XXIII Convegno Nazionale di Economia del Lavoro

Università degli Studi di Brescia, Facoltà di Economia, 11-12 Settembre 2008


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SESSION : A1.1 Productivity and growth Chair : Alessandra Del Boca, Università di Brescia
Andrea Gavosto (Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli)

(Joint with Stefano Fachin (Università di Roma La Sapienza))
The Decline in Italian Productivity: A Study in Estimation of Long-Run Trends in Total Factor Productivity with Panel Cointegration Methods
Battista Severgnini (Humboldt University Berlin)

(Joint with Esben Anton Schultz (Copenhagen Business School), Anders Sørensen (Copenhagen Business School))
Skill-Biased Technological Change vs. Capital-Skill Complementarity: Evidence from OECD Countries
Maria Gabriela Ladu (University of Essex)

Total Factor Productivity Estimates for a Sample of European Regions: A Panel Cointegration Approach
SESSION : A1.2 Productivity and employment: international comparisonsChair : Leonello Tronti, Istat
Sergio Destefanis (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Giuseppe Mastromatteo (Università Cattolica di Milano))
Labour-Market Performance in the OECD. An Assessment of Recent Evidence
Marcello Signorelli (Università di Perugia)

(Joint with Enrico Marelli (Università di Brescia))
Productivity, Models of Growth and the Role of Human Capital in the European Countries
Giuseppe Russo (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Rebeca Jiménez-Rodríguez (University of Salamanca))
What Happened to the European Employment-Output Relationship? A Comparative Perspective over the Employment Dynamics in Europe
Misbah Tanveer Choudhry (University of Groningen)

(Joint with Rebeca Jiménez-Rodríguez (University of Salamanca))
Trade Off Between Productivity and Employment: An International Comparison
SESSION : A1.3 Productivity and labour market flexibility Chair : Bruno Contini , Università di Torino
Carmelo Pierpaolo Parello (Università di Roma 'La Sapienza')

Labor Market Rigidity and Productivity Growth
Federico Lucidi (Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza’)

Labour Market Flexibility and Productivity Growth: New Evidence from Firm-level Data
SESSION : A1.4 Wages and employment dynamics Chair : Lorenzo Cappellari, Università Cattolica di Milano
Luca Gori (University of Pisa)

(Joint with Luciano Fanti (University of Pisa))
On Economic Growth and Minimum Wages
Alessandra Del Boca (University of Brescia)

(Joint with Michele Fratianni (Indiana University), Franco Spinelli (University of Brescia), Carmine Trecroci (University of Brescia))
Wage Bargaining Coordination and the Phillips Curve in Italy
Fabiano Schivardi (Università di Cagliari)

(Joint with Claudio Michelacci (CEMFI))
Does Idiosyncratic Business Risk Matter?
Michele Limosani (Università di Messina)

(Joint with Massimo Mucciardi (Università di Messina))
Regional Employment Evolution in Italy: Some Preliminary Analysis
SESSION : A2.1 Education, human capital and skills: effects on unemployment and growthChair : Maria Laura Parisi, Università di Brescia
Concetta Mendolicchio (Université Catholique de Louvain)

(Joint with Dimitri Paolini (Università di Sassari), Tito Pietra (Università di Bologna))
Investments in Education and Unemployment in a Random Matching Model
Sergio Scicchitano (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

Complementarity Between Heterogeneous Human Capital and R&D: can Job-Training Avoid Low Development Traps?
Ornella Wanda Maietta (Università di Napoli Federico II)

(Joint with Massimiliano D’Alessio (Fondazione Metes, Roma))
Innovation and Human Capital in the Italian Food Industry: A Comparative Analysis on Micro-Data
SESSION : A2.2 "Quality" of educationChair : Enrico Marelli, Università di Brescia
Roberta Zizza (Banca d'Italia)

(Joint with Rita Cappariello (Banca d'Italia))
Dropping the Books and Working off the Books
Johannes Gernandt (ZEW)

(Joint with Katja Coneus (ZEW), Marianne Saam (ZEW))
Noncognitive Skills, Internet Use and Educational Dropout
Corrado Andini (Universidade da Madeira)

(Joint with Pedro Telhado Pereira (Universidade da Madeira))
Full-time Schooling, Part-time Schooling, and Wages: Returns and Risks in Portugal
Giuseppe Porro (Università di Trieste)

(Joint with Stefano M. Iacus (Università di Milano))
Teachers’ Evaluations and Students’ Achievement: How to Identify Grading Standards and Measure their Effects
SESSION : A2.3 School-to-work transition and returns to education Chair : Renata Livraghi, Università di Parma
Niall O'Higgins (Università di Salerno)

