Marco Pecoraro


I am a lecturer in the MSc in Applied Economics at the University of Neuchâtel. I also work as a scientific collaborator at the Institute of Economic Research and at the Swiss Federal Statistical Office.


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Current positions

> Scientific collaborator

Institute of Economic Research

University of Neuchâtel


Swiss Federal Statistical Office

Education System section (BILD-S)


> Teaching

>> Empirical Research (5ER2041)


>> Economics of Migration (2SC2090)

>> Discrimination (2SC2099)

Research fields

Labour Economics, Education Economics, Population Economics, Statistics and Applied Econometrics

Ph.D. thesis

"Incidence and wage effects of educational mismatch in the Swiss labour market"

under the supervision of​ Professors Muriel Dejemeppe and  Bruno Van der Linden

Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), Belgium

Other publications

'Does the recognition of foreign credentials decrease the risk for immigrants of being mismatched in education or skills?' in: Migrants and Expats: The Swiss Migration and Mobility Nexus. Springer International Publishing, 2019 (with Philippe Wanner)


'The gender gap in mental health: Immigrants in Switzerland', in: Women's Mental Health: Resistance and Resilience in Community and Society. Springer International Publishing, 2015 (with Jehane Simona Moussa and Didier Ruedin)


'Devenir Suisse. Les facteurs intervenant dans le choix de se naturaliser', in: Wanner, Philippe (ed.),   La démographie des étrangers en Suisse . Zurich: Seismo, 2012


'Rester ou partir: les déterminants de l'émigration hors de Suisse', in: Wanner, Philippe (ed.),   La démographie des étrangers en Suisse . Zurich: Seismo, 2012


Gender, brain waste and job-education mismatch among migrant workers in Switzerland, International Migration Papers 111, Geneva: ILO, 2011, download pdf


'Highly skilled migrants in the Swiss labour market with a special focus on migrants from developing countries', in: Scientific diasporas as development partners. Skilled migrants from Colombia, India and South Africa in Switzerland: empirical evidence and policy responses. Chapter 4, pages 179-195, 2010,    download pdf