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Fabio Sabatini, Sapienza University of Rome

I am Researcher at the Department of Economics and Law of Sapienza University of Rome, where I currently teach Public Economics as Aggregate Professor at the Faculty of Economics. I previously held posts at the Departments of Economics of the Universities of Trento, Siena, Padua, and Cassino. I also worked with OECD, FAO and other national and international research institutions. 
I obtained the national scientific qualification (abilitazione scientifica nazionale) as full professor (professore ordinario) and as associate professor (professore associato) of Economic Policy, and as associate professor of Political Economy in Italian universities for the period 2014-2018.

I collaborate with the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and with the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises in Trento.

I am founding editor of the Social Capital Gateway, website providing resources for social sciences, and chief editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD). I am currently a top 5% author in the RePEc worldwide ranking of economists in terms of 4 of the 33 RePEc criteria. Here is my Google Scholar Citation Profile (H-Index = 14 as of June 2014).

I also write three blogs and op-ed articles on topics of economics and politics in the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano and for the Italian magazines MicroMega (Espresso-La Repubblica Group) and Pagina 99.

Besides my research activity, I have a passion for film photography and I collaborate with Getty Images as a freelance photographer. Here is my photostream on Flickr.com.

Contact

Email: fabio.sabatini@uniroma1.it or fa.sabatini@gmail.com.
Address for correspondence: Sapienza Università di Roma, Facoltà di Economia, via del Castro Laurenziano 9, 00161, Roma, Italy.
Networks: Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Ideas.
 

Current Position

• Researcher (Ricercatore), Department of Economics and Law, Sapienza University of Rome.

• Aggregate Professor of Public Economics, Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome. Follow the link to see my lecture notes.

External affiliations

• Associate Researcher, Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia.

• Senior Researcher, European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse), Trento

• Research Associate, Health, Econometrics and Data Group, University of York.
 

Editorial activities

• Author and editor of  Social Capital Gateway, web site providing resources for the study of social capital acknowledged by the Journal of Economic Education as an exemplary material for teaching and learning economics.

• Chief Editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD). 

Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Comparative and International Social Policy (Taylor & Francis), the Open Journal of Business and Management (Scientific Research Publishing) and of Impresa Sociale (Consorzio CGM).

• Editor of the NEP (New Economics Papers) Report on Social Norms and Social Capital within the RePEc Project.

Author of three blogs in the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano and in the Italian magazines MicroMega (Gruppo Espresso-La Repubblica) and Pagina 99.

Reviewer for the following peer-reviewed journals: American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Applied Economics, British Journal of Sociology, Comparative Political Studies, Economics Bulletin, European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, European Sociological Review, International Review of Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Cultural Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Happiness Studies, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Regional Studies, Review of Economics of the Household, Review of Income and Wealth, Review of Social EconomyRivista di Politica Economica, Small Business Economics, Social Indicators Research, Social Networks, Social Science and MedicineTijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie.
On average, I perform a review every two weeks.
 

Education

• Laurea in Economics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 2001. Summa cum laude.

• PhD in Political Economy, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 2006.
 

Articles in international refereed journals

• Sabatini, F., Modena, F., Tortia, E. (2014). Do cooperative enterprises create social trust? Small Business Economics 42 (3), 621-641.

• Andriani, L., Sabatini, F. (2014). Trust and Prosocial Behaviour in a Process of State Capacity Building: the Case of the Palestinian Territories. Journal of Institutional Economics, accepted.

• Sabatini, F. (2014). The relationship between happiness and health: evidence from Italy. Social Science and Medicine 114, 178-187.

• Modena, F., Rondinelli, C., Sabatini, F. (2013). Economic insecurity and fertility intentions: The Case of ItalyReview of Income and Wealth 60 (1), 233-255.

• Antoci, F., Sabatini, F., Sodini, M. (2013). Economic growth, technological progress and social capital: the inverted U hypothesis. Metroeconomica 64 (3), 401-431.

• Antoci, A., Sabatini, F., Sodini, M. (2013). Bowling alone but tweeting together: the evolution of human interaction in the social networking EraQuality & Quantity  48 (4), 1912-1927.

• Antoci, A., Sabatini, F., Sodini, M. (2012). The Solaria Syndrome: Social Capital in a Hypertechnological Growing Economy. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 81 (3), 802-814.

