Lucia Mangiavacchi

University of Perugia, Italy, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, University of Perugia, Italy

Research interest

Labor and demographic economics, family economics, development economics, public economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to UNU-WIDER (2015–2016); Consultant to Israeli National Insurance Institute (2009–2012); Consultant to Institute for Fiscal Studies (Madrid) (2009–2011); Consultant to United Nation Development Program (2009–2011); Consultant to European Parliament (2009–)

Past positions

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain (2013–); Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of the Balearic Islands (2011–2013); Research Fellow, Microsimula Unit, Paris School of Economics (2010–2011)


PhD Development Economics, University of Florence, 2010

Selected publications

  • “Intrahousehold distribution in migrant-sending families.” Journal of Demographic Economics 84 (2018): 107–148 (with F. Perali and L. Piccoli).

  • “Parental alcohol consumption and adult children's educational attainment.” Economics & Human Biology 28 (2018): 132–145 (with L. Piccoli).

  • “Optimal taxation, social preferences and the four worlds of welfare capitalism in Europe.” Economica 82 (2015): 448–485 (with A. Spadaro and L. Piccoli).

  • "Do parents drink their children's welfare? Intra-household allocation of time between market labour, domestic work and child care in Russia." IZA Journal of Labor and Development 2 (2013) (with G. C. Giannelli and L. Piccoli).

  • “Evaluating the redistributive impact of public health expenditure using an insurance value approach.” European Journal of Health Economics 14:5 (2013): 775–787 (with A. Spadaro, I. Moral-Arce, M. Adiego-Estella, and A. Blanco-Moreno).