He was Lecturer in Economics at the University of Warwick from 1995 to 2000. Then, he joined the University of Milan, where he held positions as Lecturer (2000-2001) and Associate Professor of Public Economics (2001-2005). He was Director of the Ph.D. program in Economics of the University of Milan (2008-2015), and a member of the steering committee of the Doctorate in Economics and Finance of the Public Administration (DEFAP) of the Catholic University of Milan, University of Milan-Bicocca and University of Milan (2003-2010). His current research interests are in public economics, with a special focus on taxation and fiscal policy, and labour economics, with a special focus on the effects of trade integration on labour market institutions.
- Santoni, M., “Protective excise taxation”, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, forthcoming 2017.
- Bognetti, G. and M. Santoni, “Increasing the substitution elasticity can improve VAT compliance and social welfare”, Economic Modelling, 58: 293-307, 2016.
- Santoni, M., “Product market integration and wage bargaining institutions”, Labour Economics, 27: 1-15, 2014.
- Santoni, M., “Are the degree of trade openness and the degree of wage centralisation negatively correlated?”, Review of World Economics, 148: 583-594, 2012.