Scientific director of wtw (work, training and welfare research centre of the University of Milan) for the period

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CURRICULUM VITAE of Daniele CHECCHI (version: 27/03/2014)

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Laurea in Economic and Social Disciplines (M.A. equivalent) cum laude awarded by the Bocconi University, Milan, Italy in 1982; dissertation on "Growth cycles and the role of the economic policy - theory and application to the Italian case". Supervisors: proff.V.Valli, A.Montesano and F.Targetti.

Master of Science in Economics awarded by the London School of Economics in 1985 (main topic: monetary economics). Supervisor: prof.C.Pissarides.

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics awarded by University of Siena, Italy in 1987 with dissertation on "The international coordination of counter-cyclical policies" Supervisors: proff.R.M.Goodwin and prof.A.Vercelli.


Fullbright chair at Georgetown University (Fall 2011). Research fellow of IRVAPP (Trento) since 2011. Research fellow of IZA (Bonn) since 2003.

Scientific director of wTw (work, training and welfare – research centre of the University of Milan) for the period 2001-2005.

Member of E.E.A. (European Economic Association), E.A.E.P.E. (European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy), EALE (European Association of Labour Economists), S.A.S.E. (Society of the Advancement of SocioEconomics).


October 2005 to October 2012: Dean of the Political Sciences School – University of Milan, via Conservatorio 7, 20122 Milano, Italy

October 2001 to present: Full professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, University of Milano, via Conservatorio 7, 20122 Milano, Italy. Teaching Economics of Education, Labour Economics, Economics of institutions.

October 1992 - October 2000: Associate professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, University of Milano-Bicocca, viale Sarca 202, 20126 Milano, Italy.

June 1988 - October 1992: Assistant professor (ricercatore), Department of Economic Sciences, University of Brescia

VISITING (last 5 years)

October 2012-March 2013: Visiting scholar at EIEF (Rome) November 2012: Visiting scholar at University of Beijing (China)


September-December 2011: Fulbright chair visiting professor a Georgetown University (Washington) (MA courses on “Institutional differences between US and Europe” and on “Italy and the notion of Europe”)

March 2010-2011-2012: Visiting professor at Universiteit Maastricht (PhD course on economics of inequality)

July 2009: visiting scholar at STICERD-LSE (Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines at the London School of Economics)

March 2009: Visiting professor at Universiteit Maastricht (PhD course on economics of inequality) OTHER ACTIVITIES

Refereeing for Acta Sociologica, Advances in Life Course Research, American Economic Review, American Educational Research Journal, Applied Economics, B.E. Journal in Economic Analysis and Policy, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Bulletin of Economic Research, Canadian Journal of Economics, Cesifo Economic Studies, Economica, Economics Letters, Economic Inquiry, Economic Policy, Economic Journal, Economics of Education Review, Economics of Governance, European Economic Review, Environment and Planning, European Sociological Review, Higher education, Industrial and Corporate Change, Industrial Labour Relations Review, International Journal of Manpower, International Journal of Public Policy, International Review of Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Journal of International and Comparative Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Public Policy, Labour, Labor Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Development Review, Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford Review of Economic Policiy, Research in Economics, Revista Economía Aplicada, Review of Income and Wealth, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Social Choice and Welfare, Social Science Research, Socio-Economic Review, Sociology of Education, Southern Economic Journal, World Bank Economic Review, World Development.

External referee for Egyptian Economic research Forum (2009), Danish Council for Strategic Research (2009 e 2010), Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2009), US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (2009), ESRC-Economic and Social Research Council (2009, 2007, 2011), CERGE-EI (2008, 2009, 2011), Nordforsk (2011), EC-FP7(People)(2010), FNR Luxemburg (2013).

Associate editor for Empirical Economics.

Member of the editorial board of Lavoro e Relazioni Industriali (ceased), Politica Economica, Rivista di Politica Economica, and Giornale degli Economisti (ceased).

