Andrea Mattozzi








·       Trade Associations: Why Not Cartels?” with D. K. Levine and S. Modica, International Economic Review, 2021.

·      Voter Turnout with Peer Punishment” with D. K. Levine, American Economic Review, 2020. Coverage on AEA research highlights here.

·       The Right Type of Legislator: a Theory of Taxation and Representation” with E. Snowberg, Journal of Public Economics, 2018.

·       Mediocracy” with A. Merlo, Journal of Public Economics, 2015.

·       On the Nature of Competition in Alternative Electoral Systems” with M. Iaryczower, Journal of Politics, 2013.

·       The Pro-Competitive Effect of Campaign Limits in Non-Majoritarian Elections” with M. Iaryczower, Economic Theory, 2012.

·       Personal Influence:  Social Context and Political Competition” with A. Galeotti, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2011.

·       Quorum and Turnout in Referenda” with H. Herrera, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010.

·       Policy Uncertainty, Electoral Securities and Redistribution”, International Economic Review, 2010.

·       The Labor Market of Italian Politicians” with V. Galasso, M. Landi and A. Merlo, in The Ruling Class: Management and Politics in Modern Italy, Oxford University Press, 2010 (Italian version Classe Dirigente: L'Intreccio tra Business e Politica, Egea, 2010).

·       Membership in Citizen Groups” with S. Barbieri, Games and Economic Behavior, 2009.

·       Can We Insure Against Political Uncertainty? ”, Public Choice, 2008.

·       “Many Enemies, Much Honor? On the Competitiveness of Elections in Proportional Representation Systems” with M. Iaryczower, in The Political Economy of Democracy, BBVA, 2008.

·       Political Careers or Career Politicians?” with A. Merlo, Journal of Public Economics, 2008.

·       Voter Rationality and Democratic Government” with R. Kiewiet, Critical Review, 2008.

·       The Transparency of Politics and the Quality of Politicians” with A. Merlo, American Economic Review P&P, 2007.

·       Moving Skills from Hands to Heads” with G. Barba Navaretti and M. Galeotti, Research Policy, 2004.


Working Papers

·       Success in Contests” with D. K. Levine, R&R  Economic Theory new version

·       Public versus Secret Voting in Committees” with M. Nakaguma, R&R  Journal of the European Economic Association

·       How to Pick a Winnerwith F. Michelucci

·       Populism and War” with M. Morelli and M. Nakaguma

·      “Good Old Spendthrift. The Fiscal Effects of Political Tenure” with A. Cintolesi and D. Iorio


Work in Progress

·       "The Selection and Election of Politicians" with T. Nannicini, M. Onorato and F. Trebbi

·       “Social Mechanisms and Political Economy: When Lobbyists Succeed, Pollsters Fail and Populists Win” with D. K. Levine and S. Modica

·       “Gresham's Law for Politicians” with D. K. Levine



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