Stefano Lombardi received his PhD in Economics in 2019 from Uppsala University while being affiliated with IFAU (Institute for Evaluation of Labor Market and Education Policy). Previously, he obtained his BSc and MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, and a BSc in Psychology from San Raffaele University.
Stefano's research interests are in applied microeconometrics, worker-firm matching, and dynamic treatment evaluation. In the past, Stefano studied the effect of wage subsidies on firm hiring behavior and performance. In his ongoing projects, he is studying the threat effect of unemployment benefit sanctions on re-employment rates, as well as methodological aspects of key duration analysis models used in policy evaluation.
At VATT, Stefano will continue doing empirical research in the broad labor economics area, with an emphasis on analyzing the effectiveness of policy reforms.
Stefano has been a research affiliate at IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) since 2019. He is also affiliated with UCLS (Uppsala Center for Labor Studies) and external researcher at IFAU.
Lombardi, S. (2019), "Threat effects of monitoring and unemployment insurance sanctions: evidence from two reforms", IFAU working paper 2019:22.
Lombardi, S., and Vikström, J. (2019), "Arbetsförmedlingens kontrollarbete, sanktioner och de arbetslösas sökbeteende" ("Public Employment Service monitoring work, benefit sanctions and the job search behavior of the unemployed people", in Swedish), IFAU policy report 2019:23.
Vikström, J., Lombardi, S., and O. Nordström Skans (2018), "Hur påverkar anställningsstöd och nystartsjobb de anställande företagen?" ("How do employment support and start-up jobs affect the employing companies?", in Swedish) IFAU policy report 2018:13.