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)

Past positions

Professor, Economics Department, University of Southampton, UK


PhD Economics, Stockholm University, 2007

Selected publications

  • “Reporting import tariffs (and other taxes).” International Tax and Public Finance 21 (2014): 153–173.

  • “An experimental investigation of intrinsic motivations for giving.” Theory & Decision 76 (2014): 47–67 (with M. Vlassopoulos).

  • “Experimental evidence of self-image concerns as motivation for giving.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 90 (2013): 19–27 (with M. Vlassopoulos).

  • “Underreporting of earnings and the minimum wage spike.” IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2:2 (2013).

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