President of INPS since February 2015, he is on leave from his posts as Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, where he had the role of Prorector for Research. He has been the Scientific Director of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (www.frdb.org) since it was established. He has published 13 books with Oxford University Press, MIT Press and Princeton University Press, along with numerous scientific articles in the most prestigious economics magazines. He was Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and senior economist at the OECD, where he dealt with the transition of former Soviet Bloc countries to a market economy, a consultant to the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the ILO, the World Bank and the Italian Government. He was a leader writer for “la Repubblica”, “Il Sole 24 Ore” and “La Stampa”. He is the inspiration behind the economics website www.lavoce.info. He is a member of the Academia Europaea, a Research Fellow of the European Economic Association, the European Association of Labour Economists, CEPR - Center for Economic Performance, IZA, Netspar and Igier-Bocconi. His most recent publications in Italian include: Populismo e stato sociale, Laterza (2017); Parlerò solo di calcio, Il Mulino (2012); Le riforme a costo zero (with P. Garibaldi), Chiarelettere (2011); Classe dirigente (editor, together with A. Merlo and A. Prat), Università Bocconi (2010); La crisi non è uguale per tutti, Rizzoli (2009); Contro i giovani (with V. Galasso), Mondadori (2007).