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De facto marriage: when ending a cohabitation costs as much as a divorce.

Abstract. I look at the effects of making the exit costs of cohabitation as high as divorce on new and existing partnerships. I exploit the Family Law Amendment Act, introduced in Australia in 2008, as an exogenous shock to the cost of exiting cohabitation. This law defines cohabiting partnerships as de facto relationships and makes the termination of a de facto relationship equivalent to a divorce. I hence exploit the time discontinuity produced by the reform to identify its effects on the stability of new and existing couples. I find that when terminating a cohabitation becomes as costly as getting divorced, (i) new unions are more stable (ii) existing cohabitors affected by the reform in their third year are more likely to split, while (iii) the probability of starting a cohabitation and the duration of premarital cohabitation do not change. This paper is the first to look at changes in the exit cost of cohabitation and it does it while disentangling the effect on new and existing partnerships.

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Are municipalities in the red to go green? The Blue Flag case.

Abstract. I look at how being awarded for the first time an environmental beach award (the Blue Flag certification) affects a municipality’s balance sheet and its supply of collective tourist accommodation. I adopt a pooled event study approach using Italian data between 2002-2016 to evaluate the effects of a first-time Blue Flag certification on the awarded municipalities. I find that municipalities awarded with a Blue Flag for the first time significantly increase their revenues, while I find no evidence that the award leads to an increase in the supply of collective tourist accommodation supply. My findings also provide further evidence that, as proposed by Zielinski and Botero (2015), the Blue Flag award is an opportunity for mayors to promote and enact environmentally conscious infrastructural improvements.

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A Note on The Effect of Changing Domestic University Fees Under HECS.

Abstract. In July 2020, Education minister Dan Tehan announced changes in the government subsidies to some university degrees. Among these changes, there is a measure that would double the cost of a humanities degree for domestic students. Joining the debate on these proposed measures, I consider whether past increases in the cost of a particular degree have discouraged students from pursuing that discipline. I find even after the cost of pursuing a specific degree sharply increases, the trend in new enrloments does not significantly decline.[Click on the title to access data and code]

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De facto marriage: when ending a cohabitation costs as much as a divorce.

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Abstract. I look at the effects of making the exit costs of cohabitation as high as divorce on new and existing partnerships. I exploit the Family Law Amendment Act, introduced in Australia in 2008, as an exogenous shock to the cost of exiting cohabitation. This law defines cohabiting partnerships as de facto relationships and makes the termination of a de facto relationship equivalent to a divorce. I hence exploit the time discontinuity produced by the reform to identify its effects on the stability of new and existing couples. I find that when terminating a cohabitation becomes as costly as getting divorced, (i) new unions are more stable (ii) existing cohabitors affected by the reform in their third year are more likely to split, while (iii) the probability of starting a cohabitation and the duration of premarital cohabitation do not change. This paper is the first to look at changes in the exit cost of cohabitation and it does it while disentangling the effect on new and existing partnerships.

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ECON1401 - Economic Perspectives - Term 1 2019

Undergraduate course, UNSW, Business School, 2019

This was my first teaching experience. I started co-teaching this course with Gigi Foster in Term 1 of 2019. It is a very ambitious module, aiming at giving the students a crash-course on the history of economic thought while linking those ideas to current policy issues. On top of that, it provide the students with the appropriate tools to read and critique economic texts. Their historical understanding of economic ideas and their ability to propose a policy based on available evidence is then evaluated in a 3000 words essay.

ECON1401 - Economic Perspectives - Term 3 2019

Undergraduate course, UNSW, Business School, 2019

It is a very ambitious module, aiming at giving the students a crash-course on the history of economic thought while linking those ideas to current policy issues. On top of that, it provide the students with the appropriate tools to read and critique economic texts. Their historical understanding of economic ideas and their ability to propose a policy based on available evidence is then evaluated in a 3000 words essay.

ECON1401 - Economic Perspectives - Term 1 2020

Undergraduate course, UNSW, Business School, 2020

It is a very ambitious module, aiming at giving the students a crash-course on the history of economic thought while linking those ideas to current policy issues. On top of that, it provide the students with the appropriate tools to read and critique economic texts. Their historical understanding of economic ideas and their ability to propose a policy based on available evidence is then evaluated in a 3000 words essay.