Furio C. Rosati

University of Rome Tor Vergata, and ICID, Italy, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Public Finance at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome in the Faculty of Economics

Research interest

Labor markets, development, child labor, youth employment, migration

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Director of CEIS (Center for Economic and International Studies); Research Director ICID (Italian Center for International Development)

Past positions

Director of Understanding Children’s Work: a joint ILO, World Bank, and UNICEF research program; Professor of Public Finance, Faculty of Law, University of Sassari, 1996–2000; Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, 2000


PhD Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1984

Selected publications

  • "Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy." Journal of Human Resources (2019) (with J. De Hoop, J Friedman, and E. Kandpal).

  • "Effects of public policy on child labor: Current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program design." World Development 110 (2018): 104–123 (with A. Dammert, J. De Hoop, and E. Myukiyehe).

  • “Cash transfers and child labor.” World Bank Research Observer (2014) (with J. De Hoop).

  • “Does promoting school attendance reduce child labor? Evidence from Burkina Faso's BRIGHT project.” Economics of Education Review 39 (2014): 78–96 (with J. De Hoop).

  • “Industrial structure and child labour: Evidence from Brazil.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 4 (2011) (with M. Manacorda).