Curriculum

Roberto DELL'ANNO Curriculum

Roberto dell’Anno

University of Salerno - Department of Economics and Statistics.

Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 - 84084 – Fisciano (Sa) – Italy. Email: rdellanno@unisa.it

Birth date and place: April 27, 1975, Salerno, Italy.

  1. Academic Position:

10/2020 – ...

Full Professor of Public Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Salerno, Italy.

10/2015 – 9/2020

Associate Professor of Public Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Salerno, Italy.

10/2012 – 9/2015

Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Salerno, Italy.

12/2006 – 9/2012

Assistant Professor of Public Economics, Department of Economics, University of Foggia, Italy.

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2021-...

Director of CELPE, “Centre for Economic and Labour Policy Evaluation”, University of Salerno.

2019-...

Scientific Head of LaBETI (Research Laboratory of Economics and Technologies for Innovation), Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Salerno.

2018 - …

Member of FEMISE - Forum Euroméditerranée des Instituts de Sciences Economiques. FEMISE is coordinated by the Economic Research Forum (ERF), Egypt and Institut de la Méditerranée (IM), France.2017- …

2017- …

Network Fellow at the Institute for Corruption Studies (Illinois State University).

2017- …

Global Labor Organization (GLO) Fellow, (https://glabor.org/wp/)

2016 - 2018

Member of LabETI, (Research Laboratory of Economics and Technologies for Innovation), Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Salerno.

2014 - …

Member of academic body of Ph.D. in ““Economics and Policy Analysis of Markets and Firms”- University of Salerno.

2013

Member of academic body of Ph.D. in “Analisi economica, giuridica e statistica delle politiche, dei mercati e delle imprese”- University of Salerno.

2013 - …

Member of Scientific Committee of LABESS “Laboratory for Experimental Economics” - University of Salerno.

2012 - …

Member of UNE - Centre for Local Government, University of New England, Australia.

2012 – …

Member of CELPE, “Centre for Economic and Labour Policy Evaluation”, University of Salerno.

2009 - 2011

Member of academic body of Ph.D. in Theories of Economic Choices- Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics - University of Foggia.

2007 - 2009

Member of academic body of Ph.D. in Public economics, Industrial economics, and historical-territorial resources - Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics - University of Foggia.

  1. academic research experience:

10/2013 - 12/2013

Visiting Research Scholar – Faculty of Economics – University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

03/2012 - 05/2012

Visiting Research Scholar – The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies – Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

12/2004 - 12/2006

Research fellow (Post Doc) - Department of Economics and Statistics - University of Salerno, Italy.

11/2002 - 05/2003

Marie Curie Fellow for Early Stage Researchers - Department of Economics - University of Aarhus, Denmark. Research project in : “Tax evasion and Moral Constraints: A theoretical and empirical approach”.

  1. Non academic research experience:

03/2019

Expert for the Financial Security Committee (Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy)

The duty was to collaborate to the Italian National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

09/2004 - 10/2004 (follow up 04/2005)

Expert for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps (New York, USA).

Beneficiary Institutions of Research: Central Bank of Bosnia Herzegovina and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sarajevo (BiH). Title of Mission/Project: “Estimate of the Informal Sector in Bosnia-Herzegovina”.

  1. EDUCATION:
    • POST GRADUATE:

Ph. D. in Public Economics (2000 - 2003)

University of Salerno- Department of Economics and Statistics - Italy.

International Master in Economics & Complexity (2002 - 2004)

University of Barcellona (Spain), University of Roskilde (Denmark), University of Salerno (Italy).

Master in Economics and Finance (2000 - 2001)

University “Federico II” - Naples, Italy.

  • Other POST GRADUATE courses
  • “Specification, simulation and estimation of DSGE models”, OECD, Paris. (1/2013).
  • 1st Summer School on Labour Market Policy Evaluation. Ascea (SA), Italy (1st - 5th September 2003);
  • CIDE School of Econometrics for Ph.D. students. Bertinoro (FI), Italy (7th - 20th September 2003);
  • D. Course of Macroeconomics, Aarhus University, Denmark (02/2003 - 04/2003);
  • 3rd Summer School on “Economics and Complexity”. Vietri (SA), Italy (05/1999);
  • School of Fuzzy Logic. Vietri (SA), Italy (11/1999).
    • Graduate degree:

Economics - First class degree (summa cum laudae) - Thesis in Public Economics. Faculty of Economics, University of Salerno (1994 - 1999).