Seminars in Milano (Bocconi University, State University, IGIER, Università Cattolica), Bologna, Firenze, Siena, Torino, Cagliari, CEPREMAP (Paris), Aix-en-Provence, Perugia, Pavia, Bergamo, Bari, Binghamton (NY-USA), London (East Polythecnic), Urbino, Ancona, Brescia, Rome (Bank of Italy), Naples, Trento, Salerno, Padova, Campobasso, Piacenza, Ferrara, San Francisco (ASSA meeting), Vigo (CEPR workshop), Blackenberg (EALE meeting), ETLA (Helsinki), Madison (SASE meeting), Prague (EAEPE meeting), Regensburg (EALE meeting), CERGE-EI (Prague), Wider (Helsinki), WZB (Berlin), Bergen (CEPR workshop), Madrid (Economic Policy panel), University of Geneve, IZA(Bonn), Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), Autonoma (Barcelona), Zew


(Mannheim), Freie Universitat (Berlino), Budapest (SASE meeting), York, Leicester, Uppsala (CEPR workshop), Dijon, Copenhagen (SASE conference), Seoul (Korea), Helsinki (EP panel meeting), Lubjana (EP panel meeting), Maastricht, Rabat, Edinburgh, Dublin, Würzburg, Nuremberg, London (Institute of Education), Washington, Berlin.


Foreign languages: English, French and Spanish.



1) The future of Collective Bargaining in Europe (co-author with T.Boeri, A.Booth, M.Burda, L.Calmfors, R.Naylor, J.Visser), Oxford University Press 2001

2) Education, training and labour market outcomes , (co-editor with C.Lucifora). Palgrave-McMillan 2004

3) The Economics of Education: Human Capital, Family Background and Inequality. Cambridge University Press 2006

4) Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives (co-editor and co-author of chapter 13 “The Policy Response: Education” (with Herman van de Werfhorst, Michela Braga and Elena Meschi), Oxford University Press 2013 5) Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries’ Experiences (co-editor and co-author of chapter 16 “Italy: how labour market policies can foster earnings inequality” (with Gabriele Ballarino, Michela Braga, Massimiliano Bratti, Antonio Filippin, Carlo Fiorio, Marco Leonardi, Elena Meschi and Francesco Scervini), Oxford University Press 2013


6) Interdipendenza e coordinamento delle politiche economiche (Interdependence and economic policy coordination), La Nuova Italia Scientifica, Rome 1989

7) La diseguaglianza - Istruzione e mercato del lavoro (Inequality - Education and the labour market), Laterza, Libri del Tempo 1997

8) Istruzione e mercato - Per una analisi economica della formazione scolastica, (Education and the market – An economic analysis of educational choices), Mulino 1999

9) “Manuale di Economia del Lavoro” (Textbook in labour economics), Mulino 2001 (coeditor with G.Brunello, A.Ichino and C.Lucifora, under the pen name of Brucchi Luchino – author of 2 chapters)

10) “Per una analisi critica del mercato del lavoro” (A critical review of the labour market), Mulino 2001 (coeditor with G.Brunello, A.Ichino and C.Lucifora, under the pen name of Brucchi Luchino – coauthor of 1 chapter)

11) “Sistema scolastico e disuguaglianza sociale. Scelte individuali e vincoli strutturali” (Educational system and social inequality. Individual choices and structural constraints), Mulino 2006 (co-editor with Gabriele Ballarino – co-author with Luca Flabbi of a chapter on intergenerational mobility and educational attainment in Italy)

12) Da dove vengono le competenze degli studenti ? I divari territoriali nell’indagine OCSE PISA 2003 (The origin of students’ competences ? Regional disparities in OECD-PISA 2003 survey), coauthor with M.Bratti and A.Filippin, Mulino 2007

13) Immobilità diffusa. Perché la mobilità intergenerazionale è così bassa in Italia (Diffuse immobilità. Why intergenerational mobility is so ow in Italy). Mulino 2010. Editor, co-author with Silvia Redaelli of a chapter on educational choices and family background and author of a chapter on policies for fostering intergenerational mobility.

