Furio C. Rosati

University of Rome Tor Vergata, ICID, and Understanding Children’s Work, 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

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Director of Understanding Children’s Work: a joint ILO, World Bank, and UNICEF research program

Past positions

Professor of Public Finance, Faculty of Law, University of Sassari, 1996–2000; Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, 2000; Visiting Professor, NCAER, Delhi, 1996


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

Selected publications

  • “Cash transfers and child labor.” World Bank Research Observer (Forthcoming) (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).

  • “Household vulnerability and child labor: The effect of shocks, credit rationing and insurance.” Journal of Population Economics 23:1 (2010) (with L. Guarcello and F. Mealli).

  • “Local labor demand and child labor.” Research in Labour Economics 31 (2010) (with M. Manacorda).