About me

Veruska Oppedisano is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. Her main research fields are Applied Microeconomics and Labour Economics. The topics she mainly investigated are related to Education, Health, and Population Economics. Her recent research focused on the relationship between stress, health and coping strategies. Before joining the University of Westminster, she worked at UCL and at the London Metropolitan University. She joined IZA as Research Fellow in August 2014 and the Institute for Fiscal Studies in September 2013.


Veruska's interests are mainly in the areas of microeconomics and labour economics. She is currently module leader for 5ECON002W Managerial Econometrics: Firms and Markets. In addition she supervises undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.



- Should I stay or should I go? Sibling effects in household formation, (with A. Aparicio), 2016, Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 14:4

- Should cash transfer be conditional? Condition, preventive care, and health outcomes, (with O. Attanasio and M. V. Hernandez), 2015, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 7:2

- Fostering household formation: evidence from a Spanish rental subsidy, (with A. Aparicio), 2015, The B.E. Journal of Economic Policy and Analysis: Contributions, Vol. 23:1

- What are the causes of educational inequality and their evolution over time? Evidence from PISA, (with G. Turati), 2015, Education Economics, Vol. 23:1

- Higher education expansion and unskilled labour market outcomes”, 2014, Economics of Education Review, Vol. 40 

- The surprising effect of larger class sizes: evidence using two identification strategies”, (with K. Denny), 2013, Labour Economics, Vol. 23:4

- The (adverse) consequences of expanding higher education: evidence from Italy”, 2011, Economics of Education Review, Vol. 30:5

- Private school quality in Italy, (with G. Bertola and D. Checchi), 2007, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, Vol. 66:3