Roberto
Iacono


Ph.D. in Economics, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

My research

My recent research is at the intersection between Public and Labor Economics, with a focus on (i) the measurement of income and wealth inequality, and (ii) microeconometric questions related to active labor market policy and welfare interventions.

I have been (2020-2021) Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Siena, Italy. I have been (spring 2023) Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

I am a project participant of the RCN-funded project “Make Taxation Fair” (FRIPRO, NOK 11.8 million, 2021-2026).

 

Me as a lecturer

I teach at the interdisciplinary NTNU Social Work department, giving lectures (in English and Norwegian) on Economics of the Welfare State, Social and Welfare Policy, and Quantitative Methods. I also teach Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (in Norwegian) as an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN).

Link to my CV and papers

You can find my updated CV here. More details on my papers can be found here: IDEAS/RePEc, Google Scholar, Cristin, VoxEU, Scopus

Me in the scientific community

I am a Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE International Inequalities Institute (III), Fellow at the World Inequality Lab (WIL) at the Paris School of Economics (PSE), and Managing Editor of the Journal of Income Distribution (JID, NSD:1) since 2019. In 2024, I am a guest editor of a Special Issue for the European Economic Review (NSD:2): “Capital vs. Labor: Perspectives on Inequality and Taxation in the 21st Century”.

I investigate the social and economic determinants of variation in income and wealth distributions