Giulio Zanella

University of Bologna, Italy, and IZA, Germany

I think IZA Wold of Labor is important to convey policy-relevant findings from academic research in a way that is accessible to a wide range of potentially interested readers, most notably journalists and policymakers

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy

Research interest

Labor economics, social economics, applied econometrics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Scientific Committee, Labor Agency, Province of Trento, Italy

Past positions

Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of California-Santa Barbara in 2009


PhD in Economics, University of Siena, 2005

Selected publications

  • “Intergenerational altruism and house prices: Evidence from bequest tax reforms in Italy.” European Economic Review (with G. Bellettini and F. Taddei).

  • Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Costs of Daycare 0–2 for Girls. London: Center for Economic Policy Research, 90–98 (with M. Fort and A. Ichino).

  • “Experiencing breast cancer at the workplace.” Journal of Public Economics 134 (2016): 53–66 (with R. Banerjee).

  • “Revisiting wage, earnings, and hours profiles.” Journal of Monetary Economics 72 (2015): 1–17 (with P. Rupert).