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Tommaso Agasisti

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Politecnico di Milano Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale Via Lambruschini 4b 20156 Milano


Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale
Politecnico di Milano

Milano, Italy


Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano
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  1. Tommaso Agasisti & Francesco Avvisati & Francesca Borgonovi & Sergio Longobardi, 2018. "Academic resilience: What schools and countries do to help disadvantaged students succeed in PISA," OECD Education Working Papers 167, OECD Publishing.
  2. Tommaso Agasisti & Veronica Minaya, 2018. "Evaluating the Stability of School Performance Estimates for School Choice: Evidence for Italian Primary Schools," Working papers 67, Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica.
  3. Tommaso Agasisti & Ekaterina Shibanova & Daria Platonova & Mikhail Lisyutkin, 2018. "The Russian Excellence Initiative For Higher Education: An Econometric Evaluation Of Short-Term Results," HSE Working papers WP BRP 201/EC/2018, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  4. Tommaso Agasisti & Sergio Longobardi & Vincenzo Prete & Felice Russo, 2018. "Multidimensional poverty measures for analysing educational poverty in European countries," Working papers 73, Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica.
  5. Tommaso Agasisti & Ralph Hippe & Giuseppe Munda, 2017. "Efficiency of investment in compulsory education: empirical analyses in Europe," JRC Working Papers JRC106678, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  6. Tommaso Agasisti & Cristian Barra & Roberto Zotti, 2017. "Research, knowledge transfer and innovation: the effect of Italian universities’ efficiency on the local economic development 2006-2012," Working papers 60, Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica.
  7. Tommaso Agasisti & Giuseppe Munda, 2017. "Efficiency of investment in compulsory education: An Overview of Methodological Approaches," JRC Working Papers JRC106681, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  8. Agasisti, Tommaso & Gil-Izquierdo, María & Han, Seong Won, 2017. "ICT use at home for school-related tasks: what is the effect on a student’s achievement? Empirical evidence from OECD PISA data," MPRA Paper 81343, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  9. Fritz Schiltz & Chiara Masci & Tommaso Agasisti & Daniel Horn, 2017. "Using Machine Learning To Model Interaction Effects In Education: A Graphical Approach," Budapest Working Papers on the Labour Market 1704, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  10. Agasisti, Tommaso & Gralka, Sabine, 2017. "The transient and persistent efficiency of Italian and German universities: A stochastic frontier analysis," CEPIE Working Papers 14/17, Technische Universität Dresden, Center of Public and International Economics (CEPIE).
  11. Tommaso Agasisti & Patrizia Falzetti & Mara Soncin, 2016. "Italian school principals’ managerial behaviors and students’ test scores: an empirical analysis," Working papers 43, Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica.
  12. Tommaso Agasisti & Pablo Zoido, 2015. "The Efficiency of Secondary Schools in an International Perspective: Preliminary Results from PISA 2012," OECD Education Working Papers 117, OECD Publishing.
  13. Tommaso Agasisti & Cristian Barra & Roberto Zotti, 2015. "Evaluating the efficiency of Italian public universities (2008-2011) in presence of (unobserved) heterogeneity," Working papers 34, Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica.
  14. Agasisti, Tommaso & Wolszczak-Derlacz, Joana, 2014. "Exploring universities’ efficiency differentials between countries in a multi-year perspective: an application of bootstrap DEA and Malmquist index to Italy and Poland, 2001-2011," Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series qt14m8g45v, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.
  15. Tommaso Agasisti & Sergio Longobardi & Andrea Regoli, 2014. "Does public spending improve educational resilience? A longitudinal analysis of OECD-PISA data," Working papers 3, Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica.
  16. Tommaso Agasisti, 2014. "How does schools’ efficiency look like across Europe? An empirical analysis of Germany, Spain, France, Italy and UK using OECD PISA2012 data," Working papers 9, Società Italiana di Economia Pubblica.
  17. Tommaso Agasisti & Samuele Murtinu, 2013. "Are we wasting public money? No! The effects of grants on Italian university students’ performances," Working Papers 2013/33, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  18. Tommaso Agasisti & Sergio Longobardi, 2012. "Inequality in education: can Italian disadvantaged students close the gap? A focus on resilience in the Italian school system," Working Papers 2012/39, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  19. T Agasisti & G Johnes, 2009. "Cost Structure, Efficiency and Heterogeneity in US Higher Education: An Empirical Analysis," Working Papers 599308, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.


