XXVI National Conference of Labour Economics

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano 15-16 September 2011


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SESSION : PLENARY LECTURE
Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London)
How Local are Labor Markets? Evidence from a Spatial Job Search Model
Yves Zenou (Stockholm University)
Criminal Networks: Who is the Key Player?
SESSION : A.1 Social interactions in education Chair : Michele Pellizzari, Università Bocconi
Effrosyni Adamopoulou (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Peer Effects in Young Adults’ Marital Decisions
Michele Pellizzari (Università Bocconi)

(Joint with Giacomo De Giorgi (Stanford University))
Understanding Social Interactions: Evidence from the Classroom
SESSION : A.2 Temporary employmentChair : Eliana Viviano, Banca d'Italia
Giulia Santangelo (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

Do Temporary Contracts Cause Wage Discrimination? A Quantile Treatment Effect Analysis for Europe
Matteo Picchio (Tilburg University)

(Joint with Jan C. van Ours (Tilburg University))
Temporary Employment and Firm-Sponsored Training
Eliana Viviano (Banca d'Italia)

(Joint with Francesca Lotti (Banca d'Italia))
Why Hiring Temporary Workers?
SESSION : A.3 Human Capital Chair : Stefano Staffolani , Università Politecnica delle Marche
Giulio Bosio (Università di Milano)

(Joint with Chiara Noè (University of Cergy-Pointoise))
Higher Education Expansion, Human Capital Externalities and Wages: Italian Evidence within Occupation
Andrea Spizzichino (ISTAT)

(Joint with Cinzia Graziani (ISTAT), Silvia Loriga (ISTAT), Alessandro Martini (ISTAT))
Il mercato del lavoro in Italia dal 1977: la ricostruzione dei principali indicatori
Agnese Romiti (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)

(Joint with Elsa Fornero (Università di Torino), Mariacristina Rossi (Università di Torino))
Does Home Ownership Crowd Out Investment in Children’s Human Capital?
SESSION : A.4 Macro 1 Chair : Enrico Marelli, Università di Brescia
Antonella Nocco (Università del Salento)

(Joint with Catia Montagna (University of Dundee))
Trade Costs, International Competition, and Competitive Selection: The Role of Unionisation and Inter-country Asymmetries
Katrin Olafsdottir (Reykjavik University)

Estimating a Model of Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
Enrico Marelli (Università di Brescia)

(Joint with Francesco Bartolucci (Università di Perugia), Misbah T. Choudhry (University of Groningen), Marcello Signorelli (Università di Perugia))
Financial Crises and Labour Market: Beyond the Okun’s Law
SESSION : A.5 Migration 1Chair : Giuseppe Russo, Università di Salerno
Laura Pagani (Università di Milano Bicocca)

(Joint with Carlo Dell’Aringa (Università Cattolica), Claudio Lucifora (Università di Milano Bicocca))
A “Glass-ceiling” Effect for Immigrants in the Italian Labour Market?
Alessio D'Ignazio (Banca d’Italia)

(Joint with Guido de Blasio (Banca d’Italia))
The Impact of Immigration on Productivity: Evidence From the Italian Real Estate Market
Moritz Bonn (Universität Siegen)

Does High Skilled Immigration Harm Low Skilled Employment and Overall Income?
SESSION : B.1 Social interactions and the labour market Chair : Giovanni Pica, Università di Salerno
Anna Zaharieva (University of Bielefeld)

Social Welfare and Wage Inequality in Search Equilibrium with Personal Contacts
Dario Sciulli (Università di Chieti-Pescara)

Child Social Maladjustment and Adult Employment Dynamics
Giovanni Pica (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Michele Pellizzari (Università Bocconi))
Liberalizing Professional Services: Evidence from Italian Lawyers
SESSION : B.2 Educational mismatch Chair : Floro Ernesto Caroleo, Università di Napoli Parthenope
Francesca Sgobbi (Università di Brescia)

Young Graduate Employees Between Educational Mismatch and Skill Mismatch: An Empirical Analysis Based on REFLEX Data
Luigi Bonaventura (Università di Catania)

