Lucio Picci. Home Page
Works forthcoming, in progress, etc.
Redistribution and Reelection under Proportional Representation:
The Postwar Italian Chamber of Deputies. With Miriam Golden.
Internationalized R&D Activities and Technological Specialization: An Analysis of Patent Data. With Luca Savorelli. Presented at IPTS-JRC, Seville, May 2011, and EPIP 2011, Bruxelles; 2nd ICTNET meeting, London, 23-24 April 2012. Submitted.
The system of international law as an information processing institution. Paper prepared for the XIVth HSE April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 2-4 April 2013
Domestic sanctions to cross-border acts: The case of foreign bribery. With Laarni Escresa.
Presented at EALE 2011, Hamburg; Global Governance Programme, IUE, Fiesole, 16-17 December 2011; ALEA 2012 22nd Annual Meeting, Stanford University, 18-19 May, 2012; ISNIE Conference, University of Southern California, 14-16 June 2012; ALACDE Cofenference, Lima, Perù, 18-19 June 2012. Preliminary results.
The worldwide count of priority patents: A new indicator of inventive performance, with G. de Rassenfosse, H. Dernis, D. Guellec e B. van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie. Research Policy. Vol. 42, pp. 720-737.
(The published version)
Federico Varese: Mafias on the Move (Book Review). European Sociological Review 2013, VOl.29(1), 133-136.
Reputation-based governance and making states “legible” to their citizens. In: Hassan Masum and Mark Tovey (eds.). The Reputation Society. The MIT Press.
"A prerequisite to effective citizen engagement in governance is making government behavior transparent and understandable, or "legible", to its citizens.
Lucio Picci shows how legibility can enable reputation-based governance and improve the accountability and incentives of government and other large organizations"
Reputation-based Governance, Stanford University Press
On Amazon.com (US), Amazon.co.uk - UK, Amazon.co.jp - JP, Barnes & Nobles, Angus & Robertson - AU, NBC India Com - IN, etc.
From the preface to the book: "I discuss the role and the relevance of reputation in governance, and argue that an intelligent use of widely available Internet technologies would strengthen reputational mechanisms and significantly improve public governance."
Preface; Read from the introduction.
"This is a highly original, coherent analysis of the potential of the e-governance to transform the nature and performance of the public sector—destroying hierarchies, whether of logic or of power, 'with the possibility (or the threat) of random access and information symmetry.'"
— Fred Thompson, Professor and Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy Research, Willamette University
"Reputation-Based Governance presents an innovative and practical proposal to improve government performance through the use of internet-based feedback. Picci's system would give public officials, private contractors, and political appointees incentives to develop strong, positive reputations. E-government can encompass entirely new ways for citizens to hold government to account."
— Susan Rose-Ackerman, Professor, Yale Law School and Department of Political Science and author of From Elections to Democracy
The Internationalization of Inventive Activity: A Gravity Model Using Patent Data.Research Policy, Vol: 39, Issue 8, October, 2010, pp: 1070-1081.
¿Quién paga los trajes? La economía de la corrupción. Revista Bostezo # 4, 2010.
The 2010 Report on R&D in ICT in the European Union (with Geomina Turlea, Daniel Nepelski, Giuditta de Prato, Sven Lindmark, Andrea de Panizza, Paul Desruelle, David Broster). Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission. July 2010.
The 2009 Report on R&D in ICT in the European Union (with Geomina Turlea, Sven Lindmark, Andrea De Panizza, Martin Ulbrich, Paul Desruelle, Marc Bogdanowicz and David Broster). Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission. July 2009.
Pork Barrel Politics in Postwar Italy, 1953-1994, American Journal of Political Science, vol. 52, no. 2 (2008). Co-authored with Miriam A. Golden
Reputation-based Governance, First Monday, September 2007
The Reputational Budget and its Uses. Mimeo. Presented at the First World Meeting of the Public Choice Society
Amsterdam, March 29 - April 1, 2007
Reputation-based Governance of Public Works, in G. Piga and Khi V. Thai, Economics of Public Procurement,
Palgrave. The same paper appeared in "Rivista di Politica Economica".
Rebag-Ware: Reputation-based Governance of Public Works (with Roberto Confalonieri and Cristiano Leoni).
Presented at the IST-Africa 2007 Conference & Exhibition, Maputo, Mozambique, 9-11 May 2007.
Play with Rebag-Ware 1.0.
Dal modello Consip a un sistema di procurement nazionale, in Luigi Fiorentino (a cura di), Lo Stato compratore.
L’acquisto di beni e servizi nelle pubbliche amministrazioni, Il Mulino, Bologna.
Reputation-based Governance of Public Works.
Rivista di Politica Economica, No I-II, p. 161-184
The Quantitative Evaluation of the Economic Impact of E-Government: a Structural Modelling Approach.
Information Economics & Policy, 18, pp. 107-123
Read a methodological note linking the paper to the tradition in econometric structural modelling. "Hypermodel": a speech generator (in Italian).
Bad design by design: economics meets other types of interactions,
in Sebastiano Bagnara and Gillian Crampton Smith (ed.),
Theories and Practice in Interaction Design,
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, New York.
Corruption and the Management of Public Works in Italy. With Miriam A. Golden.
in: International Handbook of Economic Corruption, ed. Susan Rose-Ackerman (Edward Elgar Publisher).
Misurare l'E-Government: il caso Italiano.
Rassegna ASTRID, 31 gennaio 2006.
