“There are two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it”

Oscar Wilde


  • •Marattin, L. (2008), “The Economics  of  European  Integration” - Il Mulino - Bologna (with A.Mantovani) – in Italian Language

Chapters in books 

  • (2014) “Some Considerations on Debt and Interest rates” in J.Chadha, A. Durre, M.Joyce, L.Sarno (eds) “New Developments in Macro-Finance Yield Curves”. Cambridge University Press  (with P.Paesani e S.Salotti)

Articles in refereed journals

  • (2017), “Determinants of Fiscal Distress in Italian Municipalities” – Empirical Economics – forthcoming (with W.Gregori)
  • (2016), “Strategic Delegation Under Cost Asymmetry” – Operations Research Letters 44, 443-445 (with F.Delbono and L.Lambertini) 
  • (2016), “To Adjust or Not-To-Adjust After a Cost-Push Shock? A Simple Duopoly Model with (and without) Resilience", Economics of Innovation and New Technology 25, 172-81 (with L.Lambertini) -
  • (2014), “Government Spending Under Non-Separability: a Theoretical Analysis”, International Review of Economics, 61, 39-60 (with A.Palestini)
  • (2014), “Consumption Multipliers of Different Types of Public Spending: a Structural Vector Error Correction Analysis for the UK", Empirical Economics, 46, 1197-1220 (with S.Salotti) 
  • (2013), “Distortionary Tax Instruments and Implementable Monetary Policy” International Review of Economics and Finance, 25, 219-243 (with M.Marzo, P.Zagaglia).
  • (2012), “Assessing the Pre-Crisis Advantages of the EMU for Sovereign Debt Issuers: a Panel VAR Analysis”, Rivista di Politica Economica  , January-March 2012, 7-22 - (with P.Paesani and S.Salotti)
  • (2011), “On the Usefulness of Government Expenditure in the EU Area” – Journal of Socio Economics, 40, 780-795. (with S.Salotti)
  • (2011), “A Welfare Perspective on the Fiscal-Monetary Mix: the Role of Alternative Fiscal Instruments” – Journal of Policy Modeling, 33, 920-952 (with M.Marzo and P.Zagaglia)
  • (2011), “Productivity and Per-Capita GDP Growth: the Role of the Forgotten Factors”  – Economic Modelling, 28, 1219 - 1225 (with S.Salotti)
  • (2010), “Taxation, Infrastructure and Endogenous Trade Costs in New Economic Geography” Papers in Regional Science, 89, 203-222 (with S.Gruber)
  • (2010), “A Note on the (Un)Pleasant Arithmetic of Fiscal Policy: the Case of Italian Public Debt” Economic Notes, 38, 169-183 (with M.Marzo)
  • (2008), “Private and Public Consumption and Counter-Cyclical Fiscal Policy”  International Journal of Economics, 2, 55-81.
  • (2008), The Impact of Advertising on Aggregate Consumption: the Case of Italy” Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Issue 3, 223-231.

 Articles in italian (in refereed journals)

  • •(2015), Dal Patto di Stabilità Interno al Saldo Euro-Compatibile: Un’Applicazione ai Comuni dell’Emilia Romagna” - Rivista di Politica Economica - January/March 2015 (with M. Ferraresi e L.Rizzo).