European Commission—Joint Research Centre (JRC), Spain, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Scientific Officer, European Commission—Joint Research Centre (JRC), Spain
Education economics, labor economics, applied econometrics
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
“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).
There is a positive association between study abroad and graduates’ job prospects, though it is unclear if the link is causalGiorgio Di Pietro, May 2019In recent decades, the number of university students worldwide who have received some part of their education abroad has been rising rapidly. Despite the popularity of international student exchange programs, however, debate continues over what students actually gain from this experience. A major advantage claimed for study abroad programs is that they can enhance employability by providing graduates with the skills and experience employers look for. These programs are also expected to increase the probability that graduates will work abroad, and so may especially benefit students willing to pursue an international career. However, most of the evidence is qualitative and based on small samples.MoreLess