Conferences & workshop

Workshop on “Human Capital, Labour Markets and Public Policies”
















Thursday, 20 April 2023

14:30-15:00 Registration

15:00:16:30 Chair: Tommaso Oliviero (University of Naples Federico II)

Marco Nieddu (University of Cagliari) – The Effects of Tenure-Track Systems on Selection, Productivity, and Fertility in Economics (with R. Nisticò and L. Pandolfi)

Monica Langella (University of Naples Federico II) – Income and the Desire to Migrate (with A. Manning)

Matteo Sandi (Catholic University of Milan) – The School Calendar and Delinquency at School (with J. Boshoff and S. Machin)

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:30 Chair: Lorenzo Cappellari (Catholic University of Milan)

Olmo Silva (London School of Economics) – Free to Improve? The Impact of Free School Attendance in England (with M. Bertoni and Gabriel Heller-Sahlgren)

Marco Ovidi (Catholic University of Milan) – The Effects of Schooling on Cognitive Skills: Evidence from Education Expansions (with D. Checchi and L. Cappellari)

Clementina Crocè (University of Padova) – Can School-Work Alternance Programs Ease the School-to-Work Transition? (with M. Bertoni and G. Brunello)

20:00 Pizza dinner at “Pizzeria Umberto”

Friday, 21 April 2023

09:00-10:30 Chair: Valeria Zurla (University of Naples Federico II)

Maria De Paola (INPS and University of Calabria) – Guaranteed Minimum Income and Fertility (with G. Dachille, R. Nisticò, and P. Tridico)

Marco Bertoni (University of Padova) – Workers’ Responses to Graded Security Contracts (with S. Chinetti and R. Nisticò)

Simone Chinetti (University of Naples Federico II) – Late-in-life investments in human capital: Evidence from the (unintended) effects of a pension reform

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Chair: Ettore Panetti (University of Naples Federico II)

Roberto Nisticò (University of Naples Federico II) – Workplace Peer Effects in Fertility Decisions (with M. De Paola and V. Scoppa)

Jonathan Norris (University of Strathclyde) – Reference Dependent Aspirations and Peer Effects in Education (with M. Fongoni and A. Romiti)

Marco Petterson (University of Naples Federico II) – Estimation of a Latent Reference Point: Method and Application to NYC Taxi Drivers

12:30-14.00 Brunch buffet


Scientific Committee
Marco Bertoni (University of Padova)
Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples Federico II)
Roberto Nisticò (University of Naples Federico II)
Annalisa Scognamiglio (University of Naples Federico II)
Lorenzo Pandolfi (University of Naples Federico II)
Valeria Zurla (University of Naples Federico II)
Michele Giannola (University of Naples Federico II)


Financial Support
Funded by DiSES, University of Naples Federico II, and by dSEA, University of Padova