  1. Grants and Honours

Italian National Scientific Qualification (“ASN”): Qualified for the positions of Full Professor of Economics (13/A1 - 2017), Political Economy (13/A2 - 2013) and Public Economics (13/A3 - 2013).

2010 - Award of “The Gianluca Montel Prize 2010” (for the best paper in economics published in international journals over the period 2007-2010 by a researcher of University of Foggia younger than 40 years old).

2009 – Included in: the Top 100 Young Economists, IDEAS/RePEc ranking. (“Young” is defined by the year of the first publication in any form, in particular 5 years or less).

Grant to attend Ph.D. course (from 2000 to 2003) in Public Economics awarded by Department of Economics and Statistics - University of Salerno

Grant to attend International Master in Economics & Complexity (from 2002 to 2004) awarded by Universitat de Barcelona, University of Roskilde and University of Salerno.

Grant to mobility of post-graduate student (2002) - Erasmus Socrates programme.

Grants to attend undergraduate courses (1996 and 1997) awarded by “Ente Diritto allo Studio” (Local Institutions).

  1. Publications:
    • Journal Publications

  • Amendola A., Dell'Anno R., Parisi L. (2021). Why Some People Are Not As Happy As They Could Be: The Role of Unobservable Subjective Factors, International Journal of Happiness and Development (in press)
  • Dell’anno R. (2021). Inequality and Informality in Transition and Emerging Countries. IZA World of Labor, 325v2, (doi: 10.15185/izawol.325.v2)
  • Dell’Anno R., Adu O. (2020). The Size of the Informal Economy in Nigeria: A Structural Equation Approach. International Journal of Social Economics 47(8): 1063-1078 (DOI: 10.1108/IJSE-12-2019-0747).Dell’Anno R., (2020). Reconciling Empirics on the Political Economy of the Resource Curse Hypothesis. Evidence from Long-run Relationships between Resource Dependence, Democracy and Economic Growth in Iran. Resources Policy, 68: 101807 (DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2020.101807.).
  • Dell’Anno R. Maddah M. (2020). Natural Resources, Rent seeking and Economic Development. An Analysis of the Resource Curse Hypothesis for Iran. Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies (DOI: 10.1080/17520843.2020.1806093).
  • Dell’Anno R., Caferra R., Morone A. (2020). A “Trojan Horse” in the peer-review process of fee-charging economic journals. Journal of Informetrics, 14(3): 101052, (DOI: 10.1016/j.joi.2020.101052 ).
  • Abatemarco A., Dell’Anno R. (2020). Fiscal Illusion and Progressive Taxation with Retrospective Voting. Economic and Political Studies 8(2): 246-273, (DOI: 10.1080/20954816.2020.1728831).
  • Amendola A., Dell'Anno R., Parisi L. (2020). How did the Great Recession affect Gender disparity in Europe? An analysis by a Multidimensional Deprivation approach, Applied Economics 52(26), 2780–2794. (DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2019.1696934).
  • Dell’anno R., Pittiglio R., Pergolizzi A., Reganati F. (2020). Waste Crime in Italian Regions: A Structural Equation Approach. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 71: 100751 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2019.100751).
  • Dell’Anno R., (2020). Corruption around the world: an analysis by partial least squares - structural equation modeling. Public Choice 184: 327–350. (DOI: 1007/s11127-019-00758-5).
  • Amendola A., Dell'Anno R., Parisi L. (2019). Happiness and Inequality in European Countries: is it a matter of peer group comparisons?, Economia Politica: Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics, 36(2), 473-508, (DOI: 10.1007/s40888-018-0130-6)
