XXVIII National Conference of Labour Economics

Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali “Guido Carli” - Roma, 27-28 September 2013


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SESSION : PLENARY LECTURE
Ludger Woessmann (University of Munich and IZA)
School Systems and Student Achievement: Identification of Institutional effects from International tests



Labour Market Polarization, Urbanization and Skill-Biased Consumption


SESSION : A.1 Tracking in schooling Chair : Paolo Naticchioni, Università di Roma Tre
Tommaso Agasisti (Politecnico di Milano)

(Joint with Patrizia Falzetti, Invalsi)
Socioeconomic Sorting and Test Scores: An Empirical Analysis in the Italian Junior Secondary Schools
Massimiliano Bratti (Università di Milano)

(Joint with Gianfranco De Simone, Martino Bernardi (Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli))
“I wish I knew ..." Misperceived Ability, School Counseling Services and the Choice of Secondary School Track
Joelle Latina (Haute Ecole de Gestion, Switzerland)

(Joint with José V. Ramirez (Haute Ecole de Gestion, Switzerland))
Marshallian Labor Market Pooling: Evidence from Italy
Matteo Picchio (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

(Joint with Stijn Baert, Bart Cockx (Ghent University)
On Track Mobility, Grade Retention and Secondary School Completion
SESSION : A.2 Pre-market abilities Chair : Dario Sciulli, Università di Chieti-Pescara
Claire Bonnard (CLERSE/IREDU)

(Joint with Jean-François Giret, Marielle Lambert-Le Mener (IREDU))
Educational Intentions, Cognitive Skills and Earnings Expectations of French Undergraduates
Donata Favaro (Università di Padova)
(Joint with Dario Sciulli (Università di Chieti-Pescara))
Pre-market Abilities, Education, and Employment Outcomes: An Analysis of British Females
Corinna Ghirelli (SHERPPA - Ghent University)

(Joint with Bart Cockx (SHERPPA - Ghent University))
Does Graduating during Adverse Labor Market Conditions Leave a Scar?
Chris Ryan (University of Melbourne)


Lake Wobegon, Australia: Where Everyone's Future is Above Average
SESSION : A.3 Migrations and Networks Chair : Marco Pecoraro, University of Neuchâtel
Idil Göksel (Izmir University of Economics)

(Joint with Alper Duman (Izmir University of Economics))
Job Networks in İzmir: Why are Migrants Different?
Majlinda Joxhe (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)


Selection on Temporary Migration: the Role of Ethnic Networks
Alessia Matano (Universitat de Barcelona)

(Joint with Raul Ramos (Universitat de Barcelona))
Remittances and Educational Outcomes: Evidence for Moldova
Massimiliano Agovino (Università “G. d'Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara)


Estimating a Spatial Matching Function for Disabled People: Evidence from Italy
SESSION : A.4 Job insecurity and female labor supply Chair : Riccardo Gatto, ISTAT
F. Kemal Kizilca (Ankara University)

Booze and Women: Labor Market Outcomes of Secular Consumption Patterns in a Muslim Society
Chiara Mussida (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza)

(Joint with Enrico Fabrizi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza))
Unemployment Outflows: The Relevance of Gender and Marital Status in Italy and Spain
Lavinia Parisi (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Fernanda Mazzotta (Università di Salerno), Aina Carmen (Università Piemonte Orientale))
Bargaining or Efficiency Within the Household? The Case of Italy
Concetta Rondinelli (Banca d’Italia)

(Joint with Francesca Modena (Banca d’Italia), Fabio Sabatini (Università di Roma La Sapienza))
Economic Insecurity and Fertility Intentions: The Case of Italy
SESSION : A.5 Job satisfactionChair : Vincenzo Scoppa, Università della Calabria
Giovanni S.F. Bruno (Università Bocconi)

(Joint with Floro E. Caroleo (Università di Napoli Parthenope), Orietta Dessy (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano))
Temporary Contracts and Young Workers’ Job Satisfaction in Italy
Does Employment Protection Increase Happiness?
Alessia Fulvimari (Università di Roma La Sapienza)


