Working papers


   “Gravitating Towards Europe: An Analysis of the FDI and Trade Effects of EU Membership,” with R. Bruno,
        S. Estrin and T. Meng (LSE/CEP DP 1453, 2017).

    “State Capacity and Economic Integration: Evidence from the Eastern Enlargement,” with L. Bruszt (EUI Florence,
        RSCAS WP 17/52, 2017).

    “Structural Reforms, Growth and Inequality: An Overview of Theory, Measurement and Evidence,” with
        P. De Grauwe and Y. Ji (IZA DP 11159, 2017).

    "Economic Growth and Political Integration: Estimating the Benefits from Membership in the European Union
        Using Synthetic Counterfactuals," with Fabrizio Coricelli and Luigi Moretti  [more]

                    Short summaries (VoxEU):        Part 1 and Part 2
                    Shorter summaries (The Economist):  Part 1 and Part 2

    "Norwegian Rhapsody: New Estimates of the Political Economy Benefits from European Integration using
        Regional Data for the 1995 Enlargement," with Fabrizio Coricelli and Luigi Moretti

    "The Dynamics of Labor Regulation Around the World since 1960," with Jeffrey Nugent  [more]

     “Convergence and Symmetry in Monetary Unions: A New Theory-Driven Metrics,” with C. Macchiarelli.

    “How did the Euro affect Business Cycle Synchronization? Assessing the Evidence” with J. Fidrmuc and I. Korhonen.

    “The Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment in a Cross-Country Context,” with S. Estrin and R. Bruno.

     "Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Then, Apocalypse When? Detecting Structural Breaks in Argentinean
            Economic Growth,"  with Menelaos Karanasos and  Michail Karoglou     [ more ]

     “Corruption as a Barrier to Entry: Theory and Evidence” with S. Estrin and E. Proto.   [more]