Raffaele Saggio

Assistant Professor of Economics

University of British Columbia

Raffaele Saggio is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on how alternative work arrangements impact outcomes of both firms and workers. Saggio’s research utilizes econometric methods that facilitate the study of matched employer-employee datasets.

Saggio was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University’s Industrial Relations Section. He was the recipient of an Early Career Research Award from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in 2019.  In 2018, he received an honorable mention in the Upjohn Institute’s Dissertation Award competition. He also recently received a grant from the Sloan Foundation to provide evidence on the effects of outsourcing on worker and firm outcomes using unique Italian data. His recently updated paper, The Effects of Partial Employment Protection Reforms: Evidence from Italy studies a 2001 Italian reform that “lifted constraints on the employment of temporary contract workers while maintaining rigid employment protection regulations for employees hired under permanent employment contracts.”