Graziella Bertocchi

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, and IZA, Germany

The potential policy implications of the topic I have chosen for my contribution for IZA World of Labor have been a major motivation for my research. I am excited to have found this opportunity to disseminate my findings to a wide audience

IZA World of Labor role

Author

Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

Research interest

Macroeconomics, political economy, comparative development

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Coordinator: Evaluation Group for Economics, Italian Agency for the Evaluation of the University System (ANVUR), 2011–2013

Past positions

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, 1993–2000; Assistant Professor of Economics, Brown University, USA, 1987–1994

Qualifications

PhD Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Selected publications

  • "Primogeniture." In: Turner, B. S. (ed.). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Forthcoming."Slavery, education, and inequality." European Economic Review 70 (2014): 197–209 (with A. Dimico).

  • "Who holds the purse strings within the household? The determinants of intra-family decision making." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 101 (2014): 65–86 (with M. Brunetti and C. Torricelli).

  • "The racial gap in education and the legacy of slavery." Journal of Comparative Economics 40 (2012): 581–595 (with A. Dimico).

  • "The enfranchisement of women and the welfare state." European Economic Review 55 (2011): 535–553.