Niccolo Durazzi


PhD candidate in the Department of Social Policy

Research Associate at LSE Enterprise

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Niccolo Durazzi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social Policy at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

His research focusses on skill formation in post-industrial societies, with a specific interest on the increased relevance of high and low skills vis-à-vis intermediate skills. In particular, one stream of research is mostly concerned with dynamics of high skill formation and the institutional arrangements that underpin skill formation at the university-business nexus across advanced capitalist countries.

A second stream of research looks at the integration of the low achievers in the training system as well as the organisation of training and social protection for labour market outsiders.

Prior to starting his PhD, Niccolo worked as a project officer, project manager and then deputy director at LSE Enterprise, the consulting arm of the LSE, where he managed several policy research projects for European institutions and national governments focussing in particular on education and labour market policy.

He is still involved with LSE Enterprise as a research associate, participating in selected consultancy projects. He holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE European Institute and MA and BA degrees in Political Science from the University of Bologna.


Expertise: higher education; skill formation and labour market policy; comparative political economy; comparative social policy


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