Claudio Lucifora

Università Cattolica, Italy, and IZA, Germany

I think that World of Labor is an excellent project and it serves many purposes. It provides an excellent forum for evidence-based policy making in the area of labor. It stimulates interest and tries to provide answers for policymakers, researchers, operators, and students, both by discussing theory as well as empirical evidence

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Current position

Professor of Economics, Università Cattolica, Italy

Research interest

Labor economics, economics of education, health economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant for ISFOL, Italian Ministry of Labor and Equal Opportunities; CNEL, Employment and Labor Agency

Past positions

Associate Professor, Political Economy, Università Cattolica (Piacenza), 1999–2000; Associate Professor, Political Economy, Università degli studi di Palermo, 1998–1999


PhD Economics, University of Warwick, 1991

Selected publications

  • “Paying for Performance: Incentive Pay Schemes and Employees’ Financial Participation.” In: Boeri, T., C. Lucifora, and K. Murphy. Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay. Oxford University Press, 2013 (with A. Bryson, R. Freeman, M. Pellizzari, and V. Pérotin).

  • “Cheating and Social Interactions. Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in a National Evaluation Program.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2014) (with M. Tonello).

  • “Performance-Related Pay and Firm Productivity: Evidence from a Reform in the Structure of Collective Bargaining.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 68:3 (2001): 606–632 (with F. Origo).

  • "The Effect of Comprehensive Smoking Bans in European Workplaces." Forum for Health Economics & Policy 16:1 (2013): 1–27 (with F. Origo).

  • "Mental Health and Working Conditions in European Countries." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 66:4 (2013) (with E. Cottini).