Salvatore Nunnari




Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Bocconi University

Office: Via Roentgen 1, 5-C2-05
Phone: +39 02 58363389
Email: salvatore.nunnari [at] unibocconi.it

       

My research is in political economy, experimental economics, behavioral economics and microeconomic theory. Before joining Bocconi, I received a PhD in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology and served as an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego and Columbia University. I was recently awarded an ERC Starting Grant for a five-year project on the "Behavioral Foundations of Populism and Polarization".


Published Papers

  1. The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study, with Marco Battaglini and Thomas R. Palfrey, Journal of the European Economic Association, Forthcoming, Replication Data, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  2. The Economic Effects of Electoral Rules: Evidence from Unemployment Benefits, with Vincenzo Galasso, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2019, 14(3): 259–291, Replication Data, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  3. Durable Coalitions and Communication: Public versus Private Negotiations, with Renee Bowen and David Baron, Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 156: 1–13, Online Appendix, Replication Data, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  4. Dynamic Elections and Ideological Polarization, with Jan Zapal, Political Analysis, 2017, 25(4): 505–534, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  5. Gambler's Fallacy and Imperfect Best Response in Legislative Bargaining, with Jan Zapal, Games and Economic Behavior, 2016, 99: 275–294, Supplementary Material, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  6. Quantal Response and Nonequilibrium Beliefs Explain Overbidding in Maximum-Value Auctions, with Colin Camerer and Thomas R. Palfrey, Games and Economic Behavior, 2016, 98: 243–263, Replication Data, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  7. The Dynamic Free Rider Problem: A Laboratory Study, with Marco Battaglini and Thomas R. Palfrey, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2016, 8(4): 268–308, Replication Data, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  8. Turnout Across Democracies, with Helios Herrera and Massimo Morelli, American Journal of Political Science, 2016, 60(3): 607–624, Supplementary Information, Replication Data, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  9. Dynamic Free Riding with Irreversible Investments, with Marco Battaglini and Thomas R. Palfrey, American Economic Review, 2014, 104(9): 2858–2871, Online Appendix, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  10. Legislative Bargaining and the Dynamics of Public Investment, with Marco Battaglini and Thomas R. Palfrey, American Political Science Review, 2012, 106(2): 407–429, Online Appendix, [Show/Hide Abstract]


Working Papers

  1. Positive Spillovers from Negative Campaigning, with Vincenzo Galasso and Tommaso Nannicini, Invited to Revise & Resubmit at American Journal of Political Science, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  2. Dynamic Legislative Bargaining with Veto Power: Theory and Experiments, Invited to Revise & Resubmit at Games and Economic Behavior, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  3. A Theory of Power Wars, with Helios Herrera and Massimo Morelli, Invited to Revise & Resubmit at Quarterly Journal of Political Science, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  4. Audi Alteram Partem: An Experiment on Selective Exposure to Information, with Giovanni Montanari, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  5. Declared Support and Clientelism, with Simeon Nichter, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  6. Looking into Crystal Balls: An Experiment on Reputational Cheap Talk, with Debrah Meloso and Marco Ottaviani, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  7. A Model of Focusing in Political Choice, with Jan Zapal, [Show/Hide Abstract]