Academic Staff

Professor Giovanni Mastrobuoni

Position in departmentDirector of Research Students
Staff positionProfessor
E-mailgmastrob (non Essex users should add
Telephone2940 (non Essex users should add 01206-87 to the beginning of this number)
Office hoursMon 2-4pm

Princeton University, Ph.D. Economics, 2006 

Research interests

Public Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Crime, Applied Econometrics 


The Value of Connections: Evidence from the Italian-American Mafia,  The Economic Journal, 125(586), 256-288, August 2015

Legal status and the criminal activity of immigrants, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7(2), 175-206, April 2015, with Paolo Pinotti

Price As a Signal of Product Quality: Some Experimental Evidence, Journal of Wine Economics 9(2): 135-152, 2014, with Franco Peracchi, and Alex Tetenov

Political Economy of the Social Security Disability Insurance: Theory and Evidence of Gubernatorial Learning, IZA Journal of Labor Policy 3:16, 2014 , with Radha K. Iyengar

Beneath the Surface: the Decline in Gender Injury Gap, Labour Economics, 30, 2014, with  Tiziano Razzolini, Roberto Leombruni, and Mario Pagliero

The Incapacitation Effect of Incarceration: Evidence from Several Italian Collective Pardons , with Alessandro Barbarino, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 6(1), February 2014, 1-37 

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