University of Padua, Italy, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University of Padua, Italy
Labor economics, applied econometrics, institutions and fundamental determinants of economic performance, unemployment, entrepreneurship, migration, wages and inflation
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant for the World Bank, the OECD, the ILO, and the European Commission
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Padua, 2004–2010; Microeconometrics lecturer, Bocconi University, 2008–2009; Labor Economics lecturer, University of Oxford, 2002–2005
DPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 2002
"A tale of minorities: Evidence on religious ethic and entrepreneurship." Journal of Economic Growth 21:2 (2016): 189–224 (with L. Rocco).
"Wish you were here? Quasi-experimental evidence on the effect of education on self-reported attitude towards immigrants." European Economic Review 90 (2016): 201–224 (with B. D’Hombres).
"Immigration and crime: Evidence From victimization data." Journal of Population Economics 28:3 (2015): 697–736.
"Labor market institutions and wage differentials." Industrial & Labor Relations Review 60:3 (2007): 340–356 (with W. Koeniger and M. Leonardi).
"Unemployment in the OECD since the 1960s: What do we know?" The Economic Journal 115 (2005): 1–27 (with S. Nickell and W. Ochel).
Italy has seen moderate recovery since the double-dip recession, but problems persist among the youth and in southern regionsThe Italian labor market suffered a sizable negative shock from the double-dip recession and has since experienced a moderate recovery beginning in 2014. Despite some improvement, unemployment remains higher than pre-crisis levels, especially for young workers. Female participation has been slowly increasing. Regional heterogeneity is still high, with the stagnating south unable to catch up with the north. Real earnings have been increasing, but productivity is stable at relatively low levels compared to other European countries. Finally, undeclared employment is high, especially in the south.MoreLess