  • Dell'Anno R., Davidescu A. (2019). Estimating Shadow Economy and Tax Evasion in Romania. A Comparison by Different Estimation Approaches, Economic Analysis and Policy, 63, 130-149 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eap.2019.05.002).
  • Dell’Anno R., Martinez-Vazquez J (2019). A problem with observational equivalence: Disentangling the Renter Illusion hypothesis. Urban Studies, 56(1), 193–209 (DOI: 10.1177/0042098017711642)
  • Dell’Anno R., Strat V. A. (2018). The Potential of the EU Economies in Attracting FDI – A Composite Index based Approach. Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods 13(4).
  • Belmonte A., Dell'Anno R., Teobaldelli D. (2018) Tax Morale, Aversion to Ethnic Diversity, and Decentralization. European Journal of Political Economy 55, 204–223 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2017.12.004).
  • Buehn A., Dell’Anno R., Schneider F. (2018). Exploring the Dark Side of Tax Policy: An Analysis of the Interactions between Fiscal Illusion and the Shadow Economy. Empirical Economics, 54(4), 1609-1630 (DOI: 10.1007/s00181-017-1277-7).
  • Dell’Anno R., Alexandru A., Balele P. (2018) Estimating shadow economy in Tanzania: an analysis with the MIMIC approach. Journal of Economic Studies, 45(1), 100-113 (DOI: 1108/JES-11-2016-0240).
  • Dell'Anno, R. (2018). Inequality, Informality, and Credit Market Imperfections. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 22 (5), 1184-1206.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2016). Inequality and Informality in Transition and Emerging Countries. IZA World of Labor, 325, (doi: 10.15185/izawol.325)
  • Dell’Anno R., Rayna T., Solomon O.H., (2016). Impact of social media on economic growth. Evidence from social media. Applied Economics Letters 23(9), pp. 633-636.
  • Dell' Anno R., (2016). Analyzing the determinants of the Shadow Economy with a "separate approach". An application of the relationship between Inequality and the Shadow Economy. World Development, 84, pp. 342-356.
  • Dell’Anno R., Solomon O.H., (2016). Impacts of tax and firing costs on size of the informal sector and unemployment, Journal of Development Areas, 50(4), pp. 421-441.
  • Amendola A., Dell’Anno R. (2015). Social Exclusion and economic growth: an empirical investigation in European economies. Review of Income and Wealth, 61(2), pp. 274-301.
  • Dell’Anno R., Teobaldelli D. (2015). Keeping both corruption and the shadow economy in check: the role of decentralisation. International Tax and Public Finance, 22(1), pp. 1-40.
  • Dell’Anno R. Solomon O.H. (2014). Informality, Inequality and ICT in Transition economies. Eastern European Economics, 52(5), pp- 3-33.
  • Amendola A., Dell’Anno R., (2014). Income inequality and economic growth: an empirical investigation in Mediterranean countries. Rivista Italiana di Economia di Demografia e Statistica, 68(2), 35-58.
  • Dell’Anno R. De Stefano M. (2014). Un indicatore sintetico dell’Illusione Finanziaria. Un tentativo di stima per l’Italia. Economia Pubblica, 1, pp. 65-92.
  • Dell’Anno R., Dollery B. (2014). Comparative fiscal illusion: A fiscal illusion index for the European Union. Empirical Economics, 46, pp. 937–960.
  • Abatemarco A., Dell’Anno R. (2013) A bibliometric evaluation of the research outputs of Italian economists. Economia Politica, XXX(1), pp. 97-126.
  • Dell’Anno R., De Rosa V. (2013). The relevance of the theory of fiscal illusion. The case of the Italian tax system. History of Economic Thought and Policy, 2, pp. 63-92.
  • Dell’Anno R., Villa S. (2013). Growth in Transition Countries: Big Bang versus Gradualism. Economics of Transition, 21(3), pp. 381–417.
  • Abatemarco A., Dell’Anno R. (2013). Certainty equivalent citation: generalized classes of citation indexes. Scientometrics, 94(1), pp. 263-271.
