Conchita D’Ambrosio was appointed Professor of Economics at the Université du Luxembourg in April 2013 as part of the FNR PEARL programme. Before joining the University of Luxembourg, Conchita D’Ambrosio was Associate Professor of Economics at the Università di Milano-Bicocca. She studied economics at the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, and at New York University, from which latter she obtained her Ph.D. in 2000.

Her research mainly focuses on income and wealth distributions, deprivation, polarization and social exclusion. Since 2008, Conchita D’Ambrosio has been the editor of the Review of Income and Wealth. She has been Permanent Visiting Fellow of the Department of the German Socio-Economic Panel Study of DIW Berlin since 2002, and Research Professor of the same Department since 2012. She has been Fellow of Econpubblica, the Research Centre on the Public Sector of Università Bocconi, 1998–2014 and Fellow of the Dondena Centre on Social Dynamics and Public Policy of the same University since 2014. She was also a Member of the Italian Statistical Institute “Commissione scientifica per la misura del benessere”, 2011–2012, Member of the Eurostat Task Force for the development of the 2013 EU-SILC ad hoc module on well-being in 2010, Research Associate at OPHI research group at the Oxford Department of International Development, 2009–2011, Treasurer of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, 2007–2009 and Council member of the latter in 2005–2007.


Research interests
Income Distribution
Individual Well-being
Social Exclusion

Latest content Conchita d'Ambrosio took part in

Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
OPINION PIECE – Vaccination reluctance in Luxembourg, France and Germany
OPINION PIECE – Vaccination reluctance in Luxembourg, France and Germany
By Pr. Dr. Conchita D’Ambrosio and Pr. Dr. Claus Vögele
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
PANDEMIC Pandora's Box: The demographic, Economic, Social and Psychological impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world. The experiences we have had since the onset of the pandemic have affected us in many ways. The pandemic killed, but has also had a profound impact on the organization of employment and work, our behaviour, social dynamics and mental health. These effects have not been equal, being felt by some groups and societies much more than others.
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
How do different confinement measures affect people across Europe?
Some of the first hardest-hit countries in Europe start planning to relax COVID-19 related restrictions. But how have those restrictions affected the populations? The University of Luxembourg launches a survey to compare the psychological effects of social distancing measures across Europe.
Faculty Blog
A survey to understand the psychological effects of social distancing measures in Luxembourg and the neighbouring countries.
In less than a month, COVID-19 has profoundly changed our daily habits. Between “home-office", “home-schooling” and only leaving our homes for basic necessities, our social interactions have been drastically reduced. Stress factors such as the loss of income, gloomy news and daily uncertainties must be added to this social isolation. If the need for social distancing measures is rarely questioned in principle, this does not mean that they are without consequences. Two researchers and their teams from the University of Luxembourg, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Claus Vögele, are launching an on-line questionnaire to better understand the impact of quarantine on the population in Luxembourg and the neighbouring countries.