Andrea Salvatori is currently a Labour Economist at the OECD. Andrea completed his PhD studies in Economics at the University of Warwick in 2009, where he was an EST Marie Curie Fellow and a Teaching Fellow. He was then a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economics Research (ISER) of the University of Essex untill 2017. His research is in Applied Microeconometrics and Labour Economics. He has conducted research on job quality, the effect of technology on the labour market, unions, temporary employment, the wellbeing effects of employment protection legislation, the effects of the minimum wage on the job entry probability of the unemployed, the effect of welfare reforms on labour market participation in the UK.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2009 and became an IZA Research Fellow in January 2013.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 11298
Seetha Menon, Andrea Salvatori, Wouter Zwysen

This paper studies changes in computer use and job quality in the EU-15 between 1995 and 2015. We document that while the proportion of workers using computers has increased from 40% to more than 60% over twenty years, there remain significant differences between countries even within the same occupations. Several...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10120

This paper offers the first study of job polarization in Great Britain using workplace level data. We document widespread and increasing occupational specialization within establishments, along with substantial heterogeneity in specialization within industries. Changes in the specialization profiles of workplaces account for most of the changes in the aggregate occupational...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10106
published in Labour Economics, 2018, Volume 51.

Increasing the labour market participation of single parents, whether to boost incomes or reduce welfare spending, is a major policy objectives in a number of countries. This paper presents causal evidence on the impact of work search requirements on single parents' transitions into work and onto other benefits. We use...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9193

This paper presents new evidence on the evolution of job polarisation over time and across skill groups in the UK between 1979 and 2012. The UK has experienced job polarisation in each of the last three decades, with growth in top jobs always exceeding that in bottom ones. Overall, top...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5574
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2012, 19 (6), 944–956

This paper presents the first empirical evidence on the effect of the threat of unionisation on the use of a predominantly non-union type of employment, i.e. temporary employment. The identification strategy exploits an exogenous variation in union threat induced in the UK by new legislation enabling unions to obtain recognition...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4685
published in: Labour Economics, 2010, 17 (4), 667-678

All industrialized countries have Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) for permanent workers and Restrictions on the use of Temporary Employment (RTE). The (ambiguous) effects of these on the levels of employment and unemployment have been extensively studied, but nothing is known empirically about their well-being implications. Using longitudinal data from the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4554

In the EU, one in seven employees work on temporary contracts associated with lower pay and less training. Using workplace-level data from 21 countries, I show that, in contrast with previous evidence for the US, unionized workplaces are more likely to use temporary employment across Europe. To address the endogeneity...

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