XXII Convegno Nazionale di Economia del Lavoro

Napoli, Università Parthenope, 13-14 Settembre 2007


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SESSION A : INVITED LECTURE
Hartmut Lehmann (Università di Bologna and IZA)
Assessing Active Labor Market Policies in Transition Countries
SESSION B : INVITED LECTURE
Stephen Machin (University College London, CEE and CEP, London School of Economics)
International Changes in Wage Inequality
SESSION C : INVITED LECTURE
Alessandro Cigno (Università di Firenze, CESifo, CHILD and IZA)
Whatever Happened to the Domestic Division of Labour? A Theoretical Analysis of Fertility and Participation in Developed and Developing Countries
SESSION : A.1 Regional labour market in old and new EU regions Chair : Francesco Pastore, Seconda Università di Napoli
Spatial Search and Commuting with Asymmetric Changes of the Wage Distribution
Productivity Polarization. Across Regions in Europe
Enrico Marelli (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Marcello Signorelli (Università di Perugia))
Institutional Change, Regional Features and Labour Market Performance in eight EU’s Transition Countries
Enrico Marelli (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Marcello Signorelli (Università di Perugia))
Presentation of the special issue on "European regions" of The European Journal of Comparative Economics
SESSION : A.2 Gender gap, discrimination, the link between wages and labour market participationChair : Niall O’Higgins, Università di Salerno
Luigi Bonaventura (Università di Catania)
(Joint with Danilo Orlando (Università di Catania))
Enforcement of Regulation, Irregular Sector, and Firm Performance
Shadow Employment and Labour Productivity Dynamics
Niall O’Higgins (Università di Salerno)


“Its not that I’m a racist, its that they are Roma”: Stories of Roma Discrimination and Returns to Education in South Eastern Europe
Francesco Pastore (Seconda Università di Napoli)

(Joint with Alina Verashchagina (Università di Siena))
On Female Labour Force Participation and their Job Remuneration in Transition: Evidence from Belarus
Yolanda Pena-Boquete (University of Santiago de Compostela)

(Joint with Sergio Destefanis (Università di Salerno), Manuel Fernandez-Grela (University of Santiago de Compostela))
The Distribution of Gender Wage Discrimination in Italy and Spain: A Comparison Using the ECHP
SESSION : A.3 Labour market adjustment in the new EU member states: The role of institutions Chair : Salvatore Vinci , Università di Napoli "Parthenope"
Julián Messina (European Central Bank, DG-Research, Università di Salerno and IZA)

(Joint with Ana Lamo (European Central Bank, DG-Research), Etienne Wasmer (Institut d’Etudes Polituques de Paris, OFCE, IZA and CEPR))
Are Specific Skills an Obstacle to Labor Market Adjustment? Theory and an Application to the EU Enlargement
Kamila Fialova (Charles University, Prague)

(Joint with Ondřej Schneider (Charles University, Prague))
Labour Market Institutions and their Contribution to Labour Market Performance in the New Eu Member Countries
Labor Market Flexibility, International Competitiveness
Analysis of Cross-Country Differences in the Shape of Age-Wage Relationship with an Attempt to Tackle Age-Productivity Differences within the EU
Mariana Kotzeva (University of National and World Economy)

(Joint with B. Pauna (Centre for Research and Modelling))
Labour Markets Dynamics and Characteristics in Bulgaria and Romania – Challenges for a Successful Integration in the European Union
SESSION : A.4 Migration: determinants, returns and labour market adjustment Chair : Mateusz Walewski, CASE
Katarzyna Budnik (Warsaw School of Economics)


Search Equilibrium with Migrations: the Case of Poland
Amelie Constant (DIW-Washington)

(Joint with Elena D'Agosto (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”))
International Mobility of Italian Scientists
Erwin R. Tiongson (Europe and Central Asia Region, PREM Unit - ESCPE)

(Joint with Pierella Paci, Mateusz Walewski, Jacek Liwinski, Maria M. Stoilkova (Europe and Central Asia Region, PREM Unit - ESCPE))
Internal Labor Mobility in Central Europe and the Baltic Region
Dragos Radu (University of Edinburgh)

