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Professor Emilia Del Bono

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Professor Emilia Del Bono

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Biography

Emilia Del Bono is a Professor of Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. Her research agenda is focused on the nature, causes, and consequences of disparities in children’s human capital that lead to inequalities later on in life. She is the main co-Investigator of the ESRC-funded project Inequality in Higher Education Outcomes in the UK: Subjective Expectations, Preferences and Access to Information, which aims to uncover new evidence about socio-economic inequalities in graduate outcomes through analyses on large secondary datasets (HESA student records, and DLHE short and long-term surveys) as well as new data collection (BOOST study). She is also a co-Investigator of the ESRC-funded Centre for Micro Social Change (MiSoC) with responsibility for the area of “Families, Schools and Children”. Her research involves applying advanced statistical techniques for the analysis of secondary data - administrative or survey - with a view to uncover causal relationships and provide sound policy recommendations. She has published in many different peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Economic Journal, and acted as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Royal Economic Society, Series A (Statistics in Society) until the end of 2017. She is an IZA Research Fellow, a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and an elected member of the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) Executive Committee.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics University of Oxford, (2004)

  • MPhil in Economics University of Oxford, (1999)

  • B.A. in Economics and Banking University of Siena, (1997)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Professor of Economics, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (1/10/2014 - present)

  • Reader, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (10/2012 - 9/2014)

  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (10/2011 - 9/2012)

  • Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (10/2008 - 9/2011)

  • Senior Research Officer, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (11/2005 - 9/2008)

Other academic

  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley (8/2004 - 10/2005)

  • Junior Research Fellow, Queen's College, University of Oxford (9/2002 - 7/2004)

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Rocco Enrico Rubolino
Rocco Enrico Rubolino
Thesis title: Essays on Public Economics
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/11/2020
Franco Bonomi Bezzo
Franco Bonomi Bezzo
Thesis title: Essays in the Economic Sociology of Inequalities
Degree subject: Applied Social and Economic Research
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 31/7/2020
Maria Elena Komodromou
Maria Elena Komodromou
Thesis title: Women Employment and Health
Degree subject: Applied Social and Economic Research
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 26/10/2017
Greta Morando
Greta Morando
Thesis title: 'Essays on the Economics of Education and Labour'
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/7/2017
Angus James Holford
Angus James Holford
Thesis title: Peers, Parents and Productivity: Interactions and Investments in Children
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 11/2/2015
Tina Rampino
Tina Rampino
Thesis title: Opportunities, Attitudes and Aspirations of Young People
Degree subject: Economics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 22/8/2014

Publications

Journal articles (22)

Holford, A., Del Bono, E. and Delavande, A., (2020). Academic and non-Academic Investments at University: the Role of Expectations, Preferences and Constraints. Journal of Econometrics

Del Bono, E. and Vuri, D., (2018). Smoking behaviour and individual well-being: a fresh look at the effects of the 2005 public smoking ban in Italy. Oxford Economic Papers. 70 (3), 741-762

Clark, D. and Del Bono, E., (2016). The Long-Run Effects of Attending an Elite School: Evidence from the United Kingdom. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 8 (1), 150-176

Del Bono, E., Francesconi, M., Kelly, Y. and Sacker, A., (2016). Early Maternal Time Investment and Early Child Outcomes. The Economic Journal. 126 (596), F96-F135

Blanden, J., Del Bono, E., McNally, S. and Rabe, B., (2016). Universal Pre-school Education: The Case of Public Funding with Private Provision. Economic Journal. 126 (592), 682-723

Bono, ED., Weber, A. and Winter-Ebmer, R., (2015). Fertility and economic instability: the role of unemployment and job displacement. Journal of Population Economics. 28 (2), 463-478

del Bono, E., Francesconi, M., Kelly, Y. and Sacker, A., (2015). Early Maternal Time Investment and Early Child Outcomes

Del Bono, E., Francesconi, M., Kelly, Y. and Sacker, A., (2014). Early Maternal Time Investment and Early Child Outcomes

