Professor Michele Battisti

  • Professor of Economics (Economics)

Biography

Michele Battisti is a Professor of Economics at the Adam Smith Business School. Before joining the University of Glasgow in August 2018, Michele has worked as an assistant professor at the University of Trento (spring 2018) and as an economist at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich (2012-2017). Michele has received a PhD in Economics from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) in 2012. He has completed an MSc in Economics at the University of York (UK) in 2006 and a BSc in Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Trento in 2005.

A recent project of Michele estimates the welfare effects of international migration for non-migrants, taking account of both labour market and fiscal interactions. As part of another project, he has investigated how interactions between workers within a firm can affect labour market outcomes. Michele has also been working on the role of immigrant social networks on the employment and human capital investment decisions of newcomers to Germany. Focusing on asylum seekers, another project employs a field experiment based on a randomised control trial to evaluate the role of matching frictions for the labour market integration of forced migrants in Germany. Within a separate but related research agenda on the effects of innovation for individual workers, Michele has also worked on a project on the heterogeneous effects of technological and organisational change at the firm level for workers of different occupations, age and education levels. He is also working on projects related to the economics of gender and health economics.

Research interests

Michele is a member of the School's Applied Economics research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Economics of Migration
  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Technological Change and the Future of Work
  • Economics of Gender
  • Economics of Education
  • Policy Evaluation and Field Experiments

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Number of items: 27.

2024

Zhang, X., Battisti, M. and Proto, E. (2024) COVID-19 and mental health in China: The effects of personality. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 78, pp. 98-104. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-221077) (PMID:38071577)

2023

Thomas, A., Battisti, M. and Kretschmer, M. (2023) Authors’ Earnings in the UK. Policy Brief. Documentation. Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.

Thomas, A., Battisti, M. and Saenz De Juano Ribes, H. (2023) Indie Authors' Earnings 2023. Documentation. UK Copyright and Creative Economy Research Centre (CREATe), Glasgow. (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.8043463).

Battisti, M. , Dustmann, C. and Schönber, U. (2023) Technological and organizational change and the careers of workers. Journal of the European Economic Association, (doi: 10.1093/jeea/jvad014) (Early Online Publication)

2022

Battisti, M. , Michaels, R. and Park, C. (2022) Labor supply within the firm. Journal of Labor Economics, (doi: 10.1086/723519) (Early Online Publication)

Battisti, M. , Perii, G. and Romitii, A. (2022) Dynamic effects of co-ethnic networks on immigrants' economic success. Economic Journal, 132(641), pp. 58-88. (doi: 10.1093/ej/ueab036)

Thomas, A., Battisti, M. and Kretschmer, M. (2022) UK Authors' Earnings and Contracts 2022: A Survey of 60,000 Writers. Documentation. CREATe Centre, Glasgow.

2021

Quintana-Domeque, C., Lee, I., Zhang, A. , Proto, E. , Battisti, M. and Ho, A. (2021) Anxiety and depression among medical doctors in Catalonia, Italy, and the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS ONE, 16(11), e0259213. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259213) (PMID:34727110) (PMCID:PMC8562811)

2019

Battisti, M. , Giesing, Y. and Laurentsyeva, N. (2019) Can job search assistance improve the labour market integration of refugees? Evidence from a field experiment. Labour Economics, 61, 101745. (doi: 10.1016/j.labeco.2019.07.001)

2018

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G., Peri, G. and Poutvaara, P. (2018) Immigration, search and redistribution: a quantitative assessment of native welfare. Journal of the European Economic Association, 16(4), pp. 1137-1188. (doi: 10.1093/jeea/jvx035)

2017

Battisti, M. , Giesing, Y. and Laurentsyeva, N. (2017) The Labour Market Integration of Refugees in Germany: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Working Paper. Ifo Institute. (Unpublished)

Battisti, M. (2017) High wage workers and high wage peers. Labour Economics, 46, pp. 47-63. (doi: 10.1016/j.labeco.2017.02.002)

2016

Battisti, M. (2016) Individual wage growth: the role of industry experience. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 55(1), pp. 40-70. (doi: 10.1111/irel.12125)

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G. and Lehwald, S. (2016) Inequality in Germany: Myths, Facts, and Policy Implications. Working Paper. Ifo Institute, Munich.

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G. and Poutvaara, P. (2016) Immigration: what are the benefits for the local population? In: Kolmer, C., Schatz, R. and Damodaran, R. (eds.) Integration Index 2016. InnoVatio, pp. 103-124. ISBN 9783906501185

Battisti, M. , Michaels, R. and Park, C. (2016) Labor supply within the firm. Working Paper. Ifo Institute, Munich.