The Role of Frictions on Italian Academic Recruitment System
Marco Pecoraro (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Is There Still a Wage Penalty for Being Overeducated but Well-matched in Skills? A Panel Data Analysis of A Swiss Graduate Cohort
Francesco Pastore (Seconda Università di Napoli)

(Joint with Floro Ernesto Caroleo (Università di Napoli Parthenope))
Overeducation, Earnings and Job Satisfaction in the Graduate Labour Market
SESSION : B.3 Job qualityChair : Federica Origo, Università di Bergamo
Antonio Di Paolo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) (Joint with Ferran Mane (Universitat Rovira i Virgili))
Examining Job Satisfaction Among Recent PhD Graduates: Evidence from Catalonia
Damiano Fiorillo (Università di Napoli Parthenope)

(Joint with Nunzia Nappo (Università di Napoli Federico II))
Job Satisfaction in Italy: Individual Characteristics and Social Relations
Laura Cavalli (Università di Verona)

Fertility Intentions of Employed Mothers in Italy: Does the Choice of Public versus Private Sector Matter?
Federica Origo (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Annalisa Cristini (Università di Bergamo))
Why Have Permanent Workers Grown Dissatisfied with their Jobs?
SESSION : B.4 Macro 2 Chair : Marcello Signorelli, Università di Perugia
Sergio Destefanis (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Giuseppe Mastromatteo (Università Cattolica))
Assessing Labour-market Policies in the OECD. A difference-in-difference approach
Stanislaw Cichocki (University of Warsaw)

Self-employment and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Poland
Marcello Signorelli (Università di Perugia)

(Joint with Enrico Marelli (Università di Brescia), Joanna Tyrowicz (University of Warsaw))
Crises and Joint EmploymentProductivity Dynamics: A Comparative Perspective for European Countries
SESSION : B.5 Health at work 1 Chair : Claudio Lucifora, Università Cattolica
Federica Origo (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Claudio Lucifora (Università Cattolica))
The Effect of Comprehensive Smoking Bans in European Workplaces
Elena Cottini (Università Cattolica)

(Joint with Maite Blázquez (UAM), Ainhoa Herrarte (UAM))
Socioeconomic Gradient in Health: How Important is Material Deprivation?
Tindara Addabbo (Università di Modena and Reggio Emilia)

(Joint with Marco Fuscaldo (Università Cattolica), Anna Maccagnan (Università di Modena and Reggio Emilia))
Quality of Work and Health Status: A Multidimensional Analysis
SESSION : B.6 Wages Chair : Paolo Naticchioni , Università di Cassino
Leandro Elia (Universitá della Calabria)

(Joint with Edoardo Di Porto (Universitá di Roma La Sapienza))
Undeclared Work and Wage Inequality
Simona Comi (Università di Milano Bicocca)

(Joint with Giorgio Brunello (Università di Padova), Simona Comi (Università di Milano Bicocca), Daniela Sonedda (Università del Piemonte Orientale))
Training Subsidies and the Wage Returns to Continuing Vocational Training. Evidence from Italian Region
Michele Battisti (Simon Fraser University)

Individual Wage Growth: the Effects of Industry Experience and Firm Tenure
Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Cassino)

(Joint with Riccardo Massari (Università di Roma La Sapienza), Giuseppe Ragusa (Università Luiss))
Is there Wage Polarization in Europe? Aggregate and Individual Level Analysis
SESSION : C.1 Spatial interactions Chair : Antonio Accetturo, Banca d’Italia
Fernanda Mazzotta (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Salvatore Farace (Università di Salerno))
A Bivariate Probit Model for Analysing how the “Knowledge” Causes Innovation and their Effect in Small and Medium Firms
Guido de Blasio (Banca d’Italia)

(Joint with Carlo Menon (Banca d’Italia))
Local Effects of Manufacturing Employment Growth in Italy
Alessia Matano (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

(Joint with Paolo Naticchioni (Università di Cassino))
What Drives the Urban Wage Premium? Evidence along the Wage Distribution
Antonio Accetturo (Banca d’Italia)

(Joint with Francesco Manaresi (Banca d’Italia), Sauro Mocetti (Banca d’Italia), Elisabetta Olivieri (Banca d’Italia))
Immigration and the City
SESSION : C.2 Matching 1 Chair : Francesco Devicienti, Università di Torino
Andrea Morescalchi (Università di Pisa)

