studi di Pisa, n.88.

Social Security, Retirement decisions, Pension Funds

  • Thomas, A, and Spataro, L. (2013): “Pension funds and economic efficiency: A Review”, Discussion Papers del Dipartimento di Economia e Management – Università di Pisa, n. 164;
  • Spataro, L. and Fanti, L. (2013): “From Malthusian to Modern fertility: When intergenerational transfers matter”, Discussion Papers del Dipartimento di Economia e Management – Università di Pisa, n. 163;
  •  Thomas, A, Spataro, L., Mathew, N. (2013): “Pension funds and stock market volatility: an empirical analysis of OECD countries”, Discussion Papers del Dipartimento di Economia e Management – Università di Pisa, n. 162;
  • Spataro, Luca & Corsini, Lorenzo, 2013. "Endogenous financial literacy, saving and stock market participation," MPRA Paper 44342, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Corsini, L. and Spataro, L. (2011), Optimal decisions on pension plans in the presence of financial literacy costs and income inequalities," MPRA Paper 30946, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Lorenzo Corsini, Pier Mario Pacini and Luca Spataro (2010): “An Assessment of the Italian 2007 Second Pillar Reform: a simulation approach”, MPRA Working Paper n. 25922;
  • Lorenzo Corsini, Pier Mario Pacini and Luca Spataro (2010): “Workers' Choice on Pension Schemes: an Assessment of the Italian TFR Reform Through Theory and Simulations”, Discussion Papers del Dipartimento di Scienze EconomicheUniversità di Pisa, n. 96;
  • Corsini, L. Pacini PM, Spataro L. (2010): “TFR vs Pension Funds. A Model for the Analysis of the Incentives to Adhere to the Second Pillar in Italy”, MEFOP WP., n. 25/2010;
  • Spataro L. (2009): “Il sistema previdenziale italiano dallo shock petrolifero del 1973 al Trattato di Maastricht del 1993”, CERP WP, n. 84;
  • Spataro L. (2003): “Social Security And Retirement Decisions in Italy", Discussion Papers, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche – Università di Pisa, n. 1;
  • Spataro, L. (2003): “Recent advances in micromodeling retirement choices: a survey”, rivista di Economia Pubblica/Review of Public Economics, Università di Perugia;
  • Spataro L. (2002): “Social Security Incentives and Retirement Decisions in Italy: An Empirical Insight”, ECOFIN Discussion Paper, Università di Parma (currently under revision for publication on “Ricerche Economiche/Research in Economics”);
  • Spataro, L. (2002): “Social Security and Retirement Decisions in Italy”, Proceedings of EABR Conference, Rothenburg (Germany);
  • Spataro, L. (2002): “Social Security Incentives for Retirement in Italy”, Proceedings of EABR Conference, Rothenburg (Germany);
  • Spataro, L. (2002): “New tools in micromodeling retirement decisions: overview and applications to the Italian case”, WP CeRP, n. 28/02;
  • Spataro, L. (2001): “WILL RECENT ITALIAN REFORMS BE REALLY EFFECTIVE? Testing economic rationality of retirement choices: a discrete-time duration analysis of working careers” Studi e Ricerche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università degli Studi di Pisa, n.78;
  • Spataro, L. (2000): “Analisi degli incentivi al pensionamento anticipato del sistema previdenziale italiano dopo le riforme degli anni novanta”, Studi e Ricerche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università degli Studi di Pisa, n. 66;
  • Spataro, L. (2000): “The Choice of Retiring in Italy: an Application (and Extension) of the Option Value Model”, Studi e Ricerche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università degli Studi di Pisa, n. 59;
  • Spataro, L. (1998): (translated) “Social Security Systems and Savings”, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies Working Paper, April 1998, Pisa.
  • Spataro, L. (2000): “L'ottimalità dei sistemi pensionistici: teorie ed applicazioni al caso italiano” Ph.D. Thesis;
  •  Spataro, L. (1997), Master Thesis (translated): “Simulation of the effects of a partial privatization of the pension fund in Italy”, CORIPE, Turin, June 1997; (translated: “The Optimality of social security systems: theories and applications to the Italian case”).