• Sabatini, F. (2012). Who Trusts Berlusconi? An Econometric Analysis of the Role of Television in the Political Arena. Kyklos, 65: 111–131.

• Modena, F., Sabatini, F. (2012). I Would if I Could: Precarious Employment and Childbearing Intentions in Italy. Review of Economics of the Household 10 (1), 77-97.

• Antoci, F., Sabatini, F., Sodini, M. (2012). See You on Facebook! A framework for analyzing the role of computer-mediated interaction in the evolution of social capital. Journal of Socio-Economics 41, 541–547.

• Fiorillo, D., Sabatini, F. (2011). Quality and quantity: the role of social interactions in individual health. Social Science and Medicine, 73, 1644-1652.

• Fiorillo, D., Sabatini, F. (2011). An Exploratory Analysis of the Relationship Between Social Interactions, Income and Health in Italy. Economics Bulletin, 31 (2), 1336-1352.

• Sabatini, F. (2009). Social Capital as Social Networks: a New Framework for Measurement and an empirical analysis of its determinants and consequences. Journal of Socio-Economics, 38 (3), 429-442.

• Sabatini, F. (2009). The relationship between trust and networks. An exploratory empirical analysis. Economics Bulletin 29 (2), 674-685.

• Sabatini, F. (2008). Social Capital and the Quality of Economic Development. Kyklos, 61 (3), 466-499.

• Sabatini, F. (2008). Does Social Capital Improve Labour Productivity in Small and Medium Enterprises?. International Journal of Management and Decision Making 9, (5), 454-480.
 

Refereed notes and book reviews

• Sabatini, F. (2005). Resources for the Study of Social Capital. Journal of Economic Education, 36 (2), 198.

• Sabatini, F. (2003). Review Essay of Ben Fine, "Social Capital versus Social Theory: Political Economy and Social Science at the Turn of the Millenium". Economic Notes, 32 (3), 403-408.
 

Working Papers

• Sabatini, F., Sarracino, F. (2014). E-participation: social capital and the Internet. MPRA Paper No. 55722. Submitted.

• Antoci, A., Sabatini, F., Sodini, M. (2014). Online and offline social participation and social poverty traps. MPRA Paper No. 55703. Submitted.

• Sabatini, F., Sarracino, F. (2014). Online networks and subjective well-being. EconomEtica Working Paper No. 54. Submitted.

• Sabatini, F., Sarracino, F., Yamamura, E. (2014). Social norms on rent seeking and preferences for redistribution. MPRA Paper 57151. Submitted.

• Yamamura, E., Sabatini, F. (2014). Superstars in politics: the role of the media in the rise and success of Junichiro Koizumi. EconStor paper. Submitted.

• Reggiani, T., Rizzolli, M., Sabatini, F. (2014). Let (not) your left hand know what your right hand does. A field experiment on the role of signalling motivation in donation behavior. Sapienza University of Rome, mimeo. Currently under revision: email me to ask the draft.

• Sabatini, F., Sarracino, F. (2014). Will Facebook save or destroy social capital? An empirical investigation into the effect of online interactions on trust and networks. GESIS Working Paper No 2014/30. Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

• Degli Antoni, G., Sabatini, F. (2013). Disentangling the relationship between nonprofit and social capital: the role of social cooperatives and social welfare associations in the development of networks of strong and weak ties. EconomEtica working paper n. 48, Milano. Submitted (2nd round).

• Fiorillo, D., Sabatini, F. (2011). Structural social capital and health in Italy. University of York Health, Econometrics and Data Group working paper 11/23. Submitted (2nd round).

• Sabatini, F. (2011). Can a click buy a little happiness? The impact of business-to-consumer e-commerce on subjective well-being. EERI (Economics and Econometrics Research Institute, Brussels) Research Paper 2011_12. Submitted (2nd round).

Please check my profile on Ideas for a complete list of my working papers.
 

Articles in Italian refereed journals

• Sabatini, F. (2009). Il capitale sociale nelle regioni italiane: un’analisi comparata. Rivista di Politica Economica 99 (2), 167-220.

• Sabatini, F. (2007). Un atlante del capitale sociale italiano. QA, Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi Doria 1/2007, 41-73.

