Michel Serafinelli

I am Assistant Professor in Economics at U of Essex; previous to Essex I was at U of Toronto; I hold a Phd from Berkeley; I am a Research Fellow at IZA and CReAM

Research Areas

Labour Economics, Regional and Urban Economics, Productivity and Technology, and Political Economy.

Keywords: local labour markets, manufacturing, rural areas, human capital, innovation, matched employer-employee data, design-based analysis, cultural attitudes.


'Good' Firms, Worker Flows and Local Productivity, Journal of Labor Economics [VOX EU column; Replication Files; Web Appendix]

Politico-economic Regimes and Attitudes: Female Workers under State-socialism (with Pamela Campa), Review of Economics and Statistics [Media/outreach: VOX EU, HSE talk by Pamela, Policy Brief, Convos With Tyler N. Nunn podcast; Replication Files; Web Appendix]

Attitudes, Policies and Work (with Francesco Giavazzi & Fabio Schiantarelli), Journal of the European Economic Association [Ungated Version; Web Appendix; non-technical summary]

Working Papers and Work in Progress

Creativity over Time and Space - with G. Tabellini, Revised & Resubmitted to Journal of Economic Growth [Media/outreach: EEA Briefing, VOX EU, Marginal Revolution]

Foreign Direct Investment and Knowledge Diffusion in Poor Locations - with G. Abebe & M. McMillan R&R Journal of Development Economics

The World’s Rust Belts – with L. Gagliardi & E. Moretti [Slides; Outreach: UK Cabinet Office's Open Innovation Team, U of Essex taster]

Inventors' Coworker Networks and Innovation – with S. Di Addario & B. Korchowiec

Labour Market Evolutions in Towns and Rural Areas - with E. Eser & Z. Feng

Tourism Potential and Remote Labour Markets - with L. Conti, M. Francesconi & G. Papini

General (i.e. not project-specific) Media/Outreach

The Guardian, POLITICO Europe, Quartz, The Conversation, Festival Economia Trento, U Mainz Lecture ; Twitter: @MichSerafinelli

Visits and Talks

Mar 16: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (virtual)