Since July 2001, Francesco Pastore has been Assistant Professor of Economics at Seconda Università di Napoli, where he is also holding the chairs of Political Economy and of Economics of Financial Intermediaries.
Previously, he was research fellow at ISAE and at the University of Naples "Federico II". He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Sussex, the Dottorato di Ricerca in Development Economics and Policy at the University of Naples "Federico II" and the Master in Economics at Coripe (Piemonte), University of Turin. He received various scientific awards by, among others, GDN, CEPR and Ente Einaudi. He acted as an advisor for ILO and UNDP and was awarded grants by EU-TSER, CERGE and EERC.
His main research interests are in the field of labour market dynamics, especially long-term (youth) unemployment, returns to education and ALMP. Moreover, he is interested in international trade and capital flows of the EU with the world economy and especially CEE and MENA countries.
His scientific production regards not only Italy, but also various transition countries, such as Belarus, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovenia, as well as MENA countries.
His papers have been published or are forthcoming in international (such as Acta Oeconomica; Comparative Economic Studies; Eastern European Economics; Economic and Business Review; Economic Systems; Economics of Education Review; EMERGO. The Journal of Transforming Economies and Societies; Journal of Economic Surveys) as well as in national journals (such as Economia e Lavoro; Economia Politica; Osservatorio ISFOL; Nonprofit; Studi Economici) and in edited books.
Professional/ Work Experience: Research activity
2001-now. Assistant Professor in Economics, Seconda Università di Napoli
2004-now. Research fellow of IZA Bonn
2000-01. Research fellowship, University ""Federico II"", Naples
1999. Research fellowship, Istituto di Studi e Analisi Economica, Rome
1996-‘01. Ph.D. in Economics, University of Sussex.
1996-1999. Dottorato di Ricerca in Development Economics and Policy, University of Naples ""Federico II"".
1995-'96. M.Sc. in Economics, Coripe (Piemonte), University of Turin
Selected work experiences
Since 2002. Professor of Political Economy and Economics of Financial intermediaries, Seconda Università di Napoli
2002-'03. Teaching Labour Market Flow Dynamics, PHD programme in Economic Policy, Univerisy of Salerno
March 2001. Economic Advisor for the UNDP-Bulgaria within the context of the Anti-Poverty Action Plan follow up, Segment One – Youth Employment Policy
September-December 1997. Stage at the General Secretariat of the EU Council in Brussels
IZA Bonn and European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE)
Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES).
European Association of Labour Economists (EALE).
Associazione Italiana degli economisti del lavoro (AIEL).
Associazione Italiana per lo Studio dei Sistemi Economici Comparati (AISSEC).
Geo Interest: Italy, Central and Eastern European Countries (especially Belarus, Bulgaria, Poland and Slovenia) and Middle-East and North African Countries.
GDN Subject Interests: Education Reform and Management | Poverty Reduction | Gender and Social Development | Markets | Labour Markets | Capital Markets