Università Cattolica Milano, Italy, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Università Cattolica Milano, Italy
Empirical labor economics; in particular earnings and income dynamics, labor market transitions, education, and applied microeconometrics
PhD Economics, University of Warwick, 2000
“Earnings and labour market volatility in Britain, with a transatlantic comparison.” Labour Economics 30 (2014) (with S. P. Jenkins).
“Unemployment insurance, wage dynamics and inequality over the life cycle.” Economic Journal 123 (2013) (with P. Bingley and N. Westergård-Nielsen).
“Temporary employment, job flows and productivity: A tale of two reforms.” Economic Journal 122 (2012) (with C. Dell’Aringa and M. Leonardi).
“Determinants of grades in maths for students in economics.” Education Economics 20 (2012) (with C. Lucifora and D. Pozzoli).
“On time and money donations.” Journal of Socio-Economics 40 (2011) (with P. Ghinetti and G. Turati).
Promoting intergenerational mobility can make societies more egalitarianLorenzo Cappellari, May 2016Income inequality has been rising in many countries. Is this bad? One way to decide is to look at the change in incomes across generations (intergenerational mobility) and, more generally, at the extent to which income differences among individuals are traceable to their social origins. Inequalities that reflect factors largely out of one’s control—such as local schools and communities—require attention in order to reduce income inequality. Evidence shows a negative association between income inequality and intergenerational mobility. The debate on whether community effects exert additional effects is still open.MoreLess