Paolo Vanin is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics at Pompeu Fabra University in 2007, worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Padova until 2008 and was Visiting Professor at UTDT and UDESA in Buenos Aires and at FU in Berlin. His research includes theoretical and empirical investigations in the areas of crime economics (on social and moral enforcement of law, economic roots and political consequences of organized crime and terrorism), political economy (on information transparency, historical and political roots of development), and social economics (on social capital, social interactions, moral values, substance use and abuse). He has published in several economic journals including the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Development Economics.
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