Giorgio Di Pietro

European Commission—Joint Research Centre (JRC), Spain, and IZA, Germany

I am very happy to take part in this project. This is a great way to improve accessibility and dissemination of relevant research information on labor economics. It helps to bridge the gap between academics and policymakers

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Scientific Officer, European Commission—Joint Research Centre (JRC), Spain

Research interest

Education economics, labor economics, applied econometrics

Past positions

Reader in the Economics of Education, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, UK (2009–2021)


PhD Economics, University of Roskilde, 1999

Selected publications

  • “Revisiting the impact of macroeconomic conditions on health behaviours." Economics and Human Biology 28:1 (2018): 173–181.

  • “The short-term effectiveness of a remedial mathematics course: Evidence from a UK university.” The Manchester School 82:3 (2014): 363–384.

  • “Military conscription and university enrolment: Evidence from Italy.” Journal of Population Economics 26:2 (2013): 619–644.

  • “Does studying abroad cause international labour mobility? Evidence from Italy.” Economics Letters 117:3 (2012): 632–635.

  • “Degree flexibility and university drop-out: The Italian experience.” Economics of Education Review 27:5 (2008): 546–555 (with A. Cutillo).