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A national of Italy, he is currently professor of economics at Bocconi University, Milan where he is also Dean for Research, and Centennial Professor at London School of Economics. He also acts as Scientific Director of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (www.frdb.org/).He is research fellow at CEPR, CEP-LSE, IZA 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, 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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