Corrado Andini is associate professor of Economics at the Univ. of Madeira. He received the M.Sc. in Economics from the Univ. Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and the Ph.D. in Economics from the Univ. of Rome "La Sapienza". His doctoral thesis on the welfare reforms occurred in the United States during the 1990s has been awarded the "Fausto Vicarelli" prize for the best 2005 dissertation by the Italian Economic Association.

His research activities cover topics of labour economics, macroeconomics, and industrial organization. His papers have been published in several peer-reviewed journals including Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Economics Bulletin, Economics Letters, Empirical Economics, Forum for Social Economics, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Portuguese Economic Journal, and Telecommunications Policy.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2007.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 8855

This paper combines the approach by Guimar√£es and Portugal (2010) with the methodology of Gelbach (2015) to investigate the determinants of the least squares bias of the wage return to education. We find that disregarding individual fixed effects is highly problematic, accounting for 95% of the bias. In contrast, disregarding...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8819
Corrado Andini, Monica Andini
extended version forthcoming in: Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2016

The standard approach to the estimation of unemployment persistence assumes that quantile parameter heterogeneity does not matter. Using panel quantile autoregression techniques on state-level data for the United States (1980-2010), we suggest that it does.

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8701

Using Difference-in-Differences estimation and data from the European Community Household Panel, this paper suggests that the fixed exchange-rate policy adopted by Italy in the 1997-2000 period has reduced the real hourly wage growth of Italian full-time workers with permanent contracts, on average, by 3%. Yet, the cost of the policy...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8143

A well-established empirical literature suggests that individual wages are persistent. Several theoretical arguments support this empirical finding. Yet, the standard approach to the estimation of schooling returns does not account for this fact. This paper investigates the consequences of disregarding earnings persistence. In particular, it shows that the most commonly...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7186

This paper provides an expression for the bias of the OLS estimator of the schooling coefficient in a simple static wage-schooling model where earnings persistence is not accounted for. It is argued that the OLS estimator of the schooling coefficient is biased upward, and the bias is increasing with potential...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4583
shortened version published in: Economics Letters, 2013, 118 (3), 482-484

The standard human-capital model is based on the assumption that the observed wage of an individual is equal to the monetary value of the individual net human-capital productivity, the so-called net potential wage. We argue that this assumption is rejected by the ECHP data for Belgium, Denmark and Finland. The...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3822
published in: Economics Bulletin, 2009, 29 (3), 1846-1853

This paper shows that, if observed earnings are the result of employer-employee wage bargaining, under a set of specific assumptions, the standard static Mincer equation can be thought as a particular case of a dynamic wage equation. Particularly, we argue that the standard static Mincer equation is implicitly based on...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2897
published in: Applied Economics, 2010, 42 (16), 2091-2098

This paper argues in favor of a dynamic specification of the Mincer equation, where past observed earnings play the role of additional explanatory variable for current observed earnings. A dynamic approach offers an explanation why the return to schooling in terms of observed earnings is not independent of labor-market experience,...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2828
published in: Applied Economics, 2010, 42 (28), 3685-3691

This paper provides further evidence on the positive impact of schooling on within-groups wage dispersion in Portugal, using data on male workers from the 2001 wave of the European Community Household Panel. The issue of schooling endogeneity is taken into account by using the newest available instrumental-variable technique for quantile...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2651

The standard wage equation proposed by Mincer (1974) assumes that individuals start working after leaving school, which is not the actual case for many people. Using longitudinal data on Portuguese male workers, former working students, we estimate the total impact of an additional year of full-time schooling on both the...