Mariapia Mendola is Professor of Economics at University of Milano Bicocca and Director of the Poverty and Development Program at Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano in Milan.
She holds a B.Sc. in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan. Before graduate studies, she studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and worked at ECLAC in Santiago. Mariapia Mendola obtained an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex in 2002 and a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Milan in 2005. She has been visiting scholar at the New York University in 2006 and at the Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam in 2008.
She has published in international journals such as the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Health Economics and Journal of Economic Geography. Her research is in the field of development economics, household and population economics, economics of migration.
She has served as consultant and policy advisor for various international organisations such as the WB, UNDP, FAO, EC, NRC in different countries in Africa, Latin America and the Western Balkans.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2014.