Emma Galli

Current academic position:

Full Professor of Public Finance at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy.

 

Education:

Post-Doctoral activity in Economics, University of Roma Tre, Italy, 1997.

Ph.D in Economic, Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Social Phenomena, University of Roma Sapienza, Italy, 1995.

Master Degree in Economics, George Mason University, Faifax, VA, USA, 1994.

Post-graduate Diploma in European Studies, Istituto di Studi Europei “A. De Gasperi”, Italy, 1989.

Ba.Hon. in Political Sciences, LUISS University, Rome, Italy,1986.

 

Previous academic positions:

Assistant Professor of Public Finance at the University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Italy, 1998-2001.

Assistant Professor  of Public Finance at the University of Roma Sapienza, Italy, 2001-2005.

Associate Professor of Public Finance at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy, 2005-2017.

 

Teaching activity:

  1. Academic courses:

Professor of Public Finance at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy (2011-)

Professor of Public Finance at the Trinity College – Rome Campus, Italy (2010-18)

Professor of Local Public Finance at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy (2002-2010).

Professor of  Comparative Fiscal Systems at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy (2008-)

Professor of  Environmental Economics at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy (2008-2015).

Professor of International Economic Relations and The European Union at the Richmond University in Rome, 2007-2009.

Professor of Economics of Information at the University “La Tuscia” of Viterbo, Italy, 2002-2005.

Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Catanzaro “Magna Graecia”, Italy, 1999-2004.

Professor of Industrial Economics at the University of L’Aquila, Italy, 1999-2000.

Professor of Economic Policy at University of L’Aquila, Italy, 1996-1998.

Professor of Public Economics at the University of L’Aquila, Italy, 1993-1996.

  1. Courses on specific topics:

Lectures of Public Finance at the Central Tax Directorate of the Slovak Republic, 2000, June.

Lectures on “Fiscal rules in the European Union” in the Master in Public Finance organized by the Scuola Superiore dell’Economia e delle Finanze (SSEF), 2009.

Lectures on “Economics of corruption: measurement, causes and effects” in several courses on Ethics in the Public Administration organized by the Scuola Superiore dell’Economia e delle Finanze (SSEF), 2010-2013.

Lectures on “Economics of corruption: measurement, causes and effects” in the Spe.S Master ‘Legality and Transparency’ organized by the Scuola Superiore dell’Amministrazione dell’Interno – Roma, 2013.

Lectures on “Economics of corruption: measurement, causes and effects” and “Fiscal decentralization, government fragmentation and corruption”, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Summer 2013.

Lectures on “Economics of corruption: measurement, causes and effects”, “Fiscal decentralization, government fragmentation and corruption” and “Media and corruption” – Teaching Mobility Program – Erasmus at the University of Lille (January, 2015) and at University of Erfurt (December 2016).

Lectures on “Economics of Corruption: measurement, causes and effects” in the Master ‘Administration and Government of Territory’ organized the LUISS School of Government, Rome, 2014-2017.

 

 

Research activity:

Major research fields: Fiscal policies, fiscal decentralization, economics of institutions and Public Choice, economics of corruption, political economy of taxation.

She presented her papers and acts as discussant in several national and international workshops and conferences such as the DG ECFIN Public Finance Workshops, the European Public Choice Society (EPCS), the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), the CESIfo, the INFER, the PEARLE workshops, the Società Italiana di Economia e Diritto (SIDE-ISLE), the Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica (SIEP), the Società Italiana degli Economisti, the Société Québecoise de Science Politiques, the Public Choice Society.

The research activity has led to several publications: monographs and edited books with national and international publishers (Elgar, Lexington Book, MIT Press, Springer, Il Mulino, Utet), referred articles in scientific journals with impact factor (Economic Inquiry, Economics of Governance, European Journal of Government and Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Public Choice, Public Finance and Management, Rivista di Politica Economica) and other works.

Scientific responsible of the Research Unit on the Quality of Institutions of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences (DiSSE) of the University of Rome Sapienza.

Visiting Scholar at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Summer 2013 and 2015.

Visiting Scholar at the University of Rennes I, France, June 2011.

Visiting Scholar at the EuroLab-Central Archive for Empirical Social Research, Colonia, Germany, July 2002.

Visiting Scholar at the Department of Economics of University of Durham, UK, Summer 1997.

