Daniela Piazzalunga

Via Inama, 5 - 38122 Trento
tel. 0461 282951
daniela.piazzalunga[at]unitn [dot] it
  • 2016 - Ph.D. in Economics, University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto
    “Women at Work” - Supervisors: M. Rossi; D. Del Boca; Committee: R.L. Oaxaca, S. Oreffice, S. Pasqua
  • 2011 - M.A. in Cooperation and Development Studies (summa cum laude and distinction), University of Torino
    "Is There a Double-Negative Effect? Gender and Ethnic Wage Differentials"
    2008 - B.A. in International Sciences (summa cum laude), University of Milano
  • 2008 - Certificat d’études politiques, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Grenoble, France
Academic career and teaching activities
  • 2021-…      - Assistant Professor in Economics, University of Trento
  • 2018-2020 - Researcher, FBK-IRVAPP
  • 2017-2018 - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Verona
  • 2016-2017 - Researcher, FBK-IRVAPP
  • 2016          - Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Torino


  • 2014-2015 - LISER, Luxembourg
  • 2014          - ISER, University of Essex
Research interests

Labour Economics (Gender, Human capital development, Education, Household)

  • Labour market inequalities: gender wage gap, the effects of temporary employment
  • Human capital development: early childcare and children cognitive outcomes, children after-school time and children outcomes, gender math gap, educational inequalities and active learning methodologies
  • Migration: migrants' wage assimilation
  • Household: economic insecurity and fertility, wealth gender gap, impact of divorce laws on labour supply
Awards and honours
  • 2020 - VisitINPS Fellowship (granted by INPS) – competitive grant
  • 2018 - Nominee for the prize in memory of Valeria Solesin
  • 2017 - Unicredit & Universities UWIN Best Paper Award on Gender Economics
  • 2016 - Best PhD thesis in Economics, XVI edition, Italian Economic Association (SIE)
  • 2015 - Competitive grant “Progetto Professionalità”, Fond. Banca del Monte di Lombardia

Personal website: sites.google.com/site/danielapiazzalunga/

Math gender gap project: sites.google.com/view/mathgendergap

Research network for the study of educational inequalities: sites.google.com/view/educational-inequalities/home