A national of Italy, he is President of the Italian Social Security administration (Inps). He is on leave from his position of professor of economics at Bocconi University, Milan (where he had been also Dean for Research until Fall 2014), and of Centennial Professor at London School of Economics. He was Scientific Director of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (www.frdb.org) since its inception. He is research fellow at CEPR, CEP-LSE, IZA, Netspar and Igier-Bocconi. His field of research is labour economics, redistributive policies and political economics. His papers have been published on the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Policy, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Labour Economics, and the NBER Macroeconomics Annual. He published books with Oxford University Press, MIT Press and Princeton University Press. After obtaining his Ph.D. in economics from New York University, he was senior economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development from 1987 to 1996. He was also consultant to the European Commission, International Monetary Fund, the ILO, the World Bank and the Italian Government. He is the founder of the economic policy watchdog website www.lavoce.info, in the editorial board of www.voxeu.org, and the Scientific Director of the Festival of Economics in Trento.
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