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. Positive Spillovers from Negative Campaigning, with Vincenzo Galasso and Tommaso Nannicini, American Journal of Political Science, Accepted, Online Appendix, Replication Data, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  2. A Theory of Power Wars, with Helios Herrera and Massimo Morelli, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Accepted, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  3. Dynamic Legislative Bargaining with Veto Power: Theory and Experiments, Games and Economic Behavior, 2021, 126: 186–230, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  4. The Political Economy of Public Debt: A Laboratory Study, with Marco Battaglini and Thomas R. Palfrey, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2020, 18(4): 1969–2012, Online Appendix, Replication Data, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  5. 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]

  6. 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]

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

  8. 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]

  9. 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]

  10. 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]

  11. 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]

  12. 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]

  13. 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. Looking into Crystal Balls: A Laboratory Experiment on Reputational Cheap Talk, with Debrah Meloso and Marco Ottaviani, Invited to Revise & Resubmit at Management Science, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  2. Declared Support and Clientelism, with Simeon Nichter, Invited to Revise & Resubmit at Comparative Political Studies, [Show/Hide Abstract]

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

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


Work in Progress

  1. Cognitive Imprecision and Strategic Behavior, with Cary Frydman, [Show/Hide Abstract]

  2. Democratic Accountability with Reciprocal Voters, [Show/Hide Abstract]