Dr Chiara Paola Donegani

Chiara DoneganiFaculty

Faculty of Social Sciences

School

University of Wolverhampton Business School

Role

Lecturer in Economics, Course Leader of Economics

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 322504
Email: c.donegani@wlv.ac.uk

Address:            

University of Wolverhampton
Department of Finance, Accounting, Systems and Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences
MN Building
Room MN013
City Campus North
Wolverhampton
WV1 1AD

Areas of expertise

  • Third sector economics - economic impact of third sector organisations in the European Union
  • Labour economics – workforce and job satisfaction

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Macroeconomics and Course Leader for Economics. My main research interests are in the fields of labour economics, wellbeing and third sector organisations. I hold an MSc in Economic Policy at the University of Birmingham and I completed my PhD in Economics at the Catholic University in Milan, Italy.

Before joining the Faculty of Social Sciences, I was a visiting researcher at the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Non-profit and Cooperation in Milan. I also worked as lecturer and Associate Course Director for Economics courses at Birmingham City University. Most of my research focuses on labour force in third sector organisations in Europe.

  • Lecturer in Economics at BCU (2014-2016) and Associate Course Director for Economics courses (2015-16)
  • Post doc position within the Banking and Finance faculty at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart (UCSC) in Milan, Italy (2013-2014) and Research Fellow at the Research Center for Non-profit and Cooperation in Milan.
  • PhD in Economics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart (UCSC) - Milan, Italy (2009-2013)
  • Visiting Researcher at the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) at the University of Birmingham (2010-2012)
  • MSc in Economic Policy at the University of Birmingham (2010-2011)

Academic qualifications

  • D.Phil in Economics, Catholic University, Milan, Italy
  • MSc in Economic Policy, University of Birmingham
  • BSc in Economics, Catholic University, Milan, Italy

Teaching interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Development Economics

Corporate and community engagement

I am a member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

I am Vice President of the Birmingham city centre St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)  which is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender.

Professional body membership and roles

  • HEA Fellow
  • Member of ISTR – International Society for Third Sector Research

Research interests

I am an empirical researcher by vocation and my research interests are labour economics, subjective wellbeing and third sector organisations.

My research is mainly applied econometric work using large national and European datasets, including both social surveys and administrative data.

I am particularly interested in studying the workforce employed within the third sector, their characteristics and contribution.

My work on third sector organisations addresses questions related to participation, efficiency and governance.

External academic roles

Academic Reviewer for journals including:

  • Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Journal of Financial Management, Markets and Institutions
  • Mc Graw Hill

Selected publications

Working papers

Donegani C. P. and McKay, S. (2015). Weathering the storm? Employer responses to recession and worker satisfaction.

Barbetta, G.P. and Donegani, C.P. (2014). Italian social cooperatives. Is there a trade-off between participation and productivity?

Published pieces of research

Donegani C. P. , McKay, S. (2012) Is there a paradox of lower job satisfaction among trade union members? European evidence. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 18(4): 471-489. -Donegani C. P. , McKay, S. and Moro, D. (2012) A dimming of the “warm glow”? Are nonprofit workers in the UK still more satisfied with their jobs than other workers? Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-Managed Firms, 13:313-342.

Barbetta, G. P. and Donegani, C. P. (2012). Rapporto sulla Cooperazione Sociale. Mimeo, Cooperation and Nonprofit Research Centre, Catholic University of Milan.

Donegani, C. P., McKay, S. and Moro, D. (2011). How does job satisfaction change moving across sectors? A Longitudinal Analysis presented at the NCVO/VSSN conference in London, September 2011.

Barbetta, G. P. and Donegani, C. P. (2009). Dieci anni di cooperazione sociale in rete: una lettura longitudinale dei bilanci economici in “Consorzi di Comunità - I percorsi del gruppo cooperative CGM”, Edizioni Diabasis.