Dr Michel Serafinelli

Department of Economics
Dr Michel Serafinelli



I am Assistant Professor in Economics at U of Essex; previous to Essex I was at U of Toronto; ; I hold a Phd from Berkeley; I am a Research Fellow at IZA and CReAM. Research Areas: Labour Economics, Regional and Urban Economics, Productivity and Technology, and Political Economy. Keywords: local labour markets, innovation, manufacturing, human capital, rural areas, matched employer-employee data, design-based analysis, cultural attitudes. For more details, please see my personal webpage


  • Phd University of California, Berkeley, (2013)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Labour Economics

Open to supervise

Regional and Urban Economics

Open to supervise

Political Economy

Open to supervise

Productivity and Technology

Open to supervise


Journal articles (3)

Campa, P. and Serafinelli, M., (2019). Politico-Economic Regimes and Attitudes: Female Workers under State-Socialism. The Review of Economics and Statistics. 101 (2), 233-248

Serafinelli, M., (2019). “Good” Firms, Worker Flows, and Local Productivity. Journal of Labor Economics. 37 (3), 747-792

Giavazzi, F., Schiantarelli, F. and Serafinelli, M., (2013). ATTITUDES, POLICIES, AND WORK. Journal of the European Economic Association. 11 (6), 1256-1289

Grants and funding


Rural Labour Markets

British Academy


Rust Belts of the World: The Effect of De-Industrialization on Cities in Six Countries

British Academy

+44 (0) 1206 872764


5B.336, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

by appointment

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