Bono, ED., Grünberger, K. and Vuri, D., (2014). Seasonality in Smoking Behaviour: Re-Evaluating the Effects of the 2005 Public Smoking Ban in Italy. CESifo Working Paper Series (5083)

Del Bono, E., Grünberger, K. and Vuri, D., (2013). Seasonality in Smoking Behaviour: Re-evaluating the Effects of the 2005 Public Smoking Ban in Italy. CEIS Working Paper (295)

Del Bono, E., Ermisch, J. and Francesconi, M., (2012). Intrafamily Resource Allocations: A Dynamic Structural Model of Birth Weight. Journal of Labor Economics. 30 (3), 657-706

Del Bono, E., Weber, A. and Winter-Ebmer, R., (2012). CLASH OF CAREER AND FAMILY: FERTILITY DECISIONS AFTER JOB DISPLACEMENT. Journal of the European Economic Association. 10 (4), 659-683

Del Bono, E. and Pronzato, CD., (2012). Does breastfeeding support at work help mothers and employers at the same time?. IZA Discussion Paper (6619)

Kelly, Y., Sacker, A., Del Bono, E., Francesconi, M. and Marmot, M., (2011). What role for the home learning environment and parenting in reducing the socioeconomic gradient in child development? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 96 (9), 832-837

Del Bono, E. and Vuri, D., (2011). Job mobility and the gender wage gap in Italy. Labour Economics. 18 (1), 130-142

Del Bono, E., Sala, E. and Hancock, R., (2009). Older carers in the UK: are there really gender differences? New analysis of the Individual Sample of Anonymised Records from the 2001 UK Census. Health & Social Care in the Community. 17 (3), 267-273

Del Bono, E. and Weber, A., (2008). Do Wages Compensate for Anticipated Working Time Restrictions? Evidence from Seasonal Employment in Austria. Journal of Labor Economics. 26 (1), 181-221

Del Bono, E., Weber, A. and Winter-Ebmer, R., (2008). Clash of Career and Family. Fertility Decisions after Job Displacement. CESifo Working Paper Series (2180)

Del Bono, E. and Vuri, D., (2006). Is It the Way She Moves? New Evidence on the Gender Wage Growth Gap in the Early Careers of Men and Women in Italy. IZA Discussion Paper (2523)

Bratti, M., Bono, ED. and Vuri, D., (2005). New Mothers' Labour Force Participation in Italy: The Role of Job Characteristics. Labour. 19 (s1), 79-121

Del Bono, E., (2004). Pre-Marital Fertility and Labour Market Opportunities: Evidence from the 1970 British Cohort Study

Del Bono, E. and Galindo-Rueda, F., (2004). Do a Few Months of Compulsory Schooling Matter? The Education and Labour Market Impact of School Leaving Rules

Book chapters (1)

Ermisch, J. and Del Bono, E., (2012). Inequality in achievements during adolescence. In: From parents to children: the intergenerational transmission of advantage. Editors: Ermisch, J., J�ntti, M. and Smeeding, TM., . Russell Sage Foundation. 978-0-87154-045-4

Reports and Papers (4)

Del Bono, E., Grunberger, K. and Vuri, D., Seasonality in smoking behaviour: re-evaluating the effects of the 2005 public smoking ban in Italy

Del Bono, E., Ermisch, J. and Francesconi, M., Intrafamily resource allocations: a dynamic model of birth weight

Del Bono, E. and Ermisch, J., Birth weight and the dynamics of early cognitive and behavioural development

Bratti, M., Bono, ED. and Vuri, D., (2004). New Mothers' Labour Force Participation in Italy: The Role of Job Characteristics

Scholarly Editions (23)

Bryan, ML., Del Bono, E. and Pudney, S., Drug-related crime

Del Bono, E., Francesconi, M. and Best, NG., Health information and health outcomes: an application of the regression discontinuity design to the 1995 UK contraceptive pill scare case

Del Bono, E. and Galindo-Rueda, F., The long term impacts of compulsory schooling: evidence from a natural experiment in school leaving dates

Clark, D. and Del Bono, E., The long-run effects of attending an elite school: evidence from the UK

Del Bono, E. and Rabe, B., Breastfeeding and child cognitive outcomes: evidence from a hospital-based breastfeeding support policy

Del Bono, E. and Pronzato, C., Does breastfeeding support at work help mothers and employers at the same time?

