His research interests are in the fields of inequality and redistribution, political economy, economics of education, public economics. He participated to several national and international research projects, among which, FP7 Growing inequalities impacts – GINI and FP7 Social Innovation: empowering the young for the common good – SOCIETY. He received the Aldi Hagenaar memorial award from the Luxembourg Income Study in 2010, and the SIEP prize from the Italian Society of Public Economics in 2009 and 2014. He published several papers in international peer reviewed journals and chapters in books for distinguished publishers.
- Braga, M. and F. Scervini, “The performance of politicians: the effect of gender quotas”, European Journal of Political Economy, 46: 1-14, 2017
- Di Giacomo, M., M. Piacenza, F. Scervini and G. Turati, “Should we resurrect ‘TIPP flottante’ if oil price booms again? Specific taxes as fuel consumer price stabilizers”, Energy Economics, 51: 544-552, 2015
- Bellani, L. and F. Scervini, “Heterogeneous preferences and in-kind redistribution: theory and evidence”, European Economic Review, 78: 196-219, 2015
- Meschi, E. and F. Scervini, “Expansion of schooling and educational inequality in Europe: the educational Kuznets curve revisited”, Oxford Economic Papers, 66(3): 660-680, 2014
- Scervini, F., “Empirics of the median voter: democracy, redistribution and the role of the middle class“, The Journal of Economic Inequality, 10(4): 529-550, 2012