National and international research projects:

Scientific responsible of various national research projects financed by the Council of National Research (CNR) and by the MIUR in the field of public policies and political institutions and economic growth.

Member of the DG ECFIN project “Fiscal relations across government levels in times of crisis – making compatible fiscal decentralization and budgetary discipline”, 2012.

Member of two international projects directed by Louis Imbeau – Université Laval, Québec, Canada, “The walk-talk project on policy speech and fiscal outcome” and “The veil of ignorance project – VOIP”.

Institutional activities:

Vice-Director of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences (DiSSE) of the University of Rome Sapienza (April 2012-).

Member of the Committee on the monitoring and estimate of the shadow economy and fiscal evasion – Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze (d.lgs. N. 160 September 24, 2015).

 

Senior Expert for the measurement issues of corruption at the CiVIT (May-October 2013).

Senior Expert for the measurement of corruption in the public administrations in the project ‘External evaluation of the PON Governance and technical assistance 2007-2013’ – ANAC-Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, Department for the Development and Economic Cohesion (October 2015 – February 2016).

Membership in scientific societies:

European Public Choice Society (EPCS), of the Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica (SIEP) and , Società Italiana degli Economisti (SIE).

Member of the IPEG’S International Advisory Board (Institutions and Political Economy Group) at the School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburgh, South Africa.

Member of the Board of the European Public Choice Society (March 2009 – March 2012).

Member of the Committee of Auditors of SIEP (2007-2015).

Editorial activity:

Chief-Editor of the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice/Economia delle Scelte Pubbliche (2015-)

Referee for several (national and international): Economia Politica, Economia Pubblica-Italian Journal of Public Economics, European Journal of Government and Economics, European Journal of Law and Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, International Tax Law Review, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice/Economia delle Scelte Pubbliche, Journal of Public Policy, Public Choice, Rivista di Politica Economica.

External Examiner for the Master in Economics, for the Master in Economic Science and for the PhD in Economics of the School of Economic and Business Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburgh, South Africa (from 2009 to date).

 

 

Recent Publications

 

Articles

2018, “Dimensions of civic activism and their effectiveness in exposing corruption: Evidence from Italy”, Applied Economics (with Nadia Fiorino and Rajeev K. Goel).

2018, “Transparency and Performance in the Italian Large Municipalities”, Economia Pubblica, 2-3, pp.5-25 (with Ilde Rizzo and Carla Scaglioni).

2018, “Does Corruption Influence the Self-Restraint Attitude of Women-led SMEs towards Bank Lending?” (with Danilo V. Mascia and Stefania P.S. Rossi), CESifo Economic Studies, pp. 1–29.

2017, “L’evasione fiscale in Italia tra aspetti teorici ed evidenze empiriche, (with Carla Scaglioni), Rivista di Diritto Tributario Internazionale-International Tax Law Review, Single Issue.

2017, “Small Firm, Corruption, and Demand for Credit. Evidence from the Euro Area (with Danilo V. Mascia and Stefania P.S. Rossi), International Business Research, 10 (11), pp. 158-174.

2015, “How long does it take for government decentralization to affect corruption?”, Economics of Governance, 16 (3), pp. 273-305 (with Nadia Fiorino and Fabio Padovano).

2013, “Decentralization as a constraint to Leviathan: a panel cointegration analysis”, Public Choice, 156 (3-4), pp. 491-516 (with John Ashworth and Fabio Padovano).

2012, “Corruption and Growth: Evidence from the Italian Regions”, European Journal of Government and Economics, 1(2), pp. 126-144 (with Nadia Fiorino and Ilaria Petrarca).

 

2012, “Fiscal Rules and Decentralized Systems: The discipline of the Domestic Stability Pact in Italy”, Rivista di Diritto Tributario Internazionale-International Tax Law Review, 3, pp.89-99.

2012, “Sulla political economy della spesa pubblica nell’Italia liberale”, Rivista di Politica Economica, 110 (7-9), pp. 275-292 (with Roberto Ricciuti).

2010, “Public spending and budget cycles in the Italian regions: an empirical analysis”, Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice/Economia delle Scelte Pubbliche, 2-3, pp. 71-81 (with Marianicola Villani).

 

2009, “Tax complexity with heterogeneous voters”, Public Finance and Management, 9(2), pp. 1-33 (with Paola Profeta).

 

Books

2015, Scienza delle Finanze, Utet Università – De Agostini, Torino, (with Alessandro Balestrino e Luca Spataro; capitoli di autori vari).

