Italo Colantone
Bocconi University
Publications 28
#1Italo Colantone (Bocconi University)H-Index: 7
#2Alessia Matano (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 5
Last.Paolo Naticchioni (Roma Tre University)H-Index: 11
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#1Italo Colantone (Bocconi University)H-Index: 7
#2Rosario Crinò (UCSC: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart)H-Index: 12
Last.Laura Ogliari (University of Milan)
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Abstract We study the effects of import competition on workers' mental distress, using unique longitudinal data on mental health for British residents, coupled with measures of import competition in more than 100 industries over 1995–2007. We find that import competition has a large negative impact on individual mental health. Compared to a worker employed in the industry at the 25th percentile of the import competition distribution, a worker employed in the industry at the 75th percentile would...
#1Massimo AnelliH-Index: 2
#2Italo ColantoneH-Index: 7
Last.Piero StanigH-Index: 6
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We investigate the impact of robot adoption on electoral outcomes in 14 Western European countries, between 1993 and 2016. We employ both official election results at the district level and individual-level voting data, combined with party ideology scores from the Manifesto Project. We measure exposure to automation both at the regional level, based on the ex-ante industry specialization of each region, and at the individual level, based on individual characteristics and pre-sample employment pa...
#1Italo Colantone (Bocconi University)H-Index: 7
#2Piero Stanig (Bocconi University)H-Index: 6
Using disaggregated referendum returns and individual-level data, we show that support for the Leave option in the referendum regarding European Union membership of the United Kingdom was systematically higher in regions hit harder by economic globalization. We focus on the shock of surging imports from China over the past three decades. An instrumental variables approach supports a causal interpretation. We claim that this effect is driven by the displacement determined by globalization in the ...
#1Italo ColantoneH-Index: 7
#2Piero StanigH-Index: 6
We investigate the impact of globalization on people’s attitudes in fifteen Western European countries, over 1988-2008. We employ data from the European Social Survey (ESS) and the European Values Study (EVS). We compute a time-varying regionspecific measure of exposure to Chinese imports, based on the historical industry specialization of each region. We attribute to each individual the import shock in the region of residence in the years prior to the survey. To identify the causal impact of th...
#1Carlo AltomonteH-Index: 15
#2Italo ColantoneH-Index: 7
Last.Enrico PenningsH-Index: 19
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We introduce asymmetric product differentiation in a model characterized by a linear demand system, endogenous markups and heterogeneous firms (as in Melitz-Ottaviano [2008]). In particular, a single industry is divided into a number of market segments, each characterized by a different degree of horizontal product differentiation. Such a setup allows us to explain, within a single theoretical framework, the non-linear relations between firm productivity, size and exporting behavior that have be...
#1Carlo AltomonteH-Index: 15
#2Maria BasH-Index: 10
Last.Giorgio Barba NavarettiH-Index: 19
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One of the most important lessons learned during the 2008-09 financial crisis was that the informational toolbox on which policymakers base their decisions about competitiveness became outdated in terms of both data sources and data analysis. The toolbox is particularly outdated when it comes to tapping the potential of micro data for the analysis of competitiveness – a serious problem given that it is firms, rather than countries that compete on global markets.