Andrea Bassanini

Senior Economist
2, Rue Andre' Pascal,
75775 Paris Cedex 16
Phone: +33-1 45 24 90 32
Fax: +33-1 45 24 90 98
Research Fellow


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)                      


My page at IZA

My page at IDEAS


Downloadable datasets
  • Dataset for Bassanini and Garnero (2013), Dismissal Protection and Worker Flows in OECD Countries: Evidence from Cross-country/Cross-industry Data 
  • Dataset for Arnold, Bassanini and Scarpetta (2011), Solow or Lucas? Testing Speed of Convergence on a Panel of OECD countries 
  • Dataset for Bassanini and Duval (2006) Employment Patterns in OECD Countries      
- (with E.Caroli, F.Fontaine and A.Rebérioux), Escaping Social Pressure: Fixed-Term Contracts in Multi-Establishment Firms, PSE Working Paper n.2018-11.


Peer-reviewed journals:

- (with F.Cingano) Before it gets better: The short term employment costs of regulatory reforms, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, forthcoming.
- (with G.Brunello and E.Caroli), Not in My Community: Social Pressure and the Geography of Dismissals, Journal of Labor Economics, 35(2), pp. 429-483, 2017
(with E.Caroli), Is Work bad for Health? The Role of Constraint vs Choice, Annals of Economics and Statistics, 119-120, pp. 13-37, 2015.
- (with A.Garnero),
Dismissal Protection and Worker Flows in OECD Countries: Evidence from Cross-Country/Cross-Industry Data, Labour Economics, 21(1), 25-41, 2013.

- (with T.Breda, E.Caroli and A.Rebérioux), Working in Family Firms: Paid Less But More Secure? Evidence from French Matched Employer-Employee Data, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 66(2), 433-466, 2013.

- Aggregate Earnings and Macroeconomic Shocks: The Role of Labour Market Policies and Institutions, Review of Economics and Institutions, 3(3), art.1, 2012.

- (with G.Brunello) “Barriers to Entry, Deregulation and Workplace Training: A Theoretical Model with Evidence from Europe”, European Economic Review, 55(8), 1152-1176, 2011.

- (with J.Arnold and S.Scarpetta), “Solow or Lucas? Testing Speed of Convergence on a Panel of OECD Countries”, Research in Economics, 65(2), 110-123, 2011. + Dataset

-“Inside the Perpetual-motion Machine: Cross-country Comparable Evidence on Job and Worker Flows at the Industry and Firm Level”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 19(6), 2097-2134, 2010.

- (with L.Nunziata and D.Venn) “Job protection legislation and productivity growth in OECD countries”, Economic Policy, 24(58), 349-402, 2009. +Erratum; +Web Appendix.

- (with R.Duval) “Unemployment, institutions and reform complementarities: Re-assessing the aggregate evidence for OECD countries”, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 25(1), 40-59, 2009

- (with G.Brunello) “Is training more frequent when the wage premium is smaller? Evidence from the European Community Household Panel”, Labour Economics, 15(2), 272-290, 2008.

- (with R.Duval) "The Determinants of Unemployment across OECD Countries: Reassessing the Role of Policies and Institutions", OECD Economic Studies, 42(1), 7-86, 2006.

- "Credibility, Irreversibility of Investment, and Liberalization Reforms in LDCs", Economic Notes, 35(2), 203-218, 2006.

- “Training, wages and employment security: an empirical analysis on European data”, Applied Economics Letters, 13(8), 523-527, 2006.

- (with S.Scarpetta) “Growth, Technological Change and ICT Diffusion: Recent evidence from OECD countries”, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 18(3), 324-344, 2002.

- (with E.Ernst) “Labour Market Regulation, Industrial Relations, and Technological Regimes: A Tale of Comparative Advantage”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 11(3), 391-426, 2002.

 - (with S.Scarpetta) “Does Human Capital Matter for Growth in OECD countries?: A Pooled Mean Group Approach”, Economics Letters, 74(3), 399-405, 2002.