2013, La corruzione in Italia. Un’analisi economica, Il Mulino, Bologna (with Nadia Fiorino).

Chapters in books

2019, Transparency and socio-political environment in the large Italian municipalities. In Bianco, A., Gnaldi, M., Conigliaro, P. (eds), Italian Studies on Quality of Life, Springer (with Ilde Rizzo e Carla Scaglioni), forthcoming.

 

2018, “Oltre la percezione: la cifra oscura della corruzione”, in  Il contrario della corruzione: Nuovi mariuoli, nuova autorità nazionale di prevenzione, nuovi strumenti interni e internazionali di repressione, Atti del convegno, Università Cattolica di Milano, Piacenza, 5 novembre 2015, Collana Res Incorrupta, Editoriale scientifica, Napoli.

 

2018, “Misurare la corruzione e la trasparenza: un’impresa possibile” (with Nadia Fiorino), in M.Gnaldi and B.Ponte (eds), Misurare la corruzione oggi: obiettivi, metodi, esperienze, Milano, Franco Angeli.

 

2017, “Legal-institutional environment, social capital and cost of bank financing for SMEs: Evidence from the Euro-area” (with Danilo V. Mascia and Stefania P.S. Rossi), in S.P.S. Rossi (ed.), Access to bank credit and SME financing, London, Palgrave Macmillan.

 

2016, “Bank credit access and gender discrimination: some stilyzed facts” (with Stefania P.S. Rossi), in S.P.S. Rossi and R. Malavasi (eds), The global financial crisis, bank behaviour and the credit crunch, New York, Springer.

 

2015, “Different Veils for Different Levels of Governments: The Veil of Ignorance in Shaping the Italian Decentralization” (with Veronica Grembi), in Louis M. Imbeau and Steve Jacob (eds), Studies in Public Choice, Vol. 32, Behind a Veil of Ignorance? Power and Uncertainty in Constitutional Design, New York, Springer.

 

2013, “Do fiscal decentralization and government fragmentation affect corruption in different ways? Evidence from a panel data analysis” (with Nadia Fiorino and Fabio Padovano), in S.Lago-Penas and J.Martinez-Vasquez (eds), The challenge of local government size. Theoretical Perspectives, International Experience and Policy Reform, Studies in Fiscal Federalism and State-local Finance series, Edward Elgar Publishing.

2013, “Assessing types of fiscal rules”, in European Economy, Economic Papers 501/2013, Fiscal relations across government levels in times of crisis – making compatible fiscal decentralization and budgetary discipline (with Veronica Grembi).

 

2009, “Would you trust an Italian politician? Evidence from Italian regional politics” (with Veronica Grembi and Fabio Padovano), in L.Imbeau (ed.), Do They Walk Like They Talk? Speech and Action in Policy Processes, New York, Springer.

2008, “Sustainability and determinants of Italian public deficits before and after Maastricht” (with Fabio Padovano), in R. Neck, I. E. Sturm (eds), Sustainability of Public Debt, pp. 51-84, MIT Press, CESifo Seminar Series.

 

2008, “Did the Italian public finances converge to the European standards after the EMU?” (with Nadia Fiorino), in F.Padovano and R.Ricciuti, (eds), Italian Institutional Reforms: A Public Choice Perspective, New York, Springer.

 

 

 

Working papers

 

2018, “Is transparency spatially determined? An empirical test for the Italian Municipalities”, WP 6/18, Sapienza University of Rome, DISSE (with Ilde Rizzo and Carla Scaglioni).

 

2018, “Public Procurement and Reputation: An Agent-Based Model”, WP SWPS Series (October), SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), University of Sussex (with Nadia Fiorino, Ilde Rizzo, Marco Valente).

 

2017, “Does Corruption Affect the Access to Bank Credit for Micro and Small Businesses? Evidence from European MSMEs”, ADBI Working Paper Series, N. 756, July 2017, Tokyo (with Stefania P.S. Rossi and Danilo V. Mascia).

 

2017, “Transparency, quality of institutions and performance in the Italian municipalities”, WP11/2017/DE/UECE, ISEG – University of Lisbon (with Ilde Rizzo and Carla Scaglioni).

2010, “An Analysis of the Determinants of Corruption: Evidence from the Italian Regions”, POLIS Working Papers (with Nadia Fiorino).