Guide to the School-to-Work Transition
Dario Sciulli (Università di Pescara)

(Joint with Alessandra Righi (Istat))
Durata dei processi di transizione transizione scuola-lavoro: un confronto europeo
Francesco Avvisati (Paris School of Economics)

Diploma Free Riders. Errors in Assessing Employees' Education, and Their Consequences
Anders Stenberg (Stockholm University)

(Joint with Floro Ernesto Caroleo (Università di Napoli Parthenope))
Upgrading Low Skilled Adults - Is Public Provision of Formal Education a Sensible Policy
SESSION : A2.4 Wage dynamicsChair : Tindara Addabbo, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Ciro Baldi (Istat)
Changes in Relative Wages in Japan: 1984-2003. The Role of Supply and Demand
Andrea Ricci (ISFOL)

(Joint with Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Roma La Sapienza))
The Evolution of Wage Inequality in the Public Sector: Evidence from Italy
Anzelika Zaiceva (Università di Bologna)

(Joint with Thomas Dohmen (Maastricht University), Hartmut Lehmann (Università di Bologna))
The Gender Earnings Gap inside a Russian Firm: First Evidence from Personnel Data – 1997 to 2002
SESSION : A2.5 Skilled and unskilled labour Chair : Mario Biagioli, Università di Parma
Francesca Sgobbi (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Gian Carlo Cainarca (Università di Genova))
Istruiti e competenti? Le determinanti del match fra domanda e offerta di lavoro in Italia
Stefano Elia (Politecnico di Milano)

(Joint with Ilaria Mariotti (Politecnico di Milano), Lucia Piscitello (Politecnico di Milano))
Outward FDI and Home Employment. Is Italy Experiencing Skill Upgrading?
Fabian Slonimczyk (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Skill Mismatch and Earnings: A Panel analysis of the U.S. Labor Market
SESSION : A3.1 Organisational innovations and productivityChair : Riccardo Leoni, Università di Bergamo
Maria Laura Parisi (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Federico Biagi (Università di Padova), Lucia Vergano (Università di Padova))
Organizational Innovations and Labor Productivity in a Panel of Italian Manufacturing Firms
Emilio Colombo (Università di Milano Bicocca)

(Joint with Luca Stanca (Università di Milano Bicocca))
The Impact of Training on Productivity: Evidence from a Large Panel of Firms
Sergio Salis (Policy Studies Institute)

Knowledge Sharing Through Face-To-Face Communication and Labour Productivity: Evidence from British Workplaces
Shingo Takahashi (Graduate School of International Management)

How Multi-Tasking Job Designs Affect Productivity? Evidence from Australian Open Cut Coal Mines
SESSION : A3.2 Workplace practices and firm performance Chair : Sergio Albertini , Università di Brescia
Dario Pozzoli (Aarhus School of Business)

(Joint with Annalisa Cristini (Università di Bergamo))
Workplace Practices and Firm Performance in Manufacturing: a Comparative Study of Italy and UK.
Federica Origo (Università di Bergamo)

Workplace Flexibility and Institutions in Great Britain and Italy. New Evidence from Establishment-Level Panel Data
Davide Antonioli (Università di Ferrara)

High Performance Work System and Firm Economic Outcome. Evidence For an Italian Local Production System
Luca Solari (Università di Milano)

(Joint with Edoardo Della Torre (Centro Studi Assolombarda))
Innovazioni organizzative e risultati aziendali. Il caso medie imprese milanesi
SESSION : A3.3 Organisational design and implications Chair : Francesca Sgobbi, Università di Brescia
Alessandro Gaj (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Riccardo Leoni (Università di Bergamo))
Competenze e apprendimento informale nel sistema manifatturiero lombardo. La rilevanza dei disegni organizzativi
Sergio Albertini (Università di Brescia)

Combinazioni di pratiche di gestione delle risorse umane e natura del coinvolgimento dei lavoratori - L’evidenza empirica in Italia
Francesco Pastore (Università di Napoli 2)

(Joint with Michele Mosca (Università di Napoli Federico II))
Wage Effects of Recruitment Methods. The case of the Italian Social Service Sector
Paola Valbonesi (Università di Padova)

(Joint with Gianni De Fraja (University of Leicester))
The Design of the University System
SESSION : A4 Income distribution, labour shares and work agreemeChair : Sergio Destefanis, Università di Salerno
Distribuzione del reddito, produttività del lavoro e crescita: il ruolo del sistema contrattuale
Esther Pérez (Directorate-General Economic and Financial Affairs European Commission)

