Fabio Fiorillo

Fabio Fiorillo
Università Politecnica delle Marche | Università degli Studi di Ancona · Department of Economics and Social Sciences

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Publications (57)
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We investigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on students’ perception of future economic conditions. Our results show that students’ perception of the current situation is a strong predictor of future expectations. Moreover, students whose parents are self-employed seem to be more concerned about the future. We also detect that an increase in...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of specific population sections, with regards to economic and work conditions, mental and physical well-being, and context-based factors, emphasizing the need for timely policy measures aimed at counteracting the Italian economic framework’s fragility—which poorly adapts to unexpected circumst...
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This paper studies the interplay between central and local governments in defining the optimal degree of decentralization in terms of public goods supply. The choice between full centralization and asymmetric decentralization implies a trade-off between the possibility to provide public goods at a lower cost, wherever this is possible by decentrali...
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This paper assesses the impact of being attractive and not being native on the gender gap in the opportunity of obtaining a job in Italy. To do so, we propose a field experiment that consists in sending 9680 fictitious curricula vitae to real firms looking for employees. We estimate an Heckit model in order to consider different response from firms...
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This article investigates patronage in the Second Italian Republic by considering patronage a fundamental device able to guarantee a party presence in the governance of public bodies. The study sheds light on a particular area of party patronage, namely political appointments concerning legislators; it analyzes the factors which could determine whe...
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It has long been recognized that the presence of politicians on the boards of directors of public firms may create inefficiencies. Nevertheless, research has so far neglected the effect of political affiliation on the appointment of Members of Parliament to the boards of public firms. This article intends to fill this gap by conducting an empirical...
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In 2008 the incoming Berlusconi's government cancels the taxation on main houses (ICI), substituting it with an intergovernmental grant of equal amount. The balance sheet representation changes consequently, but the balance sheets of many municipalities do not register the compensating grants in the correct line: about the 38% (ordinary statute reg...
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Research on post-parliamentary careers has so far neglected the effect of political affiliation on the appointment of ex-members of Parliament to public firms boards of director. This article intends to fill this gap by conducting an empirical analysis on a sample of 1,419 deputies of Italian Parliament elected over the period 1994-2001. The regres...
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This article investigates the patronage phenomenon in the Italian, so-called, Second Republic. In particular, the analysis argues that (ex) members of parliament are appointed to managerial boards in Italian (partially) state-owned enterprises responding to political selection rationales. Indeed, direct political connections could be conceptualized...
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This paper deals with the impact of attractiveness on individual’s employability, stressing the first stage of the hiring process. During a field experiment from August 2011 to September 2012 we sent 8256 fictitious CVs to 1542 advertised on-line job openings, with attractiveness of the photo included in the CVs (or lack thereof) being the only sig...
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This paper evaluates the impact of beauty on employability, stressing the first stage of the hiring process. In particular, we studied the Italian labor market in order to ascertain whether there exists a preference for attractive applicants according to gender and raci al characteristics. The sample analyzed consists of observations collected by s...
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Property taxation can be used in a Pigouvian way to raise the costs of environment and decrease land use consumption for the benefit of enviromental protection. However, in presence of a growing shortage of funding over time, local governments can use property taxation in order to ‘fill the coffers’ rather than to pursue enviromenal safeguard. A ne...
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The paper deals with the impact of beauty on employability of people, stressing the first stage of the hiring process. In particular, we studied if there exists a preference for attractive candidates and if it does whether it depends on sex, physical features and racial characteristics. We monitored all relevant agencies offering jobs in Italy from...
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The role of ICT in improving public administration’s efficiency has been largely emphasized by international institutions and organizations for about twenty years now. Much of the ado about e-government and internet-based public e-services has been raised with the claim that these solutions can generate cost savings of different nature: on data col...
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We propose a theoretical model to analyze the provision of environmental protection activities with positive interregional externalities in order to verify whether this kind of policy is better accomplished through centralized policymaking, which implies a coordinated solution among local representatives, or by a decentralized system, whereby local...
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The Law 42/09 represents an important step towards fiscal federalism in Italy. In particular, the Law places its foundation on the principles of territoriality, fiscal autonomy and fiscal equalization in order to abandon the criterion of historical expenditure in favor of «standard costs». A standard level of services must be provided by the local...
