Luca Stella is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Bocconi University. Before that, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Wuppertal. He has received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University, and obtained the Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Padua. During his Ph.D. he spent two years as a visiting student at Boston University.

His research interests include Labor Economics, Family Economics and Economic Demography.

Luca joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in February 2015.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11050

There is a growing concern that the widespread use of computers, mobile phones and other digital devices before bedtime disrupts our sleep with detrimental effects on our health and cognitive performance. High-speed Internet promotes the use of electronic devices, video games and Internet addiction (e.g., online games and cyberloafing). Exposure...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10994

We investigate the long-term effects of households' exposure to violent conflict on children's educational attainment in primary school, studying cognitive and non-cognitive skills as possible causal channels. Our identification strategy exploits the locality-level variation in the intensity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the West Bank during the Second Intifada (2000–2005)....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10935

The spread of high-speed Internet epitomizes the digital revolution, affecting several aspects of our life. Using German panel data, we test whether the availability of broadband Internet influences fertility choices in a low-fertility setting, which is well-known for the difficulty to combine work and family life. We exploit a strategy...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10363
Viola Angelini, Marco Bertoni, Luca Stella, Christoph T. Weiss

By allowing people to obtain divorce without the consent of their spouse, Unilateral Divorce Laws (UDLs) increase the risk of divorce. Using the staggered introduction of UDLs across European countries, we show that households exposed to UDLs for longer time accumulate more savings. This effect holds for both financial and...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9664

It is well-known that immigrants tend to be healthier than US natives and that this advantage erodes with time spent in the US. However, we know less about the heterogeneity of these trajectories among arrival cohorts. Recent studies have shown that later arrival cohorts of immigrants have lower entry wages...