How do the Contractual Position and Labour Income Comparisons Affect Workers’ Well-being?
SESSION : A.6 Macroeconomics of the labour market Chair : Marco Musella, Università di Napoli Federico II
Gabriele Cardullo (Università di Genova)

(Joint with Marco Guerrazzi (Università di Genova))
The Cyclical Behaviour of Equilibrium Unemployment and Vacancies: Evidence from Italy
Gianluigi Coppola (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Sergio Destefanis (Università di Salerno))
Structural Funds and Regional Convergence. Some Sectoral Estimates for Italy
Giulio Piccirilli (Universitas Mercatorum)

Human Capital, Growth and Financial Imperfections
Pasquale Tridico (Università di Roma Tre)

Italy: From Economic Decline to the Current Crisis
SESSION : B.1 Determinants of schooling performances 1 Chair : Fabiano Schivardi, LUISS Guido Carli
Laura Chies (Università di Trieste)

(Joint with Francesco Pauli (Università di Trieste))
The Dropout Determinants. The Case of the Trieste University
Gianfranco De Simone (Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli)

(Joint with Andrea Gavosto (Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli))
Patterns of Value-Added Creation in the Transition from Primary to Lower Secondary Education in Italy
Adriana Di Liberto (Università di Cagliari)

(Joint with Fabiano Schivardi (LUISS Guido Carli), Giovanni Sulis (Università di Cagliari))
Managerial Practices and Students’ Performance
Claudio Rossetti (LUISS Guido Carli)

(Joint with Gianna Barbieri (MIUR), Paolo Sestito (Banca d’Italia))
Teacher Mobility and Student Learning
SESSION : B.2 Intergenerational mobility and ability transmissionChair : Donata Favaro, Università di Padova
Carmen Aina (Università del Piemonte Orientale A. Avogadro)

(Joint with Chieti Nicoletti (DERS, University of York))
The Intergenerational Transmission of Liberal Professions: Nepotism Versus Abilities
Paolo Castelnovo (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)


Does Fat Damage Brain? The Effect of Obesity on Cognitive and Basic Skills
Marco Leonardi (Università di Milano)


Job Mobility and Earnings Instability
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Notingham)

(Joint with Paul Bingley (SFI Copenhagen), Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano))
Evidence from Siblings, Schoolmates and Neighbors’ Correlations
SESSION : B.3 Energy economics and labour economicsChair : Sergio Destefanis, Università di Salerno
Matteo Fragetta (Cass Business School)


Macroeconomic Performance and Structural Shocks: A Non-Parametric Approach
Giovanni Marin (CERIS-CNR)

(Joint with Francesca Lotti (Banca d’Italia))
Drivers and Effects of Eco-innovations Using Data on Eco-patents
Cesare Riillo (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, Luxembourg)


Environmental Management, Labour Productivity and Innovation
Sergio Destefanis (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Giuseppe Mastromatteo (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano))
The OECD Beveridge Curve: The Role of Energy Prices, Technological Progress and Globalisation
SESSION : B.4 Union bargaining systems and their impact on productivityChair : Elisabetta Addis, Università di Sassari
Andrea Garnero (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

(Joint with Stephan Kampelmannn, François Rycx (Université Libre de Bruxelles))
Sharp Teeths or Empty Mouths? Rivisiting the Minimum Wage Bite with Sectoral Data
Hans-Dieter Gerner (IAB)

(Joint with Lutz Bellmann, Olaf Hübler (IAB))
Effects of Reciprocal Concessions on Employment and Real Capital
Giovanni Sulis (Università di Cagliari)

(Joint with Gabriele Cardullo, Maurizio Conti (Università di Genova))
Sunk Capital, Unions and the Hold-Up Problem: Theory and Evidence from Sectoral Data
Yuliia Stupnytska (Bielefeld University)

(Joint with Anna Zaharieva (Bielefeld University))
Optimal Policy and the Role of Social Contacts in a Search Model with Heterogeneous Workers
SESSION : B.5 Various aspects of the crisisChair : Enrico Marelli, Università di Brescia
Guido de Blasio (Banca d’Italia)