Proposal for a New Measure of Corruption, Illustrated with Italian Data,
with Miriam A. Golden.
Economics and Politics, Vol. 17, n. 1, pp. 37-75.
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Replications of Golden-Picci measure in other countries:
"Corruption measurement and control. Towards a unified approach". Paper presented at the IV Global
Forum on Fighting Corruption, Brasilia, Brasil, 7-10 June 2005.
Più pubblico di così... , con Gustavo Piga. Il Foglio, 9 novembre 2005.
Johanna: A Knowledge Centered Infrastructure for Teleorganizations,
With Mauro Gaspari, Davide Guidi, and Andrea Petrucci.
Proceedings of E-Challenges 2004.
Discussione a "Reti-Network", (D'Ignazio - Giovannetti), Rivista di Politica Economica, Marzo-Aprile 2004.
La Replica di D'Ignazio e Giovannetti.
Seminario sul Software Open Source,
CRC Emilia-Romagna - 20 May 2004.
My Scale or Your Meter? Evaluating Methods of Measuring the Internet, with Giampiero Giacomello. Information Economics & Policy, Vol. 15/3, pp. 363-383.
Price dynamics in sequential auctions. New evidence using art auction data, with A.E. Scorcu, Empirica, Vol. 30, pp. 163-178.
Perchè l'amministrazione pubblica diffida di Apache?
, on the choice of Open Source Software by the Italian Public Administration.
La Voce, June 2003.
OSS in the Italian Public Administration
: a quantitative survey (May 2003).
"European monetary integration and
integration theory: insights from the Italian case",
with Osvaldo Croci, in: Amy Verdun (2002) (ed.),
"The Coming of the Euro: European Integration Theory and Economic and Monetary Union", Rowman and Littlefield.
Le opere pubbliche dall'Unità d'Italia:
l'informazione statistica, in "Rivista di Politica Economica", special issue, May-June 2002.
"Le infrastrutture in Italia. Le differenze territoriali
e l'efficienza della spesa", in: L'Italia nella competizione globale - Regole per
il mercato, a cura di Mario Baldassarri, Giampaolo Galli e Gustavo Piga, Edizioni il Sole 24 Ore, Milano.
Johanna: Open Collaborative Technologies for Teleorganizations, Technical Report UBLCS-2002-12, with Mauro Gaspari, Andrea Petrucci and Giovanni Faglioni.
Fare le infrastrutture, a contribution to the public debate.
La Voce, October 2002.
"Le linee guida per l'accessibilità del World Wide Web Consortium
in Pierluigi Ridolfi (a cura di), I disabili nella società
dell'informazione, Franco Angeli, Milano.
"L'adozione delle linee guida del W3C sull'accessibilità in Italia"
in Pierluigi Ridolfi (a cura di), I disabili nella società
dell'informazione, Franco Angeli, Milano.
"Explaining long- and short-run interactions in time series data",
Journal of Business Economics & Statistics, January 2001.
"Internet al Governo",
with Claudio Caprara (what happens when the prime minister's office
digs the Web)
. PDF file.
In P.Bonora (2001) (ed.) "Comcities. Geografie della comunicazione", Baskerville.
"Public capital and economic activity in the provinces of the Emilia-Romagna region (with G. Peroni).
Working Paper, Universtiy of Ferrara, January 2001
Introduzione alla statistica (with B. Pacini). Clueb, Bologna. Read the index and the preface (in Italian).
Esercizi di Statistica. Ambientati in Romagna e altrove. Clueb, Bologna. Read the first pages of the book and a newspaper article to know more (in Italian).
"Saving, Growth and Investment. A Macroeconomic Analysis using a Panel of
Countries", with O. Attanansio and A.E. Scorcu, Review of
Economics and Statistics, May 2000.
"Institution building and economic activity: The case of the Italian regions" (presented at the
ASSET 2000 Conference, Lisbon, 3-4 November 2000).
"Le verità sfuggenti dell'econometria": what
econometrics has to say about empirical research,
Keiron, September 2000 (in Italian)
"Il capitale nelle regioni italiane", with F. Bonaglia, WP.
n. 374, DSE, Università di Bologna (revised and updated
from a 1995 version).
"Productivity and infrastructure in the Italian regions"
Economisti e Annali di Economia, Vol. 58, N. 3-4, pp. 329-353,
Sfera Telematica, Baskerville,
October 1999. "To be read":here
are some generous reviews (in Italian).
A letter on the institutional consequences of the
"Caso Zamagni", September 1999 (in Italian).
A contribution to the infrastructure debate, Affari e Finanza"
(La Repubblica), 19 July 1999 (in Italian).
Economia dei media
Economics of Information; (University of Bologna in Forlì); Statistics; Econometrics II (Master in Economics, University of Bologna); Acquisti pubblici, corruzione, reputazione, Università di Roma, Tor Vergata, aprile 2007,
Economics of Technological Innovation; (University of Bologna in Forlì), Economics of Information; (University of Bologna in Forlì),
Statistics; (University of Bologna in Forlì), Econometrics (University of Ferrara),
Panel Data Econometrics (at the Master in Apllied Econometrics, University of Pavia), Applied Research Methods
Academic plagiarism at the Department of Economics: My position in 2011 (in Italian) (in English) and my position in 1999 (in Italian).
Hic manebimus optime: Detto & verbalizzato al Consiglio del Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche del 9 marzo 2011: - uno - e - due -
La conclusione del caso
And now... The Classics !