• Sabatini, F. (2004). Il concetto di capitale sociale nelle scienze sociali. Una rassegna della letteratura economica, sociologica e politologica. Studi e Note di Economia 2/2004, 73-105.
 

Books

• Garofalo, G., Sabatini, F. (eds) (2008). Homo Oeconomicus? Dinamiche imprenditoriali in laboratorio. Bologna, Il Mulino.

• Cecchi, C., Grando, S., Sabatini, F. (2008). Campagne in sviluppo. Capitale sociale e comunità rurali in Europa. Torino, Rosenberg & Sellier.

• Cecchi, C., Sabatini, F. (2007). Il capitale sociale per la pianificazione e gestione dei servizi pubblici locali. Roma, Officina Edizioni.
 

Book Chapters

• Sabatini, F. (2011). Il capitale sociale in Provincia di Trento. Comparazione con le regioni italiane mediante analisi in componenti principali. In Borzaga, C. (Ed). Relazioni di qualità: il capitale sociale in Provincia di Trento. Trento: Edizioni 31.

• Sabatini, F. (2009). The Labour Market. In Svendsen, G.T. and G.L.H. Svendsen (eds). Handbook of Social Capital. The Troika of Sociology, Political Science and Economics. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA.

• Cecchi, C., Molinas, L., Sabatini, F. (2008). Is Social Capital a Policy Tool Against Poverty and Inequality? A Discussion of Development Strategies in Rural India. In Basile, E. and I. Mukhopadhyay (eds). Institutional Perspectives on Rural India. London, New York, Delhi, Anthem Press.

• Sabatini, F. (2008). Capitale sociale, imprese sociali, spesa pubblica. In Pelligra, V. (ed). Imprese sociali. Scelte individuali e interessi comuni. Milano, Paravia Bruno Mondadori.

• Sabatini, F. (2008). Capitale sociale, fiducia e crescita economica. In Garofalo, G, F. Sabatini (eds). Homo Oeconomicus? Dinamiche imprenditoriali in laboratorio. Bologna, Il Mulino.

• Sabatini, F. (2008). Misurare il capitale sociale. In Garofalo, G, F. Sabatini (eds). Homo Oeconomicus? Dinamiche imprenditoriali in laboratorio. Bologna, Il Mulino.

• Sabatini, F. (2008). Guida pratica alla misurazione del capitale sociale. In Garofalo, G, F. Sabatini (eds). Homo Oeconomicus? Dinamiche imprenditoriali in laboratorio. Bologna, Il Mulino.

• Sabatini, F. (2008). Capitale sociale e fiducia: un'analisi econometrica. In Garofalo, G, F. Sabatini (eds). Homo Oeconomicus? Dinamiche imprenditoriali in laboratorio. Bologna, Il Mulino.

• Sabatini, F. (2007). The Empirics of Social Capital and Economic Development: a Critical Perspective. In Osborne, M., Sankey, K. e Wilson, B. (eds). Social Capital, Lifelong Learning Regions and the Management of Place: an international perspective. London and New York, Routledge.
 

Other publications

• Degli Antoni, G., Sabatini, F. (2013). Cooperative sociali, motivazioni intrinseche e creazione di network. Impresa Sociale 1 2013.

• Borzaga, C., Ferri, G., Sabatini, F. (2012). EditorialJournal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity 1 (1), 1-6.

• Sabatini, F. (2011). Se la TV non sposta un voto, perché invaderla? Un'analisi econometrica del ruolo della televisione nella costruzione del consenso. Micromega.

• Sabatini, F. (2011). Capitale sociale. Entry in the Garzanti Encyclopedia of Economics. Milano, Garzanti.

• Sabatini, F. (2007). Capitale sociale, imprese sociali, spesa pubblica e sviluppo in Italia. Impresa sociale 2 (76), 192-234.

• Sabatini, F. (2005). Uganda: l'allievo modello della Banca Mondiale? Le nuove contraddizioni della cooperazione allo sviluppo. Disuguaglianze, Trimestrale per l'analisi dei processi di sviluppo e sottosviluppo  5 (5), 122-134.

• Sabatini, F. (2004). Che cosa è il capitale sociale. Disuguaglianze, Trimestrale per l'analisi dei processi di sviluppo e sottosviluppo  3 (4), 41-55.
 

