Social Sciences: Economics

Mirco Tonin

Primary position:
Professor in Economics

Background

The University of Southampton
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"My current research focuses on labour, public, and behavioural economics, addressing issues that are scientifically important, but also have a wider impact. "

Mirco Tonin is a Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton. He is also a research affiliate at CESifo in Munich and a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. He is an applied economist with research interests in labour economics, behavioural economics and public finance. His main research programmes involve the determinants of water demand, interaction on the web and education.

Mirco graduated from Bocconi University in Milan in 2000 and received his PhD from Stockholm University in 2007.

 

Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Tonin, Mirco (2015) Are workers motivated by the greater good? IZA World of Labor, 1-10. (doi:10.15185/izawol.138).
Tonin, Mirco and Wahba, Jackline (2014) The sources of the gender gap in economics enrolment. CESifo Economic Studies, 1-23. (doi:10.1093/cesifo/ifu033).
Tonin, Mirco and Kolm, Ann-Sofie (2014) Benefits conditional on work and the Nordic model. Journal of Public Economics (doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2014.05.010).
Tonin, Mirco and Vlassopoulos, Michael (2013) Experimental evidence of self-image concerns as motivation for giving. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 90, 19-27. (doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2013.03.011).
Tonin, Mirco and Vlassopoulos, Michael (2013) An experimental investigation of intrinsic motivations for giving. Theory and Decision, n/a, 1-21. (doi:10.1007/s11238-013-9360-9).
Tonin, Mirco (2013) Underreporting of earnings and the minimum wage spike. IZA Journal of European Labor Studies (In Press).
Tonin, Mirco (2013) Reporting import tariffs (and other taxes). International Tax and Public Finance, n/a, 1-21. (doi:10.1007/s10797-012-9262-8).
Tonin, Mirco and Vlassopoulos, Michael (2012) Do social incentives matter? Evidence from an online real effort experiment. Vox
Tonin, Mirco (2011) Minimum wage and tax evasion: theory and evidence. [in special issue: Special Issue: International Seminar for Public Economics on Normative Tax Theory] Journal of Public Economics, 95, (11-12), 1635-1651. (doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2011.04.005).
Tonin, Mirco and Kolm, Ann-Sofie (2011) In-work benefits and unemployment. International Tax and Public Finance, 18, (1), 74-92. (doi:10.1007/s10797-010-9148-6).
Tonin, Mirco and Vlassopoulos, Michael (2010) Disentangling the Sources of Pro-socially Motivated Effort: A Field Experiment. Journal of Public Economics, 94, (11-12), 1086-1092. (doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2010.08.011).
Cazes, Sandrine and Tonin, Mirco (2010) Employment protection legislation and job stability: a European cross-country analysis. International Labour Review, 149, (3), 261-285. (doi:10.1111/j.1564-913X.2010.00087.x).
Tonin, Mirco (2010) Employment protection legislation in central and east European countries. South East Europe Review, 2009, (4), 477-491.

Book Section

Tonin, Mirco (2013) Informality. In, Cazes, Sandrine and Verick, Sher (eds.) Perspectives on Labour Economics for Development. Geneva, CH, International Labour Office, 63-88.
Tonin, Mirco (2013) Too low to be true: the use of minimum thresholds to fight tax evasion. In, Critical Issues in Taxation and Development. Cambridge, US, MIT Press. (In Press).

Conference or Workshop Item

Naroditskiy, Victor, Stein, Sebastian, Tonin, Mirco, Tran-Thanh, Long, Vlassopoulos, Michael and Jennings, N.R. (2014) Referral incentives in crowdfunding. In, HCOMP2014: Conference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing , Pittsburgh, US, 02 - 04 Nov 2014. , 171-183.

Monograph

Tonin, Mirco (2010) Import tariffs enforcement with low administrative capacity. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics 1016).
Tonin, Mirco and Vlassopoulos, Michael (2010) An experimental investigation of intrinsic motivations for giving. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics 1008).
Kolm, Ann-Sofie and Tonin, Mirco (2010) In-work benefits and unemployment. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics).
Tonin, Mirco (2010) Too low to be true: the use of minimum thresholds to fight tax evasion. Southampton, City of, GB, University of Southampton (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics 1018).
Cazes, Sandrine and Tonin, Mirco (2009) Employment protection legislation and job stability: an European cross country analysis. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 23pp. (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 0902).
Tonin, Mirco (2007) Minimum wage and tax evasion: theory. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton, 53pp. (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 0711).
 

Research

Research Interests

Mirco Tonin research interests are in labour economics and public finance. His current research projects look at the impact of in-work benefit on educational choices, the effect of information campaigns on water consumption, and the enforcement of import tariffs. Thanks to an ESRC grant titled 'An investigation into the sources and implications of prosocial behaviour', he is also working on an experimental project on workers' intrinsic motivation.

Research project

An Investigation into the Sources and Implications of Pro-social Behaviour

Contact

Professor Mirco Tonin
Economics
Social Sciences
University of Southampton
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

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