The Puzzle of Job Search and Housing Tenure: a Reconciliation of Theory and Empirical Evidence
Giulio Piccirilli (Universitas Mercatorum)

Labour Market Flexibility and Gift Exchange
Francesco Devicienti (Università di Torino)

(Joint with Cristian Bartolucci (Collegio Carlo Alberto))
Identifying Sorting in Practice
SESSION : C.3 School drop-outs and vocational training Chair : Matteo Picchio, Tilburg University
Domenico Tabasso (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research)

(Joint with Cain Polidano (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research), Yi-Ping Tseng (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research))
A Second Chance at Education for Early School Leavers
Catia Nicodemo (Autonoma de Barcelona)

(Joint with Cristina Lopez-Mayan (Autonoma de Barcelona))
Vocational High School or Vocational College? Comparing the Transitions from School to Work
Ainhoa Aparicio (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

High-School Dropouts and Transitory Labor Market Shocks: The Case of the Spanish Housing Boom
Matteo Picchio (Tilburg University)

(Joint with Jan C. van Ours (Tilburg University))
Retaining through Training: Even for Older Workers
SESSION : C.4 Gender studies, household formation and labour supplyChair : Elisabetta Addis, Università di Sassari
Matteo Richiardi (Università di Torino)

(Joint with Ambra Poggi (Università di Milano-Bicocca))
Accounting for Unobserved Heterogeneity in Discrete-time, Discrete-choice Dynamic Microsimulation Models. An application to Labor Supply and Household Formation in Italy.
Serena Trucchi (Università del Piemonte Orientale)

(Joint with Mariacristina Rossi, (Università di Torino))
Liquidity Constraints and Labor Supply
Stefania Marcassa (Paris School of Economics)

(Joint with Fabrizio Colonna (Banca d'Italia))
Taxation and Labor Force Participation: The Case of Italy
Stefania Marcassa (Paris School of Economics)

(Joint with Fabrizio Colonna (Banca d'Italia))
Taxation and Labor Force Participation: The Case of Italy
Malte Sandner (PLeibniz Universität Hannover)

The Effects of Early Childhood Intervention on Maternal Employment, Education, Fertility and Childcare Use. Evidence from a Randomized Experiment.
SESSION : C.5 Structural changeChair : Davide Antonioli, Università di Ferrara
William Addessi (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

Labor Contracts and Productivity Dynamics
Riccardo Tilli (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

(Joint with William Addessi (Università di Roma La Sapienza), Enrico Saltari (Università di Roma La Sapienza))
The R&D and Innovation Activities and the Use of External Numerical Flexibility
Edoardo Della Torre (Università di Bergamo)

(Joint with Davide Antonioli (Università di Ferrara))
Training and Innovation: the Use of Internal Labour Market Channels to Improve Workers Skills. Firm-Level Evidence fom Italy
Davide Antonioli (Università di Ferrara)

(Joint with Annaflavia Bianchi (Università di Ferrara), Massimiliano Mazzanti (Università di Ferrara), Sandro Montresor (Università di Bologna), Paolo Pini (Università di Ferrara))
Economic Crisis, Innovation Strategies and Firm Performance. Evidence from Italian Firm-level Data
SESSION : C.6 UnemploymentChair : Lorenzo Corsini, Università di Pisa
Carolina Fugazza (Università di Torino)

Heterogeneity in the Unemployment Risk Over the Life Cycle
Hans-Dieter Gerner (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung)

(Joint with Lutz Bellmann (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung), Friedrich-Alexander (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), Richard Upward (University of Nottingham))
Job and Worker Turnover in German Establishments
Veronica Toffolutti (Università di Padova)

The Implications of Changing Employment Protection: Evaluating the 1999 UK Unfair Dismissal Reform
Lorenzo Corsini (Università di Pisa)

On Wealth, Unemployment Benefits and Unemployment Duration: some Evidence from Italy
SESSION : D.1 Family networks Chair : Fernanda Mazzotta, Università di Salerno
Ainhoa Aparicio (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