- (with S.Scarpetta), “The Driving Forces of Economic Growth in OECD Countries: Evidence from Cross-Country Time-Series Data”, OECD Economic Studies, 33(2), 11-56, 2001.

- (with G.Dosi, L.Marengo and M.Valente), “Norms as Emergent Properties of Adaptive Learning”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 9(1), 5-26, 1999.


Other journals:

- (with T. Manfredi), Capital’s Grabbing Hand? A Cross-country/Cross-industry Analysis of the Decline of the Labour Share, Eurasian Business Review, 4(1), 3-30, 2014

- (with D.Venn), “The impact of labour market policies on productivity in OECD countries”, International Productivity Monitor, 17, 3-15, 2008.

- “Policies to increase workers’ training”, The Icfai Journal of Training and Development, 1(1), 76-98, 2008.

- “Improving skills for more and better jobs? The quest for efficient policies to promote adult education and training”, European Economy: Special Reports, n.3, pp.103-137, 2004.
- “Solving the training divide”, OECD Observer, No. 240/241, pp. 43-45, 2003.


Book chapters:

- (with A.Booth, G.Brunello, M. De Paola and E.Leuven), “Workplace training in Europe”, half of G.Brunello, P.Garibaldi and E.Wasmer (Ed.), Education and Training in Europe, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007.

- Can Science and Agents' Diversity Tie the Hands of Clio? Technological Trajectories, History and Growth, in P.Barnes (Ed.), Economic Perspectives on Innovation and Invention, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2007.

- (with E.Ernst), “Labour market institutions, product market regulation and innovation: Cross-country evidence”, in P.Barnes (Ed.), Economic Perspectives on Innovation and Invention, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2007.

- (with G.Dosi), “Competing Technologies, Technological Monopolies, and the Rate of Convergence to a Stable Market Structure” in C.Antonelli, D.Foray, B.Hall and E.Steinmuller (Eds.), New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New technology: Essays in Honor of Paul David, Cheltenham, United Kingdom and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2006

- (with G.Brunello), “C'è più formazione quando c'è più compressione salariale? Uno studio sull'Indagine longitudinale sulle famiglie della Comunità Europea” in G.Ballarino and D.Checchi (Eds.), Scelte individuali e vincoli strutturali. Sistema scolastico e disuguaglianza sociale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006.

- (with E.Bartelsman, J.Haltiwanger, R.Jarmin, S.Scarpetta and T.Schank), “The Spread of ICT and Productivity Growth: Is Europe Really Lagging Behind in the New Economy?” half of D.Cohen, P.Garibaldi and S.Scarpetta (Eds.), The ICT Revolution: Productivity Differences and the Digital Divide, Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 3-140, 2004

- (with G.Dosi) “When and How Chance and Human Will Can Twist the Arms of Clio: An Essay on Path-Dependence in A World of Irreversibilities”, in R.Garud and P.Karnoe (eds.), Path-Dependence and Creation, London: Routledge, and Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001.

- (with S.Scarpetta and I.Visco), “Knowledge, Technology and Growth: Recent Evidence from OECD countries”, in J.Smets and M.Dombrecht (eds.), How to Promote Economic Growth in the Euro Area, Cheltenham, United Kingdom and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2001, republished in Paganetto L (Ed.), Knowledge economy, information technologies and growth, Ashgate: Aldershot, 2004.

- (with G.Dosi) “Heterogeneous Agents, Complementarities, and Diffusion: Do Increasing Returns Imply Convergence to International Technological Monopolies?, in D.Delli Gatti, M.Gallegati and A.Kirman (eds.),  Interaction and Market Structure:Essays on Heterogeneity in Economics, Berlin: Springer, 2000.

- (with G.Dosi, L.Marengo and M.Valente), “Les normes comme propriétés émergentes d’un apprentissage adaptif”, in B. Reynaud (ed.) Les limites de la rationalité. Tome 2: Les figures du collectif. Paris (France): La Découverte, March 1997.


Authored OECD reports:

- OECD Employment Outlook 2018, ed.

- (with. P.Marianna and P.Swaim), "How are we doing? A broad assessment of labour market performance", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2017.

