Vincenzo Caponi

CREST-ENSAI, France, IfW and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, CREST-ENSAI

Research interest

Applied econometrics, labor economics, international migration, development economics, macroeconomics

Past positions

Visiting Researcher, Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, 2012–2013; Visiting Professor LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, May/June 2012; Visiting Researcher IZA, Bonn, January, 2012.


PhD Economics, University of Western Ontario, 2007

Selected publications

  • "Public employment policies and regional unemployment differences." R&R Regional Science and Urban Economics 63 (2017): 1–12.

  • "Empirical characteristics of legal and illegal immigrants in the US." Journal of Population Economics 27:4 (2014): 923–960 (with M. Plesca).

  • "Intergenerational transmission of abilities and self selection of Mexican immigrants." International Economic Review 52:2 (2011): 523–547.

  • "Heterogeneous human capital and migration, who migrates from Mexico to the US?" Annals of Economics and Statistics 97/98 (2010).

  • "The impact of aggregate and sectoral fluctuations on training decisions." The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (2010) (with B. Kayahan, and M. Plesca) (Winner of The Kenneth J. Arrow Prize for Junior Economists 2010).