Massimiliano Bratti

University of Milan, Italy, and IZA, Germany

I think that IZA World of Labor is an excellent way of bringing academic research to the people. I hope that the general public and policymakers will find it useful

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Milan, Italy

Research interest

Education economics, health economics, household economics, labor economics

Past positions

Visiting researcher, Center for Labor Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2010; Marie Curie Research Fellow, Tilburg University, 2004; Research Fellow, Università Politecnica delle Marche, 2001–2003


PhD Economics, University of Warwick, 2005

Selected publications

  • “Parental health and child schooling.” Journal of Health Economics 35 (2014): 94–108 (with M. Mendola).

  • “Delayed first birth and new mothers’ labor market outcomes: Evidence from biological fertility shocks.” European Journal of Population 30:1 (2014): 35–63 (with L. Cavalli).

  • “Local human capital externalities and wages at the firm level: The case of Italian manufacturing.” Economics of Education Review 41 (2014): 161–175 (with R. Leombruni).

  • “Are exporters more likely to introduce product innovations?” The World Economy 35:11 (2012): 1559–1598 (with G. Felice).

  • “The effect of delaying motherhood on the second childbirth in Europe.” Journal of Population Economics 25:1 (2012): 291–321 (with K. Tatsiramos).