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Prof. Fulvio Fontini: Economics of Electricity

Economics of Electricity. Markets, Competition and RulesAnna CretìUniversité de Paris IX (Paris-Dauphine)Fulvio FontiniDepartment of Economics and Management "Marco Fanno", University of Padova, ItalyThis comprehensive and up-to-date book explains the economic rationale behind the production,

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"Anti-mafia police actions, criminal firms, and peer firm tax avoidance"

Mafia firms introduce distortions in the markets in which they operate, increasing the cost of doing business for peer firms. Using a sample of Italian anti-Mafia police actions that resulted in the removal of Mafia firms, the authors find that peers reduce their tax avoidance following these anti

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"Uncertainty and Monetary policy during the Great Recession"

In this paper the authors, Giovanni Pellegrino, Efrem Castelnuovo and Giovanni Caggiano from the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova document the large response of real activity to a financial uncertainty shock during and in the aftermath of the great recession. They

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"Prices vs. quantities for self-enforcing agreements"

In this paper, published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Bård Harstad (University of Oslo and the Frisch Centre), Francesco Lancia (Ca’ Foscari University) and Alessia Russo (Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova) study the optimal self

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"Who supports liberal policies? A tale of two referendums in Italy"

In this paper, published in Economics Letters, Leonardo Madio (dSEA Unipd) and Francesco Principe (University of Bergamo) examine at the municipality level in Italy the factors that drive support for two referendums: one on the decriminalization of cannabis cultivation and the other on physician

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