Simona Comi is Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Business and Law at the University of Milano
She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Milano. During her Ph.D., she won a Marie Curie fellowship at the Institute of Socio-Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, Colchester. Since 2021, she has been a faculty member of the Ph.D. program in Business for Society.
Her main research interests are empirical education economics (ICT-related teaching practices, peer effect on students’ psychological traits, Intergenerational mobility) and labor economics (wage differentials, gender discrimination, wage returns to human capital investments). Recently, she was also involved in various research projects focusing on young people and policies aiming at increasing their human capital quality and the transitions into the labor market. In these projects, she studied the impact of apprenticeship reform, VET system reforms, and active labour market policy. Her papers appeared in journals such as the Journal of Human Research, ILR Review, Economics of Education Review, the European Journal of Political Economy, Labour Economics, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Simona Comi joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2023.