Part-time Professor, Academic Co-Director of the MEDAM project (project financed by Stiftung Mercator)
Alessandra Venturini is co-director of the MEDAM project, former Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Center (MPC), and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Turin. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the EUI, and has held senior academic positions at various Universities. She has been visiting professor at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex University), at Brown University, at the International Institute of Labor Studies (at the ILO in Geneva) and COMPAS (Oxford). She conducted joint research projects with organisations ranging from the OECD migration section and the World Bank, to the European Commission and the CEPR Migration Research program. She is a fellow of IZA and IMISCOE. Her research interests include labor economics, with a focus on the demand of caregivers in an aging society, the assimilation of migrants and their effect on the labor market and their role in the EU innovation process. She has also written extensively on the effect of remittances, and highly-skilled migration in sending countries and on circular and irregular migration and recently on the role of cultural goods on migration decision. Here follows a sample of her publications: “Wage assimilation of immigrants and internal migrants: the role of linguistic distance” (2017, Regional Studies) with Strom S., Piazzalunga D., Villosio C.; “Are migrants an asset in recession? Insights from Italy” with C. Villosio (2017, JEMS); 2017, High-skilled Immigration and Innovation with S.Kalantaryan, and C.Fassio in M. Czaika High Skilled Migration, Drivers and Politics, Oxford University Press; “From Refugees to Workers, Mapping Labour-Market Integration Support Measure for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in The EU Members States. Italy case study “, 2016 Bertelmans Stiftung and MPC-EUI; “PostWar Migration in Southern Europe, 1950-2000. An Economic Analysis”, (2004, Cambridge University Press), “Social assimilation of immigrants”, with D. de Palo, R. Faini, (2007, World Bank Discussion Paper no. 701).
Research topics: Economics, effect of migration in destination and in the sending countries
Geographic areas: All areas
Publications in Cadmus