Battisti, M. , Peri, G. and Romiti, A. (2016) Dynamic Effects of Co-Ethnic Networks on Immigrants' Economic Success. Working Paper. National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA. (doi: 10.3386/w22389).

2015

Battisti, M. and Felbermayr, G. (2015) Migranten im deutschen Arbeitsmarkt: Löhne, Arbeitslosigkeit, Erwerbsquoten. ifo Schnelldienst, 68(20), pp. 39-47.

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G. and Poutvaara, P. (2015) Arbeitsmarktchancen von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland: Ergebnisse einer Unternehmensbefragung. ifo Schnelldienst, 68(22), pp. 22-25.

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G. and Poutvaara, P. (2015) Einwanderung: Welchen Nutzen hat die einheimische Bevölkerung? ifo Schnelldienst, 68(18), pp. 42-51.

2014

Battisti, M. , Friesen, J. and Krauth, B. (2014) English as a second dialect policy and achievement of aboriginal students in British Columbia. Canadian Public Policy, 40(2), pp. 182-192. (doi: 10.3138/cpp.2012-093)

2012

Battisti, M. , Friesen, J. and Hickey, R. (2012) How student disability classifications and learning outcomes respond to special education funding rules: evidence from British Columbia. Canadian Public Policy, 38(2), pp. 147-166. (doi: 10.3138/cpp.38.2.147)

Aragon, F., Battisti, M. and Harris, B. (2012) Initial Housing Conditions and Immigrants’ Labour Market Outcomes. Working Paper. Metropolis British Columbia.

Battisti, M. (2012) Sources of wage growth and returns to tenure in Italy. In: Lindberg, H. and Karlson, N. (eds.) Labour Markets at a Crossroads: Causes of Change, Challenges and Need to Reform. Cambridge Scholars: Newcastle upon Tyne. ISBN 9781443836104

2011

Battisti, M. , Campbell, M., Friesen, J. and Krauth, B. (2011) Non-standard English dialects and the effect of supplementary funding on educational achievement. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 35(2), pp. 190-197.

2010

DeVoretz, D. and Battisti, M. (2010) FSU immigrants in Canada: a case of positive triple selection? In: Epstein, G. S. and Gang, I. N. (eds.) Migration and Culture. Series: Frontiers of economics and globalization, 8 (8). Emerald: Bingley, pp. 579-604. ISBN 9780857241535 (doi: 10.1108/S1574-8715(2010)0000008030)

2009

DeVoretz, D. and Battisti, M. (2009) FSU Immigrants in Canada: A Case of Positive Triple Selection? Discussion Paper. Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn.

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Number of items: 27.

Articles

Zhang, X., Battisti, M. and Proto, E. (2024) COVID-19 and mental health in China: The effects of personality. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 78, pp. 98-104. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-221077) (PMID:38071577)

Battisti, M. , Dustmann, C. and Schönber, U. (2023) Technological and organizational change and the careers of workers. Journal of the European Economic Association, (doi: 10.1093/jeea/jvad014) (Early Online Publication)

Battisti, M. , Michaels, R. and Park, C. (2022) Labor supply within the firm. Journal of Labor Economics, (doi: 10.1086/723519) (Early Online Publication)

Battisti, M. , Perii, G. and Romitii, A. (2022) Dynamic effects of co-ethnic networks on immigrants' economic success. Economic Journal, 132(641), pp. 58-88. (doi: 10.1093/ej/ueab036)

Quintana-Domeque, C., Lee, I., Zhang, A. , Proto, E. , Battisti, M. and Ho, A. (2021) Anxiety and depression among medical doctors in Catalonia, Italy, and the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS ONE, 16(11), e0259213. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259213) (PMID:34727110) (PMCID:PMC8562811)

Battisti, M. , Giesing, Y. and Laurentsyeva, N. (2019) Can job search assistance improve the labour market integration of refugees? Evidence from a field experiment. Labour Economics, 61, 101745. (doi: 10.1016/j.labeco.2019.07.001)

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G., Peri, G. and Poutvaara, P. (2018) Immigration, search and redistribution: a quantitative assessment of native welfare. Journal of the European Economic Association, 16(4), pp. 1137-1188. (doi: 10.1093/jeea/jvx035)

Battisti, M. (2017) High wage workers and high wage peers. Labour Economics, 46, pp. 47-63. (doi: 10.1016/j.labeco.2017.02.002)

Battisti, M. (2016) Individual wage growth: the role of industry experience. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 55(1), pp. 40-70. (doi: 10.1111/irel.12125)

Battisti, M. and Felbermayr, G. (2015) Migranten im deutschen Arbeitsmarkt: Löhne, Arbeitslosigkeit, Erwerbsquoten. ifo Schnelldienst, 68(20), pp. 39-47.

