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Curriculum Vitae

Michela Redoano


Place and Date of Birth: Genoa (Italy), 29 April 1968

Nationality: Italian

Contact address: CSGR, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.

Tel: + 44 (0) 24 76 523 935

Fax: + 44 (0) 24 76 523 032



Languages: Italian, English (fluent).

Research Interests

Public Economics, Fiscal Federalism, Political Economy, Inter-jurisdictional Tax Competition, Lobbying, Applied Econometrics, quantitative aspects of Globalisation.


1998-2003 PhD in Economics , University of Warwick, UK. Supervisors: Prof. Carlo Perroni, Dr. Kim Scharf. Thesis: "Fiscal Choices and Political Economy".

1997-1998 MSc Economics, University of Warwick. Dissertation: "Centralisation policy and voting behaviour".

1995-1998 Dottorato di Ricerca, University of Genoa, Italy, European Public Finance.

1987/88- 1992/93 Laurea summa cum laude in Economics and Business, University of Genoa, Italy.

Work Experiences

2003- present Research Fellow, University of Warwick, CSGR.

2001- 2003 Research Fellow, ESRC-Warwick Centre for Public Economics, on a ESRC project “ Multijurisdictional Economies: Trade and Tax/Amenity competition”.

1999-2000 Teaching Fellow in Mathematics for Social Sciences, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Genoa, Italy.

Class tutor in Economic Statistics and Econometrics, and Quantitative Technique II, Economic Department, University of Warwick.

1998-1999 Class tutor in Economic Statistics and Econometrics, Economics Department, University of Warwick.

Research Assistant , Economics Department, University of Warwick.

1994-1997 Research Fellow, University of Genoa, Department of Economics, Italy.

Consultant, I.L.R.E.S. (Istituto Ligure di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali),Genoa, Italy. Field: Public Finance, Fiscal Federalism, Local Taxation.


1999-2001 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) research studentship, PhD Fees Only.

2000-2001 University of Genoa (Italy), Assegno di Ricerca in Economics.

1998-1999 University of Genoa ( (Italy), scholarship for postgraduate studies abroad.

1995-1997 M.U.R.S.T.(Italian Ministry of University and Research) 3 year-studentship in Economics, Dottorato di Ricerca.


Construction of CSGR Globalisation Index, available on line at

The Index measures the economic, social and political dimensions of globalisation for countries on an annual basis over the period 1982 to 2001, and combines these into an overall globalisation index, or score.


Papers and Presentations

"The Political Economy of Policy Centralisation: Direct versus Representative Democracy" (with Kim Scharf ), 2004, Journal of Public Economics 88, 799-817

Paper presented at Warwick, IFS (London) , and SIEP (Pavia-Italy)

"Do Countries Compete over Corporate Tax Rates ?" (with Mike Devereux and Ben Lockwood), CEPR Discussion Paper 3400, under revision for the American Economic Review.

Paper presented at IFS (London), Universita’ Cattolica (Milan, Italy), Warwick, Keele, Exeter, Edinburg, Newcastle, ESRC- IFS Public Economics Weekend.

"Horizontal and Vertical Tax Competition: Theory and Some Evidence from the USA" (with Mike Devereux and Ben Lockwood), University of Warwick Discussion Paper 704, resubmitted to the Journal of Public Economics.

“Capital Account Liberalization and Corporate Taxes”, (with Mike Devereux and Ben Lockwood), IMF Discussion paper, under revision for the IMF Staff Papers.

"Does Centralisation Affect the Number and Size of Lobbies?", CSGR Discussion Paper 604, submitted to the Journal of Public Economics. Paper presented at Warwick, ESRC- IFS Public Economics Weekend, Birmingham, Nottingham, Conference on Lobbying (Rome).

“Fiscal Interactions among EU Countries”, University of Warwick Discussion Papers 680. Paper presented at: Warwick, 2004 IIPE Conference Milan, University di Tella Buenos Ayres.

" The CSGR Globalisation Index: an Introductory Guide", (with Ben Lockwood) Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation Working Paper 155/04.


Work in Progress

"Taxes and the investment decisions of US multinationals",? (with Mike Devereux and Ben Lockwood).

Globalization and Public Finance, (with Ben Lockwood)


American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, International Tax and Public Finance, Global Networks, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.


Prof. Mike Devereux, University of Warwick,

Prof. Carlo Perroni, University of Warwick,

Dr. Kim Sharf, University of Warwick,

Updated: July 2005