Network Effects on Migrants' Remittances
Agnese Romiti (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)

(Joint with Mariacristina Rossi (Università di Torino))
Should we Retire Earlier in Order to Look After our Parents? The Role of Immigrants
Fazeer Rahim (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

(Joint with José Tavares (Universidade Nova de Lisboa))
Family Matters: Gender Discrimination in Economic Development
Fernanda Mazzotta (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Carmen Aina (Università del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”), Lavinia Parisi (Università di Salerno))
Gender Differences in Money Transfers within the Family. Evidence from Italy
SESSION : D.2 Youth employmentChair : Bruno Contini, Università di Torino
Achille Puggioni (Banca d'Italia)

(Joint with Roberto Stok (Banca d'Italia))
Flexyouth: Young Workers' Contractual Pathways in Friuli Venezia Giulia
Orietta Dessy (Università di Napoli Parthenope)

(Joint with Floro Ernesto Caroleo (Università di Napoli Parthenope), Damiano Fiorillo (Università di Napoli Parthenope), Francesco Pastore (Seconda Università di Napoli))
Stepping Stones versus Dead End Jobs. A Comparison of Different Contract Arrangements.
Marco Lilla (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

(Joint with Stefano Staffolani (Università Politecnica delle Marche))
Young Entrants, Temporary Jobs and Career Opportunities. Short-Term Perspectives of Young Italian Workers
Bruno Contini (Università di Torino)

(Joint with Elisa Grand (Università di Torino))
Long Term Youth Unemployment or Disposable Workforce?
SESSION : D.3 Schooling outcomes Chair : Tindara Addabbo, Università di Modena and Reggio Emilia
Marina Murat (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

(Joint with Giulia Pirani (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia))
Culture, Institutions and the Gender Gap in Mathematics
Martina Menon (Università di Verona)

(Joint with Federico Perali (Università di Verona))
The Role of Circumstances and Effort to Enroll in Tertiary Education
Michela Ponzo (Università della Calabria)

(Joint with Vincenzo Scoppa (Università della Calabria))
The Long-Lasting Effects of School Entry Age: Evidence from Italian Students
Perihan Ozge Saygin (IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies)

Access to Higher Education in a Centralized System: School Choice and Willingn ess to Fail
SESSION : D.4 Macro 3 Chair : Leonello Tronti, Università di Roma Tre
Andrea Ricci (ISFOL)

(Joint with Mirella Damiani (Università di Perugia))
Firm-level Bargaining and Contingent Pay: New Evidence from Italy
Nicola Meccheri (Università di Pisa)

Informal Labour Incentive Contracts and Product Market Competition
Marco Guerrazzi (Università di Pisa)

(Joint with Paolo Gelain (Norges Bank))
A DSGE Model from the Old Keynesian Economics: An Empirical Investigation
Leonello Tronti (Università di Roma Tre)

Crisi e scambio politico. Impresa, territorio, comunità
SESSION : D.5 Experiments Chair : Antonio Filippin, Università di Milano
Maria De Paola (Università della Calabria)

(Joint with Vincenzo Scoppa (Università della Calabria))
Gender Discrimination and Evaluators’ Gender: Evidence from the Italian Academy
Francesco D'Amuri (Banca d’Italia)

Monitoring, Monetary Incentives and Workers' Rents in Determining Absenteeism
Antonio Filippin (Università di Milano)

(Joint with Francesco Guala (Università di Milano))
The Power of Costless Discrimination: Group Identity and Unequal Outcomes
SESSION : E1 Social capital Chair : Guido de Blasio, Banca d’Italia
Guglielmo Barone (Banca d’Italia)

(Joint with Guido de Blasio (Banca d’Italia))
Local Electoral Rules and Political Participation
Dominique Meurs (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre)

(Joint with Claudio Lucifora (Università Cattolica))
Social Risks, Family Values and Demand for Welfar
Idil Göksel (Izmir University of Economics)

(Joint with Melchor Fernández (University of Santiago de Compostela))
Conservatism and Female Labour Force Participation in Turkey
Guido de Blasio (Banca d’Italia)