Wealth inequality, saving rates and demographic variables

  • Carlo Casarosa and Luca Spataro (2007): “Rate of Growth of Population, Saving and Wealth in the Basic Life-Cycle Model when the Household is the Decision Unit”, CERP WP n. 64/07;
  • Carlo Casarosa and Luca Spataro (2005), “Propensione aggregata al risparmio, rapporto ricchezza-reddito e distribuzione della ricchezza nel modello del ciclo di vita "egualitario": il ruolo delle variabili demografiche”, Discussion Papers del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche – Università di Pisa, n. 51;
  • Carlo Casarosa and Luca Spataro (2005), "Aggregate Propensity to Save, Wealth-Income Ratio and Wealth Distribution in the “Egalitarian” Life-Cycle Model: the Role of Demographic Variables", Studi e Ricerche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università degli Studi di Pisa, n. 104;

Debt, Welfare in OLG models

  • L. Spataro and Fanti, L. (2009): “Fertility and Public Debt”, Discussion Papers del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche – Università di Pisa, n. 89;
  • Luciano Fanti and Luca Spataro (2007),Neoclassical OLG growth and underdeveloped, developing and developed countries”, Discussion Papers del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche – Università di Pisa, n. 67;
  • Fanti, L., Spataro, L. (2004): "Economic Growth, Poverty Traps and Intergenerational Transfers", Discussion Papers, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche – Università di Pisa, n. 39;
  • Fanti, L., Spataro, L.,  (2004): “Dynamic inefficiency, public debt and endogenous fertility", Discussion Papers, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche – Università di Pisa, n. 38;
  • Fanti, L., Spataro, L.,  (2004): “The optimal fiscal policy in an OLG model with endogenous fertility”, Discussion Papers, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche – Università di Pisa, n. 36;
  • Fanti, L., Spataro, L.,  (2004): “Welfare implications of national debt in an OLG model with endogenous fertility”, Discussion Papers, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche – Università di Pisa, n. 35;
  • Spataro, L. (2003): “Correcting dynamic inefficiency when labor supply is endogenous: a steady state analysis”, Working Paper n. 90, Econpubblica, Istituto di Economia, Università Bocconi;
  • Fanti, L., Spataro, L.,  (2003): “Endogenous labor supply and Diamond’s (1965) model: a reconsideration of the debt role”, Discussion Papers, Dipartimento di Scienze EconomicheUniversità di Pisa, n. 22;

Population ethics

  • Renstrom, T. I., Spataro, L. (2008): “Critical level utilitarism in a growing economy”, Collana Studi e Ricerche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche – Università di Pisa, n. 118;

Poverty traps

  • Fanti, L., Spataro L. (2007): Neoclassical OLG growth and underdeveloped, developing and developed countries, Discussion Papers, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università di Pisa, n. 67.

Health insurance and private pension reforms in Italy

  • De Bonis, V., Spataro,. L. (2003): “Sviluppo dell’Assistenza e Previdenza Integrative in Toscana: considerazioni preliminari sulla fattibilità economica”, mimeo;
  • Spataro, L. (2002): “La previdenza integrativa e complementare dopo la riforma Costituzionale: quali spazi legislativi e quali strategie economiche per le Regioni?”, mimeo.


NOTES, BOOK REVIEWS AND EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

  • Spataro, L. (2006): “Riforma del sistema pensionistico e distribuzione del reddito: uno studio del Ministero del lavoro e delle politiche sociali”, Diritto delle relazioni industriali, 2; 533-538;
  • Spataro, L. (2003): “Per un’Italia moderna. Questioni di politica ed economia”, by Nino Andreatta (Ed. Il Mulino, Bologna, 2002), Il pensiero economico italiano, n. 2, 115-17.
  • Adaptation to Italy of chap. 14: "Social Security". of Stiglitz, J.E. (2000): "Economics of the Public Sector", third edition, Vol. 2, (Italian edition: L'economia del settore pubblico, Hoepli, 2004).