(Joint with Alfonso Arpaia (Directorate-General Economic and Financial Affairs European Commission))
Labour Share Dynamics in Europe: A Time-Horizon Approach
Piero Casadio (Bank of Italy)

Ruolo e prospettive della contrattazione aziendale integrativa: informazioni dall’indagine della Banca d’Italia
Mirella Damiani (Università di Perugia)

(Joint with Andrea Ricci (ISFOL, Roma))
Company Agreements and Share Contracts: Evidence from Italy
SESSION : B1 Reforms, gender and healthChair : Lia Pacelli, Università di Torino
Gianna Claudia Giannelli (Università di Firenze)

(Joint with Ursula Jaenichen (IAB, Nürnberg), Claudia Villosio (LABOR, Turin))
Have Labour Market Reforms at the Turn of the Millennium Changed Job Durations of the New Entrants? A Comparative Study for Germany and Italy
Chiara Mussida (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza)

Is Long-Term Unemployment Unaffected by Flexible Labour Market Legislation?
Tatiana Karabchuk (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

Determinants of Temporary Employment for Men and Women in Russia
Carlo Lucarelli (Istat)

(Joint with Barbara Boschetto (Istat))
Sicuri di lavorare insicuri: nuove prospettive dall’indagine sulle forze di lavoro
SESSION : B2 transition to stable employmentChair : Paolo Sestito, Bank of Italy and OCSE
Paola Rota (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Alessandra Del Boca (Università di Brescia))
Entry and Exit Flexibility: Asymmetries in the Italian Labour Market
Fabio Berton (Università di Torino)

(Joint with Francesco Devicienti (Università di Torino), Lia Pacelli (Università di Torino))
Temporary Jobs: Port of Entry, Trap, or just Unobserved Heterogeneity?
Matteo Picchio (Université Catholique de Louvain)

(Joint with Bart Cockx (Université Catholique de Louvain))
Are Short-Term Jobs Springboards to Long-Term Jobs? A New Approach
Oana Calavrezo (Université d’Orléans)

The Effects of Fixed-term Employment Spells on the Integration of School-leavers on the Labour Market: Evidence from France
SESSION : B3 UnderemploymentChair : Bruno Contini, Università di Torino
Elena Fabrizi (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

(Joint with Rinaldo Evangelista (Università di Camerino))
Stability and Instability of New Jobs: An Analysis Based on INPS Work Histories Data
Joel Karlsson (Växjö University)

(Joint with Jonas Månsson (Växjö University))
Getting Full-Time Job as a Part-Time Unemployed: How Much Do Context Matter?
Federica Origo (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Marco Facchinetti (Università di Bergamo))
Flexicurity at Work: the Relation Between Temporary Contract and Perceived Job Security in Europe
SESSION : C1 Macroeconomics of the Labour MarketChair : Giulio Piccirilli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano
Marco Guerrazzi (Università di Pisa)

The Animal Spirits Hypothesis and the Benhabib-Farmer Condition for Indeterminacy
Benedicta Marzinotto (Università di Udine)

Beyond Monetary Credibility: the Impact of Globalisation on the Output-Inflation Trade-Off in Euro-Area Countries
Giulio Piccirilli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano)

Search, Unions and the Quality of Industrial Relations
SESSION : C2.1 Wages (macro) Chair : Fernanda Mazzotta, Università di Salerno
Martin Falk (Austrian Institute of Economic Research)

(Joint with Thomas Leoni (Austrian Institute of Economic Research))
Further Evidence on the Wage Curve for Austria
Moreno Roma (European Central Bank)

(Joint with Beatrice Pierluigi (European Central Bank))
Labour Cost and Employment Across Euro Area Countries and Sectors
Marco Leonardi (Università di Milano)

(Joint with Luca Flabbi (Georgetown University))
Sources of Earnings Instability: Estimates from an On-the-Job Search Model of the U.S. Labor Market
Giovanni Pica (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Sergio Destefanis (Università di Salerno))
Waging Regression on the Curve. An Italian Tale
SESSION : C2.2 Wages (micro)Chair : Sergio Destefanis, Università di Salerno
Alessia Matano (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

(Joint with Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Roma La Sapienza))
Spatial Externalities and Wage Distribution: the Role of Sorting
Enzo Valentini (Università di Macerata)

(Joint with Stefano Staffolani (Università Politecnica delle Marche))
Does Migration Raise Blue and White Collars Wages?
Fernanda Mazzotta (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Francesca Bettio (Università di Siena))
Gabbie salariali. Ci ha già pensato il mercato?
SESSION : C3 Globalisation and the labour market Chair : Francesco Pastore, Università di Napoli 2
Marian Dinga (CERGE-EI, Prague)