(Joint with Gil Epstein (Bar-Ilan University))
Returns to Return Migration and Determinants of Subsequent Moves
Martin Falk (Austrian Institute of Economic Research)

(Joint with Thomas Leoni (Austrian Institute of Economic Research))
Regional Female Labour Force Participation: is it all about Economics?
SESSION : B.1 Youth and female outcomesChair : Elena Stancanelli, GREDEG, University of Nice and CNRS
Rebekka Christopoulou (University of Cambridge)


Flexibility and Inequality: Changes in Youth Labour Outcomes in Advanced Economies
Lavinia Parisi (University of Essex)


Is Leaving Home a Strategy for Young People to Escape Poverty?
Riccardo Gatto (ISTAT)

(Joint with Paola Potestio (Università di Roma 3))
Livelli di istruzione e status lavorativo dei giovani in Italia: progressi, ritardi e involuzioni negli anni 1993 - 2005
Elena Stancanelli (GREDEG, University of Nice and CNRS)

(Joint with Hans Bloemen (Free University Amsterdam))
A Model of Female Breadwinners: is she Outearning him?
SESSION : B.2 Returns to education Chair : Paolo Naticchioni, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
Corrado Andini (University of Madeira)

Within-Groups Wage Inequality and Schooling: Further Evidence for Portugal
Francesca Sgobbi (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Giancarlo Cainarca (Università di Genova))
How Much Does It Pay? The Return to Education in Italy
Johannes Gernandt (ZEW)

(Joint with Michael Maier, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Julie Rat-Wirtzler (ZEW))
Distributional Effects of the High School Degree in Germany
Marco Lilla (Università Politecnica delle Marche)


Income Inequality and Education Premia
Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)

(Joint with Andrea Ricci (Università di Perugia), Emiliano Rustichelli (ISFOL))
Wage Structure, Inequality and Skill-Biased Change: Is Italy an Outlier?
SESSION : B.3 Wage structure Chair : Floro Paolo Ghinetti, Università Cattolica di Milano
Ciro Baldi (Istat)


An Exploration of Recent Wage Structure Changes in Italy 1995-2002
Lorenzo Corsini (Università di Pisa)

(Join with Elisabetta Olivieri (Università di Bologna))
Technological Change and the Wage Differential between Skilled and Unskilled Workers: Evidence from Italy 1977-2004
Paolo Ghinetti (Università Cattolica di Milano)


Technology Innovations, Organisational Changes and Wages Inside the Firm in Italy
Alessia Matano (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)

(Joint with Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”))
Trade and Wage Inequality: Do Local Comparative Advantages Matter?
Catia Nicodemo (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)


Participation and Wage Equations for Married Women in European Countries
SESSION : B.4 Labour market transitionsChair : Matteo Picchio, IRES , Université Catholique de Louvain
Maurizio Gambuzza (Joint with Bruno Anastasia, Maurizio Rasera)
Dopo l’espulsione dal sistema manifatturiero: i variegati percorsi dei lavoratori: un’analisi per il Veneto (1998-2005)
Maite Blázquez Cuesta (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Earnings Mobility and Low-Wage Employment in Spain: The Role of Job Mobility and Contractual Arrangement
Getinet Haile (Policy Studies Institute)

(Join with Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica di Milano), Richard Dorsett,(Policy Studies Institute))
State Dependence, Duration Dependence and Unobserved Heterogeneity in the Employment Transitions of the Over-50s
Matteo Picchio (IRES , Université Catholique de Louvain)

The Lagged Duration Dependence for Young Long-Term Unemployed Workers in Belgium
Dario Sciulli (University of the Azores)

(Join with Antonio Menezes, Jose Cabral Vieira (University of the Azores))
Wage Persistence and Labour Market Institutions: An Analysis of Young European Workers
SESSION : C.1 Employment and wage effects of globalisationChair : Alessandro Cigno, Università di Firenze
Andrea Conte (Università di Torino)

(Joint with Marco Vivarelli (Università Cattolica di Milano))
Globalization and Employment: Imported Skill Biased Technological Change in Developing Countries
Gianna Claudia Giannelli (Università di Firenze; IZA, Bonn; CHILD, Torino)

(Joint with Francesca Francavilla (Università di Firenze))
Do Family Planning Programmes Help Women’s Employment? The Case of Indian Mothers
Renata Livraghi (Università di Parma)

