Maria Rosaria Alfano (edit)
CURRICULUM VITAE Maria Rosaria ALFANO I. MAILING ADDRESS Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli Dipartimento di Diritto ed Economia 81043 Capua (CE) e-mail: email@example.com II a. PERSONAL INFORMATION Date and Place of Birth: Montoro Inferiore, Avellino (ITALY), the 9th of January, 1966 II b. UNIVERSITY CURRENT POSITION Researcher of Public Finance and Economics at the Faculty of Economics of the Second University of Napoli II c. MEMBERSHIP Member of the Italian Society of Public Economics –SIEP since 2001. Member of International Institute of Public Finance since 2002 Member of National Tax Association since 2003. Member of Doctoral School in Economics and Fiscal Science of the Seconda Università di Napoli, since 2007. III. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND University of Salerno: - Degree in Economics in 1992, - Degree Thesis Dividend Taxation in Italy, France, Germany and United Kingdom. University of York: - Msc in Public Economics, 1999, - Msc dissertation Tax competition in EU scenario: an empirical application, under the supervision of Peter C. Smith. University “Autonoma de Barcelona”: - Marie Curie Fellowship, year 2001/02 University of Salerno: - Phd in Economics of Public Sector, Ph.D. Thesis Tax Competition among Jurisdictions in a scenario of Globalisation, defence on the 12nd May 2003. - International Msc in Economics and Complexity, 2004, jointly with University of Roskilde and Universitad de Barcellona. - Fellowship in Public Finance at the Department of Economics and Statistics since September 2002 to February 2006. IV. CONFERENCES PRESENTATION AND UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH WORKS CONFERENCES PRESENTATION - Communication, Information and public choice to II Summer School \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Complexity, Globalization and Innovation in economy, held in Reggio Calabria, Cosenza and Vietri, June 1998; - Paper, Tax competition in EU scenario: an empirical application, to the ERASMUS Annual Conference, programme Law and Economics, on the 16th-17th February 2001, at the University of Hamburg. - Paper, Tax competition and tax Coordination in European Community, with Joseph A. McCahery, to the Summer Conference on the 14th July 2001 “New Economies, New Technologies and Public Economics” held at the University of Warwick (UK). - Progress report, Tax Competition in EU arises EMTR different: some effects on FDI and Economic Growth Rate, to the IV International Summer School on “Financial Markets, Investment and Growth in Europe” held in Rome, Villa Mondragone – University of Torvergata, since the 25th -29th June 2001. - Paper, Tax Competition in EU implies EMTR different: some effects on FDI and Economic Growth Rate, to the NEW New Economic Windows: New Paradigms for the New Millennium held at the University of Salerno since 13th to 15th September 2001. - Paper, Can Fiscal Policy Explain Technical Inefficiency of Privatised Firms? A Parametric and non-parametric Approach, to the 58° Annual conference of International Institute of Public Finance, held in Helsinki, August 2002. - Paper, Patching to analyse the strategic interaction among the tax policies of neighbouring juirisdictions, to the Annual Conference of SIEP, held in Pavia, October 2002. - Paper, “La politica Fiscale in globalizzazione: un’analisi empirica sugli IDE”, at the Annual Conference of SIEP, held in Pavia, October 2003. - Paper, “Globalization and Delocalization: the challenge for fiscal policy”, at the international conference Globalization and Entrepreneurship: Fears, Challanges and Opportunities, Pula, Croatia, 24-26 April, 2003. - Paper, “What tax policy for Transition Countries in the Global Framework: An Empirical Analysis on inward FDI, at the annual conference of National Association Tax, Chicago, 13- 15 November 2003. Paper, “Government policy and inward FDI flows within transition countries: A TSCS Analysis”, at the IIPF 60° Annual Conference, Università Bocconi, 23-26 August 2004, Milano. Paper, “Centralization and Decentralization of Public Policy in a Complex Framework”, at the International conference New Economic Windows 2004: Complexity Hints for Economic Policy, Università di Salerno, September 16-17-18/2004. Paper, “Government policy and inward FDI flows within transition countries: A TSCS Analysis”, at the Conference Commerce and Competitiveness, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, Romania, 29-30 October 2004. Paper, “Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth”, IIPF 61° Annual Conference, ICC Jeiu, Korea, 22-25 August 2004. Poster, Il decentramento della