Actually Floro Ernesto Caroleo is Full Professor of Labour Economics at Faculty of Economics, University of Naples "Parthenope".
President of Council of the Tourism Firms Management Degree.
Director of CRISEI (Centro di ricerca interdipartimentale in Sviluppo Economico e Istituzioni) (Research Centre on Development Economics and Institutions), Uniersity of Naples “Parthenope”.
Member of Scientific Board of Doctoral Programme in Governance, Management and Economics, University of Naples “Parthenope”
Member of the Scientific Board of CELPE (Centre of Labour Economics and Economic Policy), University of Salerno.
From 2007 to 2010 has been President of AIEL (Italian Association of Labour Economics).
He has been coordinating research units of national and European research projects.
His main research interests are in the field of labour economics and labour market policies, especially youth unemployment in Europe and his regional dimension, evaluation of ALMPs and regional development.

His papers have been published in international (such as Regional Studies, Labour, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, Journal of International Manpower) as well as in national journals (such as Economia e Lavoro; Studi Economici, Scienze Regionali, Rivista di Economia e Statistica del Territorio).

Recently has edited books with S. Destefanis The European Labour Market: Regional Dimensions, Physica Verlag, Heidelberg and with F. Pastore The Labour Market Impact of the EU Enlargement: A New Regional Geography of Europe?. Heidelberg, Physica Verlag. An edited book with O. Demidova, E. Marelli and M. Signorelli “Young People and the Labour Market: A Comparative Perspective” is forthcoming.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2008.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9050
forthcoming in: G. Coppola and N. O'Higgins (eds): Youth and the Crisis: Unemployment, Education and Health in Europe, Routledge, 2016

In this paper we explore recent ISFOL-PLUS 2006-2008-2010 data available for Italy about height and weight of young workers with the purpose of analysing the relationship between measures of obesity and measures of economic performance. Among the latter, we introduce job satisfaction, both overall and for nine specific aspects, which...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9049
published in: G. Coppola and N. O'Higgins (eds): Youth and the Crisis: Unemployment, Education and Health in Europe, Routledge, 2016, 36-56

This paper aims to survey the theoretical and empirical literature on cross-country differences in overeducation. While technological change and globalization have entailed a skill-bias in the evolution of labour demand in the Anglo-Saxon countries, instead, in other advanced economies in Western Europe the increased educational level has not been associated...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7788
forthcoming in: Social Indicators Research, 2018, 136 (3)

This paper provides the first available evidence on overeducation/overskilling based on AlmaLaurea data. We focus on jobs held 5 years after graduation by pre-reform graduates in 2005. Overeducation/overskilling are relatively high – at 11.4 and 8% – when compared to EU economies. Ceteris paribus they tend to be more frequent...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7716
published in: M.A. Malo and D. Sciulli (eds.), Disadvantaged Workers, AIEL Series in Labour Economics, Springer, 2014, 95-120

The Italian process of flexibilization of the labour market has created a dual market populated by protected permanent employees and unprotected temporary workers. The latter comprises not only temporary employment relationships but also autonomous collaborations used by firms as low-cost de facto temporary employment relationships. Little is known about the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6746
published in: Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, 2013, 1, 31-60

In this paper we study labor market transitions out of temporary jobs in Italy focussing on an interesting period of the Italian recent history: the one immediately following the last labor market reform aimed at flexibilizing and liberalizing the Italian labor market by a widespread use of temporary work arrangements...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6021
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2012, 33 (1), 27-50

Italy has an immobile social structure. At the heart of this immobility is the educational system, with its high direct, but especially indirect cost, due to the extremely long time necessary to get a degree and to complete the subsequent school-to-work transition. Such cost prevents the educational system from reallocating...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4045
published in: Regional Studies, 2011, iFirst

Labour market policies settled at national level imply a “one-size-fits-all” labour market strategy. This strategy might not sufficiently take into account region-specific economic structures. In this paper we employ a panel factor-augmented vector autoregression (FAVAR) to evaluate whether active labour market programs (ALMPs) might asymmetrically affect labour markets at regional...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3292
published in: Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, 2007, 66(2), 207-246

The aim of the present paper is to gain some insight into the causes of dropping out of school and, more generally, of the factors that induce parents to review their choices about their child’s schooling careers. To this end we apply to data from a school dropout survey insights...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2620

This paper provides a critical overview and a detailed research agenda for scholars interested in regional studies with a special focus on old and new European Union member states. The focus is on the microeconomic foundations of structural change and its spatially asymmetric impact on labour markets. Structural change has...

IZA Policy Paper No. 135

The Italian economy performs well below the EU average. The reason is a dramatic and persistent low rate of investment, always invoked but never supported by national and supra-national institutions. However, investment to increase the quantity and quality of human capital is key to boost economic growth and cannot be...