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 Economic Journal, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, European Economic Review, Economic Policy, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. She has also published a textbook on Personnel Economics.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2013.