Lorenzo Rocco is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Padova. He obtaind a Ph.D in economics at the Toulouse School of Economics (France) in 2005.
He is an applied economist and his fields of research include the socio-economic determinants of health, the influence of health on labor market outcomes and several aspects of the economics of education.
His researches have been published in The Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Capital, Health Economics and Social Science and Medicine among others. He contributed to several reports commissioned by the World bank, the World Health Organization, the OECD and The European Commission.

Lorenzo Rocco joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2019.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 14402
Piera Bello, Lorenzo Rocco
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13637
published as 'Where do I stand? Assessing researchers' beliefs about their productivity' in: Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 2021, 185, 61-80
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12691
published in: Journal of Human Capital, 2021, 15 (4), 554 - 595
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12226
published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2020, 85, 103582
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11603
published as 'Some Unpleasant Consequences of Testing at Length' in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2021, 83 (4), 1002 - 1023
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11062
published as 'Does low skilled immigration increase the education of natives? Evidence from Italian provinces' in: Labour Economics, 2020, 63, 101794
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10022
published as 'Grandparents in the blues. The effect of childcare on grandparents' depression' in: Review of the Economics of the Household, First Online: 03 September 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9386
published in: Education Economics, 2018, 26 (3), 213 - 232
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7976
substantially revised version forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Growth
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7311
published as 'Selection and the Age-Productivity Profile: Evidence from Chess Players' in: Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 2015, 110, 45–58
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6629
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2013, 104, 65-77
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5479
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2013, 32, 234-246
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5409
published as 'Lost in Transition? The returns to education acquired under communism in the first decade of the new millennium' in: Economics of Transition, 2012, 20 (4), 637-676
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1854
substantial revision published as 'On the efficiency costs of de-tracking secondary schools in Europe" in: Education Economics, [iFirst]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1336
published as 'Educational standards in private and public schools' in: The Economic Journal, 2008, 118 (533), 1866-1887