University of Trento, Italy, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, University of Trento, Italy
Family economics, inequality, intergenerational transmissions, child development, risky behaviors, gender, taxation
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant for: National Insurance Institute Israel; National Institute for Economic Research Cuba; Secretaria de Estado da Fazenda Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; European Commission; European Parliament; Comunidad Autónoma de Aragón, Spain; Haut Commissariat aux Solidarités Actives contre la Pauvreté France
Assistant Professor, University of Trento, Italy (2019–2021); Associate Professor, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain (2013–2018); Assistant Professor, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain (2010–2013)
PhD in Economics, University of Verona, 2007
“Spouses' income association and inequality: A non-linear perspective.” Journal of Economic Inequality 20 (2022): 611–638 (with S. Grossbard, L. Mangiavacchi, and W. Nilsson).
“Rational addiction and time-consistency: An empirical test.” Journal of Health Economics 80 (2021) (with S. Tiezzi).
“Fathers matter: Intra-household responsibilities and children's wellbeing during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy.” Economics and Human Biology 41 (2021) (with L. Mangiavacchi and L. Pieroni).
“Women and poverty: Insights from individual consumption in Albania.” Review of Economics of the Households 18:1 (2020): 69–91 (with G. Betti and L. Mangiavacchi).
“Keeping inequality at home: The genesis of gender roles in housework.” Labour Economics 58 (2015): 448–485 (with A. Spadaro and L. Mangiavacchi).
Female poverty and intrahousehold inequality in transition economies Updated
An unequal distribution of resources within the family is a special concern for female povertyLuca Piccoli, February 2023Transition to a market economy is accompanied by a period of greater economic uncertainty. Women are likely to suffer substantial disadvantages from this uncertainty compared to men as they are, for example, more likely to lose their job. This not only implies a monetary loss for the entire family, but also degrades female bargaining power within the household, possibly further aggravating their well-being. When intrahousehold inequality—an unequal distribution of resources among family members—exists, female poverty might be significantly larger than what can be deduced using standard household-based poverty measures.MoreLess