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Homepage:http://www.igier.unibocconi.it/laferrara
Phone:+39-02-58363328
Postal address:Università Bocconi via Roentgen, 1 20136 Milano Italy
Workplace:Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), (more information at EDIRC)
Istituto di Economia Politica "Ettore Bocconi" (Institute of Economics), Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Bocconi University), (more information at EDIRC)
Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER), Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Bocconi University), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2024

  1. Apart but Connected: Online Tutoring, Cognitive Outcomes, and Soft Skills
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

2019

  1. The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change: Fighting HIV with MTV
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (47)

2018

  1. Goals and Gaps: Educational Careers of Immigrant Children
    RF Berlin - CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Rockwool Foundation Berlin (RF Berlin) - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) Downloads View citations (14)
  2. Revealing Stereotypes: Evidence from Immigrants in Schools
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (73)
    Also in RF Berlin - CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Rockwool Foundation Berlin (RF Berlin) - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) (2018) Downloads View citations (62)

2016

  1. Violence Against Women: A Cross-cultural Analysis for Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (37)

2015

  1. Determinants of Participation and Transaction Costs in Rwanda’s Land Markets
    World Bank Publications - Reports, The World Bank Group Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Economic and Social Impacts of the Media
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (108)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2015) Downloads View citations (110)
  3. Mass Media and Social Change: Can We Use Television to Fight Poverty?
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2015) Downloads View citations (7)

    See also Journal Article MASS MEDIA AND SOCIAL CHANGE: CAN WE USE TELEVISION TO FIGHT POVERTY?, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association (2016) Downloads View citations (65) (2016)

2014

  1. Customary Norms, Inheritance, and Human Capital: Evidence from a Reform of the Matrilineal System in Ghana
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (10)
  2. Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy
    Sciences Po publications, Sciences Po Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University (2013) Downloads
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2014) Downloads

    See also Journal Article Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association (2016) Downloads View citations (23) (2016)

2013

  1. Conflict, Climate and Cells: A Disaggregated Analysis
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (54)
    Also in Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University (2012) Downloads View citations (85)

2011

  1. A Test of Racial Bias in Capital Sentencing
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (4)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article A Test of Racial Bias in Capital Sentencing, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2014) Downloads View citations (47) (2014)
  2. Self-Help Groups and Mutual Assistance: Evidence from Urban Kenya
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University (2011) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article Self-Help Groups and Mutual Assistance: Evidence from Urban Kenya, Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press (2012) Downloads View citations (13) (2012)

2010

  1. Factors of Vulnerability to Human Trafficking and Prospects for Reintegration of Former Victims. Evidence from the Philippines
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads

2009

  1. Television and Divorce: Evidence from Brazilian Novelas
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads View citations (111)
    See also Journal Article Television and Divorce: Evidence from Brazilian Novelas, Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press (2009) Downloads View citations (113) (2009)

2008

  1. A Generalized Index of Fractionalization
    Cahiers de recherche, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Cahiers de recherche, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ (2008) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article A Generalized Index of Fractionalization, Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science (2011) Downloads View citations (51) (2011)
  2. Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (47)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2008) Downloads View citations (60)

    See also Journal Article Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association (2012) Downloads View citations (491) (2012)

2007

  1. Descent Rules and Strategic Transfers. Evidence from Matrilineal Groups in Ghana
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (45)
    See also Journal Article Descent rules and strategic transfers. Evidence from matrilineal groups in Ghana, Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier (2007) Downloads View citations (45) (2007)
  2. Detecting Illegal Arms Trade
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article Detecting Illegal Arms Trade, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association (2010) Downloads View citations (44) (2010)

2006

  1. Diamonds are forever, wars are not. Is conflict bad for private firms?
    Working Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2004) Downloads View citations (35)

    See also Journal Article Diamonds Are Forever, Wars Are Not: Is Conflict Bad for Private Firms?, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2007) Downloads View citations (161) (2007)
  2. Racial Segregation and Public School Expenditure
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (30)

