Mariapia Mendola
Research Fellow

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Mendola Mariapia Mendola is Associate Professor of Economics at University of Milano Bicocca and Director of the Poverty and Development Program at Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano in Milan.
She holds a B.Sc. in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan. Before graduate studies, she studied at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and worked at ECLAC in Santiago. Mariapia Mendola obtained an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex in 2002 and a Ph.D in economics from the University of Milan in 2005. She has been visiting scholar at the New York University in 2006 and at the Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam in 2008.

She has published in international journals such as the Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and Journal of Population Economics. Her research is in the field of development economics, household and population economics, economics of migration.

She has served as consultant and policy advisor for various international organisations such as the WB, UNDP, FAO, EC, NRC in different countries in Africa, Latin America and the Western Balkans.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2014.
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IZA World of Labor article: How does migration affect child labor in sending countries?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10462  Massimiliano Bratti
Simona Fiore
Mariapia Mendola
Family Size, Sibling Rivalry and Migration: Evidence from Mexico
10444  Garance Genicot
Anna Maria Mayda
Mariapia Mendola
The Impact of Migration on Child Labor: Theory and Evidence from Brazil
(published in: Markets, Governance and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development, Oxford: OUP, 2017.)
9269  Massimiliano Bratti
Mariapia Mendola
Alfonso Miranda
Hard to Forget: The Long-Lasting Impact of War on Mental Health
8066  Anna De Paoli
Mariapia Mendola
International Labor Mobility and Child Work in Developing Countries
(published in: World Economy, 2017, 40 (4), 678-702.)
7981  Margherita Comola
Mariapia Mendola
The Formation of Migrant Networks
(published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2015, 117(2), 592-618)
7362  Giovanni Facchini
Anna Maria Mayda
Mariapia Mendola
South-South Migration and the Labor Market: Evidence from South Africa
(forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Geography)
5920  Guido Friebel
Juan Miguel Gallego
Mariapia Mendola
Xenophobic Attacks, Migration Intentions and Networks: Evidence from the South of Africa
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (2), 555-591)
5870  Massimiliano Bratti
Mariapia Mendola
Parental Health and Child Schooling
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 35, 94-108)
3146  Martin Kahanec
Mariapia Mendola
Social Determinants of Labor Market Status of Ethnic Minorities in Britain
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2009, 29, 167-195 )