Andrea Albanese homepage

Welcome to my personal homepage where you can find information on my research interests, current projects, activities and conferences.

I am currently the team leader of the unit "Regional Policies and Cross-border Employment" in the Labour Market department of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research (LISER). My research interests are Cross-Border Workers, Labour Economics and Applied Microeconometrics with a focus on Causal Analysis and counterfactual impact evaluation. 

In December 2015, I completed a joint PhD programme at DEFAP Graduate School of Milan (Italy) and Ghent University (Belgium) under the supervisor of Prof. Dr. L. Cappellari and Prof. Dr. B. CockxGiven the current spike in youth unemployment in Europe and the ageing  population, I focused my research on assessing the effectiveness of policies put in place to tackle these problems in Belgium and Italy. The set of policies analysed ranges from measures targeted to older workers (e.g. employers’ wage cost subsidies, in-work benefits and part-time schemes) or to youth (e.g. apprenticeship contracts and hiring subsidies). Prof. Dr. M. Lechner (University of St. Gallen) and Prof. Dr. M. Leonardi (University of Milan) were part of my doctoral examination committee. 

In 2016 I won the VisitINPS Fellowship at the research department of the Italian Social Security Institute (INPS)  and I was awarded the prize for the best PhD thesis for the academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 from AISSEC (Italian Association for the Analysis of Comparative Economic Systems).