(Joint with Carlo Menon (Banca d’Italia))
Down and Out in Italian Towns: Measuring the Impact of Economic Downturns on Crime
Federica D’Isanto (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)

(Joint with Marco Fuscaldo (Università degli Studi di Torino), Marco Musella (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II))
Measuring the Scarring Effect in the Italian Social Cooperatives
Giovanna Vallanti (LUISS, CeLEG, LLEE)

(Joint with Giuseppina Gianfreda (Università della Tuscia))
Labour courts delay and the Composition of Employment: Is Labour Encouraged or Endangered by Institutions?
SESSION : B.6 Politics and policiesChair : Francesco Pastore, Seconda Università di Napoli
Antonio Accetturo (Banca d’Italia)


Political Selection in the Skilled City
Antonio Accetturo (Banca d'Italia)

(Joint with Matteo Bugamelli, Andrea Lamorgese (Banca d'Italia))
Divisive Policies and Their Electoral Consequences: Italy, 1863
Sauro Mocetti (Banca d’Italia)

(Joint with Guglielmo Barone (Banca d’Italia))
Inequality and Trust: A Reappraisal of Cross-country Evidence
SESSION : C.1 Determinants of schooling performances 2Chair : Giovanna Vallanti, LUISS, CeLEG, LLEE
Maria Santoro (Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”)

(Joint with Melania Verde (Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”))
Early School Leaving: Who, When, Why and How to Intervene if the Starting Conditions are Unfair
Javiera Cartagena Farías (University of Sheffield)

(Joint with Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield))
Does the Increase in Competitionbetween Schools Improve the Quality of the Service? The Role of the 80s Educational Reform in Chile
Silvia Duranti (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

(Joint with Enrico Conti, Maria Luisa Maitino, Carla Rampichini (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Nicola Sciclone (Irpet))
Effectiveness of Tuscan Primary Schools: what Role for School Factors?
Giulia Pagliani (Università di Roma La Sapienza)


Immigrants, Natives and Student Competences: the Role of the Peer Effects
SESSION : C.2 Youth, education and employmentChair : Tindara Addabbo, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Riccardo Leoni (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Paola Gritti (Università di Bergamo))
High Performance Work Practices and Educational Mismatch: Creation and Destruction of Competencies
Enrico Marelli (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Giovanni S. F. Bruno (Università Bocconi), Marcello Signorelli (Università di Perugia))
The Rise of NEET and Youth Unemployment in EU Regions After the Crisis
Raffaella Patimo (Università di Bari)

(Joint with Thaís García Pereiro, Rosa Calamo (Università di Bari))
The Determinants of Activity Rates in Some Southern European Countries
Eleonora Romano (Università di Roma La Sapienza)


Time Inequalities: Exploring the Relationships with Well-being
SESSION : C.3 Migrations and economic structureChair : Alessia Matano, Universitat de Barcelona
Massimiliano Bratti (Università di Milano)

(Joint with Chiara Conti (Università di Milano))
Immigration, Population Diversity and Innovation of Italian Regions
Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Roma Tre)

(Joint with Guglielmo Barone, Alessio D’Ignazio, Guido de Blasio (Banca d’ Italia))
Dr. Rossi, Mr. Hu and the Politics. The Role of Immigration in Shaping Natives’ Political Preferences
Marco Pecoraro (University of Neuchâtel)

(Joint with Didier Ruedin (University of Neuchâtel))
A Foreigner who Doesn’t Steal my Job: The Role of Unemployment Risk and Values in Attitudes
SESSION : C.4 GenderChair : Lorenzo Cappellari, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Flexibility in the Organisation of Working Time: a Tool to Improve Job Satisfaction in Reconciling Work and Family Life
Giulia Santangelo (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

(Joint with Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Roma Tre), Michele Raitano (Università di Roma La Sapienza))
Career Discontinuities and the Gender Wage Gap: A Quantile Approach
Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano)

