Published Papers

“Why Does the Health of Mexican Immigrants Deteriorate?”, Journal of Health Economics (forthcoming July 2017, published online March 2017)


“Circadian rhythms, Sleep, and Cognitive Skills: Evidence From an Unsleeping Giant” (with Wei Han and Fabrizio Mazzonna) Accepted at Demography [Media coverage: BSG news, IZA news]


“Nuns and the Effects of Catholic Schools. Evidence from Vatican II’’ (with Rania Gihleb), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (in press, published online on March 2017) [Media coverage: IZA Newsroom, The Economist, Chris Blattman, RES 2014]


“The Acceleration of Immigrant Unhealthy Assimilation”, (with Luca Stella), Health Economics, Volume 26, Issue 4, April 2017 , Pages 511–518


“Assimilation and Health. Evidence from Linked Birth Records of Second and Third-Generation Hispanics”, Demography (December, 2016)



“The Hispanic Paradox: New evidence from longitudinal data on second and third generation birth outcomes”. SSM-Population Health, 2, 2016


“Do Immigrants Improve the Health of Natives?” (with Fabrizio Mazzonna), Journal of Health Economics 43, 2015, [Media coverage: IZA Newsroom, RES 2014]

“Do immigrants squeeze natives out of bad schedules? Evidence from Italy” . IZA Journal of Migration, 1:7, December 2012.

"Medicaid and Ethnic Networks," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 11 : Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 77, 2011. (with Emily Gee)

“The effects of age and job protection on the welfare costs of inflation and unemployment: a source of ECB anti-inflation bias?” European Journal of Political Economy, 26: 137-146, 2010. (with Leonardo Becchetti and Stefano Castriota) [Media coverage: Il Sole 24 Ore ]

Policy Reports, Chapters and Non-Technical Articles
“Do Immigrants Improve the Health of Native Workers”. IZA World of Labor: 102, November 2014

Immigration and Job Disamenities”, CESifo DICE Report 12 (2), 2014, 20-26


"The impact of immigration on health and health care: Evidence from the United Kingdom" with Catia Nicodemo and Carlos Vargas-Silva in "Refugees and Economic Migrants: Facts, policies and challenges" edited by Francesco Fasani, a VoxEu Book CEPR Press (October 2016)