Mirco Tonin

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, and IZA, Germany

Evidence-based policymaking should become standard practice and IZA World of Labor will definitely facilitate this process in the field of labor policy and beyond

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Full Professor in Economic Policy, Vice Dean for Research, and Director of the Master in Public Policies and Administration at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Research interest

Labor economics, public finance

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to International Labour Office (ILO) and World Bank

Past positions

Professor, Economics Department, University of Southampton, UK


PhD Economics, Stockholm University, 2007

Selected publications

  • “When the market drives you crazy: Stock market returns and fatal car accidents.” Journal of Health Economics 70 (2020) (with C. Giulietti and M. Vlassopoulos).

  • "Racial discrimination in local public services: A field experiment in the US.” Journal of the European Economic Association 17 (2019): 165–204 (with C. Giulietti and M. Vlassopoulos).

  • “Corporate philanthropy and productivity: Evidence from an online real effort experiment.” Management Science 61:8 (2015): 1795–1811 (with M. Vlassopoulos).

  • “Benefits conditional on work and the Nordic Model.” Journal of Public Economics 127 (2015): 115–126 (with A.-S. Kolm).

  • “Minimum wage and tax evasion: Theory and evidence.” Journal of Public Economics 95:11–12 (2011): 1635–1651.