  • Abatemarco A., Dell’Anno R. (2012). The Italian Reform of the academic recruitment system. An appraisal of ANVUR and CUN benchmarks for assessing candidates and commissioners. The Journal of the Italian Economic Association/Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, 17(3), pp. 441-479.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2012). Crescita Economica ed Economia Sommersa. Un approccio di simulazione e verifica empirica per l’Italia. Rivista di Politica Economica, 7-9, pp. 193-227.
  • Dell’Anno R., Mourao P. (2012). Fiscal Illusion around the World. An analysis using the Structural Equation Approach. Public Finance Review, 40(2), pp. 270-299.
  • Dell’Anno R. Halicioglu F. (2010) An ARDL model of Unrecorded and Recorded economies in Turkey. Journal of Economic Studies, 37(6), pp. 627-646.
  • Bovi M., Dell’Anno R., (2010) The Changing Nature of the OECD Shadow Economy. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 20(1), pp. 19-48.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2010). Institutions and Human Development in the Latin American Informal Economy. Constitutional Political Economy, 21(3), pp. 207-230.
  • Dell’Anno R., Longo F. (2009). Un’Analisi dell’efficienza di scala e di costo del Sistema Sanitario Pugliese. Economia Pubblica, 5-6, pp. 99-131.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2009) Tax evasion, Tax morale and Policy maker’s effectiveness. Journal of Socio-Economics, 38(6), pp. 988-997.
  • Amendola A., Dell’Anno R., (2008). Diseguaglianza sociale, sviluppo economico e curva di Kuznets. Un’analisi empirica per l’America latina. Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, a. XIII, n. 3/2008, pp. 401-434.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2008) What is the relationship between Unofficial and Official Economy? An analysis in Latin American Countries. European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, 12, pp. 185-203.
  • Dell’Anno R., Solomon O.H. (2008) Shadow economy and unemployment rate in USA is there a structural relationship? - an empirical analysis with structural equation model. Applied Economics, 40(19), pp. 2537-2555.
  • Dell’Anno R., Piirisild M. (2007). Measuring the Non-Observed Economy in a Transition Economy: The Case of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Comparative Economic Studies, 49, pp.609-631.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2007) Shadow Economy in Portugal: an analysis with the MIMIC approach. Journal of Applied Economics, vol.X n.2, pp. 253-277.
  • Dell’Anno R., Gòmez de Antonio M., Alanon Pardo A. (2007) Shadow Economy in three different Mediterranean Countries: France, Spain and Greece. A MIMIC Approach. Empirical Economics, 33(1), pp. 51-84.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2006). Scelte in condizioni di incertezza: il contributo della behavioural economics. Rivista di Politica Economica, marzo-aprile (3-4) pp.179-217.
  • Dell’Anno R., Gòmez de Antonio M., Alanon Pardo. A. (2006) Estimación de la economía sumergida en México mediante el enfoque de las variables no observadas. Comercio Exterior, 56 (4) pp. 300-311.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2005). Metodi di stima dell’economia sommersa: una rassegna" Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, a. X, n.1/2005, pp.101-139.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2005). Evasione Fiscale: il contributo della Cumulative Prospect Theory.Economia pubblica, vol. XXXV, 3, pp. 61-86.
  • Dell’Anno R., Schneider F. (2003). The Shadow Economy of Italy and other OECD Countries: What do we know? Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, vol. XXI (2/3), pp. 97-120.

