LSE, UK, University of Bologna, Italy, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, UK; Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy
International trade, urban economics, and economic geography
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to the European Commission
Full Professor of Economics, Bocconi University, 2008–2013; Full Professor of Economics, University of Bologna, 2002–2008
PhD Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1998
“Rethinking the effects of immigration on wages.” Journal of the European Economic Association 10:1 (2012): 152–197 (with G. Peri).
“Productivity and firm selection: Quantifying the ‘new’ gains from trade.” Economic Journal 122:561 (2012): 754–798 (with G. Corcos, M. Del Gatto, and G. Mion).
“Agglomeration, trade and selection.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 42:6 (2012): 905–1068.
“New frontiers of immigration research: Cities and firms.” Journal of Regional Science 53:1 (2013): 1–7 (with G. Peri).
“Immigration, offshoring and American jobs.” American Economic Review 103:5 (2013): 1925–1959 (with G. Peri and G. Wright).
Offshoring has little net effect on domestic employment, while pushing domestic workers toward more complex jobsGianmarco Ottaviano, July 2015The impact of offshoring on domestic jobs is more complicated than it first appears. In the standard narrative, offshoring production is thought to harm domestic workers by providing cheap alternative sources of labor. However, while offshoring may directly displace domestic workers, the resulting foreign market access and lower production costs allow domestic firms to increase efficiency, expand production, and thus create new jobs for domestic workers. These new jobs often involve more complex tasks, as revealed by the positive relation between the share of offshored jobs and the average cognitive and interactive task content of domestic jobs.MoreLess