Massimo Anelli is Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management. He has obtained his PhD in Economics in 2015 from University of California, Davis. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked at Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti, where he is currently Research Fellow. He is also Research Affiliate at CESifo and Research Associate at Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy.

His research interests are in Labor Economics, the Economics of Education, the Economics of Gender and Migration. His work focuses on the returns to higher education quality, the determinants of the gender gap in the labor market, the effects of classroom gender interaction, of gender of siblings, foreign peers on academic outcomes in higher education and brain drain.

Massimo joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in January 2015.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 10743

Since the 1980s the United States has faced growing disinterest and high attrition from STEM majors. Over the same period, foreign-born enrollment in U.S. higher education has increased steadily. This paper examines whether foreign-born peers affect the likelihood American college students graduate with a STEM major. Using administrative student records...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10192

I take advantage of a sharp discontinuity in the probability of admission to an elite university at the admission score threshold, to estimate causal returns to college education quality. I use a newly constructed dataset, which combines individual administrative records about high school, college admission, college attendance and tax returns....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9119

In this paper we use a newly constructed dataset following 30,000 Italian individuals from high school to labor market and we analyze whether the gender composition of peers in high school affected their choice of college major, their academic performance and their labor market income. We leverage the fact that...

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