Roberto Dell'Anno

University of Salerno, Italy

I am very pleased to contribute to the IZA World of Labor project. This is an innovative and important idea to fill the communication gap between academia and policy making. I hope policymakers and academics will find it a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of important questions

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor of Public Economics, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

Research interest

Shadow economy, informality, tax evasion, fiscal illusion, behavioral public economics

Past positions

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, 2012–2015; Assistant Professor of Public Economics, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy, 2006–2012


PhD Public Economics, University of Salerno, 2003

Selected publications

  • “Analyzing the determinants of the shadow economy with a ‘separate approach’. An application of the relationship between inequality and the shadow economy.” World Development 84 (2016): 342–356.

  • “Social exclusion and economic growth: An empirical investigation in European economies.” Review of Income and Wealth 61 (2015): 274–301 (with A. Amendola).

  • “Keeping both corruption and the shadow economy in check: The role of decentralisation.” International Tax and Public Finance 22 (2015): 1–40 (with D. Teobaldelli).

  • “The changing nature of the OECD shadow economy.” Journal of Evolutionary Economics 20:1 (2010): 19–48 (with M. Bovi).

  • “Tax evasion, tax morale and policy maker’s effectiveness.” Journal of Socio-Economics 38:6 (2009): 988–997.

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