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Seconda Università di Napoli (SUN)
Law

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Contact personProf. Francesco Pastore
Aggregate Professor of Economics 
Streetvia Mazzocchi 5 
Address 81030 - Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE) (Italy) 
Phone+393498720406 
EmailShow Email
Webwww.iza.org/profile?key=692
Social Media+3908119972951
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Religion Studies
» Economics
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Geography
» Sociology
» Statistics
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Social work

 Brief description of your activity focus
I do applied research in economics of labor, education, (gender) discrimination, regional differentials.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Francesco Pastore is Aggregate Professor of Economics and Econometrics at Seconda Università of
Naples. In December 2013 he was awarded the habilitation as full professor of Economic Policy.
He is also a research fellow of IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) of Bonn and the secretary of the
Italian Association of Labor Economists (AIEL).
Previously he has been a researcher at the University of Naples Federico II and at ISAE.
He has earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, a Doctorate in
Development Economics and Policy at the University of Naples Federico II and a M.Sc. at Coripe
(Piemonte), University of Turin. He graduated (magna cum laude) at the University “Federico II”.
He has acted as a consultant for a number of institutions, such as, among others, FES, ILO, UNDP,
UNESCO and World Bank.
His research interests are in the field of labor, education and transition economics. In the field of
education, he has explored different aspects of the decision of investing in education and the returns to
such decision in terms of earnings, employment opportunities and quality of employment. He has in
particular addressed the analysis of the determinants and consequences of several malfunctions of the
tertiary educational system, such as delayed graduation, university dropout, overeducation and
overskilling. His research is based on sound and original application of statistical and econometric
methods to new fields of applied educational issues.
He is associate editor of a number of scientific journals, such as Sage Open, Scuola Democratica –
Learning for democracy, Romanian Journal of Economics Forecasting, Review of Middle East Economics
and Finance.
He has published about 50 articles in such refereed journals as: Journals of Economic Surveys, Stata
Journal, Economics of Education Review, Education Economics, Economics of Transition, Empirica,
Eastern European Economics, Economia Politica, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Post-
Communist Economies, Comparative Economic Studies, European Journal of Comparative Economics.
He has edited two books for Physical Verlag and three special issues of the International Journal of
Manpower.
He contributes columns to many online magazine of large audience, such as Social Europe Journal,
lavoce.info, linkiesta, nelmerito, InGenere:
Social Europe Journal: www.social-europe.eu/author/francesco-pastore/
lavoce.info: www.lavoce.info/author/francesco-pastore/
Lavoce archive: archivio.lavoce.info/lavocepuntoinfo/autori/pagina1192.html
linkiesta: www.linkiesta.it/francesco-pastore/profilo
InGenere: http://www.ingenere.it/persone/pastore
With about 620 on Google scholar, he has an h-index of 14 and h10-index of 23:
(http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=aXpEp1IAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&pagesize=100).
With about 90 scientific publications in IDEAS, he is among the top 6% of Italian economists
(http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.italy.html#authors).
With about 50 thousands downloads, he is the 132nd (out of about 5000) IZA research fellow by number
of downloads.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Socio-economic development trajectories
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» How indicators are used in policy
» Developing better indicators for policy
» Provision of underlying official statistics
» Use of indicators and related approaches for the evaluation of research policies and programmes
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
» Focused thematic foresight
» Research systems and research policies in Europe

 Project participation
 
Project #1
Project TypeFP6
FunctionPartner
Project TitleYouth Unemployment and Social Exclusion
AcronymYUSE
Specific ThemeYouth unemployment
Project websitehttp://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/pdf/finalreport/soe2ct982051-final-report.pdf
CoordinatorTorild Hammer

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
2012 Italy World Bank Consultant Preparation of a research paper on: “Gender Differences in Earnings and
Labor Supply in Early Career: Evidence from Azerbaijan’s School-to-Work Transition Survey” for the World Bank.
Project coordinators: Dr. Sarosh Sattar and Erwin Tiongson. Email: etiongson@worldbank.org, tel.: +1.571 275
3750

