KEY STAFF MEMBERS
The Course will consist in: i) a general part delivered by the course coordinator that will focus on general labour economics and labour market integration in the EU and ii) several specific topics taught by experts of the field.
Lorenzo Corsini (Course Coordinator)
Lorenzo Corsini is Associate Professor at the University of Pisa. He is an expert in the fields of Labour Economics, Social Welfare and Applied Micro-econometrics. He has published on international journals his works on unemployment insurance, wage distribution, unemployment duration and on pension and financial literacy, researching these aspects both at the national and European level. He has been recipient of European grants in the form of Marie Curie fellowship at the Institute of Economics in Copenhagen and IRISS-C/I visitor researcher grant at the CEPS/INTEAD in Luxembourg.
He is the academic coordinator of the Jean Monnet course and will cover basic labour economics topics (supply and demand, wage determination and job search theory) and then will discuss the role of institutions and integration at the European level
Irene Brunetti is a Researcher at INAPP researching in the fields of Policy Evaluation, Socio-Economic Mobility, Income and Wealth Distribution. She won a fellowship funded with POR FSE 2007-2013 for the project “Social Inclusion and Exclusion in the Labor Market of Province of Pisa”. In her research she performed analyses on the effect of policies both at the national and European level.
She will introduce the main statistical and econometrical methods used in labour economics and in the evaluation of impact of labour policies.
Alex Bryson is Professor of Quantitative Social Science at UCL’s Department of Social Science. He is also a Research Fellow at IZA, Rutgers and at NIESR where he was previously Head of the Employment Group. Prior to that he was Research Director at the Policy Studies Institute where he worked for nineteen years. He is an applied labour economist with a background in sociology and employment relations. His research focuses on labour economics, employment relations and programme evaluation. He has published on major international journals his works on industrial relations, program evaluation, workers satisfaction and well-being and sport economics.
His lectures will cover the topics of the incidence and implications of worker representation and of the current and future working of the European labour market.
Davide Fiaschi is full professor in Economics at the University of Pisa. Its current research activity deals with European regional policy, economic growth, wealth distribution, nonparametric methods and spatial econometrics. He published several papers on economic volatility, and convergence and polarization at country, regional and province levels.
He will deliver lectures on the effects of European regional policy and income inequality among European regions.
Nicola Meccheri is associate professor at the University of Pisa. His research focuses on contract theory, industrial organization, labour economics and entrepreneurship. He has published on international journals his works on: the role of union structure in affecting product market outcomes; labour incentive contracts, investments and (un)employment; policies directed to foster entrepreneurship in rural areas of Southern Europe. He has participated to several research projects both at national and European level.
His lectures will cover wage bargaining and product market outcomes.
Angela Parenti is a Junior Researcher at the University of Pisa. Her current research activity deals with migration and workers mobility, European regional policy, economic growth, nonparametric methods and spatial econometrics. She published on international journals her works on regional macroeconomic volatility, government cooperation and convergence and polarization at provincial levels.
She will delive lectures on geographical mobility (commuting and migration) within and across countries in the European Union.