Alessandro Cigno

Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence

Professor of Economics

Via delle Pandette 21

D5-309

Firenze , 50127

Italy

http://www.alessandrocigno.it/

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

http://www.CESifo.de

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD)

Turin, TO

Italy

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

Does Globalisation Increase Child Labour?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 May 2002
Alessandro Cigno, Furio C. Rosati and Lorenzo Guarcello
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics and International Labour Office
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Child Labour, Globalisation, Education, Health, Skill Premium, Trade

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Scholarships or Student Loans? Subsidizing Higher Education in the Presence of Moral Hazard

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Jul 2003
Alessandro Cigno and Annalisa Luporini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
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Scholarships, Student Loans, Graduate Tax,

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Why Do Indian Children Work, and is it Bad for Them?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Feb 2001
Alessandro Cigno and Furio C. Rosati
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics
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The Role of Social Security in Household Decisions: VAR Estimates of Saving and Fertility Behaviour in Germany

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Feb 2001
Alessandro Cigno, Luca Casolaro and Furio C. Rosati
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Bank of Italy and University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics
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The Supply of Child Labour

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Apr 2004
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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child labour, bonded labour, education, health, credit, insurance, poverty

How to Avoid a Pension Crisis: A Question of Intelligent System Design

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2590
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Mar 2009
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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pension reform, implicit pension taxes and subsidies, child benefits, fertility, labour productivity

How to Avoid a Pension Crisis: A Question of Intelligent System Design

CESifo Economic Studies, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 21-37, 2010
Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence

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Pension reform, implicit pension taxes and subsidies, child benefits, fertility, labour productivity

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Is There Such a Thing as a Family Constitution? A Test Based on Credit Rationing

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 May 2005
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, University of Florence - Dipartimento di Studi sullo Stato, University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics and University of Rome Tor Vergata
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family constitution, altruism, exchange, private transfers, personal services

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A Theoretical Analysis of the Effects of Legislation on Marriage, Fertility, Domestic Division of Labour, and the Education of Children

CESifo Working Paper No. 2143
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Nov 2007
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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gender, education, labour participation, fertility, civil partnership, marriage, divorce, alimony, dowry, bride-price, school-leaving age

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Is There a Social Security Tax Wedge?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1967, CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1772
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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tax wedge, Bismarck, Beveridge, public pensions, implicit pension tax, labour

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Transfers to Families with Children as a Principal-Agent Problem

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Mar 2001
Alessandro Cigno, Annalisa Luporini and Anna Pettini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche and University of Florence
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Direct and Indirect Taxation When Households Differ in Market and Non-Market Abilities

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Sep 2001
Alessandro Cigno and Alessandro Balestrino
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and Universita di Pisa - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
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The Political Economy of Intergenerational Cooperation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1632
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Jan 2006
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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intergenerational cooperation, family, fertility, saving, private transfers, education, child benefits, pensions, self-enforcing constitutions, direct democracy, representative democracy, constitutions

13.

A Constitutional Theory of the Family

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1797
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Oct 2005
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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families, self-enforcing constitutions, renegotiation-proofness, altruism, fertility, saving, transfers, attention, pensions, credit rationing

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How to Deal with Covert Child Labour, and Give Children an Effective Education, in a Poor Developing Country: An Optimal Taxation Problem with Moral Hazard

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3077
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Jun 2010
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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child labour, education, uncertainty, moral hazard

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Taxing Family Size and Subsiding Child-Specific Commodities: Optimal Fiscal Treatment of Households with Endogenous Fertility

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Aug 2001
Alessandro Cigno and Anna Pettini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and University of Florence
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Endogenous Fertility, Optimal Indirect Taxation, Child-Specific Commodities, Child Benefits

16.

What's the Use of Marriage?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4635
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Dec 2009
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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gender, cohabitation, marriage, divorce, alimony, matrimonial property, fertility, division of labour

17.