  1. Schiltz, Fritz & Sestito, Paolo & Agasisti, Tommaso & De Witte, Kristof, 2018. "The added value of more accurate predictions for school rankings," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 207-215.
  2. Martina Santandrea & Tommaso Agasisti & Marco Giorgino & Andrea S. Patrucco, 2018. "Business models in the search for efficiency: the case of public financial intermediaries," Public Money & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(3), pages 234-243, April.
  3. Masci, Chiara & Johnes, Geraint & Agasisti, Tommaso, 2018. "Student and school performance across countries: A machine learning approach," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 269(3), pages 1072-1085.
  4. Masci, Chiara & De Witte, Kristof & Agasisti, Tommaso, 2018. "The influence of school size, principal characteristics and school management practices on educational performance: An efficiency analysis of Italian students attending middle schools," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 52-69.
  5. Fritz Schiltz & Chiara Masci & Tommaso Agasisti & Daniel Horn, 2018. "Using regression tree ensembles to model interaction effects: a graphical approach," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 50(58), pages 6341-6354, December.
  6. Tommaso Agasisti & Sergio Longobardi, 2017. "Equality of Educational Opportunities, Schools’ Characteristics and Resilient Students: An Empirical Study of EU-15 Countries Using OECD-PISA 2009 Data," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 134(3), pages 917-953, December.
  7. Eva M. de la Torre & Tommaso Agasisti & Carmen Perez-Esparrells, 2017. "The relevance of knowledge transfer for universities’ efficiency scores: an empirical approximation on the Spanish public higher education system," Research Evaluation, Oxford University Press, vol. 26(3), pages 211-229.
  8. Tommaso Agasisti & Patrizia Falzetti, 2017. "Between-classes sorting within schools and test scores: an empirical analysis of Italian junior secondary schools," International Review of Economics, Springer;Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 64(1), pages 1-45, March.
  9. Sagarra, Marti & Mar-Molinero, Cecilio & Agasisti, Tommaso, 2017. "Exploring the efficiency of Mexican universities: Integrating Data Envelopment Analysis and Multidimensional Scaling," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 123-133.
  10. Agasisti, Tommaso & Cordero, Jose M., 2017. "The determinants of repetition rates in Europe: Early skills or subsequent parents’ help?," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 39(1), pages 129-146.
  11. C. Masci & F. Ieva & T. Agasisti & A. M. Paganoni, 2017. "Bivariate multilevel models for the analysis of mathematics and reading pupils' achievements," Journal of Applied Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(7), pages 1296-1317, May.
  12. Tommaso Agasisti & Sergio Longobardi & Andrea Regoli, 2017. "A cross-country panel approach to exploring the determinants of educational equity through PISA data," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 51(3), pages 1243-1260, May.
  13. Tommaso Agasisti & Francesca Ieva & Anna Maria Paganoni, 2017. "Heterogeneity, school-effects and the North/South achievement gap in Italian secondary education: evidence from a three-level mixed model," Statistical Methods & Applications, Springer;Società Italiana di Statistica, vol. 26(1), pages 157-180, March.
  14. Agasisti, Tommaso & Barra, Cristian & Zotti, Roberto, 2016. "Evaluating the efficiency of Italian public universities (2008–2011) in presence of (unobserved) heterogeneity," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 47-58.
  15. Tommaso Agasisti & Samuele Murtinu & Piergiacomo Sibiano, 2016. "The Heterogeneity of the ‘Private School Effect’ in Italian Primary Education," CESifo Economic Studies, CESifo, vol. 62(1), pages 126-147.
  16. Tommaso Agasisti & Joanna Wolszczak-Derlacz, 2016. "Exploring efficiency differentials between Italian and Polish universities, 2001–11," Science and Public Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 43(1), pages 128-142.
  17. Tommaso Agasisti & Antonio Dal Bianco & Massimo Griffini, 2016. "The public sector efficiency in Italy: The case of Lombardy municipalities in the provision of the essential public services," ECONOMIA PUBBLICA, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2016(1), pages 59-84.
  18. Tommaso Agasisti, 2016. "Cost structure, productivity and efficiency of the Italian public higher education industry 2001--2011," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(1), pages 48-68, January.
  19. Masci, Chiara & Ieva, Francesca & Agasisti, Tommaso & Paganoni, Anna Maria, 2016. "Does class matter more than school? Evidence from a multilevel statistical analysis on Italian junior secondary school students," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 47-57.
  20. Tommaso Agasisti & Marika Arena & Giuseppe Catalano & Angelo Erbacci, 2015. "Defining spending reviews: a proposal for a taxonomy, with applications to Italy and the UK," Public Money & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(6), pages 423-430, November.
  21. Thomas Bolli & Tommaso Agasisti & Geraint Johnes, 2015. "The impact of institutional student support on graduation rates in US Ph.D. programmes," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(4), pages 396-418, August.