  • Refereed Article in Book Series:
  • Dell’Anno R., Schneider F. (2008) A Complex Approach to Estimate Shadow Economy: The Structural Equation Modelling. In Faggini M., Lux T. (eds) Coping with the complexity of economics. Springer-Verlag New Economic Windows series.

  • Conference Papers:
  • Amendola A., Dell’Anno R., (2007). The role of institutions in the Latin America shadow economy. empirical analysis and policy implications Atti XIX conferenza SIEP, Economia del Capitale Umano. Istituzioni, incentivi e valutazioni. Università di Pavia. (English: Proceedings of XIX Conference of Italian Society of Public Economics).
  • Dell’Anno R. (2003). Stimare l’economia sommersa con un approccio ad equazioni strutturali. Un’applicazione all’economia italiana (1962-2000), in Atti XV conferenza SIEP, Diritti, regole, mercato. Economia pubblica ed analisi economica del diritto. vol. III, pp. 1499-1524. (English: Proceedings of XV Conference of Italian Society of Public Economics).

  • Research Report (Financial Service Volunteer Corps FSVC - United States Agency for International Development - USAID)
  • Dell’Anno R. Piirisild M. (2004). Estimate of Non-Observed Economy in Bosnia-Herzegovina, November, Sarajevo. The report has been also traslated in Serbian: “Procjene skrivene/sive ekonomije u Bosni i Hercegovini” (2004).
  • Divulgative article
  • Dell’Anno R., Caferra R., Morone A. (2020). How is the editorial process trustworthy in fee-charging journals? A “Trojan Horse” in the peer-reviewed economic journals. ROARS (Return on Academic Research - it is the most important Italian forum for discussion concerning research and higher education policies).
  • Working papers
  • Dell’Anno R., Strat V. A. (2018). The Potential of the EU Economies in Attracting FDI – A Composite Index based Approach. Munich Personal RePEc Archive Paper No. 93384.
  • Amendola A., Dell'Anno R., Parisi L. (2018). How did the Great Recession affect Gender disparity in Europe? An analysis by a Multidimensional Deprivation approach. Munich Personal RePEc Archive Paper No. 93159.
  • Belmonte A., Dell'Anno R., Teobaldelli D. (2016) Tax Morale, Aversion to Ethnic Diversity, and Decentralization. EIC working paper series #7/2016 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca.
  • Amendola A., Dell'Anno R., Parisi L. (2015). Happiness, Inequality and Relative Concerns in European Countries, CELPE Discussion Papers n. 136, University of Salerno, Italy.
  • Dell’Anno R., Solomon O.H., (2015). Impacts of tax and firing costs on size of the informal sector and unemployment. CELPE Working Paper n.5. University of Salerno.
  • Buehn A., Dell’Anno R., Schneider F. (2015). Exploring the Dark Side of Tax Policy: An Analysis of the Interactions between Fiscal Illusion and the Shadow Economy. CESifo Working Paper n. 5466.
  • Dell’Anno R., (2015) Analyzing the determinants of the Shadow Economy with a "separate approach". An application of the relationship between Inequality and the Shadow Economy. CELPE Working Paper n.4. University of Salerno.
  • Amendola A., Dell’Anno R. (2013). Social Exclusion and economic growth: an empirical investigation in European economies. CELPE Discussion Paper n.126. University of Salerno, ISSN 1970-4259.
  • Dell’Anno R., Martinez-Vazquez J., (2013). A Behavioral Local Public Finance Perspective on the Renter’s Illusion Hypothesis. International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Number 13-03, Georgia State University, USA.
  • Dell’Anno R., Villa S. (2012). Growth in Transition Countries: Big Bang versus Gradualism. CELPE Discussion Paper n.122. University of Salerno, ISSN 1970-4259.
  • Buehn A., Dell’Anno R., Schneider F. (2012). Fiscal illusion and the shadow economy: Two sides of the same coin? MPRA Working Paper no. 42531 University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Dell’Anno R., Teobaldelli D. (2012). Keeping both corruption and the shadow economy in check: the role of decentralisation. Working Papers Series in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, n. 2012/13. Università degli studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”. ISSN 1974-4110
  • Dell’Anno R., Dollery B. (2012). Comparative fiscal illusion: A fiscal illusion index for the European Union. MPRA Working Paper no. 42537. University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Abatemarco A., Dell’Anno R. (2012). From the certainty equivalent income to the certainty equivalent citation: a generalized class of citation-based indexes of scientific productivity. MPRA Working Paper no. 36367, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Dell’Anno R. Solomon O.H. (2009) The Impact of Tax and Firing Costs on the Size of the Informal Sector and Unemployment. CSER Discussion Paper n. 6 London Metropolitan Business School, UK.
  • Dell’Anno R. Solomon O.H. (2009) Can the Informal Sector Reduce Income Inequality? CSER Discussion Paper n. 5, London Metropolitan Business School, UK
  • Dell’Anno R. Halicioglu F. (2009) An ARDL model of Unrecorded and Recorded economies in Turkey. MPRA Working Paper no. 25763. University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Amendola A., Dell’Anno R., (2008). Istituzioni, Diseguaglianza ed Economia Sommersa: quale relazione? Quaderno 24/2008 Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche. Università di Foggia.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2008) What is the relationship between Unofficial and Official Economy? An analysis in Latin American Countries. Quaderno 23/2008 Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche. Università di Foggia
  • Bovi M., Dell’Anno R., (2007) The Changing Nature of the OECD Shadow Economy. ISAE Working paper n. 81 April.
  • Dell’Anno R., Schneider F. (2006) Estimating the underground economy: a response to T. Breusch’s critique. Discussion Paper, 2006-02, Department of Economics, Johanes Kepler University of Linz, Austria.
  • Dell’Anno R. (2003) Estimating the Shadow Economy in Italy: a Structural Equation Approach. Working paper, 2003-7, Department of Economics, Aarhus University (DK).

