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The Società italiana di economia pubblica (SIEP) announces the 2021 edition of the SIEP prize.

The prize amounts to € 1000. It is intended for an outstanding unpublished paper, written by author(s) under the age of thirty-five, presented at the XXXIII SIEP Conference to be held at the University of Bari "Aldo Moro" on September 16th - 17th, 2021 (call for paper and information on the Conference at

Submitted papers, whether theoretical or empirical, can pertain any subject in the area of public economics and public finance.

To compete for the prize, authors must declare their intention at the time of submission to the conference.

In the case of a jointly written paper, all authors must comply with the age requirement at the deadline for submission. The prize will be equally shared by all authors. Each author may submit more than one paper.

The scientific committee in charge of the selection process is composed by the current and past SIEP Presidents.

The prize will be awarded during the XXXIII SIEP Conference (online), on September 16th - 17th, 2021.

The SIEP President

Prof. ssa Ilde Rizzo





AnnoAutore/iTitolo PaperDownloadMotivation
2020 Stefano BOSCOLO On the horizontal inequity effect of the erosion of the PIT base: the case of Italy pdf pdf
2019 Leonardo BONILLA-MEJIA, Juan S. MORALES Jam-barrel politics: Road building and legislative voting in Colombia pdf pdf
2018  Enrico RUBOLINO The efficiency and distributive effects of local taxes: Evidence from Italian municipalities   pdf  pdf
2017 Leonardo GIUFFRIDA, Gabriele ROVIGATTI Can the Private Sector Ensure the Public Interest? Evidence from Federal Procurement  pdf  pdf

Sander RENES, Floris T. ZOUTMAN

As Easy as ABC? Multidimensional Screening in Public Finance 

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Giuseppe DI LIDDO

Immigration and PAYGO pension systems in the presence of increasing life expectancy


Paper pubblicato: Di Liddo, G. (2018), Immigration and PAYG pension systems in the presence of increasing life expectancy, Economics Letters, 162, pp. 56-61.       

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Francesco SCERVINI

Heterogeneous preferences and in-kind redistribution


Paper pubblicato: L. Bellani and F. Scervini (2015), "Heterogeneous preferences and in-kind redistribution: theory and evidence, European Economic Review, Vol.78, pp. 196-219.


Agnese SACCHI,


A Comprehensive Analysis of Expenditure Decentralization and of the Composition of Local Public Spending


Paper pubblicato: A. Sacchi and S. Salotti (2016), A Comprehensive Analysis of Expenditure Decentralization and of the Composition of Local Public Spending, Regional Studies, Vol. 50 (1), pp. 93-109.  

2011 Devis GERON Severance Pay or Pension Funds? pdf  
2010 Francesco D'AMURI The Consequences of a Stricter Policy on Absenteeism in the Public Sector    


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Francesco SCERVINI

Fine Print and Naive Buyers

Endogenous Party Formation and the Inequality-Redistribution Nexus

2008 Annalisa VINELLA

Countervailing Incentives in Multi-Agent Environments


Paper pubblicato: A. Vinella (2010), Bayesian-Nash vs Dominant-Strategy Implementation with Countervailing Incentives: the Two-type Case, Economics Bulletin, 30(1), pp. 636-649.

La Commissione ha ritenuto anche di segnalare il contributo di Desirée TEOBALDELLI, Shadow Economy and Federalism.

Paper pubblicato: D. Teobaldelli (2011), Federalism and the Shadow Economy, Public Choice, 146(3-4), pp. 269-289. 

2007  Sauro MOCETTI

Scelte post-obbligo e dispersione scolastica nella scuola secondaria


Paper pubblicato: S. Mocetti (2012), Educational Choices and the Selection Process Before and After Compulsory School, Education Economics, vol. 20, pp. 189-209.



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To Bribe or not to Bribe?


Bidding to Lose? Auctions with Resale

Paper pubblicato: M. Pagnozzi (2007), Bidding to Lose? Auctions with Resale, RAND Journal of Economics, vol. 38(4), pp. 1090-1112. 

2005  Riccardo ERCOLI

Evasione fiscale, istituzioni e vincoli alla crescita dimensionale delle imprese


Paper pubblicato: R. Ercoli (2006) Evasione fiscale, istituzioni e vincoli alla crescita dimensionale delle imprese, in G. Brosio e G. Muraro (eds) Il finanziamento del settore pubblico, FrancoAngeli, pp. 127-162. 

2004 Francesco D'AMURI, Carlo FIORIO

Work Income Tax Evasion in Italy: Analysis of Redistributive Effects


Paper pubblicato: F. D'Amuri and C. Fiorio (2005), Workers' Tax Evasion in Italy, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, vol. 64 (novembre), pp. 247-270. 

2003 Marisa MIRALDO Hospital Financing and Development and Adoption of New Tecnologies    
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What Social Security: Beveridgean or Bismarckian?


Paper pubblicato: J.I. Conde-Ruiz and P. Profeta (2007), The Redistributive Design of Social Security Systems, The Economic Journal, 117 (April), pp. 686-712.


Wealth Inequality, Income Redistribution and Growth In 15 OECD Countries


Paper pubblicato: D. Sonedda (2009), The Output Effects of Labor Income Taxes in OECD Countries, Public Finance Review, 37, pp. 686-709.