(Joint with Stephen P. Jenkins (London School of Economics))
Employment Dynamics and Instability of British Men and Women
SESSION : C.5 Unemployment and the crisisChair : Pasquale Tridico, Università di Roma Tre
Letizia Ravagli (IRPET)

(Joint with Elena Cappellini, Nicola Sciclone (IRPET))
A Simulation of the Effects of the Crisis between Generations: Will the Reform of the Social Security System Balance Protections?
Elena Sarti (University of Geneva)

(Joint with Jaya Krishnakumar (University of Geneva))
The Impact of Globalisation on Work Capability
Niki Stylianidou (ISTAT)

(Joint with Riccardo Gatto (ISTAT))
The New Supplementary Indicators to Unemployment Rate, A Review.
Marcello Signorelli (Università di Perugia)

(Joint with Giovanni S.F. Bruno (Università Bocconi), Misbah T. Choudhry (Lahore University of Management Sciences), Enrico Marelli (Università di Brescia))
The Short and Long Run Impact of Financial Crises on Youth Unemployment in OECD Crisis.
SESSION : C.6 Job finding and job separation: regional evidenceChair : Patrizia Ordine, Università della Calabria
Mario Centeno (Banco de Portugal)

(Joint with Alvaro A. Novo (Banco de Portugal))
Churning and the Adjustment Process of Portuguese Firms and Workers During the Crisis
Anna Giraldo (Università di Padova)

(Joint with Bruno Anastasia (Veneto Lavoro), Adriano Paggiaro (Università di Padova))
The Effect of Subsidies for Recruitments and Transformations. First Results for the Veneto Region.
Francesco Pastore (Seconda Università di Napoli)

(Joint with Chiara Mussida (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza))
Is there a Southern Sclerosis? Worker Reallocation and Regional Unemployment in Italy
Andreas Pollak (University of Saskatchewan)


Employment Insurance and the Business Cycle
SESSION : D.1 Higher education and the labour marketChair : Stefano Staffolani, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Corrado Andini (Universidade da Madeira)


Persistence Bias and the Wage-Schooling Model
Giuseppe Croce (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

(Joint with Andrea Ricci (Università di Urbino Carlo Bo), Emanuela Ghignoni, Edoardo Di Porto (Università di Roma La Sapienza))
Fixed Term Contracts and Employers’ Human Capital: the Role of Educational Spillovers
Ilaria Maselli (CEPS)

(Joint with Miroslav Beblavý, Sophie Lehouelleur (CEPS))
Useless Degrees or Useless Statistics? A Comparison of the net Present Value of Higher Education by Field of Study in 5 European Countries
Stefano Staffolani (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

(Joint with Claudia Pigini (Università Politecnica delle Marche), Enrollment Costs)
University Quality and Higher Education Choices in Italy
SESSION : D.2 Building abilitiesChair : Massimiliano Bratti, Università di Milano
Federica Origo (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Monica Patrizio, Manuela Samek (IRS))
Youth Employment in Europe: the Role of Education and Markets Regulation
Matteo Picchio (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

(Joint with Stefano Staffolani (Università Politecnica delle Marche))
Does Apprenticeship Improve Job Opportunities? A Regression Discontinuity Approach
Claudia Vittori (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

(Joint with Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Roma Tre), Michele Raitano (Università di Roma La Sapienza))
The Best Youth: Evidence from Italy
Mirko Savić (University of Novi Sad)

(Joint with Danica Drakulić (University of Novi Sad), Jovan Zubović (Economics Institute Belgrade))
Measuring Dynamics of Female Participation in Higher Education and Employment – The Absorption Index
SESSION : D.3 WagesChair : Claudio Lucifora, Università del Sacro Cuore di Milano
Damiano Fiorillo (Università di Napoli Parthenope)

(Joint with Bruna Bruno (Università di Salerno))
Voluntary Work and Labor Income
Florian Lehmer (IAB)

(Joint with Johannes Ludsteck (IAB))
Downward-Drifting Sticky Floors? – Evidence on the Development of Wage Inequality Among Foreigners in Germany
Alvaro A. Novo (Banco de Portugal)