Presentations at Conferences/Seminars/Invited speaker:

  • 10/11 June 2021. The 4th International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences - Resilience and Economic Intelligence Through digitalization and big data analytics (online). Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania.
  • 7 June 2021. Seminar (online) “Global Health and Well-being Questionnaire: An analysis by PLS-SEM”. Global Education Policy Network (GEPN - Prince Sultan University, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and The State University of New York at Buffalo (USA).
  • 24/26 November 2020. Featured guest at the I International Workshop on Informal Economy and Undeclared Employment (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Católica de Guayaquil e Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica) (online).24/26 November 2020. Featured guest at the I International Workshop on Informal Economy and Undeclared Employment (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Católica de Guayaquil e Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica).
  • 24/26 Ottobre 2019. 60ma Riunione annuale della Società italiana degli Economisti (SIE). Palermo.
  • 19/20 September 2019. XXXI Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
  • 17/18 May 2019. 2nd Workshop on Corruption. Institute for Corruption Studies. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • 31 January 2019. Seminar “Corruption around the world”. Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University (Ancona).
  • 15 November 2018. "Il riciclaggio di denaro: aspetti e caratteristiche di un fenomeno plurivoco". University “La Sapienza” (Roma).
  • 25/27 October 2018. 59th Annual Conference of the Italian Economic Association (SIE). Bologna, Italy.
  • 20/21 September 2018. XXX Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). University of Padova, Padova, Italy.
  • 23-25 June 2018: Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) 30th Annual Conference on Global Reordering: Prospects for Equality, Democracy, and Justice. Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 11-12 April 2018: Invited key speaker at the VIII International Congress on Ethical Economics: Policy, Transformations of State and Society. Universidad Santo Tomas, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 7 December 2017. Seminar “Economic Growth and Development”, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
  • 21/22 September 2017. XXIX Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
  • 22/23 September 2016. XXVIII Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.
  • 16/20 May 2016. University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia, Bulgaria, Erasmus+ Teaching mobility Programme.
  • 30/31 March 2016. LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli"), Rome, Italy.
  • 22/24 October 2015. Annual Conference of the Italian Economic Association (SIE). Naples, Italy.
  • 24/25 September 2015 XXVII Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). University of Ferrara, Italy.
  • 6/7 May 2015. LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli"), Rome, Italy.
  • 3/6 April 2014. European Public Choice Society (EPCS) Annual Meeting, Robinson College, Cambridge, UK.
  • 18/20 October 2012. Annual Conference of the Italian Economic Association (SIE). Matera, Italy (Invited discussunt).
  • 24/25 September 2012 XXIV Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). University of Pavia, Italy.
  • 19/20 September 2011 XXIII Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). University of Pavia, Italy.
  • 4/6 Aprile 2011. Annual Conference of the Scottish Economic Society. Perth, Scotland.
  • 5/6 February 2009. International Conference “Macroeconomic and Policy Implications of Underground Economy and Tax Evasion”; Bocconi University, Milano.
  • 30 October 2008. Conference in memory of prof. Massimo Salzano. University of Salerno.
  • 13/14 September 2007 XIX Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). University of Pavia, Italy.
  • 2/3 July 2006 Ecople Conference “Economics: from tradition to complexity”. Capri, Italy.
  • 20/23 April 2006: European Public Choice Society (EPCS) Annual Meeting, University of Turku, Finland.
  • 14 April 2005 Invited speaker to present the report “Estimate of Non-Observed Economy in Bosnia-Herzegovina”, Ministry of Economics, Banja Luka (Republic of Serbia).
  • 13 April 2005 Invited speaker to present the report of “Estimate of Non-Observed Economy in Bosnia-Herzegovina”, Sarajevo (Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina).
  • 12 April 2005 Invited speaker “Informal Sector in Bosnia-Herzegovina” to US Agency for International Development, Embassy USA, Sarajevo (Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina).
  • 16/18 September 2004 Conference New Economic Windows 2004. University of Salerno.
  • 31/05/2004 - 01/06/2004 First Conference of Young Economist “CRISS”, University “La Sapienza” of Roma.
  • 3/4 October 2003 XV Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP). University of Pavia, Italy.
  • 25/26 September 2003 XVIII Conference of the Italian Association of Labour Economists (AIEL). University of Messina, Italy.
  • 15/17 May 2003 International Conference: “Research in economics: methodology, coherence, effectiveness”. Collegio Santa Chiara – University of Siena, Italy.
  • 12/15 September 2001 International Conference: NEW – “New Economic Windows, New paradigms for the new millennium”, University of Salerno.
  1. Participation in Editorial Board:

