Luca Fumarco

Luca Fumarco
Masaryk University | MUNI · Department of Economics

PhD

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Introduction
I am an Assistant Professor in economics at the Masaryk University, Brno. I conduct research mainly on discrimination and within-age group maturity gaps, and focus on labour economics. I use mainly experimental and survey data. Please, visit my website for more details: https://sites.google.com/site/lucafumarco.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - June 2021
Tulane University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2015 - June 2019
STATEC Research
Position
  • Economist
Education
August 2010 - June 2015
Linnaeus University
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (36)
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Correspondence studies can identify the extent of discrimination in hiring as typically defined by the law, which includes discrimination against ethnic minorities and females. However, as Heckman and Siegelman (1993) show, if employers act upon a group difference in the variance of unobserved variables, this measure of discrimination may not be ve...
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I test discrimination against blind tenants assisted by guide dogs in the Italian rental housing market by using fake application letters. I compare three fictitious household tenants: married couples, married couples where the wife is blind and owns a guide dog, and married couples where the normal-sighted wife owns a normal dog. I find that the h...
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We contribute to the literature on relative age effects on pupils' (non-cognitive) skills formation by studying students' social network. We investigate data on European adolescents from the Health Behaviour in School Aged Children survey and use an instrumental variables approach to account for endogeneity of relative age while controlling for con...
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We investigate whether relative age (i.e. the age gap between classmates) affects life satisfaction and health in adolescence. We analyse data on students between 10 and 17 years of age from the international survey 'Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children' and find robust evidence that a twelve-month increase in relative age (i.e. the hypothetica...
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Does national team performance boost birth rates? We compiled a unique dataset combining country-level monthly birth rates for 50 European countries, over 56 years, with measures of national teams’ performance in 27 international football events. We find that an increase in national team performance in international cups is associated with a drop i...
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Does national team performance boost birth rates? We compiled a unique dataset combining country-level monthly birth rates for 50 European countries, along 56 years, with measures of national teams' performance in 27 international football events. We find that an increase in national teams' performance in international cups is associated with a dro...
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A broad body of interdisciplinary research establishes that transgender and non-binary individuals face discrimination across many contexts, including healthcare. Simultaneously, transgender individuals face various mental health disparities, including higher rates of depression and anxiety, suicidality, and PTSD. Therefore, understanding the role...
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A large literature shows that relatively young students perform worse in class. Using data from the ‘Health Behaviour in School Aged Children’ international survey, we additionally find robust evidence that they are aware of performing poorly, they spend more time watching TV and less time doing sports than older peers, while tending to spend as mu...
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By addressing social issues, rather than maximizing profits, social enterprises are said to contribute to the well-being of societies. In this paper, we test whether social enterprises fulfil this expectation. The paper applies regression analysis to a unique dataset obtained by merging survey data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor with offi...
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This study contributes to the literature on long-term effects of relative age (i.e. age differences between classmates in compulsory school) by examining tertiary education outcomes. We investigate whether there is evidence of relative age effects on university students enrolled in the Erasmus exchange program. We use administrative data on all exc...
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We contribute to the literature on relative age effects on pupils' (non-cognitive) skills formation by studying students' social network. We investigate data on European adolescents from the Health Behaviour in School Aged Children survey and use an instrumental variables approach to account for endogeneity of relative age while controlling for con...
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This is the first study to investigate whether age gaps between classmates (that is, relative age) affect life-satisfaction gaps in adolescence. To this end, we analyse data from the multi-country Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) survey. We find evidence that relative age negatively impacts adolescents' life-satisfaction. A twelve-mo...
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The main objective of this research was to determine the existence of relative age effect (RAE) in five European soccer leagues and their second-tier competitions. Even though RAE is a well-known phenomenon in professional sports environments it seems that the effect does not decline over the years. Moreover, additional information is required, esp...
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Complete syntax for both Chi-square tests and regressions. (DO)
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Research question: This study investigates whether the relative age effect (RAE) persists in the long term and affects Italian-born footballers’ performance and wages. Research methods: A unique dataset on 1700 individual players’ remuneration and performance was collected and analysed through the chi-square goodness-of-fit, the Spearman’s rank co...
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Several studies using observational data suggest that ethnic discrimination increases in downturns of the economy. We investigate whether ethnic discrimination depends on labour market tightness using data from correspondence studies. We utilize three correspondence studies of the Swedish labour market and two different measures of labour market ti...
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Like many sports in adolescence, junior hockey is organized by age groups. Typically, players born after December 31 st are placed in the subsequent age cohort and as a result, will have an age advantage over those players born closer to the end of the year. While this relative age effect (RAE) has been well-established in junior hockey and other p...
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Fig A) Quarter of birth distributions of free-agents. Fig B) Quarter of birth distributions of non-NHL players. Table A) RAE by quarter, on points; OLS. Table B) RAE by quarter, on natural logarithm of salaries; OLS. (DOCX)
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Dataset. This is the complete Stata dataset used for the investigations conducted in this paper. (DTA)
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Analyses. This is the Stata 14 code used to analyze the data. (DO)
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The article introduces the main causes of ethnic discrimination on the job market, as understood in economics. We can speak of discrimination if the workers discriminated against are as productive as the rest, while choices based on different skills or efficiency are not regarded as such. [Full-text in Italian at http://informa.airicerca.org/it/201...

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For my course on Labor Economics I have adopted the 12th ed. of the manual "Modern Labor Economics: Theory and Public Policy". The online students' resources are great and the book is good enough. However, I do not find the text bank with exam questions, and cannot access to the online instructor resources, even though I should (the possible reason is that I am using the 12th ed., instead of the 13th and most recent edition, so they might have taken down all of the material on the 12th ed). I looked for both resources in the Pearson website, but I did not find them. Then I have contacted the publisher a couple of weeks ago, but it has not replied yet.
Does anyone know where I can find this material?
Does anyone got this material and is willing to share these resources with me?

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The project focuses on relative age in adolescence. We investigate whether age differences between classmates (i.e. relative age) affects life-satisfaction, health outcomes, social networking and time use. We disentangle relative from absolute age throughout, and use quasi-experimental econometric techniques to tackle the endogeneity of both relative and absolute age. An additional study within this project focuses on long-term relative age effects, by investigating the impact of relative age on the selection of university students in the Erasmus exchange program.