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Marco Manacorda



Telephone: +44 20 7882 8836
Room Number: GC411
Office Hours: Upon appointment


Research keywords: Labour Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy, Development Economics.

Marco Manacorda is a Professor of Economics in the school of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London where is also the School impact lead. He is also a research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE), as well as a research fellow of CEPR and IZA.

He has an interest and expertise in the Economic Analysis of Public Policies, with particular focus on Labour Markets, Welfare and Political Economy. He has written and researched on Latin America, Europe, the USA and Africa. 

An Italian National, Marco holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UCL. In the past he has been a recipient of the Nuffield Foundation New Development Fellowship in the Social Sciences and has been, among other things, a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Associate Professor at Princeton University.


Research Interests:

  • Economic Analysis of Public Policies, with particular focus on Labour Markets, Welfare and Political Economy


  • Manacorda M. (2012) "The Cost of Grade Retention", Review of Economics and Statistics, 94.
  • Kondylis F., Manacorda M. (2012) "School Proximity and Child Labor: Evidence from Rural Tanzania", Journal of Human Resources, 47(1).
  • Manacorda M., Manning A., Wadsworth J. (with comments by D. Card; C. Dustmann and I. Preston; G. Borjas, J. Grogger and G. H. Hanson) (2012) "The Impact of Immigration on the Structure of Male Wages: Theory and Evidence from Britain", Journal of the European Economic Association.
  • Manacorda M., Miguel E., Vigorito A. (2011) "Government Transfers and Political Support", American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(3), (lead article).
  • Bosch M., Manacorda M. (2010) "Minimum Wages and Earnings Inequality in Urban Mexico", American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2(4).

PhD Supervision

Matias Brum, Barbara Masi, Bruno Nogueira Lanzer, Giulia Tagliaferri, Stefania Simion

Public Engagement

Collaborates with Inter-American Development Bank, ILO, Unicef, the OECD, World Bank and various national governments around the evaluation of public policies. Multiple media appearances (BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Rai etc) and research featured in several media outlets (the Guardian. TIME, Daily Telegraph, La Repubblica etc)

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