2017-…. Associate Editor for the International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Publishing (Journal indexed by Scopus and ESCI - Thomson Reuters, Web of Science).

2019 Co-Editor for the Economia Pubblica - The Italian Journal of Public Economics. Franco Angeli Publishing.

Reviewer for the following journals:

  1. Applied Economics Letters;
  2. Applied Economics;
  3. Comparative Economic Studies;
  4. Constitutional Political Economy;
  5. Economic Development Quarterly;
  6. Economic Issues;
  7. Economic Modelling;
  8. Economic Notes;
  9. Economic Research;
  10. Economic Systems;
  11. Empirica;
  12. Empirical Economics;
  13. Eurasian Economic Review;
  14. European Journal of Comparative Economics;
  15. European Journal of Political Economy;
  16. Fiscal Studies;
  17. International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research;
  18. International Journal of Social Economics ;
  19. International Tax and Public Finance;
  20. Journal of Agriculture Economics;
  21. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics;
  22. Journal of Economic Issues;
  23. Journal of Economic Studies;
  24. Journal of Economic Growth;
  25. Journal of Happiness Studies;
  26. Journal of Public Economic Theory;
  27. National Academy Science Letters;
  28. National Tax Journal;
  29. Public Budgeting & Finance;
  30. Public Choice;
  31. Public Finance Review;
  32. Quality & Quantity
  33. Regional Studies;
  34. Review of Economics and Institutions;
  35. Review of Income and Wealth;
  36. Review of Regional Research;
  37. Rivista di Politica Economica;
  38. Rivista Italiana degli Economisti;
  39. Scottish Journal of Political Economy;
  40. Southern Economic Journal;
  41. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy;
  42. The Italian Journal of Public Economics;
  43. Tourism Management;
  44. Urban Studies.

REVIEWER for Book Proposals submitted to the Editor for:

  1. Economics, finance, and business at the MIT Press, Cambridge, (USA);
  2. Business, Management, Economics, and Finance at the Emerald Publishing (UK).
  3. New Economic Windows series of books published by Springer;
  4. Discussion paper Series of the Centre for Economic and Labour Policy Evaluation of the University of Salerno (CELPE).

REVIEWER for Research Proposal Projects submitted to:

  1. “la Caixa” Banking Foundation;
  2. The Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) (Registro REPRISE);
  3. The Croatian National Funding Agency (HRZZ).

  1. External Examiner of Doctoral committees

2017: External Examiner for the Ph.D. programme in Economics. Department of Economic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India).

2017: External Examiner for the Ph.D. programme in Economics. IMT School For Advanced Studies, Lucca (Italy).

2011: External Examiner for the Ph.D. programme in Economics of Public Sector. Department of Economics and Statistics University of Salerno (Italy).


