Michele Battisti

Senior Lecturer in Economics at University Of Glasgow

Michele Battisti is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School. Before joining the University of Glasgow as a Lecturer in August 2018, Michele has worked as an assistant professor at the University of Trento (spring 2018) and as a researcher 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. Michele has spent research periods at University College London (2014) and at the University of California Davis (2014) and is a CESifo Research Network Affiliate (Since September 2017). 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 is currently working 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 a project that tries to investigate the role of numeracy skills for the career paths of men and women.