In a recent paper, Ugo Fratesi, Paola Proietti and I have documented the negative correlation between social capital and the propensity to host refugees and asylum seekers. This paper investigates the institutional and socio-economic determinants of the location of asylum seekers in the case of Italy where, to face the pressure of arrivals, a complex... Continue Reading →


In a recent paper published in the International Political Science Review, Paolo Graziano and I have documented the impact of media in altering the perception of voters' regarding specific items. In particular,we analyse the mechanisms of agenda setting by focusing on the determinants of individual attitudes towards crime and investigating the role played by the... Continue Reading →

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