- QAPEC Research FellowLink opens in a new window
- Econometrics and Labour
- Political Economy and Public Economics
Phone: +44 (0)7594 502932
Email: E dot Alabrese at warwick dot ac dot uk
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- Applied Microeconomics
- Political Economy
- Media Economics
- Economics of Science
- Thiemo Fetzer
- Sascha Becker
- Andreas Stegmann
- Vera Eva Tröeger
- Who Voted for Brexit? Individual and Regional Data Combined.Link opens in a new window
(with Sascha O. BeckerLink opens in a new window, Thiemo FetzerLink opens in a new window, and Dennis NovyLink opens in a new window), 2019, European Journal of Political Economy, 56, pp.132-150.
Among EJPE most popular articles.Link opens in a new window Selected media coverage: The Washington PostLink opens in a new window, The Irish TimesLink opens in a new window, QuartzLink opens in a new window, LSE blogLink opens in a new window.
- Bad Science: Retractions and Media Coverage.Link opens in a new window [job market paper]
Bad science can be hard to eradicate, creating the potential for disseminating misinformation within and outside academia. In the context of scientific retractions, their visibility is a crucial factor, yet there is little evidence on how media reporting may influence the retraction process and authors' careers. I use a conditional difference-in-differences strategy to show that articles that gained popularity in the media (at publication) face heavy citation losses after retraction while remaining citations become more accurate. I further demonstrate that retracted authors' future productivity is harshly and permanently impacted by media coverage. I finally produce evidence that media can influence the likelihood of retraction and its timing.
Media briefing: RES2022 Annual ConferenceLink opens in a new window
- National Polls, Local Preferences and Voters' Behaviour: Evidence from the UK General Elections.Link opens in a new window [Submitted]
A central challenge for social scientists consists in explaining why people vote and what are the consequences of their behaviour. Exploiting variation in national opinion polls across UK general elections, and in the degree of safeness of British constituencies over time, I provide evidence of a significant impact of pre-election polls on electoral outcomes and shed light on a novel mechanism. I find that opinion polls affect voters' behaviour via their interaction with the recent electoral history of a constituency: first, turnout decreases when the polls predict non-competitive elections, and this effect is stronger in safe seats. Second, the composition of local vote shares and parties' performance is also impacted by anticipated election closeness and the effects vary heterogeneously depending on whether poll predictions are aligned with the past electoral outcomes of a constituency. Finally, the causal impact on voters' participation is confirmed with consistent individual-level evidence.
- Who is NOT voting for Brexit anymore?Link opens in a new window (with Thiemo FetzerLink opens in a new window), CAGE working paper No. 394
Selected media coverage: The New York TimesLink opens in a new window, The IndependentLink opens in a new window, Business InsiderLink opens in a new window, GraziaLink opens in a new window.
Work in Progress
- Poisoned Trust: The Effect of the Glyphosate Scandal on Political Polarization (with Carlo SchwarzLink opens in a new window).
- Does Trust in Science affect Demand for Narratives? (with Francesco CapozzaLink opens in a new window).
- Facebook and Electoral Accountability: The case of Italian Municipalities during the first wave of Covid Pandemic (with Federica LiberiniLink opens in a new window, Francesco PorcelliLink opens in a new window, Michela RedoanoLink opens in a new window, Antonio RussoLink opens in a new window).
- Collaborator of Trust in Science and Science-Related Populism.Link opens in a new window
- The Blurring of Corporate Investor Nationality and Complex Ownership StructuresLink opens in a new window
(with Bruno CasellaLink opens in a new window), 2020, Transnational Corporations Journal, 27(1):115-138.
- World Investment Report 2016. Investor Nationality: Policy Challenges.Link opens in a new window New York and Geneva: United Nations.