Margherita Fort is Associate Professor at the University of Bologna (Italy) since Sept 2014, where she was previously hired as Assistant Professor in October 2007. While PhD student, she was Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER, University of Essex, UK). After she received her PhD in Statistics Applied to Economics from the Department of Statistics, University of Padua (Italy), she was ECASS Visiting Fellow at ISER and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Italy).

Her general research interest are in applied microeconometrics with particular focus on treatment effect identification and specifically to approaches that allow heterogeneity in the treatment parameters (e.g. quantile regression). Her main research interest are in the fields of labour economics, population economics and health economics.

She was the local coordinator of the Bologna Research Unit for the project "The Policy Implications of Demographic Ageing" funded from the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research (MIUR, FIRB 2008 call) and she was member of research teams of other projects funded from the EUI (project "La meglio infanzia", 2015), the Fondazione Rodolfo De Benedetti (project "La meglio infanzia", 2014), Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna (project "La meglio infanzia", 2014), the Institute of Advaced Studies (ISA 2013 call, single winner, project "La meglio infanzia"), the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (2011 call, project "Childcare, Grandparents or Nannies? What is Best for Children When Parents are Away"), MIUR (PRIN 2009 call, project "Problems and solutions for the evaluation of performance in the Public Administration"), CARIPARO Foundation (Progetti di Eccellenza, 2008 call, project "The Effect of Early Life Conditions and Outcomes on Economic Wellbeing and Health Later in Life").

Her research has been published in the Economic Journal, in the Journal of Labour Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Health Economics, Economic Policy The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. She joined IZA as Research Fellow in March 2012 and CESifo in November 2013.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 8732
Rosario Maria Ballatore, Margherita Fort, Andrea Ichino
revised version forthcoming in. Journal of Labor Economics, 2018 October
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7125
revised version published in: Games and Economic Behavior, 2013, 81, 192-214
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6989
revised version published in: Economic Policy Volume 31 (88), 743-782 DOI:
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6015
substantially revised version published as 'Is Education Always Reducing Fertility? Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Reforms' in: Economic Journal, 2016, 126 (595), 1823–1855
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5844
revised version published as 'Cooperation or Competition? A Field Experiment on Non-Monetary Learning Incentives' in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2015, 15 (4), 1753-1792 - DOI:
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4667
published as 'The Causal effect of education on body mass: evidence from Europe' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2013, 31(1), 195-223
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