CREST-ENSAI, France, IfW and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Applied econometrics, labor economics, international migration, development economics, macroeconomics
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
"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).
The size and wage level of the public sector affect overall employment volatility and the economyVincenzo Caponi, January 2017Public sector jobs are created because governments opt to provide goods and services produced directly by public employees. Governments, however, may also choose to regulate the size of the public sector in order to stabilize targeted national employment levels. However, economic research suggests that these effects are uncertain and critically depend on how public wages are determined. Rigid public sector wages lead to perverse effects on private employment, while flexible public wages lead to a stabilizing effect. Public employment also has important productivity and redistributive effects.MoreLess