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
“Correlation of brothers’ earnings and intergenerational transmission.” Review of Economics and Statistics 101 (2019) (with P. Bingley).
“With a little help from my friends? Quality of social networks, job finding and job match quality.” European Economic Review 78 (2015) (with K. Tatsiramos).
“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).
“Modelling low income transitions.” Journal of Applied Econometrics 19 (2004) (with S. P. Jenkins).
Income inequality and social origins Updated
Promoting intergenerational mobility makes societies more egalitarianLorenzo Cappellari, May 2021Income inequality has been on the rise in many countries. Is this bad? One way to decide is to look at the degree of 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 an individual’s control—such as parents’ education, local schools, and communities—require attention in order to reduce income inequality. Evidence shows a negative association between income inequality and intergenerational mobility, and a positive relationship between mobility and economic performance.MoreLess