2005

  1. Ethnic Diversity and Economic Performance
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1111)
    Also in Development Working Papers, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, University of Milano (2004) Downloads View citations (53)
    Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research (2003) Downloads View citations (11)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2004) Downloads View citations (107)
  2. Preferences for Redistribution in the Land of Opportunities
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (721)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2001) Downloads View citations (56)
    Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research (2001) Downloads View citations (55)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (571)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article Preferences for redistribution in the land of opportunities, Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier (2005) Downloads View citations (690) (2005)
  3. The economic effects of violent conflict: evidence from asset market reactions
    Working Papers, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Downloads View citations (18)
    See also Journal Article The economic effects of violent conflict: Evidence from asset market reactions, Journal of Peace Research, Peace Research Institute Oslo (2010) Downloads View citations (80) (2010)

2003

  1. Kin Groups and Reciprocity: A Model of Credit Transactions in Ghana
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (102)
    See also Journal Article Kin Groups and Reciprocity: A Model of Credit Transactions in Ghana, American Economic Review, American Economic Association (2003) Downloads View citations (116) (2003)

2002

  1. Self-Help Groups and Income Generation in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi
    Development Working Papers, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, University of Milano Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Journal Article Self-help Groups and Income Generation in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi, Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (2002) View citations (25) (2002)

2000

  1. Inequality And Group Participation: Theory And Evidence From Rural Tanzania
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (81)
    Development Working Papers, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, University of Milano (2000) Downloads View citations (6)

    See also Journal Article Inequality and group participation: theory and evidence from rural Tanzania, Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier (2002) Downloads View citations (99) (2002)
  2. Participation in Heterogeneous Communities
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (884)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1999) Downloads View citations (27)
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (709)

    See also Journal Article Participation in Heterogeneous Communities, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, President and Fellows of Harvard College (2000) Downloads View citations (887) (2000)
  3. The Determinants of Trust
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (70)
  4. Who Trusts Others?
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Journal Article Who trusts others?, Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier (2002) Downloads View citations (962) (2002)

1994

  1. The reform of mechanisms for foreign exchange allocation: theory and lessons from sub-Saharan Africa
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (1)

Undated

  1. Ethnicity and Reciprocity: A model of Credit Transactions in Ghana
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (9)
  2. Public Capital and Economic Performance: Evidence from Italy
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (52)
    See also Journal Article Public Capital and Economic Performance: Evidence from Italy, Giornale degli Economisti, GDE (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Bocconi University (2000) View citations (48) (2000)
  3. TFP, Costs, and Public Infrastructure: An Equivocal Relationship
    Working Papers, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University Downloads View citations (28)

Journal Articles

2016

  1. MASS MEDIA AND SOCIAL CHANGE: CAN WE USE TELEVISION TO FIGHT POVERTY?
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2016, 14, (4), 791-827 Downloads View citations (65)
    See also Working Paper Mass Media and Social Change: Can We Use Television to Fight Poverty?, Working Papers (2015) Downloads View citations (7) (2015)
  2. Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016, 8, (1), 224-56 Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Working Paper Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy, Sciences Po publications (2014) Downloads (2014)

2014

  1. A Test of Racial Bias in Capital Sentencing
    American Economic Review, 2014, 104, (11), 3397-3433 Downloads View citations (47)
    See also Working Paper A Test of Racial Bias in Capital Sentencing, Working Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (4) (2011)

2012

  1. Self-Help Groups and Mutual Assistance: Evidence from Urban Kenya
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2012, 60, (4), 707 - 733 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper Self-Help Groups and Mutual Assistance: Evidence from Urban Kenya, CEPR Discussion Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (3) (2011)
  2. Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2012, 4, (4), 1-31 Downloads View citations (491)
    See also Working Paper Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil, CEPR Discussion Papers (2008) Downloads View citations (47) (2008)

2011

  1. A Generalized Index of Fractionalization
    Economica, 2011, 78, (312), 723-750 Downloads View citations (51)
    See also Working Paper A Generalized Index of Fractionalization, Cahiers de recherche (2008) Downloads View citations (2) (2008)