14) Diseguaglianze diverse. (Different inequalities). Mulino 2012. Editor and co-author with Elena Meschi of a chapter on life-long competences.

15) La sfida della valutazione. (Challenges of school evaluation) Mulino 2012. Editor and author of a chapter on the structure of the Italian evaluation system



1.) "Economic interdependence and structural change: an investigation on business cycle transmission" International Review of Applied Economics vol.1/3, 1989

2.) "The relationship between employment and investment: theoretical aspects and empirical evidence for Italy" (with M.Galeotti), Applied Economics 25/1993

3.) "Which are the real effects of liberalizing the international capital movements ?", Open Economies Review 1/1992

4.) Capital controls and income distribution: empirical evidence for Great Britain, Japan and Australia", Weltwirtschftliches Archiv 3/1992

5.) "Creation of financial markets in (previously) centrally planned economies", Journal of Banking and Finance 2/1993 (also in S.Lombardini-P.C.Padoan (eds), "Europe between East and South", Kluwer 1993)

6.) "Macroeconomic populism: a formal representation and a suggested interpretation of the Peruvian experience (1985-1990)", Journal of International Development, 4/1996 7.) "Capital controls and conflict of interests", Economics and Politics, March 1996

8.) "Education and intergenerational mobility in occupations", American Journal of Economics and Sociology 4/1997 , 56/3: 331-352 (also in T.Dunn-J.Schwarze (eds), Proceedings of the 1996 2nd international conference of GSOEP users, DIW-Vierteljahrsheft 1.97, Berlin 1997) 9.) “More equal but less mobile ? Intergenerational mobility and inequality in Italy and in the US”

(with A.Ichino and A.Rustichini), Journal of Public Economics 1999, 74: 351-393

10.) “University education in Italy”, International Journal of Manpower 2000 vol 21, n. 3-4: 160-205.

11.) “Mobility Comparisons: Does using different measures matter ?” (with V.Dardanoni), Research on Inequality 2002 vol.9: 113-145.

12.) “Unions and labour market institutions in Europe” (with C.Lucifora), Economic Policy 2002 vol.17, n.2: 362-401.

13.) “Adjusting Labour Demand: Multinational vs. National Firms. A Cross-European Analysis” (with G.Barba Navaretti and A.Turrini), Journal of European Economic Association 1(2-3): 708-719.

14.) “Education financing and student achievement” (with G.Bertola), Swiss Review of Education - Revue suisse des sciences de l'éducation 25(3), 2003: 431-54.

15.) “An experimental study of the POUM hypothesis” (with A.Filippin), Research on Inequality 11, 2004: 115-136.

16.) “Risk and the distribution of human capital” (with C.García-Peñalosa), Economics Letters 82/2004: 53-61.

17.) “School quality and family background in Italy” (with G.Brunello), Economics of Education Review Economics of Education Review 2005, 24(5): 563-77

18.) “Pattern persistence in European trade union density” (with J.Visser), European Sociological Review 2005, 21(1): 1-22.

19.) “Does School Tracking Affect Equality of Opportunity? New International Evidence” (with G.Brunello), Economic Policy 2007, 52: 781-861

20.) “Privatisation Discontent and Utility Reform in Latin America” (with M.Florio and J.Carrera), Journal of Development Studies 2009, 45(3): 333-350

21.) “Labour market institutions and income inequality” (with C. García Peñalosa), Economic Policy 56/2008, 600-651.

