Professor of Economics at the Università Cattolica in Milan. He is research fellow at IZA (Bonn). He has been visiting scholar at the Université Paris-Dauphine, Université Paris2, Université du Maine, London School of Economics, University of Warwick, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Universidad Argentina de Buenos Aires, Australian National University and University of New South Wales. He has been elected member of the executive committee and Treasurer of EALE (European Association of Labour Economists), member of the executive committee of AISRI (Associazione Italiana Relazioni Industriali) and past member of the executive committee of AIEL (Associazione Italiana degli Economisti del Lavoro). In 2000 he co-organised in Milan the first World Meeting of Labour economists (EALE-SOLE).
His research interests are in the field of labour economics, economics of education and health economics. He has published books on low pay employment, the economics of education and the shadow economy, as well as articles in refereed journals on: trade unions, unemployment and labour market institutions income mobility and inequality, wage structure and unemployment, low pay and social exclusion, work organisation, health economics and the economics of sport.

Claudio Lucifora joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2003.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14456
published in: Economica, 2022, 89 (356), 884-907
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13636
Ylenia Brilli, Claudio Lucifora, Alessia Russo, Marco Tonello
forthcoming in: Health Policy
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8276
published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2015, 1-36.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6967
Claudio Lucifora, Marco Tonello
published as: "Cheating and social interactions. Evidence from a randomized experiment in a national evaluation program", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 115, 2015, 45–66
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6555
published as: "Earnings differentials between immigrants and natives: the role of occupational attainment" IZA Journal of Migration, 4 (8), 2015
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6483
published as 'Performance-Related Pay and Firm Productivity: Evidence from a Reform in the Structure of Collective Bargaining' in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2015, 68(3), 606-632
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6457
Claudio Lucifora, Simone Moriconi
published in: European Journal of Political Economy, 39, 2015, 201–221
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5290
published in: Forum for Health Economics and Policy, BE Press, 2013, 16(1), 1-27
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4717
published in: ILR Review, 2013, 66 (4), 958-988
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3444
published in: Labour Economics, 2009, 16 (6), 638-647
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2674
published as 'Wage flexibility in regional labour markets: Evidence from Italy and Germany' in: Regional Studies, 2010, 44 (4), 401 - 421
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1498
published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 72 (3), 357-380
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1041
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2003, 52(1), 43-59
IZA Discussion Paper No. 299
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2004, 39 (4), 1116-1142
IZA Discussion Paper No. 130
published in: Harmon, C./I. Walker/N. Westergard-Nielsen (eds.), The Returns to Education in Europe, Edward Elgar, 2001