spesa pubblica per sanità ed istruzione: effetti sulla crescita economica, at the “Giornate Scientifiche di Ateneo 2007” of the Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli, held in Capua, on the 7th July 2007. Paper, “Gli effetti dei trasferimenti Gli effetti dei trasferimenti perequativi e condizionati perequativi e condizionati sulla crescita economica sulla crescita economica” at the “I Workshop del Gruppo di Ricerca PRIN, Trappole della povertà ed equilibri multipli: uno schema interpretativo per lo sviluppo del Mezzogiorno”, at the Università degli studi di Cagliari, 8- 9 February 2008. Paper, “The design of electoral rules and their impact on economic growth: the italian case” with L. Baraldi, to the XX Riunione Scientifica Siep 25 -26 sept 2008, on “Economia della Tassazione: Sistemi tributari, pressione fiscale, crescita”. UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH WORKS - Speech on Information and public choice in the II Summer School on Complexity, Globalisation and Innovation in economy. V. INTEREST AREAS OF RESEARCH - Fiscal competition and more specifically, competition within jurisdiction and growth effect, especially empirical application. - The effects of market globalisation: the weakness of the National State power. - Devolution and tax power VI. TEACHING EXPERIENCE -Teaching part-time Assistant, with the Lecturer of Taxation at the University of Salerno, since academic year 1992 to 1996; she gives seminars on Double taxation and international evasion - The international elusion: thin capitalization - The tax heavens. -Teaching part-time Assistant, with the Lecturer of Public finance since 1992; She takes part in the following seminars: Economic effects of the taxes - Evasion - Elusion - Privatisation Policy - Public Debt, Tax competition. -Teaching at course of professional training organised from the Popular Bank of Irpinia in 1995 and I.FORM year 1996. -Teaching at the seminar on \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Fondi Strutturali\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" organised by \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione di Reggio Calabria\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" in 1999. -Teaching part-time Assistant, with the Lecturer of Finance of local jurisdiction since 1999 to 2001; She take part in the following seminars: Decentralization policy - Spillover effect - fiscal competition. -Tutoring in Economics Fields at the University of Salerno Specialization Schools in “Economia e Diritto dell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Amministrazione Pubblica”. Lecturer of Local finance, at the Faculty of Economics, Seconda Università di Napoli, in 2004/2005, 2005/2006; 2006/2007; 2007/2008. Lecturer of Public Finance, SICSI, of the Università degli Studi di Napoli, Federico II, in 2004/2005 and 2006/2007. Lecturer of Public Economics, SICSI, of the Università degli Studi di Napoli, Federico II 2007/2008. Lecturer of Economia dei beni culturali, in the Interfaculty Course of “Scienze del Turismo e dei Beni Culturali” Seconda Università di Napoli, 2005/2006; 2006/2007. Lecturer of Public finance, at the Faculty of Economics, Seconda Università di Napoli, since 2007 Lecturer of taxation, at the Faculty of Economics, Seconda Università di Napoli, since. Lecturer of Local Public finance, at the Faculty of Economics, Seconda Università di Napoli, since 2007 VII. ORGANISATIONA AND COORDINATION EXPERIENCE -Participation, at the scientific collaboration for organizing the following interdisciplinary round tables at the University of Salerno. La riforma della finanza locale nel quadro di risanamento della finanza pubblica. La cooperazione economica con i PVS. - Participation to the organisation of the High Level Scientific Conference, New Economic Windows: New Paradigms for the New Millenium co-financed by European Community organised by University of Salerno, 2001. - Participation to the organisation of New Economic Windows 2004: Complexity Hints for Economic Policy organised by University of Salerno, September 16-17-18/ 2004. - Participation to the organisation of the International and interdisciplinary, Master in Economics & Complexity, co-financed by Ministero della Ricerca Scientifica organised by University of Salerno. VIII. RESEARCH PROGRAMM: -Partecipation to the research financed by CNR in 97 on Sull\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'abuso delle Convenzioni Internazionali in Materia Fiscale - Effetti economici del Treaty Shopping, University of Salerno -Participation in the research program financed by MURST, in 97, Aspetti innovativi degli strumenti