A national of Italy, Tito Boeri is currently professor of economics at Bocconi University, Milan and acts as Scientific Director of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (www.frdb.org). He is research fellow at CEPR, IZA and Igier-Bocconi. His field of research is labour economics, redistributive policies and political economics. His papers have been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Economic Journal, Economic Policy, European Economic Review, Journal of Labour Economics, and the NBER Macroeconomics Annual. He published 7 books with Oxford University Press and MIT 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 and he is scientific director of the Festival of Economics, taking place every year in Trento (www.festivaleconomia.it).