(Joint with Emanuela Ghignoni (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”), Gabriella Pappadà (CERES, Roma))
Fair Trade: the Creation of New Knowledge in a Sector Characterized by Market Failure
Sridhar Thapa (Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo)


Farm Size and Productivity Relationship: an Empirical Evidence form Nepalese Mid-hills
SESSION : C.2 Education, youth and child labourChair : Gianna Claudia Giannelli, Università di Firenze
Arnab K. Basu (College of William & Mary, Williamsburg; Center for Development Research, ZEF, University of Bonn)

(Joint with Nancy H. Chau (Cornell University, Ithaca; IZA, Bonn))
International Trafficking of Children and Women: Cross-National Evidence, Theory and Policy Implications
Francesca Francavilla (Università di Firenze)

(Joint with Gianna Claudia Giannelli (Università di Firenze; IZA, Bonn; CHILD, Torino))
The Relation between Child Labour and Mothers’ Work: The Case of India
Lorenzo Guarcello (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”; Understanding Children’s Work Project, Roma)

(Joint with Scott Lyon, Furio C. Rosati (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”; Understanding Children’s Work Project, Roma))
The Twin Challenges of Child Labour and Youth Employment in Ethiopia
Getinet Haile (Policy Studies Institute, London)

(Joint with Beliyou Astatike Haile (Columbia University, New York))
Child Labour and Schooling in Rural Ethiopia: Is There A Trade-off?
SESSION : D 1.4 Personnel economics e internal labour marketsChair : Riccardo Leoni, Università di Bergamo
Giulio Piccirilli (Università Cattolica di Milano)


Employment Protection, Industrial Relations and Employment
Davide Antonioli (Università di Ferrara)


Industrial Relations, Techno-organizational Innovations and Firm Economic Performance
Riccardo Leoni (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Alessandro Gaj (Università di Bergamo))
Formazione ‘informale’ e sviluppo delle competenze ‘chiave’. Il ruolo determinante del disegno dei luoghi di lavoro
Fátima Suleman (Research Centre of Economic Change)

(Joint with Skill-Assessment, Productivity and Earnings)
Skill-Assessment, Productivity and Earnings
Paola Gritti (Università di Bergamo)


Customer Satisfaction and Competences: An Econometric Study of an Italian Bank
SESSION : D 2.1 Institutions and Labour Market PoliciesChair : Marcello Signorelli, Università di Perugia
Giovanni Pica (University of Salerno)

(Joint with Marco Leonardi (Bocconi University))
Employment Protection Legislation and Wages
Michela Martinoia (Università di Milano)


L’integrazione europea e il mercato del lavoro: un’analisi teorica ed empirica in un contesto insider/outsider
Sara Pinoli (Università Bocconi)


The Puzzling No-Effect of Minimum Wage: Rational Expectations and Employment Protection Legislation
SESSION : D 2.4 Institutions and Labour Market PoliciesChair : Corrado Andini, University of Madeira
Ursula Jaenichen (Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg)

(Joint with Gesine Stephan (Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg))
The Effectiveness of Targeted Wage Subsidies for Hard-to-Place Workers
Miki Malul (Ben Gurion University)

(Joint with Luski Israel (Ben Gurion University))
Optimal Policy of Minimum Wage and Earned Income Tax Credit
Rocío Sánchez-Mangas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

(Joint with Virginia Sánchez-Marcos (Universidad de Cantabria))
Balancing Family and Work: the Effect of Cash-Benefits for Working Mothers
Cristina Tajani (Università degli Studi di Milano)


Un modello per la valutazione d’impatto occupazionale del lavoro interinale in Italia
Júlia Varga (Budapest Corvinus University)


Why to Get a 2nd Diploma? Is it Life-long Learning or the Outcome of State Intervention in Educational Choices
SESSION : D 3.2 The Economics of Industrial Relations and Public Sector Labour EconomicsChair : Carlo Dell’Aringa, Università Cattolica di Milano
William Addessi (Università di Roma III ”Federico Caffè”)

(Joint with Francesco Busato (Università di Napoli ”Parthenope”))
Labor Unions and Asset Prices
Leonello Tronti (ISTATI)