  1. Media interview

2020 - IZA World of Labour - https://wol.iza.org - (about Informality and Inequality);

2012 - Financial Times Deutschland - http://www.ftd.de (about Methods to estimate Non Observed Economy in Transition countries)

2012 - China Offshore, Hong Kong - http://www.chinaoffshore.com.hk. (A leading media company of financial news in mainland China – about Italian Economic Financial crisis).

2011 - E24 Næringsliv, Norway - http://e24.no. (The largest online business newspaper in Norway – about Shadow economy in Europe).

  1. Teaching:

Academic Years 2020/21, 2019/20 and 2018/19:

  • Undergraduate course of Public Economics, University of Salerno.
  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance, University of Salerno.
  • Undergraduate course of Economics, LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli"), Rome, Italy.
  • Ph.D. course of Public Economics in ““Economics and Policy Analysis of Markets and Firms”, University of Salerno.

Academic Year 2017/18:

  • Undergraduate course of Public Economics, University of Salerno.
  • Undergraduate course of Microeconomics, University of Salerno.
  • Undergraduate course of Economics, LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli"), Rome, Italy.
  • Ph.D. course of Public Economics II and Economics of Crime, in ““Economics and Policy Analysis of Markets and Firms”, University of Salerno.

Academic Year 2016/17:

  • Undergraduate course of Public Economics, University of Salerno.
  • Undergraduate course of Microeconomics, University of Salerno.
  • Undergraduate course of Economics, LUISS (Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali "Guido Carli"), Rome, Italy.
  • Graduate course of Laboratory of Local development, University of Salerno.

Academic Year 2015/16:

  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance, University of Salerno.
  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance, University of Bari.
  • Undergraduate course of Microeconomics, University of Salerno.

Academic Year 2014/15:

  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance, University of Bari.
  • Undergraduate course of Microeconomics, University of Salerno.
  • D. course on “Tax Evasion and Shadow Economy” for the Ph.D. in ““Economics and Policy Analysis of Markets and Firms”, University of Salerno.

Academic Year 2013/14:

  • Undergraduate course of Macroeconomics, University of Bari.
  • Undergraduate course of Microeconomics, University of Salerno.
  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance, Universiteti Katolik "Zoja e Këshillit të Mirë", Tirana, Albania.

Academic Year 2012/13:

  • Graduate course of Public Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.
  • Undergraduate course of Macroeconomics, Faculty of Economics, University of Bari.
  • Undergraduate course of Microeconomics, Faculty of Economics, University of Salerno.
  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance, Faculty of Economics and Politics, Universiteti Katolik "Zoja e Këshillit të Mirë", Tirana, Albania.

Academic Year 2011/12:

  • Graduate course of Public Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.
  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.
  • Master course of “Economic Effects of Taxation”, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.

Academic Year 2010/11:

  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance and Local Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Salerno.
  • Graduate course of Public Policy, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.
  • Graduate course of Public Local Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.

Academic Year 2009/10:

  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Salerno.
  • Graduate course of Public Policy, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.
  • Undergraduate course of Public Economics of the environment, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.

Academic Year 2008/09:

  • Undergraduate course of Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Salerno.
  • Graduate course of Local Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.
  • Graduate course of Public Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.

Academic Year 2007/08:

  • D. course of Public Economics for the Ph.D. in Public economics, Industrial economics, and historical-territorial resources - Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics - University of Foggia.
  • Graduate course of Local Public Finance, Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.
  • Undergraduate course of Public Economics (intensive course), Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.

Academic Year 2006/07:

  • Post-graduate course of “Public Finance” – School of Specialization for teaching (SSIS) – Foggia.
  • Post-graduate course of “In-dept study of Public Finance issues” – School of Specialization for teaching (SSIS) – Foggia.
  • December 2007 – seminars on “Social security system” - Association of Business and Tax consultant of Foggia.
  • March 2007; April 2007; October 2007: lecturer of “Economics” for 3rd , 4th and 7th “Course for projecting of business creation (PIFCI)" organized by Faculty of Economics, University of Foggia.

August 2021