Nadia Campaniello

  • Current position:
    Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Essex, UK
  • Positions/functions as policy advisor:
    European Policy Centre consultant for the “Forced migration project” on the relationship between the EU’s trade policy and the migration of third country nationals towards the EU
  • Research interest:
    Public economics, economics of crime, labor economics
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  • Affiliations:
    University of Essex, UK
  • Past positions:
    Post doc at the Italian National Council for Research; Post doc at University of Torino, Italy
  • Qualifications:
    PhD in Comparative Analysis of Law and Economics, Economics of Law, Economics of Institutions, Interuniversity Centre on Law, Economics and Institutions (CLEI), Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri (TO), Italy
  • Personal statement about IZA World of Labor:
    I am glad to give my contribution to this interesting initiative that aims at bridging the gap between academia and the policy world
  • Selected publications:
    • "The causal effect of trade on migration: Evidence from countries of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership." Labour Economics, April 24, 2014. DOI:
    • "Mega events in sports and crime: Evidence from the 1990 football World Cup." Journal of Sports Economics 14:2 (2013): 148–170.
  • Articles

Women in crime

Over the last 50 years women have been increasing their participation in the labor market and in the crime market

November 2014

10.15185/izawol.105 105

by Nadia Campaniello Campaniello, N

In recent decades, women’s participation in the labor market has increased considerably in most countries and is converging toward the participation rate of men. Though on a lesser scale, a similar movement toward gender convergence seems to be occurring in the criminal world, though many more men than women still engage in criminal activity. Technological progress and social norms have freed women from the home, increasing their participation in both the labor market and the crime market. With crime no longer just men’s business, it is important to investigate female criminal behavior to determine whether the policy prescriptions to reduce crime should differ for women.