Norberto Pignatti

  • Current position:
    Tbilisi State University, Georgia
  • Positions/functions as policy advisor:
    Regulatory Impact Assessment Expert (producing reports for the Ministry of Agriculture and for the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Georgia)
  • Research interest:
    Labor economics (with a particular emphasis on labor markets of developing and transition countries), sustainable development, and, more generally, policy studies
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  • Affiliations:
    Tbilisi State University, Georgia
  • Past positions:
    Research Fellow, University of Bologna, Italy; Visiting Professor, International School of Economics, Tbilisi
  • Qualifications:
    PhD Economics, University of Bologna, 2007
  • Personal statement about IZA World of Labor:
    I have been enthusiastic about the World of Labor idea since the first time I heard about it. In my opinion this initiative is providing an extremely useful and needed tool to both academics and policymakers around the world and I am proud to have been able to give my contribution to it
  • Selected publications:
    • “Time-varying individual risk attitudes over the great recession: A comparison of Germany and Ukraine.” Journal of Comparative Economics 44:1 (2016): 182–200 (with T. Dohmen and H. Lehmann).
    • “Gender wage gap dynamics in a changing Ukraine.” IZA Journal of Labor & Development 1:7 (2012).
    • “The incidence and cost of job loss in the Ukrainian labor market.” Journal of Comparative Economics 34 (2006): 248–271 (with H. F. Lehmann and J. Wadsworth).
    • “Worker displacement in Russia and Ukraine: A comparative analysis using micro data.” In: Brueck, T., and H. Lehman (eds). The Economic and Social Consequences of Industrial Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012; pp. 7–46 (with H. Lehmann, A. Muravyev, T. Razzolini, and A. Zaiceva).
  • Articles

Encouraging women’s labor force participation in transition countries

Government policies can stimulate female labor force participation if coherent and well thought-out

June 2016

10.15185/izawol.264 264

by Norberto Pignatti Pignatti, N

Increasing women’s labor force participation is important to sustainable economic development, especially in economies with highly educated women and an aging population. Women’s participation varies across transition countries, driven by such economic and social factors as traditional views of gender roles and limited government support for caregivers. Still, in all countries there is clear scope for policies aimed at increasing women’s participation. In particular, in countries where women’s educational attainment is already high, policies to support a better work−life balance and female entrepreneurship look particularly promising.