Luca Piccoli

University of Trento, Italy, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, University of Trento, Italy

Research interest

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

Past positions

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

Selected publications

  • “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).