  22. Agasisti, Tommaso & Longobardi, Sergio, 2014. "Inequality in education: Can Italian disadvantaged students close the gap?," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 52(C), pages 8-20.
  23. Tommaso Agasisti & Sergio Longobardi, 2014. "Educational institutions, resources, and students' resiliency: an empirical study about OECD countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 34(2), pages 1055-1067.
  24. Agasisti, Tommaso & Cordero-Ferrera, Jose M., 2013. "Educational disparities across regions: A multilevel analysis for Italy and Spain," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 35(6), pages 1079-1102.
  25. Tommaso Agasisti, 2013. "The efficiency of Italian secondary schools and the potential role of competition: a data envelopment analysis using OECD-PISA2006 data," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(5), pages 520-544, December.
  26. Tommaso Agasisti, 2013. "Competition Among Italian Junior-Secondary Schools: A Variance-Decomposition Empirical Analysis," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 84(1), pages 17-42, March.
  27. Tommaso Agasisti & Giuseppe Catalano, 2013. "Debate: Innovation in the Italian public higher education system: introducing accrual accounting," Public Money & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(2), pages 92-94, March.
  28. Tommaso Agasisti & Carsten Pohl, 2012. "Comparing German and Italian Public Universities: Convergence or Divergence in the Higher Education Landscape?," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 33, pages 71-85, March.
  29. Tommaso Agasisti & Giuseppe Catalano & Paolo Landoni & Roberto Verganti, 2012. "Evaluating the performance of academic departments: an analysis of research-related output efficiency," Research Evaluation, Oxford University Press, vol. 21(1), pages 2-14, February.
  30. M. Seeber & B. Lepori & T. Agasisti & R. Tijssen & C. Montanari & G. Catalano, 2012. "Relational arenas in a regional Higher Education system: Insights from an empirical analysis," Research Evaluation, Oxford University Press, vol. 21(4), pages 291-305, October.
  31. Tommaso Agasisti & Michela Arnaboldi, 2011. "Debate: Public sector productivity: lessons from the Italian financial crisis," Public Money & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(6), pages 383-384, November.
  32. Tommaso Agasisti, 2011. "Performances and spending efficiency in higher education: a European comparison through non-parametric approaches," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(2), pages 199-224.
  33. Agasisti, Tommaso, 2011. "How competition affects schools' performances: Does specification matter?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 110(3), pages 259-261, March.
  34. Giulia Garavaglia & Emanuele Lettieri & Tommaso Agasisti & Silvano Lopez, 2011. "Efficiency and quality of care in nursing homes: an Italian case study," Health Care Management Science, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 22-35, March.
  35. Tommaso Agasisti & Geraint Johnes, 2010. "Heterogeneity and the evaluation of efficiency: the case of Italian universities," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(11), pages 1365-1375.
  36. Tommaso Agasisti, 2010. "European universities in transition: issues, models and cases," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(1), pages 127-130.
  37. Tommaso Agasisti, 2010. "Stratification in higher education: a comparative study," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(2), pages 249-251.
  38. Tommaso Agasisti & Antonio Dal Bianco, 2009. "Measuring efficiency of Higher Education institutions," International Journal of Management and Decision Making, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 10(5/6), pages 443-465.
  39. Clive Belfield & Caroline Elliott & Tommaso Agasisti, 2009. "Book reviews," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(1), pages 139-145.
  40. Tommaso Agasisti, 2009. "Universities and strategic knowledge creation," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(3), pages 415-417.
  41. Tommaso Agasisti, 2009. "Market forces and competition in university systems: theoretical reflections and empirical evidence from Italy," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(4), pages 463-483.
  42. Tommaso Agasisti & Geraint Johnes, 2009. "Beyond frontiers: comparing the efficiency of higher education decision-making units across more than one country," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(1), pages 59-79.
  43. Tommaso Agasisti, 2009. "Microfinance and public policy. Outreach, performance and efficiency," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(2), pages 282-284.
  44. Tommaso Agasisti & Sarah Brown & Colin Green, 2008. "Book reviews," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(3), pages 307-311.
  45. Tommaso Agasisti & Carlo Salerno, 2007. "Assessing the Cost Efficiency of Italian Universities," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(4), pages 455-471.
  46. Tommaso Agasisti & Antonio Dal Bianco, 2006. "Data envelopment analysis to the Italian university system: theoretical issues and policy implications," International Journal of Business Performance Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 8(4), pages 344-367.


