The impacts of digital technologies on demographic and socioeconomic outcomes 

"Leveraging Mobile Phones to Attain Sustainable Development", 2020. With Kashyap, R., Pesando, L.M., Spinelli, S., and Billari, F.C. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [Selected Media Coverage: Yahoo Finance, Social News, Nature Podcast]

"The Internetization of International Migration", 2021. With Pesando, L. M., Stranges, M., Kashyap, R., and Billari, F. C. Population and Development Review [Media Coverage: McGill University, EurekAlert, ScienceDaily, Le Journal de Montréal, LabRoots, The Times Hub,, L'actualité, Haptic,]

"Connecting alone: Smartphone use, quality of social interactions and well-being", 2017. With Stanca L. and Tomasuolo M. Journal of Economic Psychology 

"Mobile Phones, Digital Inequality and Fertility: Longitudinal Evidence from Malawi", 2020. With Billari F. and Trinitapoli J..   Demographic Research

"Mobile Money and School Participation: Evidence from Africa", 2021. With Billari, F..  Population Research and Policy Review

"Mobile Phones and Attitudes Towards Women’s Participation in Politics: Evidence from Africa", 2021. With Varriale, C., Pesando, L.M., and Kashyap, R..  Sociology of Development. This collaborative project was part of the first-year PhD course in Social Statistics held at Bocconi University within the PhD program in Public Policy and Administration (A.Y. 2018-2019).  [Media Coverage: CBC Listen]

The impacts of unexpected, unforeseen or exogenous events on demographic and behavioural attitudes

"US foreign aid restrictions, maternal and children’s health: Evidence from the "Mexico City Policy", 2022. With Kavakli, K.C. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences   [Media Coverage: Corriere della Sera,AIDSMap]

"The Less Extreme, the More You Leave. Radical Islam and Willingness to Migrate", 2016. With Falco, C. World Development

 "Overconfidence, Misjudgment, and Market Entry: Experimental Evidence from Panama", 2023.  Entrepreneurship & Regional Development

"Bombs and babies: Exposure to terrorism and fertility choices in Nigeria", 2021. With Rocca, M. Journal of African Economies

 "The Day after the Bomb: Well-being Effects of Terrorist Attacks in Europe", 2021. With Stanca, L. and Colombo, E.. Social Indicators Research

"Macroeconomic conditions and well-being: do social interactions matter?", 2018. With Colombo, E. and Stanca, L. Applied Economics

"Macroeconomic conditions and health: Inspecting the transmission mechanism", 2018. With Colombo, E. and Stanca, L. Economics & Human Biology 

"Investment, Insurance and Weather Shocks: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in Cambodia", 2021. With Falco, C., Kong, D., and Spelta, V. Ecological Economics

"Firm’s protection against disasters: Are investment and insurance substitutes or complements?", 2020. With Attanasi, G., Concina, L., and Kamate, C. Theory and Decision

How interpersonal trust and trust in science evolve within societies and unfold during unexpected events

"Reliance on scientists and experts during an epidemic: evidence from the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy", 2021.  With  Battiston, P. and Kashyap, R. SSM-Population Health

"I’d Lie for You", 2019. With Michailidou, G.  European Economic Review 

"The Effect of Particularism on Corruption: Theory and Empirical Evidence", 2015. With Stanca, L. Journal of Economic Psychology

"Lies have long legs. Cheating, public scrutiny and loyalty in teams", 2021. With Battiston, P., Gamba, S., Rizzolli, M.  Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics [Media Coverage: Avvenire]

Methodological and theoretical research 

"In praise of the persona economica: Listening to plants for a new economic paradigm", 2022. With Bruni, L., Crivelli, L., Mancuso, S. Santori, P. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications

"Lottery-and survey-based risk attitudes linked through a multichoice elicitation task", 2018. With Attanasi, G., Georgantzìs, N., and Vigani, D. Theory and Decision 


"Demographic science aids in understanding the spread and fatality rates of COVID-19", 2020. With  Dowd, JB, Andriano, L, Brazel, DM,  Block, P, Ding, X, Liu, Y & MC Mills. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [Selected Media Coverage: Il post, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Vanguardia, La Repubblica, Avvenire, Corriere della Sera, We Forum, Daily Mail, The Economist]

"Harnessing the Potential of Online Searches for Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Intimate Partner Violence in Italy", 2022. With Köksal, S., Pesando, L.M., and Şanlıtürk, E.   European Journal of Population  [Media Coverage: Corriere della Sera,ScienMag]


Battiston, P., Gamba, S., Rotondi, V. (2019) "What does a young cheater look like? An innovative approach" in A. Bucciol and N. Montinari, "Dishonesty in Behavioral Economics", Elsevier.

Pesando, L., Rotondi, V. (2020) "Mobile technology and gender equality" in  Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Gender Equality.

Ongoing projects:

The impacts of digital technologies on demographic and socioeconomic outcomes

"Mobile money and the labor market: Evidence from Africa". With De Gasperin, C., Kashyap, R., Olmeti, A., Stanca, L.  

How interpersonal trust and trust in science evolve within societies and unfold during unexpected events.

"Cooperation after COVID-19. A qualitative and experimental analysis from Switzerland". With Babazadeh, M., Caiata Zufferey, M., Landolfi, G., Luciani, M., Uccella, L.

"Cooperative Credit Banks and Social Capital. Evidence from Italy". With Rossignoli, D.

"Women and Science: trust my competencies!". With Pesando, L.M.

"Deciphering Trust: Narratives and Nuances in the Trust Game Across Bordering Societies". With Maione, S., Ruberto, M., Rizzolli, M. 

The impacts of individual-level demographic discontinuities on behavioural attitudes

"The Puzzle of Parenthood and Wellbeing: Exploring the Role of the Brain". With Allegra, M., Barban, N., Kashyap, R., Reverberi, C., Sironi, M.

"Parenthood and Support for Local and Global Public Goods"

Methodological and theoretical research

"What exactly is public in a public good game? A lab-in-the-field experiment". With Battiston, P., Gamba, S., Rizzolli, M.

"Narrative capital in TV shows". With Dalla Torre, P., Fantozzi, P., Naldi, M., Rizzolli, M.


"Are gender differences in COVID-19 attitudes and behavior related to COVID-related mortality?" With Kashyap, R., Battiston, P., Levati, S., Corna, L.