Non technical works

  • Spataro, L. (2000): “L’uso dei modelli in Economia”, in Emmeciquadro, Itacalibri, n. 10, p. 41-46.


SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES

·        2013: July: Presentation of the paper: “Endogenous Financial Literacy, Saving and Stock Market Participation”, at PET13 Conference, Lisbon (Portugal);

·        2013: May: invited speaker at the seminar: “Sussidiarietà e Previdenza, Circolo Culturale Ettore Calvi, Milan, Italy.

·        2013, May: Presentation of the paper: “Population Growth and Technological Change: a Pure Welfarist Approach”, at the 4th RCFEA Workshop on Developments in Macro and Growth, Rimini (Italy);

·        2013, April: invited speaker at the workshop: “La sfida del cambiamento. Superare la crisi senza sacrificare nessuno; University of Macerata, Italy

·        2012, November: seminar on the paper: “Endogenous Financial Literacy, Saving and Stock Market Participation”, at the Dipartimento di Economia e Management, University of Pisa, together with L. Corsini;

·        2012, October: invited the Peer Review Meeting held in Warsaw, (Poland), as an independent expert of the Italian Ministry of Welfare and Labour.

·        2012, September: presentation of the paper: “Optimal Decisions on Pension Plans in the Presence of Financial Literacy Costs and Wage Inequality” at the Annual Conference: “Financial Literacy, Saving and Retirement in an Ageing Society”, CERP, Moncalieri, Turin, Italy;

·        2012, June: presentation of the paper: “Optimal Taxation, Critical-Level Utilitarianism and Economic Growth”, 2012, JPET conference, Taipei, Taiwan;

·        2012, May: invited speech on: “Le esigenze del mercato e dell'economia”, at the Seminario di diritto del lavoro contemporaneo: “I licenziamenti oltre la riforma”, organized by Pro.Form, Pisa;

·        2011, October: presentation of the paper “Optimal Decisions on Pension Plans in the Presence of Financial Literacy Costs and Wage Inequality” at the 52th Congress of SIE, Rome, Italy;

·        2011, July: presentation of the paper “Optimal Decisions on Pension Plans in the Presence of Financial Literacy Costs and Wage Inequality” at the IV Congress of ECINEQ, Catania, Italy, together with Lorenzo Corsini;

·        2011, July: Invited speech at the Conference: “Big Society and Europe”, organized by Wilton Park and ResPublica, UK;

·        2011, June: presentation of the paper: “Optimal Taxation, Critical-Level Utilitarianism and Economic Growth”, at the XI ISUS Conference, Lucca (Italy), together with Thomas Renstrom;

·        2011, June: seminar on the Paper: “Optimal Decisions on Pension Plans in the Presence of Financial Literacy Costs and Wage Inequality”, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University of Pisa, together with Lorenzo Corsini;

·        2010, July: seminar on the paper: “Workers' Choice on Pension Schemes: an Assessment of the Italian TFR Reform Through Theory and Simulations”,Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Pisa (Italy);

·        2010, June: presentation of the paper: “Workers' Choice on Pension Schemes: an Assessment of the Italian TFR Reform Through Theory and Simulations”, SAVE Conference, Deidesheim, Germany;

·        2009, December: presentation of the paper: “Optimal taxation, critical-level utilitarianism and economic growth”, at the Chaire Quetelet Seminar, University of Louvain (Belgium);

·        2009, December: : presentation of the paper: “Workers' Choice on Pension Schemes: an Assessment of the Italian TFR Reform Through Theory and Simulations”, at MEFOP, Rome;

·        2008, September: invited seminar on “Critical level utilitarism in a growing economy”, University of Durham, UK;