Ongoing projects

• Arts and humanities as engines of empathy. Abstract.

• Let (not) your left hand know what your right hand does. A field experiment on the role of signalling motivation in donation behavior. With Tommaso Reggiani (University of Cologne) and Matteo Rizzolli (Free University of Bozen). Abstract.

• Internet use, online networks, social capital, and well-being. With Angelo Antoci (University of Sassari), Mauro Sodini (University of Pisa), Francesco Sarracino (National Institute of Statistics of Luxembourg and HSE Saint Petersburg).

• The gender digital divide and social interactions. With Francesco Sarracino (National Institute of Statistics of Luxembourg and HSE Saint Petersburg) and Ekaterina Selezneva (Institute for East and Southeast European Studies).

• Happy meteo: does the happiness of others affect self reported happiness? With Luciano Canova (Eni Corporate University).

• Social capital, preferences for redistribution and tax evasion. With Eiji Yamamura (Seinan Gakuin University).

• The role of hate speech in the evolution of social trust and cooperation. A theoretical, empirical, and experimental approach. With Angelo Antoci (University of Sassari), Francesco Sarracino (National Institute of Statistics of Luxembourg and HSE Saint Petersburg).

• The role of the Internet in physical and mental health. With Malgorzata Mikucka (Université catholique de Louvain) and Francesco Sarracino (National Institute of Statistics of Luxembourg and HSE Saint Petersburg).

• The behavioral determinants of obesity. With Malgorzata Mikucka (Université catholique de Louvain) and Francesco Sarracino (National Institute of Statistics of Luxembourg and HSE Saint Petersburg).

• Tolerance and economic growth.

• Analisi quantiativa dei risultati dell’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN) in Italia. Con Tommaso Reggiani (University of Cologne), Matteo Rizzolli (Free University of Bozen) and Francesco Sarracino (National Institute of Statistics of Luxembourg and HSE Saint Petersburg).
 

Op-Ed Articles (in Italian)

• Interviews at "Lezioni dalla crisi", Rai Tre (in Italian): Le imprese italiane nella crisi (May 29, 2012), Un'economia moderna e dinamica (June 14, 2012).

• Interview at "Report", Rai Tre (in Italian): Secs Appeal (October 7, 2012).

• Interview at BBC: The Italian Connection (February 23, 2013).

• Contributions to La Voce (in Italian): Insider e outsider: cosa cambia con l'Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (with Tommaso Reggiani, Matteo Rizzolli e Francesco Sarracino) (March 25, 2014).

• Selected posts and editorials for Pagina 99 (in Italian): L'omofobia uccide, i diritti salvano vite (March 25, 2014), Università: truccare i concorsi sarà più difficile (March 9, 2014), La scienza economica tra rigore e autismo (March 5, 2014).

• Selected posts and op-eds for Il Fatto Quotidiano (in Italian): Università, se la disinformazione è di moda (May 11, 2014), Università: come rendere i concorsi più trasparenti (March 11, 2014), Che cosa è diventato il Movimento 5 Stelle? (February 3, 2014), Social network: le conseguenze dei commenti odiosi in rete (January 7, 2014), Elezioni europee: alcune considerazioni sui sette punti della grillonomics (January 5, 2014), Se Facebook distrugge la fiducia (December 2, 2013), Agcom alla svolta generazionale? Tra gli intrighi tocca al Pd (November 8, 2013), Immigrati: l'economia ha bisogno di accoglienza e integrazione (October 10, 2013), Altroché Imu: ripartire da una politica più women-friendly (September 3, 2013), Diritti civili e omofobia, la vera emergenza (with Barbara Befani) (August 13, 2013), Concorsi truffa: il massacro dei ricercatori (July 8, 2013), L’antieuropeismo da bar di Berlusconi nel sonno di Pd e M5S (June 18, 2013),  Femminicidio, l'insopportabile retorica del lutto e dello shock (with Barbara Befani) (May 28, 2013) Tagliate altre tasse, non l'Imu (May 5, 2013), Matrimonio gay, è il momento di agire (with Carlo D'Ippoliti) (April 24, 2013), Intanto l'economia si spegne (April 10, 2013), M5S tra meritocrazia e le mille balle blu (March 24, 2013), M5S, i voti che non tornano e qualche vecchio vizio (March 21, 2013), M5S e Pd: non sprecate questa occasione storica (March 11, 2013), Movimento 5 Stelle, Google non basta (March 5, 2013), Una maggioranza, vi prego, contro il conflitto di interessi (February 26, 2013), Tu quoque, Oscar Giannino (February 19, 2013), La demagogia di Berlusconi e la necessità di una nuova agenda europea per la sinistra (January 11, 2013), Valentina e Ilaria, ricercatrici unite contro i baroni (December 20, 2012), Berlusconi si può battere (December 9, 2012), Investire nella scuola e nell'università fa bene all'economia (December 7, 2012), Questa politica economica distrugge la coesione sociale (November 16, 2012), Diritti civili e omofobia, il ritardo dell’Italia non fa bene all’economia (November 8, 2012), L’apologia di fascismo è ancora un reato (November 6, 2012), Il berlusconismo non è finito, prepariamoci (October 27, 2012), Berlusconi si ritira: inutile se non si elimina il conflitto di interessi (October 25, 2012), Invece di colpire la cooperazione sociale tagliamo qualche F-35 (October 20, 2012), La legge di stabilità stabilizza soltanto le disuguaglianze (October 15, 2012).

