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

Assistant Professor in Economic Policy, Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Research interest

Microeconometrics, labor economics


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

Selected publications

  • “The gender wage gap by education in Italy.” Journal of Economic Inequality 12:1 (2014): 117–147 (with C. Mussida).

  • “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).

  • “Are short-lived jobs stepping stones to long-lasting jobs?” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 74:5 (2012): 646–675 (with B. Cockx).

  • “Gender wage gap: A semi-parametric approach with sample selection correction.” Labour Economics 18:5 (2011): 564–578 (with C. Mussida).