(Joint with Angela Golino, Pierluigi Minicucci (ISTATI))
Le retribuzioni dei dipendenti pubblici. Tendenze e confronti con il settore privato
Chiara Strozzi (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

(Joint with Sebastian G. Kessing (Free University of Berlin))
Public Employment and Regional Inequal
Paolo Ghinetti (Università Cattolica di Milano)

(Joint with Carlo Dell’Aringa, Claudio Lucifora (Università Cattolica di Milano))
Training Activity to Support Direct Participation Practices: Evidence for European Workplaces
SESSION : D 3.3 Technology, Structural Change and the Labour MarketChair : Guido Pellegrini, Università di Bologna
Stefano Gerosa (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata")


Capital-Skill Complementarity and Cross-Country Skill Premia
Cyril Pasche (University of Geneva)


Schooling, Skills and Wages
Davide Antonioli (Università di Ferrara)

(Joint with Roberto Antonietti (Università di Bologna))
Production Offshoring and the Skill Composition of Italian Manufacturing Firms: A Counterfactual Analysis
Rosario Crinò (CESPRI, Università Bocconi)


Are U.S. White-Collars Really At-Risk of Service Offshoring
Oana Calavrezo (Centre d'Etudes de l'Emploi)


Short-Time Working and Working Time Reduction: Which Tendencies?
SESSION : D 4.1 Macroeconomics of the Labour MarketChair : Sergio Destefanis, Università di Salerno
Matteo Ciccarelli (European Central Bank)

(Joint with Carlo Altavilla (Università di Napoli “Parthenope”))
nflation Forecasts,Monetary Policy and Unemployment Dynamics Evidence from the US andt the Euro Area
Marco Guerrazzi (Università di Pisa)


Wage Bargaining in an Optimal Control Framework: A Dynamic Version of the Right-to-Manage Model
Luca Nunziata (Università di Padova)


Aggregate Self Employment Trends
Antonio Scialà (Università di Padova)

(Joint with Riccardo Tilli (Università di Roma “La Sapienza))
Taxation and Unemployment Benefits with Imperfect Goods and Labor Markets
SESSION : D 5.2 Human Capital, Education and TrainingChair : Marina Capparucci, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
Floro Ernesto Caroleo (Università di Napoli Parthenope)

(Joint with Niall O’Higgins, Marcello D’Amato (Università di Salerno, Celpe), Adriana Barone (Università di Salerno, Celpe))
Gone for Good? Determinants of School Dropout in Southern Italy
Marco Leonardi (University of Milan and IZA Bonn)

(Joint with Christian Belzil (CNRS-GATE, CIRANO and IZA Bonn))
Can Risk Aversion Explain Schooling Attainments? Evidence from Italy
Sergio Destefanis (Universitè di Salerno)

(Joint with Vania Sena (Aston University))
Technology Diffusion and Human Capital: An Analysis on Italian Firm Data
Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)

(Joint with Andrea Ricci (Università di Perugia), Emiliano Rustichelli (ISFOL))
Far Away from a Skill Biased Change: Falling Educational Wage Premia in Italy
SESSION : D 5.3 Human Capital, Education and Training: Quality of EducationChair : Giuseppe Croce, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
Carmen Aina (Università del Piemonte Orientale)


Success and Failure of Italian Universities Students. Evidence from Administrative Data
Jean-Marc Falter (University of Geneva)


Does the Apprenticeship System Affect Employer Learning? Evidence from Switzerland
Maciej Jakubowski (European University Institute)


Effects of Tracking on Achievement Growth. Exploring Difference-in-Differences Approach to PIRLS, TIMSS and PISA data
Pasqualino Montanaro (Banca d’Italia)


La qualità dell’istruzione italiana
Veruska Oppedisano (Università di Torino)


Higher Education in Italy: Parking Slot or Human Capital Investment?
SESSION : D 5.4 Human Capital, Education and Training: University reforms in ItalyChair : Renata Livraghi, Università di Parma
Massimiliano Bratti (Università degli Studi di Milano)

(Joint with Daniele Checchi (Università degli Studi di Milano), Guido de Blasio (Bank of Italy))
Does The Expansion of Higher Education Increases Equality of Educational Opportunities? Evidence from Italy
Chiara Broccolini (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