• Selected posts and editorials for MicroMega (in Italian): I limiti del programma di Grillo per l'Europa (January 9, 2014), Economisti dappertutto? (November 20, 2013), Femminicidio: microfisica di un problema sistemico (with Barbara Befani) (May 30, 2013), L'aumento dell'Iva e la spesa pubblica (May 28, 2013), Decrescita, recessione e felicità: contro le semplificazioni di Beppe Grillo (with Luciano Canova) (April 15, 2013), Pd, 24 ore per tornare alla ragione (ed evitare l'autodistruzione) (April 17, 2013), Monti, una sobria e rispettabile scelta politica. Di destra (January 9, 2013), Lo spread e il governo che verrà (December 12, 2012), Non si esce dalla crisi distruggendo la coesione sociale (18 novembre 2012), Se la politica economica dimentica i consumatori (October 16, 2012), La rete è vita (August 30, 2012), L'incredibile odissea di una ricercatrice contro i muri di gomma universitari (June 10, 2012), La de-feudalizzazione dell'Università (May 23, 2012), Hollande, una speranza per l'Europa e una lezione per la sinistra italiana (May 6, 2012), Università, la rivolta dei ricercatori contro i concorsi manipolati (May 2, 2012), L'economia del pene (April 15, 2012), Pareggio di bilancio e declino del welfare, dov'è la sinistra? (April 11, 2012), Lavoro, la fine del Pd (March 21, 2012), Bindi, il Pd e i matrimoni omosessuali (March 12, 2012), Un'altra brutta storia sui concorsi universitari (February 19, 2012), Il posto fisso, che noia, la precarietà, che tragedia (February 2, 2012), Istruzioni per salvare l'economia dagli economisti (January 20, 2012).

• Selected editorials in online magazines: Il ruolo della Tv nella costruzione del consenso e l'urgenza di regole sul conflitto di interessi "nelMerito.com, June 10, 2011), Perché in Italia si fanno sempre meno figli (Neodemos, 19 gennaio 2011, con Francesca Modena), Lavoro e culle vuote: quanto pesa la precarietà (inGenere, January 11, 2011).
 

Previous positions

• November 2010 - June 2012: Senior Researcher, University of Trento, European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse).

• November 2006 - October 2010: Research Fellow, University of Siena, Department of Economics and Faculty of Political Sciences.

• July 2006 - July 2007: Holder of a Research Grant funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization for the research project The Role of FAO and IFAD in Building Social Capital in Rural Areas, University of Padua, Department of Economics Marco Fanno.

• October 2005 - November 2006: Research Fellow, University of Cassino, Department of Economics.
 

Teaching

• 2013/2014: Lecturer (Professore aggregato) of Advanced Public Economics. Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Economics.

• 2013/2014: Lecturer (Professore aggregato) of Public Economics. Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Economics.

• 2012/2013: Lecturer (Professore aggregato) of Public Economics. Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Economics.

• 2012/2013: Teaching assistant of Political Economy. Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Economics.

