Dario Pozzoli

Research Fellow

Copenhagen Business School

Dario Pozzoli is Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics. After receiving his PhD in Economics from the Catholic University in Milan in 2007, he has been assistant professor at the University of Aarhus and Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for Governmental Research. His research interests are in the field of empirical labour economics, industrial organization and trade. His papers have been published in journals such as Rand Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Economics Letters.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2012.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10035
revised version available as https://www.dropbox.com/s/7lvwaqq607suu6y/Submission_V9_Editted.pdf?dl=0

We study how the skill distribution for an economy responds to changes in the skill premium induced by trade integration. Using administrative data for Denmark (1993- 2012) and Portugal (1993-2011), we conduct a two-step analysis. In the first step we predict the skill premium changes which are triggered by exogenous...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8033
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2016, 123 (3), 168-183

This article contributes to the literature on knowledge transfer via labor mobility by providing new evidence regarding the role of educational diversity in knowledge transfer. In tracing worker flows between firms in Denmark over the period 1995-2005, we find that knowledge carried by workers who have been previously exposed to...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7923
revised version published in: European Economic Review, 2016, 89, 248–263.

Selling internationally requires products that resonate with an international customer base and therefore an approach to markets that is in keeping with diverse cultures (i.e., relational capital). As emphasized by international business studies, this relational capital is in turn related to the successful teaming of a diverse workforce, as this...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6984
published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2013, 60 (3), Lead article.

High-performance work practices are frequently considered to have positive effects on corporate performance, but what do they do for employees? After assessing the correlation between organizational innovation and firm performance, this article investigates whether high-involvement work practices affect workers in terms of wages, wage inequality and workforce composition. The analysis...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6983
forthcoming in Industrial Relations

Exploiting the richness of the Danish register data on individuals and companies, we are able to provide an overall assessment of the assortative matching patterns arising in the period 1996-2005 controlling for firms and individual characteristics. We find strong differences between men and women in assortativity. While positive assortative matching...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6973
revised version published as 'Labor Diversity and Firm Productivity' in: European Economic Review, Volume 66, 2014, 144–179.

Using a matched employer-employee data-set, we analyze how workforce diversity in terms of cultural background, education and demographic characteristics affects the productivity of firms in Denmark. Implementing a structural estimation of the firms' production function (Ackerberg et al. 2006), we find that labor diversity in education significantly enhances a firm's...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6972
revised version published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2014, 27 (2), 303-364. Lead article.

In this paper we investigate the nexus between firm labor diversity and innovation using a linked employer-employee data from Denmark. Specifically, exploiting information retrieved from this comprehensive database and implementing proper instrumental variable strategies, we are able to identify the contribution of workers' diversity in cultural background, education and demographic...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6963
published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2016, 16 (2), 577-617.

This paper investigates whether education and working in a physically demanding job causally impact temporary work incapacity, i.e. sickness absence, and permanent work incapacity, i.e. the inflow to disability via sickness absence. Our contribution is to allow endogeneity of both education and occupation by estimating a quasi-maximum-likelihood discrete factor model....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6962
published online as 'Does mother know best? Parental discrepancies in assessing child behavioral and educational outcomes' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2016

We investigate the degree of correspondence between parents' reports on child behavioral and educational outcomes using the most recent available wave of a rich Danish longitudinal survey of children (the DALSC). All outcomes are measured at age 11 when the children are expected to be in fifth grade. Once discrepancies...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5837
published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 24, 48-57

It is a well-known fact that temporary agency workers have to accept high pay penalties. However, remarkably little is known about the remuneration of workers who are frequently employed in this sector or who are employed for a substantial length of time. Based on a rich administrative data set, we...