The Impact of Territorially Concentrated FDI on Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Czech Republic
Anna M. Falzoni (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Lucia Tajoli (Politecnico di Milano))
Does Offshoring Affect the Domestic Labor Market? The Case of Italy
SESSION : C 4 Labour supply Chair : Tindara Addabbo, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Anna Laura Mancini (Università di Torino)

Labor Supply Responses of Italian Women to Minimum Income Policies
Sridhar Thapa (Università della Tuscia)

Migration, Remittances and Household Labour Allocation: An Empirical Analysis from Panel Data
Danilo Cavapozzi (Università di Padova)

Estimating the Labor Supply Dynamics of Older Workers Using Repeated Cross-sections
SESSION : C5.1 Migration Chair : Stephan L. Thomsen, University Magdeburg and ZEW
Sule Akkoyunlu (Socioeconomic Institute Zurich)

Trade, Aid, Remittances and Migration
Michela Martinoia (LIUC)

(Joint with Massimiliano Serati (LIUC))
Skill Levels of Migrants and their Effects on the European Labour Market
Sergio Vergalli (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Michele Moretto (Università di Padua))
Managing Migration through Quotas: an Option-theory Perspective
Stephan L. Thomsen (University Magdeburg and ZEW)

(Joint with Alisher Aldashev (ZEW), Johannes Gernandt (ZEW))
Language Usage, Participation, Employment and Earnings
SESSION : C5.2 Migration Chair : Alessandra Venturini, Università di Torino
Francesco Fasani (University College London)

Undocumented Migrants and Labour Demand Shocks: an Empirical Analysis of Deportations
Tommaso Frattini (University College London)

Immigration and Prices in the UK
Paolo Buonanno (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Milo Bianchi (Paris School of Economics), Paolo Pinotti (Bank of Italy))
Do Immigrants Cause Crime?
Alessandra Venturini (Università di Torino)

(Joint with Riccardo Faini (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Claudia Villosio (Laboratorio Riccardo Revelli),)
Are Foreign Migrants more Assimilated than Native Ones?
SESSION : C5.3 Migration Chair : Sergio Vergalli, Università di Brescia
Peng Liu (The Australian National University)

English Proficiency and Labour Supply of Immigrants in Australia
Murat G. Kirdar (Middle East Technical University)

Source Country Characteristics and Immigrants’ Migration Duration and Saving Decisions
Ainura Uzagalieva (CEEAplA, University of Asores)

The Poverty Effect of Remittance Flows: Evidence from Georgia
Sergio Vergalli (University of Brescia)

Entry and Exit Strategies in Migration Dynamics
SESSION : C6 Institutions Chair : Joachim Wolff, Institute for Employment Research, IAB
Giulia Colombo (ZEW)

(Joint with Reinhold Schnabel, Stefanie Schubert (ZEW))
Basic Income Reform in Germany: A Microsimulation-AGE Analysis
Antonio Accetturo (Bank of Italy)

(Joint with Guido de Blasio (Bank of Italy))
Policies for Local Development: an evaluation of Italy’s Territorial Pacts
Joachim Wolff (Institute for Employment Research, IAB)

A Fistful of Euros: Does One-Euro-Job Participation Lead Means-Tested Benefit Recipients Into Regular Jobs and Out of Unemployment Benefit II Receipt?
SESSION : C7 Search, matching and human capitalChair : Stefano Staffolani, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Alvaro A. Novo (Banco de Portugal)

(Joint with Mario Centeno (Banco de Portugal))
The Impact on Reemployment Wages of UI Non-Distortionary Income Effect: A Regression Discontinuity Approach
Guido de Blasio (Bank of Italy)

(Joint with Alberto Dalmazzo (Università di Siena))
Skill-Biased Agglomeration Effects and Amenities: Theory with an Application to Italian Cities
Carmen Aina (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”)

(Joint with Giorgia Casalone (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”), Paolo Ghinetti (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”))
Internal Geographical Mobility and Educational Outcomes. An Analysis for an Italian Province
Mario Centeno (Banco de Portugal)

(Joint with Alvaro A. Novo (Banco de Portugal), Carla Machado (Banco de Portugal))
The Anatomy of Employment Growth in the Portuguese Firms
SESSION : C8.1 Social interactions and working conditions Chair : Raffaele Miniaci, Università di Brescia
Dominique Torre (University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis)

(Joint with Alexandra Rufini (University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis))
Choosing Recruitment Channels to Fill High Job Positions
Mauro Sylos Labini (Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies)

