Barriers to Entry, Deregulation and Workplace Training: a Theoretical Model with Evidence for Europe (with Andrea Bassanini), The European Economic Review, 2011


Changes in Compulsory Schooling, Education and the Distribution of Earnings in Europe (with Margherita Fort and Guglielmo Weber), The Economic Journal, 2009


The Rise of Obesity across the Atlantic: an Economic Perspective (with Anna Sanz and Pierre Carl Michaud), Economic Policy, 2009


Educational Standards in Private and Public Schools (with Lorenzo Rocco), The Economic Journal, 2008


Does School Tracking Affect Equality of Opportunity? New International Evidence (with Daniele Checchi), Economic Policy, 2007


Workplace Training in Europe (with Andrea Bassanini, Alison Booth, Maria de Paola and Edwin Leuven), in G.Brunello, P. Garibaldi and E. Wasmer (eds.), Education and Training in Europe, Oxford University Press, 2007


2006 Are Education and Training always Complements? Evidence from Thailand, (with Kenn Ariga), Industrial and Labor Relations Review


2004 Wage Expectations of European college students (with Lucifora and Winter Ebmer), Journal of Human Resources


2003 CEO Turnover in Insider Dominated Boards: Evidence from Italy (with Parigi and Graziano), Journal of Banking and Finance


2001 An Explanation of international differences in education and workplace training (with Alfredo Medio), The European Economic Review


2000 Internal Labor Markets in Japan (with Kenn Ariga and Yasushi Ohkusa), Cambridge University Press.


2000 Regional Disparities and the Italian NAIRU (with Claudio Lupi and Patrizia Ordine), Oxford Economic Papers


 1999 Elite Schools, High Tech Jobs and Economic Welfare (with Tsuneo Ishikawa), Journal of Public Economics


1996 Equilibrium Unemployment with Internal Labour Markets, Economica


 1992 Profit Sharing in Internal Labour Markets, The Economic Journal


1990 Hysteresis and the "Japanese Unemployment Problem": a Preliminary Investigation, Oxford Economic Papers


1988 Organizational Adjustment and Institutional Factors in the Japanese Labour Market Adjustment: an Empirical Evaluation, European Economic Review