Published Papers
“Immigration and the Reallocation of Work -Related Health Risk”(with Fabrizio Mazzonna, Catia Nicodemo and Carlos Vargas Silva)Project Funded by the John Fell Fund and the European Commission (Horizon 2020), IZA DP 10304 (Accepted at the Journal of Population Economics)



“The Effects of Immigration on Waiting Times in the National Health Service” (with Catia Nicodemo and Carlos Vargas Silva) Accepted for publication at the Journal of Health Economics
[Media coverage: The Economist, The Huffington Post, The Independent, , The Independent (II), International Business Times, The Huffington Post II , London School of Economics Blog, Bruegel, BSG news]—Project Funded by the John Fell Fund and the European Commission (Horizon 2020)


Reason for Immigration and Immigrant Health
(with Zovanga Koke, Isabel Ruiz, and Carlos Vargas-Silva) Public Health, forthcoming


“Circadian rhythms, Sleep, and Cognitive Skills: Evidence From an Unsleeping Giant” (with Wei Han and Fabrizio Mazzonna) Demography (September 2017) [Media coverage: BSG news, IZA news]


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



“Nuns and the Effects of Catholic Schools. Evidence from Vatican II’’ (with Rania Gihleb), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (May, 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)

“Migration and Health: Models and Methods” (with Catia Nicodemo) (Accepted for publication in the book "Health Econometrics" to appear in "Contributions to Economic Analysis", Emerald Publishing, edited by Badi Baltagi and Francesco Moscone.