finanziari nell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ambito della globalizzazione dei mercati finanziari co-ordinated by Antonio Ricciardi University of Calabria Participation in the research program financed by University of Salerno, in 1998, Neural Nets and the government of the environmental economic process. The environmental impact on the Vallo del Diano. -Partecipation in the research financed by Regione Calabria, in 1998, SMAURN: System of Environmental monitoring. The use of neural nets coordinated by, Domenico Marino, University of Reggio Calabria Participation in the research program financed by the University of Salerno, in 2000, Increasing Returns in Public finance co-ordinated by Massimo Salzano - Participation in the research program financed by CNR, in 2000 on Micro and macro models of forecasting fiscal variables co-ordinated by Prof. Francesco Forte - University of Roma La Sapienza. - Participation in the research program financed by University of Salerno, in 2001, Il cambiamento della politica fiscale: la sfida della New Economy, coordinated by Massimo Salzano. Participation in the Interdisciplinary Research program FIRB financed by MIUR, “Scienza e Tecnologia nella Società della Conoscenza: Economia e Complessità”, 2003/2004/2005, coordinated by Massimo Salzano. Participation in the Interdisciplinary Research “ECOPLEGRID: Delivering e-Science to the Economic Scientist”, in the PON “Realizzazione dell’infrastruttura per l’e-Science” 2002, coordinated by Saverio Salerno, DIIMA, Università degli Studi di Salerno. Participation in research financed by Seconda Università di Napoli, “Federalismo e Sviluppo regionale”, 2004, coordinated by G. Stornaiuolo. Participation in research financed by MIUR _PRIN, 2003, “Sviluppo economico del Mezzogiorno e nuove teorie della crescita: dinamica strutturale e trappola del sottosviluppo; federalismo e sviluppo regionale”, coordinated by Salvatore Vinci. Participation in research financed by UE, General Integration of the Applications of Complexity in Science (GIACS), Coordination Actions, Programme “New and Emerging Science and Technology”-FP6-2003-NEST-PATH, coordinated by Sorin Solomon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in 2005. Participation in research financed by MIUR _PRIN, 2006, “Trappole della povertà ed equilibri multipli: uno schema interpretativo per lo sviluppo del Mezzogiorno”, coordinated by Salvatore Vinci. Participation in research presented at the Regione Campania, “Democratic Representativeness, fiscal federalism and growth ”, year 2007, coordinator by Anna Laura Baraldi. Coordinator of the research, Fiscal federalism and development of the Mezzogiorno”, financed by Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, year 2007. IX. PUBLICATIONS: Publications in Congress Acts books - She has worked with Prof. A. Pistone to write the following books (as it is clear on the thanksgiving) during the 1994 and 1995, published by CEDAM: \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"La giuridificazione tributaria in rapporto con gli altri rami del diritto\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"La tassazione degli utili distribuiti e la thin capitalization: profili internazionali e comparati\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" PUBLICATIONS 1. ( R) The effect of Public Sector on the financial Sector: an NN approach in to view of complexity presented at Wirn 98, pubblished by Springer Verlag, 1999 (with Massimo Salzano). 2. ( R) Tax competition in an open border scenario: An Evolutionary game approach (with Massimo Salzano) paper presented to the annual meeting Italian Society of Public Economics October 1999; published in Federico Caffè Centre Research Report n. 1/2000 edited by the University of Roskilde (DK). The same paper is accepted for the presentation to Pan-European Conference: Finance, Trade and Factor Mobility Issues in a Global Economy, organised by IEFS-UK (City University London) & Macedonia University held to Thessaloniki, on 17-20 May 2001, published on the following webpage http://www.city.ac.uk/economics/iefs/Greece2001.htm 3. ( R) Tax competition in EU scenario: an empirical application, published in 2001, on e-“German Working Papers in Law and Economics”, http://www.bepress.com/gwp/default/current_issue.html 4. ( R) Tax Competition in EU implies EMTR different: some effects on FDI and Economic Growth Rate, published in 2001, in Conference Proceedings New Economics Windows edited by Massimo Salzano, University of Salerno. 