(Joint with Mario Centeno (Banco de Portugal), Michele Raitano (Università di Roma La Sapienza))
Paying for Others' Protection: Causal Evidence on Wages in a Two-tier System
Samuele Poy (Università di Torino)

(Joint with Guido de Blasio (Banca d’Italia))
Local Minimum Wages and Economic Development: Italy's Evidence from the Fifties
SESSION : D.4 Quality of workChair : Sauro Mocetti, Banca d’Italia
Martin Falk (Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO)


Employment Effects of Technological and Organizational Innovations: Evidence Based on Linked Firm-Level Data
Riccardo Gatto (ISTAT)

(Joint with Niki Stylianidou (ISTAT))
Non solo NEET
Elena Grimaccia (Istat)

(Joint with Rita Lima (Istat))
Public Expenditure on Education, Education Attainment and Employment: a Comparison Among European Countries
Valentina Gualtieri (Isfol)

(Joint with Tindara Addabo (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Marco Centra (Isfol), Maurizio Curtarelli (Eurofound), Marco Fuscaldo (Università di Torino))
Quality of Work in Italy in a Multidimensional Perspective. Results from the Third Isfol Survey on Quality of Work
Dario Sciulli (Università “G. d'Annunzio” di Chieti-Pescara)

(Joint with Tindara Addabbo (Università di Modena & Reggio Emilia), Elena Sarti (University of Geneva))
Disability, Life Satisfaction and Social Interaction in Italy
SESSION : D.5 Gender and marriageChair : Chiara Mussida, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza
Guido de Blasio (Banca d’Italia)

(Joint with Daniela Vuri (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”))
Joint Custody in Italy’s Courts
Francesca Gioia (Università della Calabria)

(Joint with Maria De Paola (Università della Calabria))
Do Time Preferences Matter for Marriage Stability? Some Evidence from Italy
Stefania Marcassa (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)


Unemployment Duration of Spouses: Evidence From France
Michela Ponzo (Università di Napoli Federico II)

(Joint with Vincenzo Scoppa (Università della Calabria))
Physical Attractiveness and Household Income: Trading Height for Education in the Marriage Market
Karolina Goraus (University of Warsaw)

(Joint with Joanna Tyrowicz (University of Warsaw))
The Good Will Effect? Female Access to the Labour Market Over Transition: a Multicountry Analysis
SESSION : D.6 Institutions and employment policyChair : Hartmut Lehmann, Università di Bologna
Antonios Kalyvas (University of Sussex)

(Joint with Emmanuel Mamatzakis (University of Sussex))
Does Labour Regulation Matter for Bank Performance in the Eurozone Periphery?
Andrea Ricci (ISFOL)


Employers’ Higher Education and Typologies of Fixed Term Contracts: First Evidence from Italian Firms
Giuseppe Rose (Università della Calabria)

(Joint with Patrizia Ordine, Giuseppe Rose (Università della Calabria))
Two-Tier Labor Market and Wage of Protected Entrants: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
Fabian Slonimczyk (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

(Joint with Vladimir Gimpelson (National Research University Higher School of Economics))
Informality and Mobility in the Russian Labor Market
SESSION : D.7 Labour supplyChair : Gianna Giannelli, Università di Firenze
Tindara Addabbo (Universitá degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

(Joint with Paula Rodríguez-Modroño, Lina Gálvez-Muñoz (Universidad Pablo de Olavide))
Gender and the Great Recession: Changes in Labour Supply in Spain
Barbara Boschetto (ISTAT)

(Joint with Antonella Iorio, Carlo Lucarelli, Michele Antonio Salvatore (ISTAT))
Limitazioni al lavoro delle persone con problemi di salute
Silvia Marchesi (Università di Milano Bicocca)

(Joint with Federico Etro (Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari ), Laura Pagani (Università di Milano Bicocca))
The Labor Market in the Art Sector of Baroque Rome
Arantza Ugidos (University of Basque Country)

(Joint with Maider Azcuna (University of Basque Country))
Time Allocation Within Households in Spain and Changes Between 2003 and 2010