University of Salerno


Centro Interdipartimentale di Studi di Economia del Lavoro e Politica Economica, Università degli Studi di Salerno (CELPE) is an Interdepartmental Research Centre on Labour Economics based in Department of Economics in the University of Salerno. The University was founded in 1944, although its precursor the Salerno School of Medicine had been active since the 8th Century A.D. The University currently hosts 39,000 students. The Department of Economics and Statistics has over 70 faculty and, in addition to CELPE, is host to several research institutes including CSEF(Centro Interuniversitario di Studi di Economia e Finanza) one of the top Italian research institutes, LABESS (Laboratory for Experimental Economics) and LABSI (Centro Interuniversitario per l’Economia Sperimentale).

The main tasks include the leadership of WP9 VOICES and participation on WP8 FAMILY, contributing to WP11 HANDBOOK and WP2 DISSEMINATION

Relevant experience: O’Higgins was Senior Employment Specialist in the ILO; Mazzotta participated in GALCA and Active Aging EU funded projects.

Intellectual/ Academic Disciplines: Labour Economics, Experimental Economics

O’Higgins, N. (2001). Youth unemployment and employment policy in global perspective. Geneva: ILO.

Mazzotta, F. (2007). Disoccupazione e povertà giovanile: il ruolo del background familiare. Economia & Lavoro, 2, 35–59.

O’Higgins, N., D’Amato, M., Caroleo, F.E. & Barone, A. (2007). Gone for good? Determinants on school drop-out in Southern Italy, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, 66(2), 207–46.

D’Amato, M. & Galasso, V. (2010). Political intergenerational risk sharing. Journal of Public Economics, 94(9–10), 628–37.

Mazzotta, F. (2010). The effect of parental background on youth duration of unemployment. CELPE Discussion Paper, no. 113. Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università di Salerno.

O’Higgins, N. (2010). The impact of the economic and financial crisis on youth employment: Measures for labour market recovery in the European Union, Canada and the United States. ILO: Employment Working Paper, no. 70.

O’Higgins, N. (2012). This time its different? Youth labour markets during “the Great Recession”. Comparative Economic Studies, 54(2), 395–412.

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