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Correlating Social Mobility and Economic Outcomes CANCELLATO!!!

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Abstract: 

We apply a novel measure of intergenerational mobility (IM) developed by Güell, Rodríguez Mora, and Telmer (2014) to a rich combination of Italian data allowing us to produce comparable measures of IM of income for 103 Italian provinces. We then exploit the large heterogeneity across Italian provinces in terms of economic and social outcomes to explore how IM correlates with a variety of outcomes. We find that (i) higher IM is positively associated with a variety of “good” economic outcomes, such as higher value added per capita, higher employment, lower unemployment, higher schooling and higher openness and (ii) that also within Italy the “the Great Gatsby Curve” exists: in provinces in which mobility is lower cross-sectional income inequality is larger. We finally explore the correlation between IM and several socio-political outcomes, such as crime and life expectancy, but we do not find any clear systematic relationship on this respect.

Speaker: 
Maia Güell 
Short bio: 

Maia Guell ha conseguito il dottorato di ricerca presso la London School of Economics nel 2000. In seguito, è stata prima visiting lecturer presso la Princeton University e quindi professore associato dell’Universitat Pompeu Fambra (Barcellona). Nel 2007, è diventata professoressa di economia presso l’università di Edimburgo. Oltre all’attività accademica, Maia Guell svolge attività di ricerca nell’ambito del Labour Economics Programme del CEPR, del Center for Economic Performance della LSE e di IZA. Dal 2008, è membro eletto del comitato esecutivo della European Association of labour Economists. I suoi interessi di ricerca riguardano, principalmente, gli aspetti teorici ed empirici dell’economia del lavoro.

Data: 
19 Marzo 2015 - 17:00
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IRVAPP/Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Via Santa Croce 77 - Trento