Publications in Economics and Other Social Sciences

Passing the Message: Peer Outreach about COVID-19 Precautions in Zambia

Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming.

(with Jessica Goldberg, Alfredo Burlando, Pradeep Chintagunta, Melissa Graboyes, Dean Karlan, Peter Hangoma, Silvia Prina)

Quality and safety for substances of human origins: scientific evidence and the new EU regulations

BMJ Global Health, April 2024.

(with Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera, Axel Ockenfels, and Alvin Roth)

Improving the availability of unrelated stem cell donors: Evidence from a major donor registry

American Journal of Health Economics, 2024.

(with Michael Haylock, Patrick Kampkotter, Jurgen Sauter, Susanne Seitz, Robert Slonim, Daniel Wiesen, Alexander Schmidt)

How Do Surrogates Make Treatment Decisions for Patients with Dementia: An Experimental Survey Study

Health Economics, February 2024.

(with Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Scott Halpern, Kenneth Langa).

Expectations, reference points, and compliance with COVID-19 social-distancing measures

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, January 2023.

(with Guglielmo Briscese, Nicola Lacetera and Mirco Tonin).

Incentivized Peer Referrals for Tuberculosis Screening: Evidence from India

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, January 2023.

(with Jessica Goldberg and Pradeep Chintagunta).

Providing Vouchers and Value Information for Already Free Eye Exams Increases Uptake Among a Low-Income Minority Population: A Randomized Trial

Health Economics, March 2022.

(with Seema Kacker (first author), Prateek Gajwani, David S. Friedman).

Management, Supervision, and Health Care: a Field Experiment

Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, February 2022.

(with Felipe Dunsch, David Evans and Ezinne Eze-Ajoku).

Paying for Kidneys? A Randomized Survey and Choice Experiment.

American Economic Review 2019, 109(8), pp. 2855-2888

(with Julio Elias and Nicola Lacetera).

Do Female Executives Make a Difference? The Impact of Female Leadership on Firm Performance and Gender Gaps.

The Economic Journal 2019, 129 (622), pp. 2390-2423

(with Luca Flabbi, Andrea Moro and Fabiano Schivardi).

Moral NIMBY-ism? Understanding Societal Support for Monetary Compensation to Plasma Donors in Canada.

Law and Contemporary Problems 2018, 81, pp. 83-105

(with Nicola Lacetera).

Motivating Cord Blood Donation with Information and Behavioral Nudges.

Scientific Reports 2018, 8, 252 doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18679-y.

(with Daniela Di Martino, Daniela Grieco and Nicola Lacetera).

Economic Development and the Regulation of Morally Contentious Activities.

American Economic Review (Papers & Proceedings) 2017, 107(5), pp. 76-80

(with Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera and Paola Salardi).

Exports and Wages: Rent Sharing, Workforce Composition or Returns to Skills?

Journal of Labor Economics 2016, 34(4), pp. 945–978

(with Fabiano Schivardi).

Viral Altruism? Charitable Giving and Social Contagion in Online Networks.

Sociological Science 2016, 3, pp. 202-238

(with Nicola Lacetera and Angelo Mele).

Sacred Values? The Effect of Information on Attitudes toward Payments for Human Organs.

American Economic Review (Papers & Proceedings) 2015, 105(5), pp. 361-365

(with Julio Elias and Nicola Lacetera).

Markets and Morals: An Experimental Survey Study.

PLoS ONE 2015, 10(6): e0127069

(with Julio Elias and Nicola Lacetera).

Removing Financial Barriers to Organ and Bone Marrow Donation: The Effect of Leave and Tax Legislation.

Journal of Health Economics 2014, 33, pp. 43-56

(with Nicola Lacetera and Sarah Stith).

Rewarding Volunteers: A Field Experiment.

Management Science 2014, 60(5), pp. 1107-1129

(with Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim).

Economic Rewards to Motivate Blood Donations.

Science 2013, 340(6135), pp. 927-928

(with Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim).

The Effects of Information, Social and Financial Incentives on Voluntary Undirected Blood Donations: A Field Experiment in Argentina.

Social Science and Medicine 2013, 98, pp. 214-223

(with Victor Iajya, Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim).

Time for Blood: The Effect of Paid Leave Legislation on Altruistic Behavior.