2012 Italy World Bank Consultant Preparation of a research paper on: “Gender Differences in Earnings and
Labor Supply in Early Career: Evidence from Azerbaijan’s School-to-Work Transition Survey” for the Western
Balkans gender program of the World Bank.
Project coordinators: Dr. Sarosh Sattar and Erwin Tiongson. Email: etiongson@worldbank.org, tel.: +1.571 275
3750

2012 Italy FORMEZ, Government Presidency, Labour Minister, National PES Consultant Preparation of a research
report on: “Innovation in the role of public employment services in the international experience”, for FORMEZ, an
Italian governmental agency providing services, assistance, studies and training for the modernization of public
administration. The project was aimed at introducing innovative practices in the Italian management of PES. A
key point was that it is important, like the recent reform of apprenticeship envisages, to have close cooperation
among social partners to improve the quality of PES. The report (about 170 pages) is a monograph on the way of
working of PES in an international perspective. The report provides an overview of the main instruments and
characteristics of social security in different EU countries, with special attention for income support schemes
connected to unemployment benefit and means tested.
Project coordinator for reference: Dr. Laura Ciattaglia, lciattaglia@formez.it, telephone number:
+39.06.84892623.

2012 Italy Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Consultant Preparation of a country study on: “Youth Unemployment in
Italy. Current Situation and Policy Recommendations”.
Project coordinators: Joerg Bergstermann, email: Joerg.Bergstermann@fes.de; Tel.: +49 30 26935-7744.

2011 Italy Unesco
Consultant Consultant with the task of preparing a background report on: “Marginalization of young
people in education and work: findings from the School-to-Work Transition Surveys “ for the Education for All
Global Monitoring Report 2012.
Project coordinator: Martina Simeti, email: m.simeti@unesco.org; tel: +33 1 456 80952.

2009 Italy Fondazione Brodolini
Socio-economic Expert Member of the Network of socio-economic experts organized by the Human
European Consultancy and OSB Consulting to provide consulting to the European Commission in the field of anti-
discrimination policy in the European Union. Tasks: Writing annual reports to monitor anti-discrimination policy
in Italy and organize an annual workshop with research partners and all the relevant stakeholders, including the
main NGOs operating in the field in Italy.
Project coordinator: Dr. Marilena Sacchetta, email: sacchetta@fondazionebrodolini.it;tel: +39 06 44249625.

2008 Italy Fondazione Brodolini Consultant Consultant to edit and comment on reports on Ethnic Minorities
drafted by 30 National Correspondent within the EGGSI Network (the European Commissions Network of experts
in the fields of gender equality and social inclusion, health and long term care issues -tender VC/2007/0002). The
Network undertakes an annual programme of policy-oriented research and reports to the Equal Opportunities Unit
of the Employment and Social Affairs Directorate. The work is to provide assessments of specific thematic issues
and of the extent to which the National Action Plans for social inclusion policies promote and mainstream gender
equality. This involves, firstly analysis of the factors that render women more vulnerable to the risk of social
exclusion and poverty. This work will be used to advise the Commission in the analysis and monitoring of equality
between women and men in the field of social inclusion.
In 2008 the Network undertakes to produce national and cross-national comparative synthesis reports on the
following:
A thematic report on “Ethnic minority and Roma women: a case for gender equality?”
Project coordinator: Prof. Anna Simonazzi; email: annamaria.simonazzi@uniroma1.it; tel. +39.06.44249625.

2008 Italy Fondazione Brodolini, GHK Consultant Consultant to write a background report for the DG Employment,
Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission, on: “A Study on the Implementation of the
Principle of Equal Treatment of Men and Women Engaged in Self-employment and Assisting Spouses”.
May 2007 – October 2007 Italy ILO (International Labour Office), local Ministry of Labour Consultant
Economic Advisor of ILO for the elaboration of a Report on School-to-work transitions in Mongolia.
The Report (about 200 pages) provides a detailed analysis on School-to-work transitions in Mongolia. Relatively
little is known about the youth labour market in Mongolia. The Report addresses the issue by taking advantage of
a recent ad hoc School To Work Survey (STWS) on young people aged 15-29 years carried out in 2006 by the
National Statistical Office of Mongolia (NSO) with the International Labour Office’s (ILO) financial and technical
assistance.
Project coordinator: Claire Harasty; email: harasty@ilo.it; Tel: +41 22 799 78 65.

