Maria De Paola is currently associate professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance, University of Calabria (Italy). She has previously been assistant professor at the University of Calabria. 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.