Social Capital and the Labor Market: When is the Family at Work?
Davide Antonioli (Università di Ferrara)

(Joint with Massimiliano Mazzanti (Università di Ferrara), Paolo Pini (Università di Ferrara))
Working Conditions ‘Determinants’: the Role of Innovations and Industrial Relations. Evidence for a Local Production System
Elena Cottini (University of Aarhus)

(Joint with Sebastian Buhai (University of Aarhus), Niels Westergaard-Nielsen (University of Aarhus))
The Impact of Workplace Conditions on Firm Performance
Raffaele Miniaci (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Antonio Cabrales (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Marco Piovesan (University of Copenaghen), Giovanni Ponti (Universidad de Alicante))
Social Preferences and Strategic Uncertainty: an Experiment on Markets and Contracts
SESSION : C8.2 Cooperatives and Volunteering Chair : Giancarlo Provasi, Università di Brescia
Sara Depedri (Università di Trento)

Tra motivazione intrinseca ed economica un nuovo modello di relazioni industriali nelle cooperative sociali
Marica Manisera (Università di Brescia)

Qualità oggettiva e soggettiva del lavoro nelle cooperative sociali
Maurizio Carpita (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Silvia Golia (Università di Brescia))
Misure soggettive della qualità del lavoro nelle cooperative sociali
Paola Zuccolotto (Università di Brescia)

Soddisfazione e impegno per il lavoro nelle cooperative sociali
Domenico Marino (Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria)

(Joint with Marina Schenkel (Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria), Michela Battauz (Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria), Luca Grassetti (Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria), Miriam Michelutti (Università di Udine))
Soddisfazione e motivazioni dei volontari: analisi preliminari sui risultati della ICSI 2007
SESSION : C9 Children, women and the family - CHILD SESSION Chair : Gianna Claudia Giannelli, Università di Firenze and CHILD
Catia Nicodemo (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)

Gender Gap and Quantile Regression in European Families
Gianna Claudia Giannelli (Università di Firenze)

(Joint with Francesca Francavilla (Università di Firenze), Leonardo Grilli (Università di Firenze))
School Attendance of Children and the Work of Mothers: A Joint Multilevel Model for India
Lucia Mangiavacchi (Università di Firenze)

Investment In Children And The Youth In Post-Soviet Oil Economies: The Case Of Kazakhstan
Catia Nicodemo (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)

Child-Care and Participation in the Labour Market for Married Women in Mediterranean Countries
Michele Di Maio (University of Naples Parthenope)

(Joint with Tushar K. Nandi (Università di Siena))
Child Labour in Palestine: the Role of Adult Labour Market and Israeli Closures
SESSION : C10.1 Youth unemployment Chair : Luigi Frey, Università di Roma La Sapienza
Nihan Blanchy (Université Paris 1)

(Joint with Leman Yonca Gurbuzer (Université Paris 1))
Youth Unemployment Duration in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alessandra De Lellis (ISFOL)

(Joint with Manuel Marocco (ISFOL), Emiliano Rustichelli (ISFOL))
Enhancing Youth Employment in Italy
Francesco Pastore (Università di Napoli 2)

(Joint with Floro Ernesto Caroleo (Università di Napoli Parthenope))
The Youth Experience Gap. Explaining Differences Across EU Countries
SESSION : C10.2 Flexicurity and youth labour markets Chair : Renata Livraghi, Università di Parma
Paolo Federighi (Università di Firenze)

Analisi delle misure di flexicurity in alcuni contesti europei
Paola Naddeo (Università di Viterbo “La Tuscia”)

(Joint with Emanuela Ghignoni (Università di Roma La Sapienza), Gabriella Pappadà (Università di Viterbo “La Tuscia”))
Flexicurity Analysis of Youngsters in Europe
Marcello Signorelli (Università di Perugia)

(Joint with Cristiano Perugini (Università di Perugia))
Youth Labour Market Performance in European Regions
Renata Livraghi (Università di Parma)

Flexicurity e integrazione dei giovani nei sistemi economici e sociali
SESSION : C11 Incentives Chair : Benedetto Gui , Università di Padova
Ermanno Tortia (Università di Trento)

Incentive-mix, Performance and Innovation in the Service Sector: Survey-Based Findings from Italy
Nicola Meccheri (Università di Pisa)

Large Breach Penalties and Managers' Incentives to Invest Inside or Outside Firms
Benedetto Gui (Università di Padova)

(Joint with Vittorio Pelligra (Università di Cagliari))
A Double Adverse Selection Model With Social Responsible Firms and Heterogeneous Workers