(Joint with Giuseppe Albanese, Guido de Blasio (Banca d’Italia))
Individual Covariates of Trust across European Citizens: What Do the Data Say?
SESSION : E2 Matching 2 Chair : Giovanna Vallanti, Università Luiss
Thomas Walter (ZEW)

(Joint with Bernhard Boockmann (IAW), Stephan L. Thomsen (ZEW), Christian Göbel (ZEW), Martin Huber (University of St. Gallen))
Should Welfare Administration Be Centralized or Decentralized? Evidence fFrom a Policy Experiment
Cristina Tealdi (IMT Lucca)

How Do Employment Contract Reforms Affect Welfare? Theory and Evidence
Domenico Lisi (Università di Catania)

The impact of EPL on labour productivity in a General Equilibrium Matching Model
Giovanna Vallanti (Università Luiss)

(Joint with Cecilia Jona Lasinio (ISTAT))
Reforms, Labour Market Functioning and Productivity Dynamics: a Sectoral Analysis for Italy
SESSION : E3 Returns to schooling and educational experiments Chair : Maria De Paola, Università della Calabria
Carmen Aina (Università del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”)

(Joint with Giorgia Casalone (Università del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”))
Does Time-to-degree Matter? The Effect of Delayed Graduation on Employment and Wages
Hans Dietrich (IAB)

(Joint with Hans-Dieter Gerner (IAB))
The Effects of Tuition Fees on the Decision for Higher Education: Evidence from a German Policy Experiment
Corrado Andini (Universidade da Madeira)

Returns to Schooling in a Dynamic Mincerian Model with Individual Unobserved Heterogeneity
Maria De Paola (Università della Calabria)

(Joint with Vincenzo Scoppa (Università della Calabria))
Frequency of Examinations and Student Achievement in a Randomized Experiment
SESSION : E4 Macro 4 Chair : Sergio Destefanis, Università di Salerno
Andrea Morescalchi (Università di Pisa)

Housing Tenure and Individual Labour Market Outcomes. An Empirical Assessment Based on the UK Labour Force Survey
Luca Gori (Università di Genova)

(Joint with Luciano Fanti (Università di Pisa))
Fertility-related Pensions, Tax-cum-subsidy and A–Pareto Efficiency
Umidjon Abdullaev (University of Vienna)

Credit Frictions and the Dynamics of Formal and Informal Employment
SESSION : E5 Health at work 2 Chair : Elena Cottini, Università Cattolica
Massimiliano Agovino (Università di Chieti-Pescara)

Safety and Productivity in the Agricultural Sector. Panel Analysis for Italian Regional Data
Paolo Ghinetti (Università Cattolica)

(Joint with Elena Cottini (Università Cattolica))
Working Conditions, Lifestyles and Health
Gabriele Mazzolini (Economic Research Center on Labour and Industry)

The Economic Consequences of Accidents at Work
Mohamed Ali Ben-Halima (IRDES)

(Joint with Thierry Debrand (IRDES), Camille Regaert (IRDES))
Sick Leaves: Understanding Disparities Between French Departments
SESSION : E6 Migration 2 Chair : Catia Nicodemo, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Giuseppe Russo (Università di Salerno)

(Joint with Francesco Salsano (University of Milano))
Electoral Systems and Immigration
Massimiliano Bratti (Università di Milano)

(Joint with Luca De Benedictis (Università di Macerata), Gianluca Santoni (Università di Roma Tor Vergata))
On the Pro-Trade Effect of Immigrants
Michele Binci (Università di Firenze)

(Joint with Gianna Claudia Giannelli (Università di Firenze))
The Impact of Remittances on Child Well-Being in Vietnam
SESSION : E7 Discrimination Chair : Chiara Mussida, Università Cattolica
Clémence Berson (Paris School of Economics)

Competition and Discrimination: a not so Obvious Relationship
Paola Salardi (University of Sussex)

The Evolution of Gender and Racial Occupational Segregation in Brazil - 1987 to 2006: Differences between Formal and non-Formal Labour Markets
Chiara Mussida (Università Cattolica)

(Joint with Matteo Picchio (Tilburg University))
The Trends over Time of the Gender Wage Gap in Italy