22.) “Labour shares and the personal distribution of income in the OECD” (con C. García Peñalosa), Economica 2010, 77/307, 413-50

23.) “Inequality of opportunity in Italy” (with V.Peragine), Journal of Economic Inequality 8/2010:429-50


24.) “Happiness and quality of city life. The case of Milan, the richest Italian city” (with A.Balducci), International Planning Studies 2009, 14/1: 19-57

25.) “Inequality and union membership. The impact of relative earnings position and inequality attitudes” (with J.Visser and H. G. van de Werfhorst), British Journal of Industrial Relations 2009, 48/1: 84-108.

26.) “Models of unionism and unemployment”(with L.Nunziata) European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2011, 17(2): 141-152.

27.) “Should you compete or cooperate with your classmates ?” (with M.Bratti and A.Filippin), Education economics 2011, 19(3): 275-289

28.) “Institutional Reforms and Educational Attainment in Europe: A long run perspective” (with Michela Braga and Elena Meschi), Economic Policy 73/2013: 45-100

29.) “Intergenerational Persistence of Educational Attainment in Italy” (with Carlo Fiorio and Marco Leonardi), Economics Letters 2013, 118: 229-232

30.) “Who Chooses Which Private Education? Theory and International Evidence” (con G.Bertola) Labour 2013, 27(3): 249-271.


31.) "Una teoria del ciclo economico: esposizione e confronto con le analisi esistenti sul caso italiano" (A theory of the economic cycle: exposition and comparison with existing explanation for the Italian case), Giornale degli Economisti ed Annali di Economia n.1-2/1983

32.) "Some Notes Regarding Goodwin's Model 'A Growth Cycle'", Economic Notes n.1/1984 33.) "Dinamiche reali e finanziarie nell'analisi del ciclo" (Real and financial processes in cycle

theory), Note Economiche n.3/1987

34.) "Onde lunghe: processi economici e aspirazioni degli economisti" (Long waves: economic processes and economist's wishes), Economia e Politica Industriale n.53/1987

35.) "Il coordinamento internazionale delle politiche economiche: una rassegna della letteratura recente" (The international coordination of economic policies: a survey of the recent literature), Ricerche Economiche n.4/1988

36.) "The role of financial sectors in business cycle analysis", (with P.Opromolla), Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali, n.3/1988

37.) "Economic interdependence and structural change: preliminary results from principal component analysis", Economic Notes 1/1989 [modified version of in "Economic

interdependence and structural change: results from principal component analysis", Cahiers de CEPREMAP n.8808]

38.) "Investimenti e occupazione: un approccio strutturale" (Employment and investment: a

structural approach) (with V.Valli), Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia 1-2/1989 39.) "Exchange rate variability and capital controls in a strategic context" (with M.Polo), Rivista

Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali 3/1991

40.) "La scelta della politica ottimale in economia aperta: un esercizio con un modello a due paesi" (Optimal policy in open economies: an exercise with a two country model), Rivista

Internazionale di Scienze Sociali n.4/1988

41.) "I summit del G7: quale coordinamento ?" (G-7 summits: which coordination ?), Rivista di Diritto Valutario ed Economia Internazionale 1989, December

42.) "Note sulle recenti teorie del ciclo di equilibrio" (Notes on recent theories of equilibrium business cycles), Rivista di Politica Economica 1991, April

43.) "Politica economica e populismo in Peru. Il governo di Alán García (1985-90)"(Economic policy and populism. The case of Alán García (1985-90)), Development/Sviluppo 1/1993 44.) "La moderazione salariale negli anni 80 in Italia. Alcune ipotesi interpretative basate sul

comportamento dei sindacati" (Wage restraint in Italy during the 80's. Some hypothesis based on alternative models of trade union behaviours), Lavoro e relazioni industriali 2-1995


45.) "Income distribution, effective demand and limit cycles" (with G.Rampa), in Rassegna di lavori dell'ISCO, 1/1997

46.) "Povertà ed istruzione: alcune riflessioni ed una proposta di indicatori" (Poverty and education: some reflections and a proposal for new indicators), Politica Economica 1999

47.) “Tenure. An appraisal of a national selection process for associate professorship” Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia 2/1999

48.) “Procedure e risultati negoziali nella contrattazione decentrata in Lombardia - 1987-1996” (with L.Flabbi) (Patterns and results of decentralised bargaining at firm level - Lombardy 1987-96), Lavoro e Relazioni Industriali 2/1999

49.) “Riforma degli ordinamenti didattici universitari e insegnamento dell’economia” (with F.Donzelli) (The teaching of economics in the new university setting) Rivista Italiana degli Economisti vol.5/1, 2000, 127-164.

