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

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Cagliari, Italy

Research interest

Labor economics

Past positions

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Cagliari, Italy


PhD Economics, University of Essex, 2007

Selected publications

  • "Employment protection and firm-provided training in dual labour markets." Labour Economics 69 (2021) (with M. Bratti and M. Conti).

  • "A model of unions, two-tier bargaining and capital investment." Labour Economics 67 (2020) (with G. Cardullo and M. Conti).

  • "Firm dynamics and employment protection: Evidence from sectoral data." Labour Economics 48 (2017): 35–53 (with A. Bottasso and M. Conti).

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

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