Mirco Tonin is Professor of Economic Policy at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in Italy. He is also a research affiliate at CESIfo in Munich and a research fellow at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy at Bocconi University. He received his PhD in Economics from Stockholm University in 2007. He has worked as a consultant to the International Labour Office and the World Bank.
His research focuses on labor economics and public finance. In particular, he is interested in the determinants of workers' intrinsic motivation, the impact of in-work benefits and employment protection legislation on labor market outcomes, and in tax enforcement issues.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2011.