- (with F.Cingano), "The short-term labour market effects of structural reforms: pain before the gain?", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2016.

- (with S.Cazes), "Non-regular employment, job security and the labour market divide", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2014.

- (with J.Mestres),
The 2012 Labour Market Reform in Spain: A Preliminary Assessment, 2014.

- "Protecting jobs, enhancing flexibility: A new look at employment protection legislation", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2013.

- (with A.Vourc’h), "Labour Losing to Capital: What Explains the Declining Labour Share?", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2012.

- (with D.Venn), "Earnings Volatility: Causes and Consequences", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2011.

-(with P.Marianna), "Institutional and Policy Determinants of Labour Market Flows", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2010.

-(with P.Marianna), "How do industry, firm and worker characteristics shape job and worker flows?", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2009.

-(with A.Saint-Martin), "The price of prejudice: Labour market discrimination on the grounds of gender and ethnicity", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2008.

-(with D.Venn), "More jobs but less productive? The impact of labour market policies on productivity", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2007.

-(with A.Saint-Martin and R.Duval), "Understanding policy interactions and complementarities, and their implication for reform strategies", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2006.

-"Reassessing the role of policies and institutions for labour market performance: A quantitative analysis", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2006.

-“Improving Skills for More and Better Jobs: Does Training Make a Difference?”, in OECD Employment Outlook, 2004

-(with W.Ok) "Upgrading Workers’ Skills and Competencies through Continuous Vocational Training", in OECD Employment Outlook, 2003.

-(with L.Bardone), “Women at Work: Who Are They and How Are They Faring?”, in OECD Employment Outlook, 2002

-(with. P.Swaim, G.Nicoletti, E.Ernst, S.Jean and P.Santiago), “And the Twain Shall Meet: Cross-Market Effects of Labour and Product Market Policies”, in OECD Employment Outlook, 2002.

-(with S.Blondal), “The Cross-Market Effects of Product and Labour Market Policies”, in OECD Economic Outlook n.70 ,2001


Op-ed articles:

- (with A.Garnero, S.Scarpetta e A.Salvi del Pero) “Perché i salari non crescono”, lavoce.info 31 July 2018.

- (with F.Cingano), "It may get worse before it gets better: The short-term employment consequences of structural reforms", VoxEU, 16 April 2018.

- (with A.Saint-Martin and S.Scarpetta) “Il prezzo del pregiudizio”, lavoce.info 2 July 2008, republished on Il Denaro, 8 July 2008.


Other publications:

- (with A.Saint-Martin) “Ending Job Discrimination”, OECD Policy Brief, July 2008

- (with W.Ok) “How do firms' and individuals' incentives to invest in human capital vary across groups?”, Proceedings of the joint EC-OECD seminar on "Human Capital and labour market performance: evidence and policy challenges", 2005

- (with G.Quintini et A.Saint-Martin) “La protection de l’emploi: coûts et avantages d’une meilleure sécurité de l’emploi”, Synthèses OCDE, February 2005

- (with L.Bardone, A.Puymoyen and P.Swaim), “Dissecting the Gender Pay Gap: What Can We Learn from International Comparisons?” in Eurostat, Gender Statistics: Occupational Segregation: Extent, Causes and Consequences, Eurostat, European Communities, Luxembourg, 2004.

- (with G.Quintini et A.Saint-Martin) “Employment Protection : The Costs and Benefits of Greater Job Security”, OECD Policy Brief, September 2004

- “Comments on De la Fuente” in A. De la Fuente, Human capital in a global knowledge-based economy : Part II : Assessment at the EU country level, Bruxelles : European Commission, pp.91-94, 2003.

- “Employment and Investment in Human Capital”, in Greek Presidency of the European Union, The Future of Work: Key Challenges for the European Employment Strategy, Athens: Employment Observatory Research – Informatics S.A., pp. 382-394, 2003.

- “Credibility, Sequencing and Speed of Structural Adjustment Reforms: A Model with Irreversibility of Investment”, Collana Studi e Ricerche “Marco Fanno”, n°3, 1995.