• 2011/2012: Lecturer (Professore aggregato) of Public Economics. Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Economics.

• 2011/2012: Teaching assistant of Political Economy. Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Economics.

• 2009/2010: Lecturer (Professore a contratto) of Mathematical Economics. University of Siena, Faculty of Political Science.

• 2009/2010: Lecturer (Professore a contratto) of Social Capital and Development Processes. University of Siena, Faculty of Political Science.

• 2008/2010: Lecturer (Professore a contratto) of Development Economics. University of Siena, Faculty of Political Science.

• 2008/2009: Lecturer (Professore a contratto) of European Economic Policy. University of Siena, Faculty of Political Science.

• 2008/2009: Lecturer (Professore a contratto) of Economics of Monetary Union. Università Telematica Guglielmo Marconi, Faculty of Economics.

• 2007/2008: Lecturer (Professore a contratto) of Economics of Monetary Union. Università Telematica Guglielmo Marconi, Faculty of Economics.

• 2006/2010: Teaching assistant of Economic Policy. University of Siena, Faculty of Political Science.

• 2006/2010: Teaching assistant of Political Economy. University of Siena, Faculty of Economics.

• 2006/2010: Teaching assistant of Business Economics. Siena University for Foreigners, Faculty of Economics.

• 2006/2007: Lecturer (Professore a contratto) of Economics of Monetary Union. Università Telematica Guglielmo Marconi, Faculty of Economics.

• 2005/2006: Lecturer (Professore a contratto) of Economics of Monetary Union. Università Telematica Guglielmo Marconi, Faculty of Economics.

• 2003/2004: Teaching assistant of Advanced Economic Policy. Sapienza University of Rome, Faculty of Economics.

• 2003/2004: Teaching assistant of Economic Policy. University LUISS Guido Carli, Faculty of Economics.

 

Other professional experience

• January 2008 - August 2009: Consultant of the Department of Economics of the University of Trento within a research project on the measurement of social capital in the Province of Trento.

• October 2007 - December 2007: Consultant of the Associazione Studi e Ricerche per il Mezzogiorno within the Research Project "Capitale sociale e sviluppo economico nel Mezzogiorno italiano" (Social capital and economic development in the Italian Mezzogiorno).

• September 2007 - December 2007: Consultant at the International Project Office of the Università Telematica Guglielmo Marconi for the development of research projects to be submitted to the European Commission, with particular regard for the 7th European Framework Programme (7FP). Responsible for the development and management of the Collaborative project SOCIAL NET, ‘The role of social capital and public policy in determining EU development trajectories’, submitted to the 7FP.

• January 2006 - January 2007: Consultant of the University of Tuscia, Faculty of Economics, within the research project on "Social capital and local development: the case of Tuscia".

• July 2006 - November 2006: Consultant of the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Task: preparing a paper to be used at the seminar on Social Enterprise and Social Capital organised by the OECD LEED Centre for Local Development and the World Bank, Trento, 15-18 November 2006.

• August 2006 - October 2006: Consultant of Pol.i.s. Campania (Agency of the Campania Regional Government) for the organization of a Conference on Social capital and crime, held in Ottaviano (Naples).

• January 2006 - June 2006: Consultant of the University of Padua, Department of Economics “Marco Fanno”, within the research project on "Civil Economy and Microcredit".

• January 2006 - June 2006: Consultant of the RESTRIM Project (Restructuring in Marginal Rural Areas: the role of social capital in rural development), a European Commission Framework Five funded project that examines the role of civil society in promoting economic competitiveness and quality of life for rural residents.

• June 2004 - May 2005: Consultant of the Research Group of the University of Rome La Sapienza, Faculty of Economics, on "A Plan of Services for Managing City", co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).
 

Invited presentations as keynote speaker or as member of the scientific committee (selection)

• From 2007 I have been member of the scientific committee of the Annual Workshop for Young Economists on Social Economy, which takes place every year in Forlì (Bologna, Italy) under the organization of the University of Bologna.

• 2012, November 13: invited speaker at the Conference "Micro-Level Socialisation through Civic Engagement? Institutions, Associations and Trust". Brussels, Belgium.

• 2012, June 21-23: member of the Organizing Committee of the Association for Social Economics 2012 World Congress. Glasgow, UK.

