Ivan Lagrosa

PhD Student
CEMFI, Madrid

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at CEMFI, in Madrid.

My research interests are in the areas of Macroeconomics and Labor Economics, with a particular focus on income dynamics and labor market duality. I am also interested in Econometrics and Time Series Econometrics, whose tools I am currently exploiting in my research projects. I have expertise in working with large administrative datasets.

I hold a MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, and I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Turin and at the Collegio Carlo Alberto. I worked as a research assistant at Bocconi University and Fondazione Ing. Roldofo DeBenedetti.

You can download my CV here.

  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • PhD in Economics, Present
    CEMFI, Madrid
  • MSc in Economics and Finance, 2021
    CEMFI, Madrid
  • MSc in Economics, 2019
    Bocconi University, Milan
  • BSc in Economics, 2016
    University of Turin & Collegio Carlo Alberto


Working papers

Income dynamics in dual labor markets (Working paper)

When measuring income dynamics, discrete labor market events have been traditionally ignored. However, income trajectory and labor market history are intricately linked. In this paper, I use the stochastic EM algorithm to estimate a tractable statistical framework that combines discrete events in a dual labor market with continuous variables characterizing income trajectory over time. The model takes into account potential endogenous selection, by allowing the same observable and latent characteristics of workers to explain both their income trajectories over time and their selection into labor market statuses.

Work in progress

Downward workers’ mobility

With Edoardo Accabi and Antonella Trigari
Part of the VisitInps project

Temporary jobs, permanent consequences

With Samuel Bentolila and Matteo Sartori
Part of the VisitInps project

The ins and outs of Italian unemployment

With Jérôme Adda and Antonella Trigari


Statistical Methods in Econometrics – TA

CEMFI – Master in Economics and Finance
Sep 2022 – Dec 2022

Statistical Methods in Econometrics – TA

CEMFI – Master in Economics and Finance
Sep 2021 – Dec 2021



CEMFI – C. Casado del Alisal, 5, 28014, Madrid


ivanlagrosa [at] gmail [dot] com