Francesco Amodio

Associate Professor, McGill University

CEPR and IZA Research Affiliate

CIREQ and CReAM Research Fellow

McGill CPD Associate Member

Leacock Building 514

855 Sherbrooke St. West

Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7

curriculum vitae [pdf]

e-mail francesco.amodio [at]

twitter @fscoamodio

Research Interests

Development Economics, Labor Economics, Political Economy

I study market imperfections and their impact on the productivity and efficiency of organizations, focusing primarily on firms and labor markets in low-income countries.

Published and Forthcoming Papers

Work in Progress

Workplace Incentives and Organizational Learning (with Miguel A. Martinez Carrasco)

Labor Market Power in Developing Countries: Evidence from Colombian Plants (with Nicolás de Roux)

Labor Market Power and Informality in Peru (with Pamela Medina and Monica Morlacco)

Trade Agreements: What Do Governments Maximize? (with Leonardo Baccini, Giorgio Chiovelli and Michele Di Maio)

Policy Briefs

Working in Export Manufacturing: A Blessing or a Curse? (with Andreas Menzel) [pdf]

The Effect of the Italian Support System for Refugees and Asylum Seekers on the Local Economy (with Angelo Martelli and Claire Paoli) [pdf]

Trade Restrictions Lead to Lower Wages and More Violence (with Michele Di Maio) [pdf]


Pay Out Emergency Benefits or Subsidize Wages, March 2020, Montreal Gazette [link]

How conflict disrupts the economy: New evidence from the West Bank and Gaza (with Michele Di Maio), December 2018, [link]

Se i Rifugiati Danno Posti di Lavoro agli Italiani (with Angelo Martelli and Claire Paoli), October 2018, [link]

Feedback rating to decrease bribery: Evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (with Jieun Choi, Giacomo De Giorgi and Aminur Rahman), July 2018, [link]

Il Ventennio Boom del Divario Generazionale (with Angelo Martelli), June 2014, [link]

Firms in Conflict: Adapt or Perish (with Michele Di Maio), May 2014, [link]

Percepciones y Realidad sobre el tema de los Delitos en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (with Lucia Freira), February 2013, [link]