(Joint with Massimiliano Bratti (Università degli Studi di Milano), Stefano Staffolani (Università Politecnica delle Marche))
Mass Tertiary Education, Higher Education Standard and University Reform: Theory and Empirical Evidence from Italy
Béatrice d’Hombres (Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning)


The Impact of the Bologna Process on University Dropouts: Evidence from Italy
Claudio Lucifora (Università Cattolica di Milano)

(Joint with Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica di Milano))
University Reforms and Human Capital Investments
Hans Dietrich (Institute for Employment Research)

(Joint with Hans-Dieter Gerner (Institute for Employment Research))
Business Success and Apprenticeship Training
SESSION : D 6.1 Job Quality, non standard employment e job satisfactionChair : Tindara Addabbo, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Annalisa Cristini (Università di Bergamo)


High Performance Workplace Practices from the Employees' Perspective
Roberto Leombruni (Labor)

(Joint with Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto), Mario Pagliero, Tiziano Razzolini (Università di Torino))
Is Inequality in Injury Rates Rising as Well? Evidence from Italy
Federica Origo (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Laura Pagani (Università di Milano Bicocca))
Flexicurity and Job Satisfaction in Europe: Is Temporary Employment Always Bad?
Boubaker Hlaimi (Université de Nantes)

(Joint with Paul Schmeltzer (University of Bamberg Germany))
Status Growth, Unemployment Duration and its Consequences on the Job Quality
SESSION : D 6.2 Matching e Job search theoryChair : Sergio Destefanis, Università di Salerno
Rebeca Jiménez-Rodríguez (University of Salamanca)

(Joint with Giuseppe Russo (Università di Salerno))
What Happened to the Italian Employment-Output Relationship?
Álvaro Novo (Banco de Portugal)

(Joint with Mário Centeno (Banco de Portugal))
The Bright Side of the Moon: Unemployment Insurance Generosity and Post-Unemployment Wages
Riccardo Tilli (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)

(Joint with Enrico Saltari (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”))
Do Labor Market Conditions Affect the Strictness of Employment Protection Legislation?
SESSION : D 6.3 Non market driven social and labour interactionsChair : Leonello Tronti, ISTAT
Mário Centeno (Banco de Portugal)

(Joint with Álvaro Novo (Banco de Portugal))
dentifying Unemployment Insurance Income Effects with a Quasi-Natural Experiment
Emanuela D'Angelo (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

(Joint with Marco Lilla (Università Politecnica delle Marche))
Is There More Than One Linkage Between Social Network and Inequality
Luca Gori (Università di Pisa)

(Joint with Luciano Fanti (Università di Pisa))
Fertility, Taxation Policies and the Optimal Population Growth Rate
Damiano Fiorillo (Università di Salerno)


Do Monetary Rewards Undermine Intrinsic Motivations of Volunteers? Some Empirical Evidence for Italian Volunteers
Patrizia Sbriglia (Università di Napoli II-SUN)

(Joint with Francesco Farina (Università di Siena), Niall O’Higgins (Università di Salerno))
Measures of Social Capital and Trust
SESSION : D 6.4 Migrations Chair : Giuseppe Russo, Università di Salerno
Marina Murat (Università di Modena and Reggio Emilia)

(Joint with Sara Flisi (Università di Modena and Reggio Emilia))
Migrants’ Business Networks and FDI. Empirical Evidence from four European Countries
Boubaker Hlaimi (Université de Nantes)

(Joint with François-Charles Wolff (Université de Nantes))
Patterns of Educational Attainment and Employment of First and Second Generation Immigrants in France
Giuseppe Russo (Università degli Studi di Salerno)


Voting over Selective Immigration Policies with Immigration Aversion
Sergio Vergalli (Università di Brescia)

(Joint Michele Moretto (Università di Padova))
Uncertainty over the Immigration Quota System
Stefania Bragato (COSES)

(Joint with Rita Canu (COSES))
Titolari di impresa immigrati in Veneto. Tra lavoro autonomo e imprenditoria
Harminder Battu (University of Aberdeen)


Housing Tenure, Job Mobility and Unemployment in the UK