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The theory of fiscal federalism points out that decentralization should be pursued in order to fit differences in individual preferences. However, the presence of externalities and the need of providing merit goods to citizens suggest that centralization is likely to produce more efficient results. Moreover, in a political economy framework, each d...
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Following a critique of the current local governance arrangements in the greater Sydney metropolitan area by Blakely and Hu (2007), an alternative approach to the status quo has been advocated in Governance Arrangements for Sydney's Local Government Authorities (KPMG, 2008) aimed at transforming local governance in Sydney in order to achieve greate...
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In order to provide local public goods, municipalities can cooperate and exploit economies of scale and scope. We present an analytical model of the costs and benefits of two such forms of cooperation: Consortia and Unions. We find that the efficiency of these two forms of cooperation depends on the number of participants, the transaction costs, an...
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The aim of the paper is to analyze a model of local public good provision with positive interjurisdictional spillovers comparing decentralized and centralized system. As in the recent Second Generation Theory (SGT) of fiscal federalism (Seabright 1996; Lockwood 2002, 2006; Besley and Coate 2003; Weingast 2009), we also adopt a political economy app...
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We hereby propose a model to analyze the provision of environmental protection activities (United Nation 2005) with positive interregional externalities in order to verify - at least in theory - whether this kind of policy is better accomplished through centralized policymaking, which implies a coordinated solution among local representatives, or a...
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Second generation theory of fiscal federalism do not consider two questions. 1) In small councils the relation between citizens and administrators is stronger than the one depicted in accountability models: in a small councils, citizens know directly and personally the administrators and they control them daily, not only in the electoral dates. 2)...
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The paper analyzes local public goods provision with positive inter-jurisdictional spillovers and preferences heterogeneity, comparing decentralized and centralized systems under a political economy approach. As in the recent theory of fiscal federalism, we consider the rent-seeking behaviour of policy-makers. Given this framework, the convenience...
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In a federal state the process of fiscal decentralisation assigns to local jurisdictions the pro-vision of public goods/services along with the power to impose taxes. Little is said, however, about the enforcement of such local taxes. In particular, we focus on the following question: should the enforcement of a local tax be assigned at the local o...
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The aim of the paper is to analyze a simple model of local public good provision with positive interjurisdictional spillover effects - as the case of environment protection spending - comparing decentralized and centralized system, when spending and taxation decisions are made by nonbenevolent politicians. As in the recent so-called Second Generati...
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L'assetto federale e le forme di associazionismo intercomunale - This paper reviews main motivations behind the constitution of local councils partnerships as they serve to devise decentralization pitfalls in order to the optimal dimension of government. To this aim, the paper focuses on one of such partnership, namely Unione di Comune (UdC). Some...
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The reduction (or abolition) of regional tax on productive activities (Irap, Imposta regionale sulle attività produttive) could stimulate the industry competitiveness. Analysis of the reform scenarios should not neglect the effects of the consequential changes in income distribution. Here we use a computational (Cge) model imple-mented on a Social...
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In this note we modify a Dixit-Stiglitz's classical framework to consider the love;for variety argument in public provision of goods and services. Since in the supply of public goods and services the allocation cannot be driven by market, we analyse;which is the optimal allocation mechanism.
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The EU Directive 2000/60/EC, also known as the “Framework directive in the field of water policy”, stresses the importance of water in human development processes and states that EU members should coordinate water policies towards a sustainable use of this resource; hence, water has a strategic role both for present and future generations and shoul...
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L’imposta regionale sulle attivit� produttive (Irap) è oggetto di un ampio dibattito incentrato su alcune ipotesi di riforma relative alla riduzione o alla abolizione di questo strumento di prelievo, percepito dagli operatori come iniquo. L’argomentazione a sostegno di queste tesi si basa sul fatto che una diminuzione del prelievo potrebbe supporta...
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I modelli computazionali di equilibrio economico generale (CGE) permettono la valutazione degli effetti diretti e indiretti delle politiche economiche. In questo articolo si analizzano gli effetti delle politiche fiscali della Regione Marche utilizzando un modello CGE con mercato del lavoro caratterizzato dalla presenza dei sindacati.;In termini re...
