In 2013, Francesco Pastore qualified as Full Professor of Economic Policy (national habilitation system) and as Associate Professor of Political Economy and Economic Statistics. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Economics at Università of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" (formerly Seconda Università di Napoli). He is also the country lead for Italy of the GLO and a member of the executive board of the European Association of Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) and of the Italian sister (AISSEC).

He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and of the International Journal of Manpower, among other journals. Since June 2019, he has served as the Editorial manager of the IZA Journal of Development and Migration.

He was the secretary of the Italian Association of Labor Economics (AIEL) from 2010 to 2016.

He gained a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Sussex, a Dottorato di Ricerca in Development Economics and Policy at the University of Naples "Federico II" and a Master of Science in Economics at Coripe (Piemonte), University of Turin.

He has acted as a consultant for several such organizations as, among others, European Commission, European Parliament, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, ILO, UNDP, UNESCO and World Bank. He was awarded research grants by EU-TSER, CERGE-EI and EERC.

His main research interests are in labor and education economics. He is also interested in development and transition economics. He has contributed extensively in several such fields as regional unemployment differentials, school-to-work transitions, labor market dynamics, gender discrimination, human capital investment, employment services and evaluation of passive as well as active labor market policy, labor market consequences of international trade and the economics of nonprofit organizations.

His scientific papers have been published in international (such as Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Economic Surveys; Economics of Education Review; Studies in Higher Education; Labor Economics; Research in Higher Education; Stata Journal; Journal of Policy Modeling; European Journal of Development Research; Social Indicators Research; Economics of Transition; Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics; Eastern European Economics; Post-Communist Economies; Empirica) in national journals (such as Economia Politica; Economia & Lavoro; Economia dei servizi; Scuola democratica; Studi Economici) and in edited books published by Palgrave MacMillan, Routledge, Springer Verlag.

In 2015, he has published a SpringerBrief book on: "The Youth Experience Gap. Explaining National Differences in the School-to-Work Transition".

He has co-edited five special issues of the International Journal of Manpower and two books for Physica Verlag.

He has written over 100 columns in major magazines and newspapers. He holds regularly a blog on one of the major Italian newspapers (Il Fatto Quotidiano):

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2004.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13486
Francesco Pastore, Allan Webster, Kevin Hope
published in: International Journal of Tourism Research, 2021, 23 (3), 378-400
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13462
Francesco Pastore, Claudio Quintano, Antonella Rocca
forthcoming in: International Journal of Manpower, 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13050
Ömer Tuğsal Doruk, Francesco Pastore, Hasan Bilgehan Yavuz
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12662
published in: Journal of Policy Modeling, 2020, 42 (6), 1248-1269.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12601
Carmen Aina, Eliana Baici, Giorgia Casalone, Francesco Pastore
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12312
Hasan Bilgehan Yavuz, Francesco Pastore, Ömer Tuğsal Doruk
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12042
Olga Demidova, Alena Kolyagina, Francesco Pastore
published in: Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2020, 55: 244-258.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11421
Carmen Aina, Eliana Baici, Giorgia Casalone, Francesco Pastore
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11209
Sanghamitra Kanjilal-Bhaduri, Francesco Pastore
published in: Indian Journal of Labor Economics, 2018, 61 (3), 515-536.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11165
published in: Research in Higher Education, 2021, 62 (1), 72-97
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10767
published in: Studies in Higher Education, 2019, 44 (8), 1358-1371
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9049
published in: G. Coppola and N. O'Higgins (eds): Youth and the Crisis: Unemployment, Education and Health in Europe, Routledge, 2016, 36-56
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8921
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2015, 4:11
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7461
published in: IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2013, 2:5
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7198
Muhammad Rashid Ansari, Chiara Mussida, Francesco Pastore
published in: Stata Journal, 2014, 14 (2), 398-406
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7126
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2012, 1:7
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6487
substantially revised version published as 'I wish I had 100 dollars a month…: The Determinants of Poverty in Mongolia' in: European Journal of Development Research, 2016, 28 (5), 934-956
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6413
Carmen Aina, Francesco Pastore
published in: Social Indicators Research, 2020, 152(2), 533-553
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6197
published in: Empirica, 2012, 39 (4), 525-545
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6021
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2012, 33 (1), 27-50
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5082
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2010, 31 (7), 793-817
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4480
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2010, 31 (2), 188-207
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3457
published in: Ravi Kanbur and Jan Svejnar (eds.), Labour Markets and Economic Development, London: Routledge, 2009
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3422
Michele Mosca, Francesco Pastore
published in: Sergio Destefanis and Marco Musella (eds.), Paid and Unpaid Labour in Social Utility Services, Heidelberg: Physica Verlag, 2009
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3209
published in: Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, 2008, 65, 235-254
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2796
published in: Economics of Transition, 2011, 19 (2), 333-369
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2254
published in: Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 2007, 78 (1), 57-86
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1829
Anna Maria Ferragina, Giorgia Giovannetti, Francesco Pastore
published in: Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, 2009, 5 (2), Article 2
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1793
published in: Eastern European Economics, 2012, 50 (3), 49-78
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1565
Anna Maria Ferragina, Francesco Pastore
published in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2008, 22 (1), 73-113
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1409
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2006, 25(1), 91-107
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1140
published in: Comparative Economic Studies, 2006, 48 (3), 351-376
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1139
Anna Maria Ferragina, Francesco Pastore
published in: Eastern European Economics, 2005, 43 (1), 5-33
IZA Discussion Paper No. 194
published in: Eastern European Economics, 2006, 44 (3), 5-28
IZA Policy Paper No. 135
Revised version published with the title “The Italian low growth conundrum. An assessment and some policy lessons” in CESIFO Forum, 2019, 20(1), 33-39.
IZA Policy Paper No. 127
published in: CESifo Forum, 2017, 18 (2), 26–33.