Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Wolverhampton Business School
Lecturer in Economics, Course Leader of Economics
Direct line: 01902 322504
University of Wolverhampton
Department of Finance, Accounting, Systems and Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences
City Campus North
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.
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.
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.
Academic Reviewer for journals including:
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?
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.