Curriculum vitae

Schivardi Short bio

Current position

Full Professor, Luiss University


1998   StanfordUniversity, Ph. D. in Economics

1992    Bocconi University, Laurea in Economics, magna cum laude.

Research Interests

Industrial Organization, Applied Micro, Labor.

Other affiliations:

Research Fellow, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Research Affiliate


ERC advanced grant 2019-2024 “Industrial Structure and the European Productivity Growth Divergence”

Previous Positions

2018-2012 Pro-rector for Research, Luiss University

2014-2017:  Rodolfo DeBenedetti Professor of Entrepreneurship, Università Bocconi

2012-2014: Professor, LUISS University

2006-2012: Full Professor, Universty of Cagliari

2004-2006 Head of the Industrial Organization Unit, Bank ofItaly, Research Department

2003-2004 Harvard Economics Department, visiting fellow

1998-2004 Economist, Bank ofItaly, Research Department

Recent Selected Publications

  • “Gains from Early Support of a New Political Party”, with Marco Leonardi, Rossella Mossucca and Battista Severgnini, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Forthcoming.
  • “Credit Misallocation During the European Financial Crisis”, with Enrico Sette and Guido Tabellini, Economic Journal, Forthcoming.
  • “Can Entrepreneurship Be Learned from Other Entrepreneurs?”, with Luigi Guiso and Luigi Pistaferri, Journal of Labor Economics, 2021.
  • “The IT Revolution and Southern Europe’s Two Lost Decades”, with Tom Schmitz, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2020.
  • “Do Female Executives Make a Difference? The Impact of Female Leadership on Gender Gaps and Firm Performance”, with Luca Flabbi, Mario Macis and Andrea Moro, The Economic Journal, Volume129, Issue 622, pp. 2390–2423, 2019,
  • “Asymmetric Information and Imperfect Competition in Lending Markets”, with Greg Crawford and Nicola Pavanini, The American Economic Review, Volume 108, Issue 7, pp. 1659–1701, 2018.
  • “Employment and Wage Insurance within Firms: Worldwide Evidence”, with Andrew Ellul and Marco Pagano, The Review of Financial Studies, Volume 31, Issue 4, 1 April 2018, Pages 1298–1340,
  • “Demand or Productivity: What Determines Firm Growth?”, with Andrea Pozzi, RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 47, pp. 608–630, 2016.
  • “Export and Wages: Rent Sharing, Workforce Composition or Returns to Skills?”, with Mario Macis, Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 34, pp. 945–978, 2016.
  • “Corporate Control and Executive Selection”,  with  Francesco Lippi, Quantitative Economics, Forthcoming.
  • “Credit within the firm”,  with  Luigi Guiso and Luigi Pistaferri, Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 80, pp. 211-247, 2013.
  • “Does Idiosyncratic Business Risk Matter for Growth? ”, with C. Michelacci,  Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 11, pp. 343-368, 2013.
  •  “Entry Barriers in Italian Retail Trade”, with E. Viviano,  Economic Journal, Vol. 121, pp. 145-170, 2011.
  • “What determines entrepreneurial clusters?”, with L. Guiso, Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 61-86, 2011.
  • “Skill dispersion and Productivity: an Analysis with Matched Data”, with S. Iranzo and E. Tosetti, Journal of Labor Economics¸ Vol. 26, pp. 247-285,
  • “Strategic Experimentation and Disruptive Technological Change,” with M. Schneider,  Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 11, pp. 386-412, 2008.
  • “Spillovers in Industrial Districts”, with Luigi Guiso,  Economic Journal, Vol. 117, pp. 68–93, 2007.
  • “Insurance within the Firm”, with L. Guiso and L. Pistaferri, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 113, pp. 1054-1087, 2005.

Other professional activities

  • Since 2020: President of the scientific committee of SOSE (the Italian Government agency for SMEs taxation)
  • Since 2019: regular visitor, European Central Bank
  • Editorial Board, Economia Italiana
  • Consultant for various public and private institutions (Bank of Italy, ECB, Ernst and Young, Cerved, ANIA,NERA)
  • Advisory board, Fondo Gamma Immobiliare, 2017 onwards.
  • Co-author of the Report to the Prime Minister for the reform of the firms subsidies system (“Rapporto Giavazzi”)
  • Member of the panel for the research assessment of the Italian University system (GEV), 2011-2012.
  • Member of the founding group of EIEF
  • Member of the Panel for Economic Policy, 2010-2012
  • Member of the Editorial committee of (for my policy articles there, see


  • National coordinator for the Italian PRIN grant Labor and Finance, financed by the MIUR for the years 2012-2014
  • Coordinator for the regional grant “What generates an entrepreneur?”, 2011-2012
  • Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies, grant for the project A comparative analysis of firms’ post-entry performance: the US and Italy, entailing access to the US firm level data of the Institute (November 2011).
  • Local coordinator for the Italian PRIN grant Corporate Ownership, Control and Governance, financed by the MIUR for the years 2007-2009
  • Coordinator for the regional grant La valutazione delle politiche scolastiche della Regione Sardegna, 2010-2011
  • Participants to the IAREG and EFIGE projects, financed by the EU within the seventh framework


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