Associate professor
Academic disciplines
Politica economica (SECS-P/02)
Office phone
  • U06, Floor: 3, Room: 3083
Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1 - 20126 MILANO


Ambra Poggi received her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in December 2004. She is an assistant professor in Economics at the University of Milano Bicocca, Department of Economics. Her main research interests are:

  • Social exclusion and poverty dynamics.
  • Social capital
  • Labour market, job satisfaction, quality of work and life.
  • Inequality, polarization and poverty.
  • Applied microeconometrics.


Main Pubblications:

  • Anand, P. and Poggi, A. (2018) "Do Social Resources Matter? Social Capital, Personality Traits and the Ability to Plan Ahead", Kyklos, forthcoming in the third issue
  • Karin Sardavar, Ekaterina L. Markova et Ambra Poggi (2017) “The satisfaction paradox revisited” (Translation in French:  “Satisfaits malgré de bas salaires”), La nouvelle revue du travail, 11 
  • Poggi, A. and R. Nicolini, (2016) “Labor Market Reform and Rent-sharing: A Quasiexperiment Experience”, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 38 (4): 618-631
  • Poggi, A. and M. Richiardi , (2014) "Accounting for Unobserved Heterogeneity in Discretetime, Discrete-choice Dynamic Microsimulation Models. An application to Labor Supply and Household Formation in Italy” International Journal of Microsimulation, 7(2), pages 3-39 
  • Poggi, A. (2014) "Within-establishment wage inequality and satisfaction” Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol. 8, 2014-4 -
  • Contini, B. and Poggi, A. (2012) “Employability of young Italian males after a jobless period, 1989-1998”, Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 66–89 
  • Devicienti, F. and Poggi, A., (2011) “Poverty and social exclusion: two sides of the same coin or dynamically interrelated processes?” , Applied Economics, 43, pp.3549-3571 
  • Poggi, A. (2010) “Job satisfaction, working conditions and job-aspirations”, Journal of Economic Psychology, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp. 936–949 -
  • Devicienti, F., Groisman, F., and Poggi, A., (2010) “Informality and Poverty : Are these Processes Dynamically Interrelated? The case of Argentina “, Research on Economic Inequality, 18, pp. 79 – 106
  • Poggi A. and J. Silber (2010) "On Polarization and Mobility: A look at polarization in the  wage-career profile in Italy", Review of Income and Wealth , Volume 56 (1): 123 – 140 
  • Poggi A. and M. Florio (2010) "Energy deprivation dynamics and regulatory  reforms in Europe: evidence from household panel data", Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol.38(1): 253-264 
  • Poggi, A. (2009) “Analisi della distribuzione dell’esclusione sociale in Italia”, Economia Pubblica, 3-4 
  • Poggi, A. (2007) “Does persistence of social exclusion exist in Spain?”, Journal of Economic Inequality, Vol5, Issue1, pp.53-72
  • Poggi, A. (2007) “Social exclusion mobility in Spain, 1994-2001”, Research on Economic Inequality, Vol. 14, pp. 71-95
  • Poggi, A. (2007) “Do satisfactory working conditions contribute to explain earning differentials in Italy? A panel data approach”, Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Vol. 21, issue 4, pp. 713-2


  • Bosco, B., & Poggi, A. (2020). Middle Class, Government Effectiveness and Poverty in the EU: A Dynamic Multilevel Analysis. REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH, 66(1), 94-125 [10.1111/roiw.12403]. Dettaglio

  • Poggi, A., & Natale, P. (2020). Learning by hiring, network centrality and within-firm wage dispersion. LABOUR ECONOMICS, 67 [10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101922]. Dettaglio

  • Poggi, A. (2019). Regional labour markets in Spain: Can flexibility and local democracy reduce inefficiencies?. PAPERS IN REGIONAL SCIENCE, 98(3), 1499-1516 [10.1111/pirs.12422]. Dettaglio

  • Anand, P., & Poggi, A. (2018). Do Social Resources Matter? Social Capital, Personality Traits, and the Ability to Plan Ahead. KYKLOS, 71(3), 343-373 [10.1111/kykl.12173]. Dettaglio

  • Richardson, R., Pacelli, L., Poggi, A., Richiardi, M. (2018). Female labour force projections using microsimulation for six EU countries. THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MICROSIMULATION, 11(2), 5-51. Dettaglio