Daniele Checchi
Research Fellow

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too w Checchi Daniele Checchi is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Milan (Italy). He studied Economics at the Bocconi University in Milan and the LSE where he received his masters degree in 1985. He obtained his PhD from University of Siena in 1987. He worked and taught at the University of Brescia (1988-92) and the University of Milano-Bicocca (1992-2000) and held visiting positions at Universiteit Maastricht (2006-2009), Universitè Catolique de Louvain (2008), Universidad Autonoma Barcelona (2008), Boston College (2007), University of York (2006), University of Leicester (2006), University College Dublin (2005).
His current research interests include the economics of education, intergenerational mobility, labour market institutions and union density.

Among others, Daniele Checchi has published in journals such as American Journal of British Journal of Industrial Relations, Economics and Sociology, Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Economics Letters, Economica, Economics and Politics, International Journal of Manpower, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of International Development, Jounral of Development Studies, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Inequality, Open Economies Review, Research in Inequality, Weltwirtschftliches Archiv.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2003.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11211  Daniele Checchi
Maria De Paola
The Effect of Multigrade Classes on Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills: Causal Evidence Exploiting Minimum Class Size Rules in Italy
10844  Daniele Checchi
Silvia De Poli
Enrico Rettore
Does Random Selection of Commissioners Improve the Quality of Selected Candidates? An Investigation in the Italian Academia
(forthcoming in Italian Economic Journal 2018)
8986  Daniele Checchi
Enrico Rettore
Silvia Girardi
IC Technology and Learning: An Impact Evaluation of Cl@ssi2.0
8345  Daniele Checchi
Gianni De Fraja
Stefano Verzillo
Publish or Perish? Incentives and Careers in Italian Academia
8344  Daniele Checchi
Gianni De Fraja
Stefano Verzillo
And the Winners Are... An Axiomatic Approach to Selection from a Set
(forthcoming in Social Choice and Welfare 2018)
8222  Daniele Checchi
Herman G. van de Werfhorst
Educational Policies and Income Inequality
(published in Socio-Economic Review 2017: 1-25 )
8220  Wiemer Salverda
Daniele Checchi
Labour-Market Institutions and the Dispersion of Wage Earnings
(published in: A. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon (eds.): Handbook of Income Distribution, 2, 2015, 1535–1727)
7722  Massimiliano Bratti
Daniele Checchi
Re-testing PISA Students One Year Later: On School Value Added Estimation Using OECD-PISA
(revised version forthcoming in Rivista di Politica Economica, 2017)
7444  Giuseppe Bertola
Daniele Checchi
Who Chooses Which Private Education? Theory and International Evidence
(published in: Labour, 2013, 27 (3), 249-271)
6190  Michela Braga
Daniele Checchi
Elena Meschi
Institutional Reforms and Educational Attainment in Europe: A Long Run Perspective
(revised version published as 'Educational policies in a long-run perspective' in: Economic Policy, 2013, 28 (73), 45-100)
5025  Daniele Checchi
Vito Peragine
Laura Serlenga
Fair and Unfair Income Inequalities in Europe
(revised version published as “Inequality of Opportunity in Europe: is there a role for institutions ?” in Inequality: Causes and Consequences - Research in Labor Economics, Volume 43/2015, pp.1-44)
3622  Daniele Checchi
Carlo V. Fiorio
Marco Leonardi
Intergenerational Persistence in Educational Attainment in Italy
(published as 'Intergenerational persistence of educational attainment in Italy' in: Economics Letters, 2013, 118 (1), 229-232)
3599  Massimiliano Bratti
Daniele Checchi
Antonio Filippin
Should You Compete or Cooperate with Your Schoolmates?
(revised version published in: Education Economics, 2011, 19 (3), 275-289)
3361  Massimiliano Bratti
Daniele Checchi
Guido de Blasio
Does the Expansion of Higher Education Increase the Equality of Educational Opportunities? Evidence from Italy
(revised version published in: Labour, 2008, 22 (s1), 53–88 )
3222  Giuseppe Bertola
Daniele Checchi
Veruska Oppedisano
Private School Quality in Italy
(published in: Giornale degli Economisti ed Annali di Economia, 2007, 66 (3), 375-400)
2876  Daniele Checchi
Luca Flabbi
Intergenerational Mobility and Schooling Decisions in Germany and Italy: The Impact of Secondary School Tracks
(published in: Rivista di Politica Economica VII-IX (2013), 7-60 )
2795  Daniele Checchi
Gianfranco De Simone
Riccardo Faini
Skilled Migration, FDI and Human Capital Investment
2691  Daniele Checchi
Jelle Visser
Herman G. van de Werfhorst
Inequality and Union Membership: The Impact of Relative Earnings Position and Inequality Attitudes
(published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2009, 48 (1), 84-108)
2603  Massimiliano Bratti
Daniele Checchi
Antonio Filippin
Territorial Differences in Italian Students’ Mathematical Competencies: Evidence from PISA 2003
(revised version published as "Geographical Differences in Italian Students' Mathematical Competencies: Evidence from PISA 2003" in: Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, 2007, 66(3), 299-333)
2348  Giorgio Brunello
Daniele Checchi
Does School Tracking Affect Equality of Opportunity? New International Evidence
(published in: Economic Policy, 52, 2007, 781-861)
1874  Daniele Checchi
Vito Peragine
Regional Disparities and Inequality of Opportunity: The Case of Italy
(published as 'Inequality of opportunity in Italy' in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2010, 8 (4), 429-450)
1681  Daniele Checchi
Cecilia García-Peñalosa
Labour Market Institutions and the Personal Distribution of Income in the OECD
(published in: Economica, 2010, 77 (307), 413-450)
1587  Daniele Checchi
Massimo Florio
Jorge Carrera
Privatization Discontent and Its Determinants: Evidence from Latin America
(published in: Journal of Development Studies, 2009, 45(3), 333-350)
1475  Giorgio Brunello
Daniele Checchi
School Vouchers Italian Style
(published in: Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, 2005, 357-399)
1385  Daniele Checchi
Laura Pagani
The Effects of Unions on Wage Inequality: The Italian Case in the 1990s
(published in: Politica Economica, 2005, 1, 41-68)
912  Daniele Checchi
Antonio Filippin
An Experimental Study of the POUM Hypothesis
(published in: Research on Economic Inequality, 2004, 11, 15-136)
828  Daniele Checchi
Tullio Jappelli
School Choice and Quality
(published as "The Impact of Perceived Public-School Quality on Private-School Choice in Italy" in: L. Woessmann and P. Petersen (eds.), Schools and the Equal Opportunity Problem, MIT 2007, 293-310)
705  Giorgio Brunello
Daniele Checchi
School Quality and Family Background in Italy
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2005, 24 (5), 563-577)