5. Can Fiscal Policy Explain Technical Inefficiency of Privatised Firms? A Parametric and non-parametric Approach, (with Giovanni D’Orio).presented to 58° Conference IIPF 2002; published by electronic Working Paper, SSRN, http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=333641, this paper has been SSRN\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Top Ten download list for \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Corporate Governance International (Topic) Recent Hits\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", on the dicember 2002. 6. Tax Competiton among Jurisdictions in a scenario of Globalisation, Phd Thesis, University of Salerno. 7. La politica Fiscale in globalizzazione: un’analisi empirica sugli IDE, Proceeding Paper of the Annual Conference of SIEP, held in Pavia, October 2003. 8. Tax Policy of Transition Countries in a Global Framework: An Empirical Analysis on Inward FDI, in Proceedings, 96th Annual Conference on Taxation, Chicago, November 13-15, 2003, Washington DC: National Tax Association, 2004, pp. 212-223, ISSN 1066-8608. 9 Centralization and Decentralization of Public Finance Within A Complexity Context, pubblicato nel 2004, sui Proceedings della Conferenza New Economics Windows 2004 by Massimo Salzano, Università degli Studi di Salerno. 10 L’area metropolitana: da dimensione per l’eliminazione delle esternalità e delle diseconomie a strumento di governance per lo sviluppo territoriale, paper written with G. Stornaiuolo, in 2004, within the Research “Aree Metropolitane” by Polo delle Scienze Umane-Università Federico II di Napoli (in publishing). 11 Voce Fiscal Policy, in Globalization, Encyclopedia of Trade, Labur and Politics, edito da Ashish K. Vaidya, 2005, ISBN 1-57607826-2; 1-57607827-4, ABC Clio, USA. 12 Gli effetti del decentramento della spesa pubblica in sanità e d istruzione sulla crescita economica, (2006), paper written with G. Stornaiuolo, within the PRIN research, Sviluppo del Mezzogiorno e Nuova Teoria della Crescita, in publishing. 13 Le curve di indifferenza sociali e il criterio di Pareto, in Pica F., “ La Teoria dell’intervento pubblico”, Appunti sui classici e Neoclassici, Giappichelli, 2007. 14 The design of electoral rules and their impact on economic growth: the italian case with L. Baraldi, in Working paper n. 3.2008, July 2008, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, http://economia.uniparthenope.it/ise/sito/WP/3_2008.pdf X. TRAINING -Participation to the II Summer School on \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Complexity, Globalization and Innovation in economy\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" year 1997. -Participation to the III Summer School \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Economics as to complex system and Neural Network\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" year 1999. -Participation to the School of Economic Growth organised by \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Fondazione Sichergaita, Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico e Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche dell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Università degli Studi di Salerno\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", year 1999. Partecipation, using a mobility scholarship, to the Annual meeting of ERASMUS program in Law and Economics, on February 2000, held at the University of Hamburg (G). -Participation to the conference on \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Coordinamento fiscale nell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Unione Europea\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", organised by Osservatorio Giordano Dell\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Amore, on the 19-20th May 2000. -Participation to the Conference of Public Economics Theory 2000, organised by the University of Warwick, UK, and by Journal of Public Economics Theory, on the 20th-23th July 2000. -Participation to the Conference on the Political Economy of Institutional Development: Institutional Design In period of Rapid Change, organised by University of Messina, 14th-17th September 2000. - Participation to Summer School on Non Linear Time series: Theory and application organised by \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Società Italiana di Statistica\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" University of Salerno, 2000. -Participation to XII Riunione della Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica, on \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Politica fiscale flessibilità dei mercati e crescita\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", Pavia 6-7 October 2000. - Partecipation to the course of Correspondence