• 2011, October 26: keynote speaker at the Conference "Knowledge-Based Development: Enterprises, Cities and Countries". Vale dos Vinhedos - Bento Gonçalves, Brazil.

• 2010, July 7: invited speaker at the conference "The Economic Effects of Trust". Santander, Spain.

• 2010, March 12: invited speaker at the workshop "Poverty, inequality and social protection in Africa". Brussels, Belgium.

• 2009, December 2-5: member of the scientific committee of the Conference "From GDP to Well-Being: Economics on the Road to Sustainability". Ancona, Italy.

• 2009, September 24: invited speaker at the Conference "Urban Policies and Social Capital". Lindköping and Gothenburg, Sweden.

• 2009, September 4: invited speaker at the Conference "Civil society, social capital and economic development". Stockholm, Sweden.

• 2007, November 8: invited speaker at the Conference: "Social capital and job creation in rural Europe". Lisbon, Portugal.

• 2007, June 1, invited speaker at the conference "The role of nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in the formation of social capital". Trento, Italy.

• 2007, March 4: invited speaker at the Conference "Social Networks, Transactional Economy, and Knowledge-Based Economy in Regional Development". Moscow, Russia.

• 2006, November 18: invited speaker at the Conference "Reviewing OECD experience in the social enterprise sector". Trento, Italy.

• 2006, October 18-19: organizer and chair of the Conference "Social Capital and Crime". Ottaviano (Naples), Italy.

• 2006, June 30: invited speaker at the Conference Social Capital, Sustainability and Socio-economic Cohesion within the EU MLG structure in development policy. London, UK.
 

Paper presentations (selection)

• 2014, March 30, presentation of the paper "Internet use, social capital and subjective well-being" at the Conference: Social and Cultural Changes in Cross-National Perspective: Values and Modernization, Moscow, Russia.

• 2013, November 14, presentation of the paper "Will Facebook save or destroy social capital? An empirical investigation into the role of online interactions in the evolution of trust and networks" at the Conference "Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective", Moscow, Russia.

• 2013, April 28: presentation of the project "The Internet, social capital and subjective well-being" at the Third LCSR International Workshop, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

• 2012, October 5: presentation of the paper "Structural social capital and health in Italy" at the Workshop Social Capital and Health. Padua, Italy.

• 2012, September 22: presentation of the paper "Employment instability, economic insecurity and fertility intentions: the case of Italy" at the Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists. Bonn, Germany.

• 2011, November 23: presentation of the paper "Economic Insecurity and Fertility: The Case of Italy" at the IARIW-OECD Conference on Economic Insecurity. Paris, France.

• 2009, December 5: presentation of the paper "The Solaria Syndrome: Social Capital in a Growing Hypertechnological Economy" at the Conference "From GDP to Well-Being: Economics on the Road to Sustainability". Ancona, Italy.

• 2009, June 25: presentation of the paper "Will growth and technology destroy social interaction? The inverted U-shape hypothesis" at the Conference "The evolution and formation of social networks". Paris, France.
 

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Fabio Sabatini is the author and the editor of Social Capital Gateway, web site providing resources for the study of social capital and social interactions which has been acknowledged by the Journal of Economic Education as an exemplary material for teaching and learning economics. Social Capital Gateway is linked as a useful resource for social sciences by hundreds of research institutions all over the world, among which the World Bank, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the London School of Economics.

Upcoming events

2014, September

LabSi Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Finance

Fri, 2014-09-12 - Sat, 2014-09-13

2014, September

The Crisis: Scholarship, Policies, Conflicts and Alternatives

Tue, 2014-09-16 - Thu, 2014-09-18

2014, September

Crises and the distribution

Mon, 2014-09-29 - Tue, 2014-09-30

2014, October

Happiness, Creativity and Innovation

Wed, 2014-10-01 - Fri, 2014-10-03

2014, October

6th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime

Fri, 2014-10-03 - Sat, 2014-10-04

2014, October

Public Goods through Private Eyes

Thu, 2014-10-09 - Fri, 2014-10-10

2014, November

Behavioral Aspects in Macroeconomics and Finance

Thu, 2014-11-13 - Fri, 2014-11-14

2014, November

8th CESifo Workshop on Political Economy

Fri, 2014-11-28 - Sat, 2014-11-29