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Costanza Naguib


Costanza Naguib obtained the PhD in economics at the Institute for Economic Research (IRE) in March 2018. She had started cooperating with IRE in September 2011 as stagiaire first and then (since August 2013) as student assistant. She is also currently teaching assistant for the courses of Microeconomics A and B (bachelor).

In January 2017 she successfully completed the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics offered by the Study Center Gerzensee and in April 2017 she spent a period as visiting PhD student at Centre de recherche en économie et statistique (CREST) in Paris. 

Her PhD thesis focuses on the development of a new semi-nonparametric model for the analysis of wage mobility and its drivers, with a particular emphasis on the role of education in determining the degree of individual wage mobility.

Costanza Naguib obtained a bachelor in economics in July 2013 at Università della Svizzera italiana and a master in economics and international policies at Università della Svizzera italiana (double degree also awarded by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan) with a thesis on the relationship between inequality and GDP growth. A revised version of this thesis has been published on the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES) in September 2017.


Wage dynamics, rank, functional copula model, nonlinear autoregressive process,

semi-nonparametric estimation, labor market institutions, job satisfaction, skill mismatch