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. 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