50.) “Relative wage in an open economy: the post-war Italian experience” (with G.Brunello) , Rivista di Politica Economica ottobre 2000, 185-218 [also in M.Baldassarri and B.Chiarini (eds) 2003. Studies in Labour Markets and Industrial Relations. Palgrave-Macmillan]

51.) “What is behind bargaining at firm level ? An empirical investigation using LISREL techniques” (with M.Giannini), Rivista di Politica Economica ottobre 2000, 71-128 [also in M.Baldassarri and B.Chiarini (eds) 2003. Studies in Labour Markets and Industrial Relations. Palgrave-Macmillan]

52.) “Trade union membership. Theory and evidence for Italy” (with G.Corneo), Lavoro e Relazioni Industriali 2000, 2: 1-36

53.) “Struttura del sistema scolastico e selezione sociale” (Structure of the educational system and social stratification)(with F.Zollino), Rivista di Politica Economica 7-8/2001: 43-84

54.) “Sorting and Private Education in Italy” (with G.Bertola), Lavoro e Relazioni Industriali 2/2001: 87-124.

55.) “Inequality in incomes and access to education. A cross-country analysis (1960-95)”, Labour 17(2), 2003: 153-201

56.) “Trends nella disuguaglianza a livello mondiale” (Trends in inequality at world level) (with A.Bucci), Rivista Italiana degli Economisti 2003(1): 57-98

57.) “Da dove vengono le competenze scolastiche ? L’indagine PISA 2000 in Italia” (Skill acquisition in school. Pisa survey in 2000) Stato e Mercato, 2004, 72: 445-488.

58.) “School voucher Italian style” (with G.Brunello), Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia 2005: 357-399

59.) “The effects of unions on wage inequality. The Italian case in the nineties” (with L.Pagani), Politica economica 2005(1): 41-68

60.) “Sessanta anni di istruzione scolastica in Italia” (60 years of education in Italy) (with M.Leonardi and C.Fiorio) Rivista di Politica Economica 2006 (VII-VIII): 285-318

61.) “Territorial differences in Italian students’ mathematical competences: evidence from PISA” (with M.Bratti and A.Filippin) Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia 2007, 66(3): 299-335

62.) “Private schooling in Italy” (with G.Bertola and V.Oppedisano) Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia 2007, 66(3): 375-400

63.) “Does The Expansion of Higher Education Increases Equality of Educational Opportunities? Evidence from Italy” (with M.Bratti and Blasio), Labour 2008, 22, 53-88

64.) “Income inequality and opportunity inequality in Europe” (with V.Peragine and L.Serlenga) Rivista di Politica Economica IX-X 2008, 263-292

65.) “Closing the Gender Gap ? Life Competences and Social Environment” (with M.Braga) Rivista di Politica Economica IX-X 2008, 155-198

66.) “Percorsi scolastici e origini sociali nella scuola italiana” (Educational careers and social origins) Politica Economica 3/2010, 359-388


67.) “La Germania può essere un termine di paragone per l’Italia ? Istruzione e formazione in un’economia di mercato coordinata” (Germany as a benchmark for Italy ? Education and training in a ccordinated market economy) (with G.Ballarino) Rivista di Politica Economica I-III(2013), 39-74.

