Faculty Profile

Alessia Russo

Associate Professor - Department of Economics

Biography

Alessia Russo is Assistant Professor at BI Norwegian Business School. Her research focuses on Political Economy and Macro Public Finance.

Here is Alessia's personal website alessiarussoecon.weebly.com/

Area of Expertise

Publications

Bertocchi, Graziella; Dimico, Arcangelo, Lancia, Francesco & Russo, Alessia (2020)

Youth enfranchisement, political responsiveness, and education expenditure: Evidence from the US

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 12(3), s. 76- 106. Doi: 10.1257/POL.20180203

We examine the link between the political participation of the young and fiscal policies in the United States. We generate exogenous variation in participation using the passage of preregistration laws, which allow the young to register before being eligible to vote. After documenting that preregistration promotes youth enfranchisement, we show that preregistration shifts state government spending toward higher education, the type of spending for which the young have the strongest preference. A 1 percent increase in youth voter turnout generates a 0.77 percent increase in higher education spending. The results collectively suggest political responsiveness to the needs of the newly enfranchised constituency.

Harstad, Bård Gjul; Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2019)

Compliance Technology and Self-enforcing Agreements

Journal of the European Economic Association, 17(1), s. 1- 29. Doi: 10.1093/jeea/jvy055 - Full text in research archive

Lancia, Francesco & Russo, Alessia (2018)

Sustaining Cooperation Through Strategic Self-Interested Actions

The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, s. 1- 11. Doi: 10.1515/bejte-2017-0157

Lancia, Francesco & Russo, Alessia (2016)

Public Education and Pensions in Democracy: A Political Economy Theory

Journal of the European Economic Association, 14(5), s. 1038- 1073. Doi: 10.1111/jeea.12170

Russo, Alessia (2019)

Gender Reform and Female Leadership

[Academic lecture]. Microeconomic Approach to Development Economics Workshop.

Russo, Alessia (2019)

Optimal Sustainable Intergenerational Insurance

[Academic lecture]. Wien Macro Workshop.

Russo, Alessia (2019)

Optimal Sustainable Intergenerational Insurance

[Academic lecture]. CEPR-ESSIM.

Russo, Alessia; Lancia, Francesco & Worrall, Timothy (2018)

Sustainable Intergenerational Insurance

[Academic lecture]. 14TH CSEF-IGIER Symposium on Economics and Institutions.

Russo, Alessia; Lancia, Francesco & Dimico, Arcangelo (2018)

Gender Reforms and Female Leadership

[Academic lecture]. Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP).

Russo, Alessia; Bertocchi, Graziella, Dimico, Arcangelo & Lancia, Francesco (2017)

Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Investments: Evidence from the US

[Report]. The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Russo, Alessia; Bertocchi, Graziella, Dimico, Arcangelo & Lancia, Francesco (2017)

The fiscal impact of empowering the voters of tomorrow

[Article in business/trade/industry journal]. http://www.voxeu.org/

Russo, Alessia; Bertocchi, Graziella, Dimico, Arcangelo & Lancia, Francesco (2017)

Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Investments: Evidence from the US

[Academic lecture]. Invited Seminar.

Russo, Alessia; Worrall, Timothy & Lancia, Francesco (2017)

Sustainable Intergenerational Insurance

[Academic lecture]. European Economic Association Meeting.

Russo, Alessia; Harstad, Bård Gjul & Lancia, Francesco (2017)

Compliance Technology and Self-Enforcing Agreements

[Academic lecture]. Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory Conference.

Russo, Alessia; Worrall, Timothy & Lancia, Francesco (2017)

Sustainable Intergenerational Insurance

[Academic lecture]. NBER-SI, Macro Public Finance.

Harstad, Bård Gjul; Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2015)

Compliance Technology and Self-Enforcing Agreements

[Report]. CESifo.

Russo, Alessia (2015)

Sustainable Intergenerational Insurance

[Academic lecture]. Presentation at University of Cologne.

Russo, Alessia (2015)

Compliance Technology and Self-Enforcing Agreements

[Academic lecture]. Presentation at University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia.

Russo, Alessia (2015)

Public Education and Pensions in Democracy: A Political Economy Theory

[Academic lecture]. AGENTA workshop.

Russo, Alessia (2015)

Compliance Technology and Self-Enforcing Agreements

[Academic lecture]. Conference on the Economics of Energy and Climate Change.

Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2015)

Public Education and Pensions in Democracy: A Political Economy Theory

[Report]. University of Oslo.

Russo, Alessia; Harstad, Bård Gjul & Lancia, Francesco (2015)

Conference presentation: Compliance Technology and Self-Enforcing Agreements

[Academic lecture]. Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Helsinki,.

Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2015)

Seminar presentation: Public Education and Pensions in Democracy: A Political Economy Theory

[Academic lecture]. Invited Seminar University of Edinburgh.

Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2014)

Seminar presentation: Cooperation in Ongoing Organization with Self-Commitment Actions

[Academic lecture]. Invited seminar University of Innsbruck.

Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2014)

Conference presentation: Partisan Politics, Public Debt and Growth

[Academic lecture]. Nordic Summer Symposium in Macroeconomics.

Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2014)

Workshop presentation: Partisan Politics, Public Debt and Growth

[Academic lecture]. Cologne Workshop on Macroeconomics.

Harstad, Bård Gjul; Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2014)

Conference presentation: Compliance Technology and Self-enforcing Agreements

[Academic lecture]. FEEM Venice.

Harstad, Bård Gjul; Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2014)

Workshop presentation: Compliance Technology and Self-enforcing Agreements

[Academic lecture]. Wien climate workshop.

Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2014)

Seminar presentation: Self-Enforcing cooperation with self-commitment actions

[Academic lecture]. Invited Seminar University of Amsterdam.

Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2014)

Seminar presentation: Partisan Politics, Public Debt, and Growth

[Academic lecture]. Seminar at BI Oslo.

Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2011)

Self-Commitment-Institutions and Cooperation in Overlapping Generations Games

[Report]. Department of Economics "Marco Biagi", University of Modena and Reggio E..

Russo, Alessia & Lancia, Francesco (2010)

A Dynamic Politico-Economic Model of Intergenerational Contracts

[Report]. University of Munich.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2011 University of Bologna PhD
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2017 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Assistant professor
2012 - 2016 University of Oslo, Department of Economics Assistant Professor