  1. Tommaso Agasisti & Alex J. Bowers, 2017. "Data analytics and decision making in education: towards the educational data scientist as a key actor in schools and higher education institutions," Chapters,in: Handbook of Contemporary Education Economics, chapter 9, pages 184-210 Edward Elgar Publishing.
  2. Piergiacomo Sibiano & Tommaso Agasisti, 2011. "Efficiency of public spending in education: A challenge among Italian regions," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 6,in: Antonio Caparrós Ruiz (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 6, edition 1, volume 6, chapter 31, pages 503-516 Asociación de Economía de la Educación.


  1. Geraint Johnes & Jill Johnes & Tommaso Agasisti & Laura López-Torres (ed.), 2017. "Handbook of Contemporary Education Economics," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 17209.

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  1. NEP-EDU: Education (10) 2014-11-22 2015-05-16 2016-06-18 2017-06-11 2017-07-02 2017-07-09 2017-10-01 2017-10-15 2018-01-29 2018-02-19. Author is listed
  2. NEP-EFF: Efficiency & Productivity (9) 2014-11-22 2015-05-16 2015-09-26 2015-11-07 2017-06-11 2017-06-11 2017-07-09 2017-10-15 2018-02-19. Author is listed
  3. NEP-EUR: Microeconomic European Issues (8) 2014-11-22 2015-11-07 2016-06-18 2017-07-09 2017-10-01 2017-10-15 2018-02-19 2018-11-05. Author is listed
  4. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (7) 2014-08-20 2014-11-22 2016-06-18 2017-07-02 2017-07-09 2017-10-01 2018-02-19. Author is listed
  5. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (5) 2014-11-22 2015-09-26 2017-06-11 2017-07-09 2017-10-01. Author is listed
  6. NEP-BIG: Big Data (1) 2017-07-02
  7. NEP-CIS: Confederation of Independent States (1) 2018-11-26
  8. NEP-CMP: Computational Economics (1) 2017-07-02
  9. NEP-EEC: European Economics (1) 2015-05-16
  10. NEP-GEO: Economic Geography (1) 2017-07-09
  11. NEP-INO: Innovation (1) 2017-07-09
  12. NEP-KNM: Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy (1) 2017-07-09
  13. NEP-PPM: Project, Program & Portfolio Management (1) 2018-11-26
  14. NEP-SBM: Small Business Management (1) 2017-07-09
  15. NEP-TRA: Transition Economics (1) 2018-11-26


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