Mario Jametti


Mario Jametti is Assistant Prof. at the University of Lugano.



Mario Jametti joined the University of Lugano as an Assistant Professor of Economics in 2008. Prior to this appointment he worked two years at York University, Canada, also in the position of Assistant Professor. Mr. Jametti obtained his PhD at the University of Lausanne in 2004, subsequent to which he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University. During four years prior to his doctoral studies, he had worked as an economic consultant in several Latin American countries, on projects funded by the Inter-American Development Bank and by national governments. His main research interests are in public finance, applied microeconomics and applied econometrics, currently focusing on tax competition and private pensions.
Within the research agenda in tax competition, Mario Jametti, in joint work with Marius Brülhart (Université de Lausanne) and Kurt Schmidheiny (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), explores the impact of agglomeration economies on the sensitivity of firm location to tax differentials. He also works, jointly with Anindya Sen (University of Waterloo), on the impact of market structure on tax competition.
In the area of private pensions, Mario Jametti, joint with Thomas Crossley (University of Cambridge), explores the effect of benefit guarantee insurance on portfolio allocation of pension plans.