Marche Polytechnic University, Italy, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor in Economics, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
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
"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).
Is training effective for older workers? Updated
Training programs that meet the learning needs of older workers can improve their employabilityMatteo Picchio, July 2021The labor market position of older workers is cause for concern in many industrialized countries. Rapid population aging is challenging pension systems. The recent economic crisis has forced many older adults out of the workforce, into either pre-retirement or non-employment. Encouraging people to work longer and fostering the employability of older workers have become priorities for policymakers. Training specifically designed for older workers might help attain these goals, since it may refresh human capital and reduce the pay–productivity gap. Training older workers might also benefit employers and society as a whole.MoreLess