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The Società italiana di economia pubblica (SIEP), together with the Associazione italiana economisti del lavoro (AIEL), the Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics (CHILD – Collegio Carlo Alberto), the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), announces the fourteenth edition of the prize in memory of Maria Concetta Chiuri, former Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Mathematics of the University of Bari, who passed away prematurely on September 15, 2009.

Maria Concetta Chiuri was a devoted teacher and a passionate and valuable scholar. Her research interests covered a variety of topics related to important policy issues, such as household decision- making process, housing market imperfections, illegal migration. Her scientific production was highly appreciated in the international academic community. In 2007, she received the Aldi Hagenaars Memorial Award from the Luxembourg Income Study for the article “Do the Elderly Reduce Housing Equity? An International Comparison,” coauthored with Tullio Jappelli, as the best LIS Working Paper written by an economist under the age of forty.

The prize amounts to € 2.500. It is intended for an outstanding unpublished paper, written by an author under the age of forty. In the case of a jointly written paper, all authors must comply with the age requirement at the deadline for submission. Each author may submit only one paper. Non-submitting authors of one paper cannot submit any other paper. The authors who have been awarded the price in past editions cannot participate.

Submitted papers, whether theoretical or empirical, should pertain to one of the research fields that Maria Concetta Chiuri was mainly interested in, namely:

  1. household and gender economics;
  2. labour economics;
  3. economics of taxation;
  4. redistribution and social policies;
  5. economics of migration.

The scientific committee in charge of the selection process is composed as follows:
a. the SIEP president;
b. the president of the Associazione italiana economia del lavoro (AIEL);
c. the president (alternatively, the director) of the Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics (CHILD – Collegio Carlo Alberto);
d. the director of the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) or a delegate;
e. a member appointed by the “Comitato premio Etta Chiuri.”

The prize will be awarded during the XXXVI SIEP Annual Meeting, to be held at the University of Cagliari on September 12 and 13, 2024, and the winner(s) will have the opportunity to present her(their) paper at the Conference (information on the conference available at

Interested authors are invited to send their papers to the e-mail address by April 14, 2024. Applications should include a declaration that (each of) the author(s) is under the age of forty. Alternatively, copy of an identity document could be provided for (each of) the author(s).

February 12, 2024

The SIEP President

Prof. Rosella Levaggi


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YearAuthor/sTitle PaperMotivation
2022Michele GiannolaParental Investments and Intra-household Inequality in Child Human Capital: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment
2021Shmuel SanWho Works Where and Why? Parental Networks and the Labor Market
2020Yajna Govind Is naturalization a passport for better labor market integration? Evidence from a quasi-experimental setting
2019Sam Cosaert, Alexandros Theloudis, Bertrand VerheydenTogetherness in the Household

Cosaert, S., A. Alexandros and B. Verheyden, 2023. Togetherness in the Household, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 15 (1): 529-79.
2018Bernardo FanfaniTastes for Discrimination in Monopsonistic Labour Markets

Fanfani, B., 2022. Tastes for Discrimination in Monopsonistic Labour Markets, Labour Economics, 75, 102107.
2017Michele Di Maio, Roberto NisticòThe effect of parental job loss on child school dropout: evidence from the occupied Palestinian territories 

Di Maio, M., and E. Nisticò, 2019. Effect of parental job loss on child school dropout: Evidence from the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Journal of Development Economics, 141(C), 102375.
2016Lucia Corno, Alessandra VoenaSelling daughters: age of marriage, income shocks and bride price tradition
2015Francesca Carta, Lucia Rizzica Female employment and pre-kindergarten: on the unintended effects of an Italian reform

Carta, F., and L. Rizzica, 2018. Early kindergarten, maternal labor supply and children’s outcomes: evidence from Italy, Journal of Public Economics, 158, 79-102.
2014Ezgi KayaHeterogeneous Couples, Household Interactions and Labor Supply Elasticities of Married Women
2013Ylenia BrilliMother or Market Care? A Structural Estimation of Child Care Impacts on Child Development  

Brilli, Y., 2021. Mother’s time allocation, child care and child cognitive development, Journal of Human Capital, forthcoming.
2012Eva Garcìa-Moràn, Zoe KuehnWith Strings Attached: Grandparent-Provided Child care, Fertility, and Female Labor Market Outcomes 

Garcia-Moran, E., and Z. Kuehn, 2017. With Strings Attached: Grandparent-Provided Child Care and Female Labor Market Outcomes, Review of Economic Dynamics, 23: 80-98.
2011Fabrizio Colonna, Stefania MarcassaTaxation and Labor Force Participation: The Case of Italy 

Colonna, F., and S. Marcassa, 2015. Taxation and Female Labor Supply in Italy, IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 4:5.