Luca Piccoli

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Research interest

Family economics, inequality, intergenerational transmissions, alcohol abuse, gender, taxation

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to the National Insurance Institute Israel; to the National Institute for Economic Research Cuba; to Secretaria de Estado da Fazenda Rio Grande do Sul—Brazil; to the European Commission; to the European Parliament; and to Haut Commissariat aux Solidarites Actives contre la Pauvret France

Past positions

Assistant Professor, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, 2010–2013; Researcher, Paris School of Economics, France, 2007–2010; Research Assistant, University of Verona, Italy, 2004–2006


PhD in Economics, University of Siena, 2005

Selected publications

  • “Collective consumption: An application to the passive drinking effect.” Review of Economics of the Household (Forthcoming) (with M. Menon and F. Perali).

  • “Optimal taxation, social preferences and the four worlds of welfare capitalism in Europe.” Economica 82:327 (2015) 448–485 (with A. Spadaro and L. Mangiavacchi).

  • “Do parents drink their children’s welfare? Intra-household allocation of time between market labour, domestic work and child care in Russia.” IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2:1 (2013) 1–23 (with G. Giannelli and L. Mangiavacchi).

  • “GDP and the value of family caretaking: How much does Europe care?” Applied Economics 44:16 (2012) 2111–2131 (with G. C. Giannelli and L. Mangiavacchi).

  • “A microsimulation evaluation of efficiency, inequality, and polarization effects of implementing the Danish, the French, and the U.K. redistribution system in Spain.” Review of Income and Wealth 56:1 (2010) 186–214 (with X. Oliver and A. Spadaro).