My research is in the fields of public economics and behavioural and experimental economics. My work focuses on the analysis of individual decision making that has collective interest outcomes, in particular on incentive mechanisms for cooperation in team work and for private contribution to public goods. I am also interested in the analysis of tax evasion, linked to the problem of free-riding and the financing of a public good.
Ratto M., Gemmell N. (2018), The effects of penalty information on tax compliance: evidence from a New Zealand field experiment, National Tax Journal, vol. 71, n°3, p. 547-588
Gemmell N., Ratto M. (2012), Behavioral responses to taxpayer audits: Evidence from random taxpayer inquiries, National Tax Journal, vol. 65, n°1, p. 33-57
Burgess S., Ratto M., von Hinke Kessler Scholder S., Propper C., Tominey E. (2010), Smarter Task Assignment or Greater Effort: the impact of incentives on team performance, The Economic Journal, vol. 120, n°547, p. 968-989
Communications sans actes
Ratto M. (2011), Implicit and Explicit Incentives to Cooperate in Teams, Workshop on Research Advances in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Paris Dauphine, May 17-19, 2011, Paris, France
Prépublications / Cahiers de recherche
Acconcia A., D'Amato M., Martina R., Ratto M. (2019), The Response of Taxpayer Compliance to the Large Shock of Italian Unification, CSEF Working Papers , 26 p.
Gemmell N., Ratto M. (2017), The effects of penalty information on tax compliance: evidence from a New Zealand field experiment, Victoria, The Working Papers in Public Finance, 31 p.
Ratto M. (2013), Work Practices as Implicit Incentives to Cooperate / Pratiques de travail et coopération entre collègues, CEE Working Paper , 30 p.
Vergé T., Tominey E., Ratto M. (2012), Team Structure and the Effectiveness of Collective Performance Pay, Bonn, IZA Discussion paper series, 27 p.