2010

  1. Detecting Illegal Arms Trade
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2010, 2, (4), 26-57 Downloads View citations (44)
    See also Working Paper Detecting Illegal Arms Trade, NBER Working Papers (2007) Downloads View citations (6) (2007)
  2. The economic effects of violent conflict: Evidence from asset market reactions
    Journal of Peace Research, 2010, 47, (6), 671-684 Downloads View citations (80)
    See also Working Paper The economic effects of violent conflict: evidence from asset market reactions, Working Papers (2005) Downloads View citations (18) (2005)

2009

  1. Television and Divorce: Evidence from Brazilian Novelas
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7, (2-3), 458-468 Downloads View citations (113)
    See also Working Paper Television and Divorce: Evidence from Brazilian Novelas, Research Department Publications (2009) Downloads View citations (111) (2009)

2007

  1. Descent rules and strategic transfers. Evidence from matrilineal groups in Ghana
    Journal of Development Economics, 2007, 83, (2), 280-301 Downloads View citations (45)
    See also Working Paper Descent Rules and Strategic Transfers. Evidence from Matrilineal Groups in Ghana, CEPR Discussion Papers (2007) Downloads View citations (45) (2007)
  2. Diamonds Are Forever, Wars Are Not: Is Conflict Bad for Private Firms?
    American Economic Review, 2007, 97, (5), 1978-1993 Downloads View citations (161)
    See also Working Paper Diamonds are forever, wars are not. Is conflict bad for private firms?, Working Papers (2006) Downloads View citations (11) (2006)
  3. L'economia dei conflitti nei paesi in via di sviluppo
    Rivista italiana degli economisti, 2007, (3), 365-380 Downloads

2005

  1. Preferences for redistribution in the land of opportunities
    Journal of Public Economics, 2005, 89, (5-6), 897-931 Downloads View citations (690)
    See also Working Paper Preferences for Redistribution in the Land of Opportunities, Scholarly Articles (2005) Downloads View citations (721) (2005)

2003

  1. Kin Groups and Reciprocity: A Model of Credit Transactions in Ghana
    American Economic Review, 2003, 93, (5), 1730-1751 Downloads View citations (116)
    See also Working Paper Kin Groups and Reciprocity: A Model of Credit Transactions in Ghana, CEPR Discussion Papers (2003) Downloads View citations (102) (2003)

2002

  1. Inequality and group participation: theory and evidence from rural Tanzania
    Journal of Public Economics, 2002, 85, (2), 235-273 Downloads View citations (99)
    See also Working Paper Inequality And Group Participation: Theory And Evidence From Rural Tanzania, CEPR Discussion Papers (2000) Downloads View citations (6) (2000)
  2. Self-help Groups and Income Generation in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi
    Journal of African Economies, 2002, 11, (1), 61-89 View citations (25)
    See also Working Paper Self-Help Groups and Income Generation in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi, Development Working Papers (2002) Downloads View citations (26) (2002)
  3. Who trusts others?
    Journal of Public Economics, 2002, 85, (2), 207-234 Downloads View citations (962)
    See also Working Paper Who Trusts Others?, CEPR Discussion Papers (2000) Downloads View citations (10) (2000)

2001

  1. Political Competition in Weak States
    Economics and Politics, 2001, 13, (2), 159-184 Downloads View citations (26)

2000

  1. Participation in Heterogeneous Communities
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000, 115, (3), 847-904 Downloads View citations (887)
    See also Working Paper Participation in Heterogeneous Communities, Scholarly Articles (2000) Downloads View citations (884) (2000)
  2. Public Capital and Economic Performance: Evidence from Italy
    Giornale degli Economisti, 2000, 59, (2), 221-244 View citations (48)
    See also Working Paper Public Capital and Economic Performance: Evidence from Italy, Working Papers Downloads View citations (52)
 
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