• A comparison of fiscal rules for resource-rich economies 

      Iacono, Roberto (Journal article, 2017)
      This paper produces a normative evaluation of fiscal rules for a resource-rich economy. Ad hoc fiscal rules might imply substantial welfare costs; the goal is to analyze the magnitude of these costs by quantitatively ...
    • Essays on the Macroeconomics of Natural Resources 

      Iacono, Roberto (Doctoral thesis at NTNU;2015:50, Doctoral thesis, 2015)
      The relationship between natural resources and the macroeconomy is the topic of this thesis, which is composed of three self-contained essays. The first essay - "On the interplay between intergenerational transfers and ...
    • On the Interplay between Intergenerational Transfers and Natural Resources 

      Iacono, Roberto (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      This paper studies an overlapping generations model with selfish agents, natural resources and human capital externalities. The initial result is to quantify the economic effects of intergenerational transfers by comparing ...
    • The Dutch disease revisited: absorption constraint and learning by doing 

      Iacono, Roberto (Journal article, 2017)
      This paper revisits the Dutch disease by analyzing the general equilibrium effects of a resource shock on a dependent economy, both in a static and dynamic setting. The novel aspect of this study is to incorporate in one ...
    • The Nordic Model of Economic Development and Welfare: Recent Developments and Future Prospects 

      Iacono, Roberto (Journal article, 2018)
      The stylised evidence from the Welfare State Sustainability (WSS) ratios points to a decrease in the future sustainability of public welfare spending in the Nordic countries.
    • The Norwegian Oil Bonanza and the Scandinavian Model in Comparative Perspective 

      Iacono, Roberto (Journal article, 2018)
      This paper aims at highlighting the effects of large natural resource endowments on the institutions of the so-called Scandinavian or Nordic model, through a comparative quantitative case study. Focusing on two key features ...
    • The wage curve across the wealth distribution 

      Iacono, Roberto; Ranaldi, Marco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This paper studies the relationship between wages and the unemployment rate across the wealth distribution. Using microdata from Norway covering the entire population of residents between 2000 and 2015, we introduce four ...