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 Sciences 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". I am the co-director of BELSS, the Bocconi Experimental Laboratory for the Social Sciences and the director of BESS, the Bachelor of Science in Economic and Social Sciences.


Published Papers

  1. Looking into Crystal Balls: A Laboratory Experiment on Reputational Cheap Talk, with Debrah Meloso and Marco Ottaviani, Management Science, 2023, 69(9): 4973–5693, Replication Data, Show/Hide Abstract

  2. Positive Spillovers from Negative Campaigning, with Vincenzo Galasso and Tommaso Nannicini, American Journal of Political Science, 2023, 67(1): 5–21, Online Appendix, Replication Data, Media: La Nación, Show/Hide Abstract Funded by ERC Starting Grant

  3. Declared Support and Clientelism, with Simeon Nichter, Comparative Political Studies, 2022, 55(13): 2178–2216, Supplementary Information, Replication Data, Show/Hide Abstract Funded by ERC Starting Grant

  4. A Theory of Power Wars, with Helios Herrera and Massimo Morelli, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2022, 17(1): 1–30, Replication Data, Show/Hide Abstract

  5. Dynamic Legislative Bargaining with Veto Power: Theory and Experiments, Games and Economic Behavior, 2021, 126: 186–230, Show/Hide Abstract Funded by ERC Starting Grant

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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. Negative Emission Technologies and Climate Cooperation, with Michela Boldrini and Valentina Bosetti, Show/Hide Abstract

  2. Coordination with Cognitive Noise, with Cary Frydman, Invited to Revise and Resubmit at the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Show/Hide Abstract

  3. Meta-Analysis of Distributional Preferences Estimates, with Massimiliano Pozzi, Invited to Revise and Resubmit at the Economic Journal, Show/Hide Abstract Funded by ERC Starting Grant

  4. A Model of Focusing in Political Choice, with Jan Zapal, Invited to Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Politics, Show/Hide Abstract Funded by ERC Starting Grant

  5. Audi Alteram Partem: An Experiment on Selective Exposure to Information, with Giovanni Montanari, Show/Hide Abstract Funded by ERC Starting Grant


Work in Progress

  1. Reciprocity and Democratic Accountability, with Benjamin Blumenthal, Show/Hide Abstract Funded by ERC Starting Grant

  2. Intelligence and Voting Behavior, with Eugenio Proto and Aldo Rustichini, Show/Hide Abstract Funded by ERC Starting Grant