Op-Eds and Commentary

Il caro energia allarma anche gli Usa. La Nuova Sardegna, September 22, 2022.
La fine delle low cost?. La Nuova Sardegna, August 29, 2022.
Le attese eccessive e la realta'. La Nuova Sardegna, July 23, 2022.
Perche' l'inflazione puo' durare a lungo. La Nuova Sardegna, July 12, 2022.
Usa ottimisti, L'Europa un po' meno. La Nuova Sardegna, June 27, 2022.
Il difficile equilibrio tra tassi e crescita. La Nuova Sardegna, June 8, 2022.
I guasti globali della guerra di Putin. La Nuova Sardegna, April 26, 2022.
La chiave e' l'embargo del gas russo. La Nuova Sardegna, April 7, 2022.
Fisco, un passo verso meno distorsioni e più equità. La Nuova Sardegna, December 5, 2021.
Lavoratori cercasi negli Stati Uniti. La Voce, November 22, 2021.
Mercato del lavoro Usa in mezzo al guado. La Voce, November 19, 2021.
L'importanza del metodo. La Nuova Sardegna, October 14, 2021.
La scommessa di Biden (with Andrea Presbitero). La Voce, March 26, 2021.
Per Draghi sfide difficili ma possibili, La Nuova Sardegna, February 20, 2021.
Usiamo i fondi europei per le manutenzioni, basta sprechi (with Andrea Presbitero). Domani, October 27, 2020.
Il Nobel applicato al mercato, La Nuova Sardegna, October 20, 2020.
Il Covid irrompe nella campagna USA, La Nuova Sardegna, October 5, 2020.
Recovery Fund: un aiuto che sarebbe utile all’Isola, La Nuova Sardegna, September 19, 2020.
La sanita’ sarda ha bisogno del MES, La Nuova Sardegna, July 24, 2020.

Podcasts / Interviews

Incentives for COVID vaccination, NPR Marketplace Podcast, 12 May 2021.
Fixing Health Care's 'Leaky Pipes' Could Save the U.S. $340 Billion, Dan Gorenstein's Tradeoffs Podcast, 11 February 2021.
Blood and Repugnant Transactions, Kim Krawiec's Taboo Trades Podcast, 22 September 2020.
Mario Macis, Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University , Gill Eapen's Scientific Sense Podcast , 12 October 2020.
Compensating Blood and Organ Donors, Gattett Petersen's Economics Detective Podcast, 13 August 2018.
The economics behind Baltimore's drug trade, interview with Joy Lepola, Fox 5 News , 13 November 2015.

Policy Briefs

The Economic and Moral Foundations of Americans’ Attitudes toward Paying Kidney Donors, Cato Institute Research Brief in Economic Policy No. 172, 17 July 2019 (with Julio Elias and Nicola Lacetera).
Societal Support for Paying Plasma Donors in Canada, Cato Institute Research Brief in Economic Policy No. 127, 22 August 2018 (with Nicola Lacetera).
The debate in Canada over paying plasma donors, Policy Options – The Public Forum for the Public Good, 28 May 2018 (with Nicola Lacetera).

Blog Posts

Moving the goalposts on lockdown end dates can affect compliance, VOXEU – CEPR Policy Portal, May 16 2020 (with Guglielmo Briscese, Nicola Lacetera and Mirco Tonin).
After the Lockdown: Italian Consumers Are Cautious About Returning to Normal,ProMarket.Org, 15 May 2020 (with Guglielmo Briscese, Nicola Lacetera and Mirco Tonin).
Managing Expectations Is Critical to Ensure Compliance with Stay-at-Home Measures, ProMarket.Org, 2 April 2020 (with Guglielmo Briscese, Nicola Lacetera and Mirco Tonin).
Better quality health care through consistent supervision, VoxDev, 17 November 2017 (with Felipe Dunsch, David Evans, and Ezinne Eze-Ajoku). Mario macis econoom
Understanding moral repugnance: The case of the kidney market, VOXEU – CEPR Policy Portal, 15 October 2016 (with Julio Elias and Nicola Lacetera).
Female executives and gender wage gaps, VOXEU – CEPR Policy Portal, 24 April 2015 (with Luca Flabbi, Andrea Moro, and Fabiano Schivardi).
Incentives for altruism? The case of blood donations, Vox – CEPR Policy Portal, 4 November 2008 (with Nicola Lacetera).

Selected Media Coverage of My Research

Paying for a kidney: desirable or not? The Algemeen Dagblad (Netherlands), February 2019.
When Women Run Companies, The Atlantic, December 2016.
Paying for a kidney: A good idea, according to economist Mario Macis. De Volkskrant (Netherlands), February 25, 2019.
How a Woman CEO Affects Sales and Salaries, Wall Street Journal, December 2016.
Why you get paid to donate plasma but not blood, STAT (Boston Globe Media), January 2016.
Need a Kidney? Not Iranian? You’ll Wait, The New York Times, July 2015.
Blood donation is valuable, so why not pay donors?, The Los Angeles Times, May 2013.
Should blood donors be rewarded?, Sydney Morning Herald, June 25 2013.