68.) “Intergenerational mobility and schooling decisions in Italy and Germany” (con L.Flabbi), Rivista di Politica Economica VII-IX (2013), 7-60


69.) “How capital controls can affect the distribution of domestic income”, Annali del Dipartimento di Economia dell'Università di Trento vol.7, 1994

70.) "I sistemi di assicurazione contro la disoccupazione: un'analisi comparata" (Unemployment benefits: a comparative analysis), in Agenzia per l'impiego del Veneto, Il mercato del lavoro nel Veneto, F.Angeli 1995

71.) "La mobilità sociale: alcuni problemi interpretativi e alcune misure sul caso italiano" (Social mobility: some interpretative problems and some measure for the Italian case) in N.Rossi (ed), Competizione e giustizia sociale - Terzo rapporto CNEL sulla distribuzione e redistribuzione del reddito in Italia, il Mulino 1996

72.) "Fluttuazioni cicliche di medio termine nell'economia italiana del dopoguerra" (Medium term fluctuations in the Italian economy since II world war)(with G.Rampa and L.Rampa), Banca d'Italia 1996, Ricerche quantitative per la politica economica, Roma

73.) "Immobili perchè eguali ? Mobilità occupazionale e scolastica tra generazioni in Italia e negli Stati Uniti" (with A.Ichino and A.Rustichini) (Immobile because equal ? Intergenerational mobility in occupation and education), in G.P.Galli (ed), La mobilità della società italiana, SIPI 1996

74.) "L'efficacia del sistema scolastico italiano in prospettiva storica"(The effectiveness of the Italian educational system: a historical perspective), in N.Rossi (ed), L'istruzione in Italia: solo un pezzo di carta ?, Il Mulino 1997

75.) "Scuola e mobilità intergenerazionale: un'analisi comparata" (Education and social mobility: a comparative analysis) (with A.Ichino and A.Rustichini), in N.Rossi (ed), L'istruzione in Italia: solo un pezzo di carta ?, Il Mulino 1997

76.) “The future of Collective Bargaining in Europe” (with A.Booth, M.Burda, L.Calmfors, R.Naylor, J.Visser), Oxford University Press 2001

77.) “Manuale di Economia del Lavoro” (a textbook in labour economics), Brucchi Luchino (ed), Mulino 2001 (coeditor with G.Brunello, A.Ichino and C.Lucifora – author of chpt.2 “Scuola, formazione e mercato del lavoro” (Education, training and labour market) – coauthor with G.Brunello and B.Chiarini of chpt.5 “L’equilibrio del mercato del lavoro in concorrenza perfetta” (Equilibirum in competitive labour markets)

78.) “Recenti tendenze del sindacato in Europa: la forbice fra presenza e influenza ” (with T.Boeri) (Recent trends of trade unions in Europe, between presence and influence), in A.Ninni-F.Silva-S.Vaccà (eds), Evoluzione del lavoro, crisi del sindacato e sviluppo del paese, F.Angeli 2001 79.) “Qualità delle formazione scolastica, scelte formative ed esiti sul mercato del lavoro” (School

quality, educational achievements and labour market outcomes) (with G.Brunello and S.Comi), in Banca d’Italia 2003, L’efficienza dei servizi pubblici, Roma.

80.) “Does educational achievement help to explain income inequality ?” chapter 4 in A.Cornia (ed), Inequality, Growth and Poverty in an Era of Liberalization and Globalization. Oxford University Press 2004

81.) “The Italian educational system: family background and social stratification”, in ISAE 2003. Monitoring Italy. Rome


82.) “Scelte di scolarizzazione ed effetti sul mercato del lavoro” (Educational choices and labour market outcomes) in C.Lucifora (ed), Mercato, occupazione e salari: la ricerca sul lavoro in Italia (Market, employment and wages: labour economics research in Italy). Mondadori 2003 83.) “Reperimento di mano d’opera e richiesta di competenze. Una indagine sulle imprese

utilizzatrici di VULCANO” (Demand for employment and deman for skills. A survey of firms accessing to the on-line dataset of graduate students) (with G.Pravettoni), in E.Aureli Cutillo (a cura di), Strategie metodologiche per lo studio della transizione Università-Lavoro. CLUEP Roma

