Matteo Picchio

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy, and IZA, Germany

The IZA World of Labor is an interesting attempt and an innovative project to make accessible research findings to a wider audience and be a guide for policymakers in intervening in several areas

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor in Economics, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Research interest

Microeconometrics, labor economics, economics of education, health economics, economics of aging


PhD Economics, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2009; PhD Economics, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy, 2007

Selected publications

  • "Timed to say goodbye: Does unemployment benefit eligibility affect worker layoffs?" Labour Economics 65 (2020): 101846 (with A. Albanese and C. Ghirelli).

  • "Modeling the effects of grade retention in high school." Journal of Applied Econometrics 34 (2019): 403–424 (with B. Cockx and S. Baert).

  • "Labour supply effects of winning a lottery." The Economic Journal 128 (2018): 1700–1729 (with S. Suetens and J. C. van Ours).

  • “Scarring effects of remaining unemployed for long-term unemployed school-leavers.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 176:4 (2013): 951–980 (with B. Cockx).

  • “Retaining through training even for older workers.” Economics of Education Review 32:1 (2013): 29–48 (with J. C. van Ours).