The Società italiana di economia pubblica (SIEP) announces the 2024 edition of the SIEP prize.

The prize amounts to € 2000. It is intended for an outstanding unpublished paper, written by author(s) under the age of thirty-five, presented at the XXXVI SIEP Conference to be held at the University of Cagliari on September 12th-13th, 2024 (Call for Papers 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.

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.

To compete for the prize, authors must declare their intention at the time of submission of their paper to the conference and, at the same time, they should send to a declaration that (each of) the author(s) is under the age of thirty-five.

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 XXXVI SIEP Conference, on September 12th-13th, 2024.

The SIEP President

Prof. ssa Rosella Levaggi


Francesco ALOSAEstimating the Elasticity of Turnover from Bunching: Preferential Tax Regimes for Solo Self-employed in Italy

Winners of past editions

2022Davide CIPULLOWhen Women Take All: Direct Election and Female Leadership
2021Francesca PARODIConsumption Tax Cuts in a Recession
2020Stefano BOSCOLOOn the horizontal inequity effect of the erosion of the PIT base: the case of Italy

Published as: S. Boscolo (2021), On the horizontal inequity effect of the erosion of the PIT base: the case of Italy, Politica economica, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 1, 43-82.
2019Leonardo BONILLA-MEJIA, Juan S. MORALESJam-barrel politics: Road building and legislative voting in Colombia

Published as: Leonardo Bonilla-Mejía, Juan S. Morales (2021), Jam-Barrel Politics. The Review of Economics and Statistics.
2018 Enrico RUBOLINOThe efficiency and distributive effects of local taxes: Evidence from Italian municipalities 
2017Leonardo GIUFFRIDA, Gabriele ROVIGATTICan the Private Sector Ensure the Public Interest? Evidence from Federal Procurement
2016Sander RENES, Floris T. ZOUTMANAs Easy as ABC? Multidimensional Screening in Public Finance 
2015Giuseppe DI LIDDOImmigration and PAYGO pension systems in the presence of increasing life expectancy
Published as: Di Liddo, G. (2018), Immigration and PAYG pension systems in the presence of increasing life expectancy, Economics Letters, 162, 56-61. 
2014Luna BELLANI,
Francesco SCERVINI
Heterogeneous preferences and in-kind redistribution
Published as: L. Bellani and F. Scervini (2015), Heterogeneous preferences and in-kind redistribution: theory and evidence, European Economic Review, 78, 196-219.
2012Agnese SACCHI,
A Comprehensive Analysis of Expenditure Decentralization and of the Composition of Local Public Spending
Published as: 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), 93-109.  
2011Devis GERONSeverance Pay or Pension Funds? 
2010Francesco D’AMURIThe Consequences of a Stricter Policy on Absenteeism in the Public Sector  
ex aequo
Francesco SCERVINI
Fine Print and Naive Buyers

Endogenous Party Formation and the Inequality-Redistribution Nexus
2008Annalisa VINELLACountervailing Incentives in Multi-Agent Environments
Published as: A. Vinella (2010), Bayesian-Nash vs Dominant-Strategy Implementation with Countervailing Incentives: the Two-type Case, Economics Bulletin, 30(1), 636-649.

The Prize Committee also highlighted the quality of the paper by Desirée TEOBALDELLI, Shadow Economy and Federalism.
Published as: D. Teobaldelli (2011), Federalism and the Shadow Economy, Public Choice, 146(3-4), 269-289. 
2007Sauro MOCETTIScelte post-obbligo e dispersione scolastica nella scuola secondaria
Published as: S. Mocetti (2012), Educational Choices and the Selection Process Before and After Compulsory School, Education Economics, vol. 20, 189-209.
To Bribe or not to Bribe?
Bidding to Lose? Auctions with Resale

Published as: M. Pagnozzi (2007), Bidding to Lose? Auctions with Resale, RAND Journal of Economics, vol. 38(4), 1090-1112. 
2005Riccardo ERCOLIEvasione fiscale, istituzioni e vincoli alla crescita dimensionale delle imprese
Published as: 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, 127-162. 
2004Francesco D’AMURI, Carlo FIORIOWork Income Tax Evasion in Italy: Analysis of Redistributive Effects
Published as: F. D’Amuri and C. Fiorio (2005), Workers’ Tax Evasion in Italy, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, vol. 64 (novembre), 247-270. 
2003Marisa MIRALDOHospital Financing and Development and Adoption of New Tecnologies  
ex aequo
What Social Security: Beveridgean or Bismarckian?
Published as: J.I. Conde-Ruiz and P. Profeta (2007), The Redistributive Design of Social Security Systems, The Economic Journal, 117 (April), 686-712.
Wealth Inequality, Income Redistribution and Growth In 15 OECD Countries
Published as: D. Sonedda (2009), The Output Effects of Labor Income Taxes in OECD Countries, Public Finance Review, 37, 686-709.