84.) “L’istruzione” (Education) (with A.Ferrante) in M.C.Guerra and A.Zanardi (eds), Rapporto sulla finanza pubblica 2004, Mulino

85.) “Per una analisi critica del mercato del lavoro” (A critical review of the labour market) Brucchi Luchino (ed), Mulino 2005 (coeditor with G.Brunello, A.Ichino and C.Lucifora) 86.) “The Impact of Perceived Public School Quality on Private School Choice in Italy” (with

T.Jappelli) in L.Woessman and P.Petersen (eds) Schools and equal opportunity, MIT 2007 87.) “Diseguaglianza e sindacalizzazione” (Inequality and union membership) (with M.Bratti and

A.Filippin), in G.Dosi and C.Marcuzzo (eds). L’economia e la politica. Saggi in onore di Michele Salvati. il Mulino 2007, 189-205

88.) “Inequality and the labour market: Unions” (with J.Visser) in W.Salverda, B.Nolan and T.Smeeding, 2009, (eds) Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality, Oxford University Press 89.) “Sistemi scolastici regionali e capacità di sviluppo delle competenze degli alunni. I divari nelle

indagini Pirls e Pisa” (Regional educational systems and development of competences – Regional disparities in Italy looking at PIRLS and PISA) (with M.Braga) Rivista delle Politiche Sociali 3/2010, 143-168

90.) “Labour market reforms and inequality in Italy” in H.Magara and S.Sacchi (eds). The Politics of Social and Industrial Reforms: in comparative analysis of Italy and Japan. 2012

Cheltenham, Edward Elgar

91.) “Capitale umano e scolarità in italia” (Human capital and education in Italy) in L.Tronti (ed) Capitale umano. Definizione e misurazioni, Padova, Cedam-Kluwer, 2012: 97-112

92.) “Labour-market institutions and the dispersion of wage earnings” (with W.Salverda)

forthcoming in A.Atkinson and F.Bourguignon (eds). Handbook of income distribution, vol.2, North Holland 2015.


93.) "The Italian experience of industrial reorganization during the '70s and the '80s - a review essay of the book F.Barca-M.Magnani, L'industria tra capitale e lavoro - Piccole e grandi imprese dall'autuno caldo alla ristrutturazione", International Review of Applied Economics 2/1990

94.) "Formalising political economy. A review essay on T.Persson-G.Tabellini, Macroeconomic policy credibility and politics", Ricerche Economiche 1/1991

95.) "Crisi finanziarie e political economy. A proposito del libro di P.C. Padoan, Instabilità e cooperazione - I dilemmi del sistema finanziario internazionale" (Financial crisis and political economy. A review essay of P.C.Padoan, Instability and co-operation), Note Economiche 1/1992

96.) "Commento a 'EQUALITARISMO E SINDACATO: vent'anni dopo' di Carlo Dell'Aringa e Claudio Lucifora" (comment on Egalitarianism and trade unions), Lavoro e Relazioni Industriali 1/1994 97.) "Labor market and institutions: is the United States the best of possible worlds ? A review

essay", Ricerche Economiche 49/1995

98.) "Giustizia sociale oggi: una discussione di Social Justice - strategies for national renewal" (Social justice today: a comment on Social Justice - strategies for national renewal)(with


99.) Comentario a L.Whitehead, La economía en México: el poder de las ideas e ideas de poder, in AAVV, Europa in Messico: per una collaborazione tra le scienze sociali, Centro

Interuniversitario di storia dell'America Latina 1997

100.) Book’s review: Mulligan C., Parental priorities and economic inequality, Journal of Economics 1999

101.) Entry Unemployment in Moliterno G. 1998 (ed), Encyclopedia of contemporary Italian Culture, Routledge