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G. and Poutvaara, P. (2015) Arbeitsmarktchancen von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland: Ergebnisse einer Unternehmensbefragung. ifo Schnelldienst, 68(22), pp. 22-25.

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G. and Poutvaara, P. (2015) Einwanderung: Welchen Nutzen hat die einheimische Bevölkerung? ifo Schnelldienst, 68(18), pp. 42-51.

Battisti, M. , Friesen, J. and Krauth, B. (2014) English as a second dialect policy and achievement of aboriginal students in British Columbia. Canadian Public Policy, 40(2), pp. 182-192. (doi: 10.3138/cpp.2012-093)

Battisti, M. , Friesen, J. and Hickey, R. (2012) How student disability classifications and learning outcomes respond to special education funding rules: evidence from British Columbia. Canadian Public Policy, 38(2), pp. 147-166. (doi: 10.3138/cpp.38.2.147)

Battisti, M. , Campbell, M., Friesen, J. and Krauth, B. (2011) Non-standard English dialects and the effect of supplementary funding on educational achievement. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 35(2), pp. 190-197.

Book Sections

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G. and Poutvaara, P. (2016) Immigration: what are the benefits for the local population? In: Kolmer, C., Schatz, R. and Damodaran, R. (eds.) Integration Index 2016. InnoVatio, pp. 103-124. ISBN 9783906501185

Battisti, M. (2012) Sources of wage growth and returns to tenure in Italy. In: Lindberg, H. and Karlson, N. (eds.) Labour Markets at a Crossroads: Causes of Change, Challenges and Need to Reform. Cambridge Scholars: Newcastle upon Tyne. ISBN 9781443836104

DeVoretz, D. and Battisti, M. (2010) FSU immigrants in Canada: a case of positive triple selection? In: Epstein, G. S. and Gang, I. N. (eds.) Migration and Culture. Series: Frontiers of economics and globalization, 8 (8). Emerald: Bingley, pp. 579-604. ISBN 9780857241535 (doi: 10.1108/S1574-8715(2010)0000008030)

Research Reports or Papers

Thomas, A., Battisti, M. and Kretschmer, M. (2023) Authors’ Earnings in the UK. Policy Brief. Documentation. Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.

Thomas, A., Battisti, M. and Saenz De Juano Ribes, H. (2023) Indie Authors' Earnings 2023. Documentation. UK Copyright and Creative Economy Research Centre (CREATe), Glasgow. (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.8043463).

Thomas, A., Battisti, M. and Kretschmer, M. (2022) UK Authors' Earnings and Contracts 2022: A Survey of 60,000 Writers. Documentation. CREATe Centre, Glasgow.

Battisti, M. , Giesing, Y. and Laurentsyeva, N. (2017) The Labour Market Integration of Refugees in Germany: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Working Paper. Ifo Institute. (Unpublished)

Battisti, M. , Felbermayr, G. and Lehwald, S. (2016) Inequality in Germany: Myths, Facts, and Policy Implications. Working Paper. Ifo Institute, Munich.

Battisti, M. , Michaels, R. and Park, C. (2016) Labor supply within the firm. Working Paper. Ifo Institute, Munich.

Battisti, M. , Peri, G. and Romiti, A. (2016) Dynamic Effects of Co-Ethnic Networks on Immigrants' Economic Success. Working Paper. National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA. (doi: 10.3386/w22389).

Aragon, F., Battisti, M. and Harris, B. (2012) Initial Housing Conditions and Immigrants’ Labour Market Outcomes. Working Paper. Metropolis British Columbia.

DeVoretz, D. and Battisti, M. (2009) FSU Immigrants in Canada: A Case of Positive Triple Selection? Discussion Paper. Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn.

This list was generated on Mon Apr 15 13:57:15 2024 BST.