Del Bono, E. and Vuri, D., Is it the way she moves? New evidence on the gender wage growth gap in the early careers

Del Bono, E. and Galindo-Rueda, F., The long term impacts of compulsory schooling: evidence from a natural experiment in school leaving dates

Del Bono, E. and Weber, A., Do wages compensate for anticipated working time restrictions? Evidence from seasonal employment in Austria

Del Bono, E., Sala, E., Hancock, R., Gunnell, C. and Parisi, L., Gender, older people and social exclusion: a gendered review and secondary analysis of the data

Del Bono, E. and Pronzato, CD., Does Breastfeeding Support at Work Help Mothers and Employers at the Same Time?

Del Bono, E., Weber, A. and Winter-Ebmer, R., Clash of Career and Family: Fertility Decisions after Job Displacement

Del Bono, E., Weber, A. and Winter-Ebmer, R., Clash of Career and Family - Fertility Decisions after Job Displacement

del Bono, E., Ermisch, JF. and Francesconi, M., Intrafamily Resource Allocations: A Dynamic Model of Birth Weight

del Bono, E., Weber, A. and Winter-Ebmer, R., Clash of Career and Family: Fertility Decisions after Job Displacement

Del Bono, E. and Ermisch, J., Birth Weight and the Dynamics of Early Cognitive and Behavioural Development

del Bono, E. and Francesconi, M., Early Maternal Time Investment and Early Child Outcomes

Blanden, J., Del Bono, E., Hansen, K. and Rabe, B., The Impact of Free Early Childhood Education and Care on Educational Achievement: a Discontinuity Approach Investigating Both Quantity and Quality of Provision

Del Bono, E., Francesconi, M., Kelly, Y. and Sacker, A., (2013). Understanding the SES Gradient in Early Child Development: Maternal Work, Home Learning, and Child Care Decisions

Del Bono, E. and Pronzato, C., (2012). Does breastfeeding support at work help mothers and employers at the same time?

Del Bono, E., Francesconi, M. and Best, N., (2011). Health Information and Health Outcomes: An Application of the Regression Discontinuity Design to the 1995 UK Contraceptive Pill Scare Case

Del Bono, E. and Vuri, D., (2008). Job mobility and the gender wage gap

Del Bono, E., Weber, AM. and Winter-Ebmer, R., (2008). Clash of Career and Family - Fertility Decisions after Job Displacement

Grants and funding

2020

Mind the Gap: Educational Inequalities during Covid-19

Economic and Social Research Council

2019

The Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)

Economic and Social Research Council

2018

Estimating the Technology of Skill Formation and Maternal Well-Being

National Science Foundation

Reducing socio-economic inequalities in HE participation: the role of information, peers and mindset

Office for Students

2015

Inequality in Higher Education Outcomes in the UK: Subjective expectations, preferences, and access

Economic & Social Research Council

2014

The Research Centre for Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)

Economic & Social Research Council

2013

Social Mobility Indicators

BIS Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

2012

The Effect of Free Childcare on Maternal Labour Supply and Child Development

Economic & Social Research Council

2011

Two Innovations in Drug Policy

Open Society Institute

Maternal smoking and low birth weight. Comparative evidence from the smoking bans in Italy and the UK

The British Academy

Understanding Society Social Mobility Indicators

BIS Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

2009

Effects of Breastfeeding

Economic & Social Research Council

Inequality in achievements during adolescence

Sutton Trust

Contact

edelbono@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873569

Location:

2N2.6.12, Colchester Campus