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Impatto sul reddito disponibile di tariffe e imposte locali (di Fabio Fiorillo, Emanuele Montesi) - ABSTRACT: Due to the Growth and Stability Pact, Local and Regional governments face an hard budget constraint, thus they have to levy taxes to finance their expenses. This paper measures the incidence of the fiscal policies levied in Marche Region on...
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We introduce an efficiency wage mechanism into an innovation-driven growth model. Due to asymmetric information problems the labour market is segmented and homogeneous workers may be employed either in the non-competitive intermediate sector or in the competitive research sector. We analyse the impact that the monopoly position enjoyed by intermedi...
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This model analyses — in a context with asymmetric information — the relationship among local government bodies of different level, citizens and private firms responsible for providing public utility services. Decisions about the quality and tariffs of public services, depend on the interaction between citizens and local bodies, and in particular o...
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Il percorso di progressivo decentramento regionale, che ha visto coinvolta l'Italia dagli anni '90 e che ha avuto il suo culmine nella modifica del Titolo V della Costituzione, aumenta la rilevanza delle politiche regionali. Per tale ragione occorre una maggior attenzione alle problematiche connesse alla concorrenza fiscale, e in genere territorial...
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This paper describes and simulates the way in which the growth rate and specialisation coevolve in an export-led growth model of Kaldorian type. The feedback from growth to exports is based on the causal chain ‘growth-profits-technology-income elasticity of exports’. The strength of this feedback differs among sectors, which are heterogeneous. Give...
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Lo scopo di questo lavoro Š duplice: da un lato si vuole suggerire una metodologia di implementazione di un modello computazionale per analizzare la nuova situazione istituzionale, mettendo in luce i problemi tecnici da affrontare, dall'altro si vogliono dare le prime indicazioni sulla direzione degli effetti delle manovre fiscali, soprattutto alla...
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In this paper we analyse an economy where firms use labour as the only production factor, with constant return to scale. We suppose that jobs differ in their non-wage characteristics so each firm has monopsonistic power. In particular, we suppose that workers are heterogeneous with respect to their productivity. Then, each firm has incentives to of...
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In this paper we analyse an economy where firms use labour as the only production factor, with constant return to scale. We suppose that jobs differ in their non-wage characteristics so each firm has monopsonistic power. In particular, we suppose that workers are heterogeneous with respect to their productivity. Then, each firm has incentives to of...
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In recent times, wine market becomes a quality oriented one, the elasticity of substitution among the different type of wine is not zero and depends on several factors. For this reasons to evaluate the interindustry interaction, it is necessary to use a CGE model which can manage variable elasticity of substitution. The aim of our paper is to analy...
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Gli autori ringraziano per gli utili commenti i partecipanti al 1' Forum sull'Associazionismo Intercomunale "L'unione fa la forza", Ancona 23-24 settembre 2005 . La responsabilità di quanto scritto rimane comunque nostra; in particolare a Fabio Fiorillo sono da attribuirsi il capitolo 2 e la prima appendice, a Giancarlo Pola la seconda appendice. I...
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Water cycle is going to assume a central role in the economic sys-tem because of its increasing relative shortage. This means that even though the water available for planet Earth is the same water that has always been available and the only water that ever will be avail-able, actually however, we have a limited amount of usable drinking water. Sin...
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When we look at local government practice across the advanced nations we observe a very heterogeneous picture since countries have arranged their local public sector in different ways. Over the last two decades the majority of such countries have introduced intense structural reform. This is due to the increasing number of functions, responsibiliti...
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Analisi delle relazioni fra la sostenibilità del ciclo dell'acqua e il sistema economico (di Fabio Fiorillo, Antonio Palestrini, Paolo Polidori, Claudio Socci) - ABSTRACT: It is well known that the water cycle is going to assume a central role in the economic system because of its increasing relative shortage. This means that even though the water...
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In this paper, I describe an export led growth model a là Fagerberg (1988) which exhibits endogenous cycles driven by Schumpeterian be-haviour. The existence of entry and exit threshold permits to invest pro…ts in technology and innovation, by this way R&D expenditure which is exogenous in Fagerberg's model becomes endogenous. Entry and exit thresh...

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Municipal financial management and electoral rationales. Poitical economy of city council.
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Motivations behind legislators' appointments to public firms' boards of directors, after exiting the Parliament.