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 2013, 29(6), pp. 1384-1420

(with Nicola Lacetera).

Will there be Blood? Incentives and Displacement Effects in Pro-Social Behavior.

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2012, 4(1), pp. 186-223

(with Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim).

Do Unemployment Benefits Promote or Hinder Job Turnover?

Journal of Development Economics 2010, 93(1), pp. 109-125

(with Tito Boeri).

Social Image Concerns and Pro-Social Behavior: Field Evidence from a Nonlinear Incentive Scheme.

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 2010, 76, pp. 225-237

(with Nicola Lacetera).

Labor Market Conditions and Judicial Decisions on Unjust Dismissals (in Italian).

Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali (Industrial Relations Law Review) 2001, 2, pp. 269-284. Based on my Bocconi University undergraduate thesis, invited by the Editor (Prof. Marco Biagi).

Publications in Medicine and Public Health

Public opinions on removing disincentives and introducing incentives for organ donation: proposing a European research agenda

Transplant International, April 2024.

(with Frederike Ambagtsheer, Eline Bunnik, Julio Elias, Nicola Lacetera, Liset Pengel, Marlies Reinders).

Treatment preferences among adults with normal cognition and cognitive impairment

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, September 2022.

(with Kelsey Owsley (first author), Kenneth Langa, and Lauren Nicholas).

Financial incentives, not behavioral nudges, led to optimized HIV testing among pregnant women in a high-burden urban population in Ecuador.

American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, April 2022

(with Michelle Grunauer, Erika Gutierrez, Ricardo Izurieta, Phillip Phan, Miguel Reina-Ortiz (first author), Carlos Rosas, and Enrique Teran).

Using incentives and nudging to improve non-targeted HIV testing in Ecuador: A randomized trial.

AIDS and Behavior, 2021, 25, pp. 2542-2550.

(with Michelle Grunauer, Erika Gutierrez, Ricardo Izurieta, Phillip Phan, Miguel Reina-Ortiz, Carlos Rosas, and Enrique Teran).

Does it Matter Who Decides? Outcomes of Surrogate Decision-Making for Community-Dwelling, Cognitively Impaired Older Adults Near the End of Life.

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2021, 62(6).

(with Micah Baum (first author), Joseph Gallo, Marie Nolan, Kenneth Langa, Scott Halpern, and Lauren Hersch Nicholas).

Bias in patient satisfaction surveys: a threat to measuring health care quality.

BMJ Global Health 2018, 3:e000694

(with Felipe Dunsch, David Evans and Qiao Wang).

Understanding Repugnance: Implications for Public Policy.

World Medical and Health Policy 2017, 9(4), pp. 489-504

(with Julio Elias and Nicola Lacetera).

Providing level-of-match information to perfectly matched unrelated stem cell donors: Evaluating acceptability and potential changes in donor availability.

Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2018, 24(10), pp. 2110-2118

(with Mary Amanda Dew, Rachel Fabi, Galen Switzer (first author), Dennis Confer, et al.).

Book Editing

Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues.

MIT Press and CES-Ifo, Cambridge, Massachusetts. January 2017. ISBN 9780262035651.

(co-editor with Joan Costa-i-Font).

Book / Handbook Chapters

The Drivers of Compliance with Social-Distancing Measures at the Time of Covid-19 , in Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics.

(with Guglielmo Briscese, Nicola Lacetera, and Mirco Tonin).

Edited by Sergio Scicchitano, December 2022.

Increasing Blood and Plasma Donations: Behavioral and Ethical Scalability. In "Behavioral Science in the Wild".

(with Nicola Lacetera).

Edited by Nina Mazar and Dilip Soman. University of Toronto Press, May 2022.

Organ Donation. In Legislating Morality in America: Debating the Morality of Controversial U.S. Laws and Policies.

Edited by Don Haider-Markel for ABC-CLIO. 2020.

Paid vs. Volunteer Donations: An Analysis of the Behavioral and Ethical Issues Around Donor Incentives, in Domen R, ed. Ethical Issues in Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapies, Bethesda, MD: AABB Press, 2015.

(with Nicola Lacetera).

Labor and Social Protection Institutions: Recent Trends and Impact on Development - Employment Protection, Ch. 6, pp. 93-97, in International Labor Organization World of Work Report, 2014, 14(1).

(with Paola Monti).