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Loris Vergolini

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/07 General Sociology


Keywords: Policy evaluation, inequalities of educational opportunities, social cohesion

My current research activity lies at the intersection between the study of inequalities and the evaluation of public policies.

I am interested in analyzing what policy instruments can be used to enhance university participation (and completion) of students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

I am also interested in analyzing the role that institutional reforms and economic crises may have on the demand for tertiary education.

A third area of research concerns the school-to-work transition with a specific focus on the mismatch between labor supply and demand with a focus on the skills required by the labour market.

In my free time I slowly try to study whether and how the levels of social cohesion vary across countries and over time and whether they can be affected by exogenous shocks.