October 2007 Switzerland Radio Swiss Consultant Interview on the economic and political situation of
Poland.
June 2007 – July2008 Italy Fondazione Brodolini Consultant Consultant to edit and comment on reports on poverty
and social exclusion in rural areas written by experts in 15 EU countries (Study on poverty and social exclusion in
rural areas – DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities)
From Feb. 2004 Germany IZA Research fellow Research fellow, IZA, Bonn, Germany

2005 Italy CNR Expert Contribution for the publication of the monograph on: “The Economics of Labour
Market Dynamics”, CNR-Research promotion 2004.
2005-’06 Italy Seconda Università di Napoli. Consultant Co-founder of the Master in Euroconsulting and
Member of the Scientific Board of the Master programme, Faculty of Law, Seconda Università di Napoli.
2005 Belarus EERC and GDN Expert Research partner, project funded by EERC-Moscow (Economics
Education and Research Consortium) on behalf of the Global Development Network on: “The Gender Wage Gap in
Belarus” (research grant n. 04-133).
2004-’05 Italy Seconda Università di Napoli. Lecturer Lecturer of Monetary Economics and Financial
Markets, Faculty of Economics, Seconda Università di Napoli.
2004-’05 Italy Ministry of University of Italy Expert Researcher within the PRIN-MIUR (Scientific
Programme of important national interest – Ministry of University and of Scientific Research) on: “The economic
role of the nonprofit sector: new theoretical developments and empirical analysis”.
2004 Italy ICE Consultant Contributor to the 2003 ICE (Institute of International Trade) Report.

2003-’06 Italy Seconda Università di Napoli. Lecurer Lecturer of Economics, Faculty of Law, Seconda
Università di Napoli.

2003-’04 Italy – Slovenia - Croatia CERGE-EI
WIIW
GDN
Expert Research partner of the project financed by CERGE-EI (Centre for Economic Research and
Graduate Education-Economics Institute), WIIW (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies) and GDN
(Global Development Network) (GRC-IV-087) on: “Educational Policy versus Labour Market Flexibility: The Cure
for Youth Unemployment in Transition Countries. A Comparison with the EU”. The project consists of elaborating
two policy-oriented papers submitted to the International Journal of Manpower and of several documents
containing policy prescriptions for the Slovenian and Croatian government during the implementation of the
National Action Plan. One presentation at the CERGE-EI and several seminars in international conferences have
been given. Three Universities, including the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and The University of Zagreb
(Croatia), have carried out the project.
2002-’06 Italy Seconda Università di Napoli Lecturer Lecturer of Economics of Financial Intermediaries,
Faculty of Law, Seconda Università di Napoli.
2002-’03 Italy – Poland – Slovenia –The Czech Republic CERGE-EI
WIIW
GDN
Expert Research partner of the project financed by CERGE-EI, WIIW and GDN (GRC-III-50) on: “The
Impact of Education and Training Systems on the Labour Market Participation of Young People in CEE Economies.
A comparison with the EU”.
The research partners have a paper published in the International Review of Entrepreneurship & Small Business.
One presentation at the CERGE-EI and several seminars in international conferences have been given. Three
Universities, including the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the University of Warsaw (Poland), have carried
out the project.
2002-’03 Italy Facoltà di Giurisprudenza Lecturer Tutor in Economics, Seconda Università di Napoli, Facoltà
di Giurisprudenza.

