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Labor and Education Economics

The "Labor and Education Economics" cluster is composed by researchers with a common interest in empirical methods to identify causal relations. Members of this research area use econometrics methods, experimental or natural-experiment studies, in applied microeconomics, labour, education and health. The main interests are in unemployment, inequality, labour market and financial market interactions, institutions, immigration, gender gap. Education economics covers new topics such as peer-effects in education, education reforms, international test (PISA and PIAAC), returns to education and education differentials. Health and Immigration topics range from empirical models of migration and effects of migration on natives, health decisions, health and work.

Group members have published in international journals such as Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of International Economics, Economic Policy, as well as in top field journals such as Economics of Education Review, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Small Business Economics.

Research Topics

Unemployment and institutions; evaluation of labor market reforms; labor market effects of financial market imperfections; inequality and polarization of the labor market; inequality and social mobility; effects of occupational licensing; determinants and consequences of educational choices; research and teaching evaluation; health economics; gender economics; female labor market and fertility decisions.


Coordinator

Faculty

PhD Students

  • Gloria Afful-Mensah
  • Marco Fregoni
  • Prince Boakye Frimpong
  • Andrea Riganti

 

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