Dr. Marina Bonaccolto-Töpfer

Dr. Marina Bonaccolto-Töpfer

Sprechzeiten: Room 3.116

Office hours
Wed 10.00 - 11.00 hrs

Curriculum Vitae

Marina Bonaccolto-Töpfer studied Economics and Social Sciences between 2009 and 2012 at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano. She graduated with a Masters‘ degree in Economics (M.Sc.) from the University of Hohenheim and a Masters‘ degree in Economics, Finance and International Integration (L.M.) from the University of Pavia (2012-2014; HERMES double degree program). From August 2014 to September 2017, she worked as a researcher at the University of Hohenheim, where she was engaged in her dissertation project Recent Developments in Gender Differences in Pay until July, 2017. She obtained a scholarship from the Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg and the thematic network Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Finance and was successfully engaged in the doctoral program in Economics at the University of Hohenheim. Since October 2017, Mrs Bonaccolto-Töpfer has been working at the chair of Labour and Regional Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.


Empirical Labour Economics (Empirische Arbeitsmarktforschung)
Labour Market Seminar (Arbeitsmarkt-Seminar)
Class Labour Economics (Übung Arbeitsmarktökonomie)
Class Labor and Personnel Economics (Übung Labor and Personnel Economics)

Research Interests

Applied microeconometrics, empirical labour economics, gender economics


I. Articles in Refereed Journals

Cyclical dynamics and the gender pay gap: a structural VAR approach, in: Economic Modelling, 99/6 (2021) (with T. Kovalenko, other version: LASER Discussion Paper No. 124, March 2021)

Do Unions and Works Councils really dampen the Gender Pay Gap? Discordant Evidence from Germany, in: Economics Letters, available online (with M. Oberfichtner and C. Schnabel, other version: Discussion Paper 114, August 2020)

“The Age Pay Gap between Young and Older Employees in Italy: Perceived or Real Discrimination against the Young?“, in: S. Polachek & K. Tatsiramos (Editoren), Change at Home, in the Labor Market, and on the Job. Research in Labor Economics, 48 (2020): 195-221 (with C. Castagnetti and L. Rosti)

Discriminate Me – if You Can! The Disappearance of the Gender Pay Gap among Public-Contest Selected Employees in Italy“, in: Gender, Work & Organization, 27/6 (2020): 1040-1076 (with C. Castagnetti and L. Rosti, other version: Discussion Paper 103, February 2018)

The Age Pay Gap and Labour Market Heterogeneity: A New Empirical Approach Using Data for Italy, in: LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 34/1 (2020): 1-25 (other version: Discussion Paper 105, July 2018)

The Public-Private Sector Wage Differential Across Gender in Italy: a New Quantile-Based Decomposition Approach, in: Economics Bulletin, 39/4 (2019): 2533-2539 (with C. Castagnetti and L. Rosti)

Honours as a Signal – Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Italy, in: Economics Bulletin, 39/1 (2019): 1-7

Overeducation and the Gender Pay Gap in Italy, in: International Journal of Manpower, 39/5 (2018): 710-730 (with C. Castagnetti and L. Rosti)

II. Recent Discussion Papers

„The COVID-19 pandemic: A threat to higher education?“, Discussion Paper 117, April 2021 (with C. Castagnetti)

„Does it Pay to Go Public? Understanding the Public-Private Sector Wage Gap in Germany“, Discussion Paper 116, March 2021 (with C. Castagnetti and S. Prümer)

“Black-Swan Wage Premiums? Evidence from Expectile Regression, LASER Discussion Paper No. 120, July 2020 (with G. Bonaccolto)

The Gender Pay Gap Revisited: Does Machine Learning offer New Insights?, Discussion Paper 111, January 2020 (with S. Briel)

Assessing Changes in Wage Gaps: A New Approach, DEM Working Paper Series, 170-2019 (with C. Castagnetti und L. Rosti)

Detailed RIF Decomposition with Selection-The Gender Pay Gap in Italy, Hohenheim Discussion Papers in Business, Economics and Social Sciences, 26-2017