2002 Italy Public Employment Offices, IDIS Foundation Lecturer Course on: “Objectives and aims of
research activity, quantitative methods, qualitative methods and monitoring of the Labour Market as an
instrument of economic planning”, within the Project “Caravelle”, Employment Office, IDIS Foundation – Città
della Scienza Onlus, May-July.
On behalf of the IDIS Foundation, the undersigned has lectured to the managers of the local employment office on
the implementation of labour market policy, with a special emphasis on monitoring the interventions.
2001-’08 Slovenia University of Ljubljana Expert Erasmus / Socrates Partnerships with the University
of Warsaw (Poland), Charles University (The Czech Republic), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

2001-‘03 Italy University of Salerno. Consultant Invited lecturer for a short course on: “The econometrics of
survival data”, Doctoral programme in Public Economics, University of Salerno.

From Aug. 2001 Italy Seconda Università di Napoli Lecturer Assistant Professor in Economics, Department
of Juridical and Economic Disciplines, Faculty of Law, Seconda Università di Napoli.

2001 Italy , University of Naples “Federico II” Project coordinator Scientific coordinator of the Young
Economists Research Project, University of Naples “Federico II”, on: “How Much Technological unemployment is
due to Technical Change?” (D.R. n. 4385 of 28/12/2000). The project was awarded based on peer review. I was
requested to write a report together with some collaborators. A paper based on this research was presented at
the AIEL and EALE Conferences. The report has been used in several University courses.
2001 Italy – Bulgaria ILO,
UNDP Consultant Economic Advisor of ILO and UNDP-Bulgaria within the context of the Anti-Poverty Action Plan
follow up, Segment One – Youth Employment Policy.
The project has been carried out by a large research team including researchers and practitioners of the UNDP
and ILO and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Labour of the Republic of Bulgaria. Data surveys on young
people have been implemented and analysed.
2000-2001 Several EU countries EU Expert Researcher within the context of the Targeted Socio-Economic
Research (TSER-EU) project on: “Youth Unemployment and Social Exclusion in Europe”.
This large project has involved 10 EU Universities for about 5 years. We have implemented a detailed survey of
young people (YUSE Survey) on behalf of EUROSTAT. Now the survey is available from EUROSTAT to a large
audience of researchers and practitioners in the world. The undersigned has contributed to the collection and
elaboration of a data survey in Italy. The results of the research have been presented in various international
seminars, workshops and conferences.
2000 Italy CNR Project coordinator Scientific coordinator of the Young Economists Research Project, CNR
(Agenzia 2000), on: “The Effects of Technological Innovation and Globalisation on the Demand for Labour by Skill
in Southern Italy”, (code: G00D3D3).
The project was assigned based on peer review. I was requested to write a report together with some
collaborators. A paper based on this research was presented at the AIEL and EALE Conferences. The report has
been used in several University courses.
1999-2005 Italy University of Salerno Expert Research fellow, CELPE, University of Salerno
01/2000-07/’01 Italy University of Naples Expert Research fellow, Department of Economic Theory and
Applications, University of Naples “Federico II”.

07/1999-12/99 Italy ISAE Expert Research fellow, ISAE (Institute of Economic Studies and Analysis), Rome.

2001 Bulgaria ILO,
UNDP, Ministry of Labour Consultant Economic advisor of the ILO and UNDP-Bulgaria within the context of the
Anti-Poverty Action Plan follow up, Segment One – Youth Employment Policy.
2/1992-Today Italy Journalist

1998-‘99 UK University of Sussex Lecturer Tutor in Micro- e di Macroeconomics, University of Sussex.

1998-‘03 Member of the editorial board of Novuscampus.
1997 Belgium EU Council Consultant Stage at the General Secretariat of the EU Council, Brussels. Issues dealt
with: the Eastward Enlargement of the EU and Employment policy. The undersigned has collaborated at the
services of the EU Council in Bruxelles during a period of several months. He attended the COREPER meetings on
Agenda 2000.
1989–’92 Italy Journalist Journalist of economic issues, such as: Restructuring of the industrial district of
Bagnoli, Technological parks, privatisation of the state industry, public transports and public services. The
undersigned has worked during a period of 4 years for several newspapers publishing about 400 articles.

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