·        2008, May: Invited seminar on “L’economia dei fondi pensione: teorie ed applicazioni al caso italiano”, Università di Macerata;

·        2007, July: Presentation of the paper: "Migration, Altruism and Capital Income Taxation", with V. De Bonis, at the 2007 JPET Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, US;

·        2007, July: Presentation of the paper: "Social discounting, migration and optimal taxation of savings", with V. De Bonis, at the 2007 ECINEQ Conference, Berlin, Germany;

·        2006, November: Presentation of the paper: “Timing of Births, Rate of Growth of Population, Saving and Wealth in the Basic Life-Cycle Model”, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Durham, UK;

·        2005, July: presentation of the paper: "Aggregate Propensity to Save, Wealth-Income Ratio and Wealth Distribution in the “Egalitarian” Life-Cycle Model: the Role of Demographic Variables" at the First ECINEQ Conference, Palma de Mallorca, (Spain);
also presented on
2005, June: Seminar held at the Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University of Pisa, with prof. C. Casarosa;

  • 2005, July: Presentation of the paper: "Migration, Altruism and Capital Income Taxation", with V. De Bonis, at the CHild Annual Meeting, Bari (Italy);
  • 2004, October: presentation of the paper: "Sistemi previdenziali, efficienza e Istituzioni", together with V. De Bonis, prepared for the AISPE Conference, Palermo, Italy;
  • 2004, June: presentation of the paper: "Economic Growth, Poverty Trap and Intergenerational Transfers", with L. Fanti, at the Economic Growth and Distribution Conference, Lucca;
  • 2003, October: presentation of the paper: “Optimal capital income taxation in overlapping generation economies”, with V. De Bonis, at the Departimento di Scienze Economiche, Pisa, Italy;
  • 2003, October: presentation of the paper: “Taxing capital income in a perpetual youth economy”, with V. De Bonis, at the MMF 2003 Conference, Cambridge, UK.
  • 2003, June: presentation of the work: “Sviluppo dell’Assistenza e Previdenza Integrative in Toscana: considerazioni preliminari sulla fattibilità economica”, with V. De Bonis, at the workshop: "Il Welfare flessibile: previdenza e assistenza integrativa", organized by CISL TOSCANA, Florence, Italy;
  • 2002, December: seminar on  “Taxing capital income: is it really a bad idea?” (with Valeria De Bonis), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università di Pisa;
  • 2002, October: presentation of the paper: "New tools in micromodeling retirement decisions: overview and applications to the Italian case",  at the Third Latin American European Workshop, New Tools of Qualitative Analysis of Economic Dynamics, CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico;
  • 2002, July: Second Villa Mondragone Workshop in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Frascati (Italy)

Presentation of the paper: "Social Security Incentives and Retirement Decisions in Italy: An Empirical Insight".

  • 2002, June: ESPE Conference in Bilbao (Spain) Presentation of the Paper:

"New tools in micromodeling retirement decisions: overview and applications to the Italian case",
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  • 2002, June: CEF Conference in Aix-en-Provence (France).
  • 2002, June: EABR Conference in Rothenburg (Germany). Presentation of the Papers:

“Social Security incentives for Retirement in Italy”, (paper awarded as the best paper of the Section) and
 “Social Security and Retirement Decisions in Italy”.

  • 2002, May: seminar on: “Problematiche economiche del sistema pensionistico”, Jesi, Università di Macerata.
  • 2002, May: intervention on: “La previdenza integrativa e complementare dopo la riforma Costituzionale: quali spazi legislativi e quali strategie economiche per le Regioni?”, at the Workshop: “Statuto Toscano, Carta dei Diritti?”, Centro Studi Nazionale CISL, S. Domenico a Fiesole (Florence).
  • 2001, June: ESPE Conference at Athens:

Presentation of the paper: "WILL RECENT ITALIAN REFORMS BE REALLY EFFECTIVE? Testing economic rationality of retirement choices: a discrete-time duration analysis of working careers"
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