Marco Francesconi has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Essex since September 2004. Previously he has worked for nine years at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, where he continues to be a Research Fellow. He is also a Research Associate of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (London), and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London) and the Centre for Household Income Labour and Demographic economics (Torino).

Marco's main area of research is labor economics, with special interest in family economics, intergenerational links and labor market dynamics. His recent work has appeared in the Economic Journal, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Internatioanl Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Human Resources, and Journal of Economic Theory.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11361
revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2018, 109, 63-82
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10827
revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Political Economy
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9977
published in: Economic Journal, 2016, 126(596), F1-F27
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8608
published in: Economic Journal, 2016, 126(596), F96-F135
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4637
revised version published as 'An Evolutionary Theory of Monogamy', Journal of Economic Theory, 2016, 166(November), 605--628
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4392
published in: Health Economics, 2010, 19 (11), 1377-1384
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3891
published as 'Unintended Consequences of Welfare Reform for Children with Single Parents: A Theoretical Analysis' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2015, 13(3), 709-733
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3704
revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2012, 30 (3), 657-706
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3044
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2008, 26 (3), 421 - 453
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2980
published in: Economic Journal, 119 (535), 2009, F66 - F100
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2778
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2008, 110 (1), 93-117
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2612
published in: International Economic Review, 2011, 52 (3), 825-853
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2377
revised version published as 'Dating Preferences and Meeting Opportunities in Mate Choice Decisions' in: Journal of Human Resources, 2012, 48 (2), 474-507
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2143
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2011, 9 (3), 551-589
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1847
published in: Economic Journal, 2006, 116 (513), 659-679