Monica Galizzi

Monica Galizzi, Economics, Global Studies

Monica Galizzi, Economics, Global Studies

Falmouth 302J


Labor economics, the economics of disability, applied econometrics

Research Interest

Monica Galizzi’s field of specialization is labor economics.  She also has interests in the areas of health and behavioral economics.  Her research has focused on labor mobility and on the socio-economic outcomes of occupational injuries.  She has written on the role played by wages, workers’ status, career perspectives and gender in explaining differences in labor market attachment.  She has also published on the return-to-work patterns of injured workers and on the different earnings and wealth losses experienced by male and female injured workers. Some of her recent research has focused on the problem of underreporting of workplace injuries and on the challenges of using both quantitative and qualitative data. Her current research is focusing on the relationship between occupational injuries and personal bankruptcy as well as on the effect that an occupational accident has on spouses’ and children’s well being.

Educational Background

B.A., Universita' Cattolica of Milan
Dottorato di Ricerca Universities of Milan
Ph.D., Boston University


Selected  Publications
“How Do On-the-Job Injuries and Illnesses Impact Wealth?” (with J. Zagorsky) forthcoming on Labour Economics.
 “Wage Changes, Employment Growth, and the Effect of Composition Bias,” 2005, Eastern Economic Journal, Volume 3, n. 2, Spring, pp.165-184. This article won the 2005/2006 Eastern Economic Association Eckstein Prize. 
 “Conducting Interdisciplinary Research to Promote Healthy and Safe Employment in Healthcare: Promises and Pitfalls” (with C. Slatin, K. Melillo, B. Mawn and PHASE), 2004, Public Health Reports, Volume 119, January-February.
 “Income Losses of Women and Men Injured at Work” (with L.Boden), 2003, Journal of Human Resources, Volume 38, n. 3, Summer, pp.722-757
 “The Return to Work of Injured Workers: New Evidence from Matched Unemployment Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Data,“ (with L. Boden), 2003, Labour Economics, Volume10, pp. 311-337.
 “Gender and Labor Attachment: Do Within-Firms Relative Wages Matter?,” 2001,  Industrial Relations, Volume 40, n. 4, pp. 591-619.
 “Economic Consequences of Workplace Injuries: Lost Earnings and Benefit Adequacy" (with L. Boden), 1999, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Volume 36, n. 5, pp. 487-503.
"Relative Wages, Wage Growth, and Quit Behavior" (with K. Lang), 1998, Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 16, n. 2, pp. 367-391.
Books and Monographs 
Mobility, Relative Wages and Wage Growth. An Analysis of the Italian Labor Market in the Early 1980s, Franco Angeli Editore, Milano, Italy.
Predictors of Multiple Workers’ Compensation Claims in Wisconsin (with G.A. Gotz and T. Liu), 2000, Workers Compensation Research Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Workers' Story: Results of a Survey of Workers Injured in Wisconsin (with L. Boden and T. Liu), 1998, Workers Compensation Research Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
What Are The Most Important Factors Shaping Return to Work? Evidence from Wisconsin (with L. Boden), 1996, Workers Compensation Research Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
Recent Accomplishments
2008   Recipient of the Teaching Innovation Program (TIP) Certificate of Achievement awarded by the American Economics Association Committee on Economic Education (
2007   Winner of the 2005/2006 Eckstein Prize established by the Eastern Economic association and awarded biennially to the article in the Eastern Economic Journal judged to be best over that period.
2003-07  Research Scientist Development Award, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Principal Investigator: “On-The- Job Injuries: Employment History and Hidden Losses”              
Principles of Microeconomics (49.201), Principles of Macroeconomics (49.202), Labor Economics (49.302), Health Economics (49.345), The Future of Work in the Global Economy (49.110)