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Diogo Britto

Economics
University of Bologna
PhD Candidate

My broad research interests are Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Law & Economics. In particular, the main topic which I study in my PhD thesis is unemployment insurance. In my job market paper, I analyze how unemployment benefits affect the duration of employment spells using data from Brazil. In a theoretical model, I assess the implications of this relationship to the optimal generosity of UI benefits. In another work, I empirically study the consumption smoothing welfare gains from providing unemployment insurance in developing countries, where labor informality is typically high and capital markets are less developed.

Visiting Date/s: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015