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Andrea Albanese is a researcher in the Labour Market Department of LISER and affiliated at Ghent University (Belgium), IZA (Germany) and GLO (the Netherlands).

His research interests are labour economics and applied microeconometrics with a focus on causal inference and evaluation of public policies. His papers have been published in Labour Economics (2020a, 2020b, 2019), PLoS ONE (2020), Oxford Economic Papers (2019), Empirical Economics (2019), Economics Letters (2017), amongst others. In 2017 he won a research grant (CORE) as principal investigator of 468,000 euros funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). In 2016 Andrea Albanese was awarded the prize for the best PhD thesis for the academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 from AISSEC (Italian Association for the Analysis of Comparative Economic Systems). In December 2015, he completed a joint PhD programme at DEFAP Graduate School of Milan (Italy) and Ghent University (Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. L. Cappellari and Prof. B. Cockx. The doctoral examination committee was composed of Prof. M. Lechner (University of St. Gallen) and Prof. M. Leonardi (University of Milan). His PhD thesis assessed the effectiveness of active labour market policies implemented in Belgium and Italy.  During his studies he has won research fellowships from the Italian National Institute for Social Security (VisitINPS), the Flemish Government Research Funds – BOF (joint PhD studies) and Fondazione Cariplo (Master’s thesis abroad).

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