Grants

  • Norwegian Research Council: Member of the IMMORG Network. Total fund 12,000,000 NOK (around £1,100,000) for 2023-2026, of which £32,686 to the University of Glasgow;
  • Nesta/AHRC: Principal Investigator for work on ALCS project, £15,000 (2022);
  • Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS): Co-Investigator on Externally Funded Project for a Commissioned Report, based on the latest wave of the ALCS Earnings Survey, £15,000; (Fall 2022)
  • University of Glasgow: Student Internships (Summer 2020, Summer 2021, Summer 2022); RSM PhD Internship on SDG in Undergraduate Teaching (Spring 2022); COVID-19 Researcher Support Scheme (£8,400, Summer 2022); ASBS Research Reinvigoration Funding (£3,000, Spring/Summer 2022); ASBS Research Pump-Priming Fund (£3,000, Fall 2022/Summer 2023);
  • LMU University of Munich/ifw Kiel, Research Grant from Mercator for support in the project “The Labour Market Integration of Refugees in Germany: Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial”, August 2016
  • Strategic Researcher Council (SRC), Academy of Finland, “Skills, Education and the Future of Work” project on selection of immigrants in Finland and economic outcomes, with Ilpo Kauppinen (VATT)
  • LMU University of Munich, MGSE Research Grant for research assistance, project “The Labour Market Integration of Refugees in Germany: Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial”, May 2016
  • The Foundation for Family Businesses, Munich: Research project ”Inequality in Germany: informing the debate” December 2015-April 2016
  • Foundation Fritz Thyssen: Research Grant in support of visit to UC Davis, Fall 2014
  • Metropolis British Columbia: Research Grant as Co-Investigator (Summer 2011)
  • Government of British Columbia, Student Led Research Grant, Summer 2009

Supervision

Michele is interested in supervising projects examining:

  • applied microeconomics, including migration, gender, education, health, wage, inequality, technological change and the future of work
  • policy-relevant themes, including studies related to the Scottish economy.
  • Liu, Xiangqing
    Essays on Labour Economics
  • Long, Zhen
    The Effects of Rural-Urban Migration on Returns to Education and Educational Transition in China
  • Zhang, Xiao
    Research on Rural-Urban Development Inequality and Subjective Well-Being in China

Teaching

Teaching 2023/2024

  • ECON 4054 Labour Economics (Semester 1)
  • ECON 5117 The Economics of Migration (Semester 1)

Teaching interests

  • Labour Economics
  • Economics of Migration
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economic Development
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Field Experiments
  • Identification of Causal Effects.

Additional information

Selected media activities

  • The effect of new technologies on workers, jobs, and skills, VoxEU, 1 February 2023
  • Over 55s most likely to lose their jobs to robots, study finds, The Telegraph, 28 November 2022
  • Neue Technik, neue Jobs, available online and in print on the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 27 November 2022
  • How has the pandemic affected the mental health of healthcare workers?, Economics Observatory, 28 February 2022
  • Covid-19, i medici italiani i piu' colpiti da ansia e depressione durante la pandemia, La Gazzetta dello Sport, 4 November 2021
  • Research confirms impact of Covid-19 on doctors mental health, Independent, 3 November 2021
  • Covid. Lo studio: i medici italiani piu’ colpiti da ansia e depressione durante la pandemia, rispetto ai colleghi catalani e britannici, quotidianosanit`a.it, 28 July 2021
  • Can job search assistance improve the integration of asylum seekers in the labour market? (in German), oekonomenstimme.org KOF ETH Zrich, 2 October 2019
  • The impact of ethnic networks on employment and human capital decisions of immigrants, VoxEU, 5 June 2018
  • Immigrants Needing a Job Benefit from Living Close to their Compatriots, but their Future Economic Outcomes are Worse: Evidence from Germany, EEA Media Briefings, August 2016
  • German Companies Raise Caution Amid Surge of Migrants, Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2016
  • German Companies Gloomy on Employing Refugees, Survey Says, Financial Times, November 26, 2015
  • Migrants and Refugees, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, September 27, 2015
  • Refugees Will Cost Germany At Least Ten Billion Euros, Says Think Tank, Newsweek, September 22, 2015
  • Europe Should See Refugees as a Boon, Not a Burden, New York Times, September 18, 2015
  • How Immigration Creates Jobs and Boosts Wages, World Economic Forum, August 11, 2014
  • How Immigration Benefits Natives Despite Labour Market Imperfections and Income Redistribution, VoxEU, August 8, 2014
  • They Can’t Imagine not Working, The Economist, July 12-18, 2014
  • What Do We Know about Migration?, CReAM Briefing Note, May 2014
  • Professional Activities:
  • Member of Award Committee, Andrea Vaona Award for best PhD Thesis, University of Verona, June 2018.
  • Associate Member, Interdisciplinary Research Group ”In Search of the Global Labour Market”, ZiF Bielefeld.