Giovanni Sulis

University of Cagliari, Italy, and IZA, Germany

I am delighted to be part of this innovative and exciting project. I believe that both academics and policymakers will benefit from the IZA World of Labor initiative, where grounded economic research and careful policy advice are disseminated in an appropriate and accessible way

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Cagliari, Italy

Research interest

Labor economics


PhD Economics, University of Essex, 2007

Selected publications

  • “Sunk capital, unions and the hold-up problem: Theory and evidence from cross-country sectoral data.” European Economic Review 76:May (2015): 253–274 (with G. Cardullo and M. Conti).

  • “Managerial practices and students performance.” Economic Policy 30:84 (2015): 683–728 (with A. Di Liberto and F. Schivardi).

  • “Human capital, employment protection and growth in Europe.” Journal of Comparative Economics (Forthcoming) (with M. Conti).

  • “Gender wage differentials in Italy: A structural estimation approach.” Journal of Population Economics 25:1 (2012): 53–87.

  • “Wage dispersion and equilibrium search models: Some evidence from Italy.” Labour 22:4 (2008): 593–627.