Pietro Giorgio Lovaglio

Pietro Giorgio Lovaglio, Phd.

Pietro Giorgio Lovaglio is Associate Professor of Statistics at the Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Bicocca-Milan, since 2006 and Senior Researcher and Member of the Scientific Board of Research Center CRISP at University of Bicocca Milan, a research center aiming to promote and develop research programs on the Service of Public Utility to the person Efficacy, Efficiency, Equity, Customer Satisfaction. He is Member of the Academic Staff for the PhD program “Statistics and Applications and Member of the Scientific Board for the Master program “Business Intelligence and Statistics for Decisions Support”.
He is an expert of Data mining and Multivariate analysis. His current research topics are in the area of: model selection, models for high-dimensional data, hierarchical models and models for latent variables.
He is the author of over 60 papers on peer-reviewed journals (Google Scholar Citations 227, h-Index =9) and has published among others in: Econometric reviews, Quality and Quantity, Journal of economic surveys, Structural change and economic dynamics, Computational Statistics and data analysis, The Lancet Infectious Diseases and Springer books.
Concerning the area of applied statistics, he conducted research and participated to research projects in several areas such as: Human Capital estimation, earnings trajectories and education returns, Evaluation methods in Health and Education (effectiveness and efficiency), Labour Market Outcomes and transition analysis, Analysis of labour earnings and education levels, Analysis of labour market analysis with administrative data, Quality assessment and evaluation in public services.


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Lovaglio P.G. Vacca G., Verzillo S. (2013) Measuring Human Capital in Higher Education. Electronic Book “Advances in Latent Variables”, Eds. Brentari E., Carpita M., Vita e Pensiero, Milan, Italy ISBN 978 88 343 2556 8

Lovaglio P.G., Vittadini, G. (2014). Structural Equation Models in a Redundancy Analysis Framework with Covariates. Multivariate Behavioral Research ISSN 0027-3171 Vol 49:486–501. Impact Factor 2013 1.657, 49:5, 486-501, DOI: 10.1080/00273171.2014.931798. WOS:000342323500006, eid=2-s2.0-84907469319

Lovaglio P.G., Verzillo S. (2016) Heterogeneous Economic Returns to Higher Education: evidence from Italy. Quality & Quantity, 50:791–822, DOI 10.1007/s11135-015-0176-2, eid=2-s2.0-84957954411, WOS:000370164800018

Lovaglio P.G, Vacca G., Verzillo, S. (2016) Human Capital Estimation in Higher Education, Advances in Data Analysis and Classification 10(4), pp. 465-489. DOI: 10.1007/s11634-016-0259-5, ISSN 1862-5355.