102.) Guest editor and introduction of a special issue of the Journal Lavoro e Relazioni Industriali n.2/1998 on FLESSIBILITÀ E PRESTAZIONI DI LAVORO ATIPICHE (Flexibility and atypical jobs) (with A.Ichino)

103.) Guest editor and introduction of a special issue of the International Journal of Manpower vol.21, n.3-4, 2000 on EDUCATION, MOBILITY AND POVERTY – AN ITALIAN PERSPECTIVE (with C.Lucifora)

104.) Guest editor and introduction of a special issue of the Rivista di Politica Economica n.10/2001 on PERCHÉ ACQUISIRE ISTRUZIONE IN ITALIA ? (Why acquiring education ?)

105.) Introduction and editor (with Claudio Lucifora) of the volume EDUCATION, TRAINING AND LABOUR MARKET OUTCOMES , Palgrave-McMillan 2004

106.) Voce “Mobilità sociale” (item “Social mobility”) (with V.Dardanoni) for the Enciclopedia Treccani (2003 update) – also published as a chapter in F.Farina and E.Savaglio (eds), Inequality and economic integration. Routledge 2006

107.) “Privatizzazioni e lavoro – un commento” (Privatisation and labour market – a comment), Economia Pubblica 2/2003, 129-133.

108.) “Improving educational quality: evidence from Italy” in E.Gori, D.Vidoni, E.Hanushek, C.Glenn (eds.). 2007. Institutional models in education. Wolf Legal Publisher

109.) Voce “Scuola e della formazione delle classi dirigenti” (with S.Redaelli) (item “Schools and elite formation”) in XXI secolo – Norme e idee, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani 2009, a cura di T.Gregory, 601-610.

110.) "Ranking e valutazione: il caso delle classifiche delle università" (Ranking and evaluation: the case of universities ramking) (with Biolcati Rinaldi F., Guglielmetti C., Salini S. and Turri M.), Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione, 2008 (XII/41): 81-114.

111.) “Sistemi scolastici regionali e capacità di sviluppo delle competenze degli alunni. I divari nelle indagini Pirls e Pisa” (Regional educational systems and pupil competences. Territorial differences using PIRLS and PISA) (with M.Braga) Rivista delle Politiche Sociali 3/2010, 143-168

112.) “Fare l’insegnante, nonostante tutto” (Being a teacher despite all) (with G.Bertola), il Mulino 2/2010, 244-252 (also translated into Spanish in Revista de politica educativa 3/2012, 35-62). 113.) “La valutazione dell’efficacia del "sistema delle doti" della Regione Lombardia: modelli

statistici e criticità nella progettazione” (The effectiveness evaluation of Lombardy vouchers) (with Ballarino G., Fiorio C., Iacus S., Leonardi M. and Porro G.) Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione, 2011 (XV/49): 39-61.

114.) “Labour market response models for university evaluation” (with S.Salini) in Proceedings of the 46th scientific meeting (of) Società italiana di Statistica. Roma, 2012, Padova: CLEUP. 115.) “Valutazione: c’è un medicinale adatto ?” (RAE: what is the right medicine ?) Il Mulino

2/2013, 266-272


116.) “Fair and Unfair Income Inequalities in Europe” (with V.Peragine and L.Serlenga), IZA Discussion Paper No. 5025/2010

117.) “Does Education Represent a Social Protection for Lifetime in Sub-Saharan Africa ?” (with A.Salvi), mimeo 2010


118.) “The reform of Italian university curricula under the Bologna process: just a bubble ?” (with Giuseppe Bertola), mimeo 2012

119.) “Student literacy one year later. On school value added estimation using PISA–OECD” (con M.Bratti) mimeo 2013

120.) “Selecting University Professors in Italy: much ‘ado’ about nothing?” (con S.Verzillo) mimeo 2013

121.) “Parents' Risk Aversion and Children Educational Attainment” (con Carlo V. Fiorio and Marco Leonardi) mimeo 2013




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