Maria De Paola is currently full professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance, University of Calabria (Italy). She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". Her current research interests are: economics of education and training, labour economics, policy evaluation and economic politics.

Among others, Maria De Paola has published in the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Labour Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology. She has also published a textbook on Personnel Economics.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2013.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15082
Marco Alberto De Benedetto, Maria De Paola, Vincenzo Scoppa, Janna Smirnova
published in: Economics Letters, 2022, 2016, 110613.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14040
published in: D. Checchi, T. Jappelli, A. Uricchio (eds.), Teaching, Research and Academic Careers. An Analysis of the Interrelations and Impacts, Springer, 2022, 135 -161
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13943
Vincenzo Carrieri, Maria De Paola, Francesca Gioia
published in: PLoS ONE, 2021,16(9): e0256103.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13449
published in: Labour Economics, 2022, 75, 102141.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12991
published as 'Employment protection and fertility decisions: the unintended consequences of the Italian Jobs Act' in: Economic Policy, 2021, 36 (108), 735 - 773
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12959
published in: Labour Economics, 2021, 70, 102001
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12591
Marco Bertoni, Giorgio Brunello, Marco Alberto De Benedetto, Maria De Paola
published as 'Does monitoring deter future cheating? The case of external examiners in Italian schools' in: Economics Letters, 2021, 201, 109742