Optimal Policy Towards Families with Different Amounts of Social Capital, in the Presence of Asymmetric Information and Stochastic Fertility

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1664
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Mar 2006
Alessandro Cigno and Annalisa Luporini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
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education, stochastic fertility, child benefits, pensions, scholarships, social capital, asymmetric information, multi-agency

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Is Marriage as Good as a Contract?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4555
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 22 Jan 2014
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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contracts, hold-up problem, separate-property marriage, community-property marriage, divorce legislation

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Hidden Information Problems in the Design of Family Allowances

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Jul 2003
Alessandro Cigno, Annalisa Luporini and Anna Pettini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche and University of Florence
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Family Allowances, Parental Ability, Hidden Information, Agency Problem, Optimal Taxation

20.

The Role of Trade and Offshoring in the Determination of Child Labour

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8878
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Mar 2015
Alessandro Cigno, Giorgia Giovannetti and Laura Sabani
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Università di Firenze and University of Florence
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trade barriers, FDI, skill endowment, skill premium, school enrolment, child labour

21.

Agency in Family Policy: A Survey

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2664
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Jun 2009
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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optimal taxation, optimal family allowances, hidden ability to raise children, hidden educational investments, endogenous and exogenous fertility

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How to Deal with Covert Child Labour, and Give Children an Effective Education, in a Poor Developing Country

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5663
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Apr 2011
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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child labour, education, uncertainty, moral hazard, optimal taxation

Student Loans and the Allocation of Graduate Jobs

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5230
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Mar 2015
Alessandro Cigno and Annalisa Luporini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
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higher education, matching tournaments, credit rationing, separating equilibria

Student Loans and the Allocation of Graduate Jobs

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp. 339-378, 2019
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Feb 2019
Alessandro Cigno and Annalisa Luporini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
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Self-Enforcing Family Rules, Marriage and the (Non)Neutrality of Public Intervention

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5948
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Jul 2016
Alessandro Cigno, Mizuki Komura and Annalisa Luporini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Musashi University and University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
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marriage, family constitution, preference transmission, policy neutrality

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Optimal Family Policy in the Presence of Moral Hazard, When the Quantity and Quality of Children are Stochastic

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4179
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 May 2009
Alessandro Cigno and Annalisa Luporini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and University of Florence - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
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stochastic quantity and quality of children, moral hazard, population externalities, family allowances, scholarships, pensions

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The Role of Trade and Offshoring in the Determination of Relative Wages and Child Labour

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6549
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Alessandro Cigno, Giorgia Giovannetti and Laura Sabani
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Università di Firenze and University of Florence
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child labour, education, trade liberalization, skill endowments, skill premium

Evolution of Individual Preferences and Persistence of Family Rules

CESifo Working Paper No. 8576
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Oct 2020
Alessandro Cigno, Alessandro Gioffré and Annalisa Luporini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Florence
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family rule, care of the elderly, matching, evolution, migration

Evolution of Individual Preferences and Persistence of Family Rules

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12373
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Alessandro Cigno, Alessandro Gioffré and Annalisa Luporini
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, University of Florence - Department of Economics and Management and University of Florence
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matching, evolution, family rule, care of the elderly, migration

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A Strictly Economic Explanation of Gender Norms: The Lasting Legacy of the Plough

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13128
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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hold-up problem, comparative advantage, migration, matching, plough, social norm

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Rules, Preferences and Evolution from the Family Angle

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14621
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Aug 2021
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence
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Endogenous Fertility and the Design of Family Taxation

Posted: 23 Sep 2002
Alessandro Balestrino, Alessandro Cigno and Anna Pettini
Universita di Pisa - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and University of Florence

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Optimal direct and indirect taxation, endogenous fertility, comparative advantage, self-selection, child benefits

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Comparative Advantage, Observability, and the Optimal Tax Treatment of Families with Children

Posted: 26 Nov 2001
Alessandro Cigno
Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence

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Comparative advantage, fertility, income and commodity taxation, child benefits, self selection, incentive compatibility