Analysis, held at the University of Salerno, since 2nd to 5th April 2001. - Partecipation to the course on STATA held at the University of Salerno, since January to February 2001. - Partecipation to RES Tour 2001, International Seminars held at the University “Autonoma de Barcelona” since the 24th to 25th May 2001. - Partecipation to IV International Summer School, “Financial Markets, Investment and Growth in Europe” held in Rome, Villa Mondragone – University of Torvergata since 25th to 29th June 2001. - Partecipation to Warwick Summer Research Workshop on “New Economy and Public Economics” at the University of Warwick since 9th to 20th July 2001. Partecipation to 58° Conferece of International Institute of Public Finance August 2002, Helsinki. Partecipation to Conferenza Annuale Società Italiana Economia Pubblica, October 2002, Pavia. Partecipation to 60° Conferenza dell’International Institute of Public Finance AUGUST 2004, Milano. Partecipation to International Conference NEW 2004: Complexity Hints for Economic Policy, Salerno, 16-17-18 September 2004. Partecipation to THE International workshop Bridging Economists with Physicists, financed by COST project -European Union, Bucarest, 29-30 October (2004). Partecipation to Workshop: Sviluppo del Mezzogiorno e Nuova Teoria della Crescita, finanziato dal PRIN e realizzato presso la Facoltà di Economia della Seconda Università di Napoli, Capua, 29 aprile 2005. Partecipation to Summer School, Econophysics and Complexity, financed by COST project -European Union, Navodari, 2-9 September (2005). Partecipation at The Political Economy of Governance, organised by CEMF, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, 2-3 Dicember 2005. Partecipation at the presentation of “Primo Rapporto sulla finanza locale”, by ISAE, IRES Piemonte and IRPET, Roma, Dicember 2005 Partecipation at the Workshop on “1° rapporto sulla finanza locale in Italia”, June 2006, Torino. Partecipation at the conference “Banche e Crescita delle imprese: il ruolo della finanza per lo sviluppo del mezzogiorno”, Facoltà di Economia, SUN, May 2007. XI. ACTIVITY AND RESEARCHES IN PROGRESS - Researcher of Public Finance at the faculty of Economics of the Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli. - Participation in the research project financed by MIUR_PRIN 2006, Trappole della povertà ed equilibri multipli: uno schema interpretativo per lo sviluppo del Mezzogiorno”. - Participation in the research project financed by MIUR_PRIN PRIN 2007, “Banca e sviluppo in un\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'economia periferica”. Participation in the research project presented for financing at the Regione Campania, “Rappresentatività democratica, federalismo fiscale e crescita”, 2008, coordinator D.ssa Anna Laura Baraldi. Research Interests Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth Design of electoral rules and economic growth Tax Mimicking and agent interaction Referee Remote Individual Evaluator, for the UE program NEST, 2005. Language Italian: native English Fluent; TOEFL exams, IELTS certificate French at school level Computer Skill Excellent Excel; Word; Power Point; ABC Flow; SPSS; Eview; Neuroshell; Macrosolve, Xlstat, Simstat. Good: Scientific World, Publisher, Stata.
Affiliated institution: Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli
Paper name: The design of mixed electoral systems and their impact on Economic Growth: The Italian Regions Case
Abstract: A recent issue in political economy is studying how different institutional, economic and social systems influence economic performance in term of per capita GDP. This work seeks to enrich the poor empirical literature concerning the effects of the mixed electoral systems on economic growth, referring to the Italian scenario in which, starting from ‘50, the following electoral Laws have implemented mixed electoral systems across over time characterized by different degrees of proportionality among Regions. Using a panel data for the 20 Italian Regions from 1981 to 2005 and the Arellano-Bond and Blundell-Bond dynamic panel data estimation techniques, we find that the degree of proportionality of the electoral system negatively affects economic growth; moreover, their link is not linear but quadratic, meaning that there is an inverted U shaped relation between the electoral system degree of proportionality and the per capita GDP regional growth: mixed rules better perform (in terms of growth) than pure proportional and pure majoritarian rules. Finally, we empirically verify that the way in which corruption affects regional growth, negatively depends on the proportionality of the electoral system.