0 Tito Boeri
Professor Tito Boeri

Professor Tito Boeri

Visiting Professor

European Institute

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Key Expertise
European Labour Market, Social Policy, Immigration

About me

Tito Boeri is Visiting Professor at the LSE European Institute. In addition to his position at LSE, Tito Boeri is professor of economics at Bocconi University, Milan (where he had been also Dean for Research until Fall 2014). From March 2015 to February 2019 he was President of the Italian Social Security administration (Inps). He was also Scientific Director of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (www.frdb.org) since its inception and Centennial Professor at London School of Economics. He is fellow of the European Economic Association (EEA), European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), and research fellow at CEPR, CEP-LSE, IZA, Netspar and Igier-Bocconi. His papers have been published on the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Economic Journal, Economic Policy, the Journal of Labour Economics, and the NBER Macroeconomics Annual. He published 11 books with Oxford University Press, MIT Press and Princeton University Press. He is author, together with Jan van Ours of a labour economics textbook centered on European institutions. 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 for 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.

Research interests

His research is broadly at the intersection between, on the one hand, labour economics, and, on the other hand, redistributive policies and political economics. Among his current research activities:

  • a project on populism and the civil society, testing Tocqueville intuition about the crucial role of associations in liberal democracies, and asking whether these intermediate bodies provide protective shields against populism and individualism in European advanced democracies;

  • a project on the social protection at the borders between dependent and self-employment, asking how it is possible to engineer an evolution of the European welfare states towards meeting the demand for protection arising from workers operating at the borders between employment and self-employment, e.g., the so-called gig workers.

  • a project on the European approach to the refugees crisis discussing not only burden sharing, but above all assessing failures and success stories in the integration of the refugees.

Spoken languages: Italian, English, French

Expertise Details

European Labour Market and Social Policy Institutions; Retirement and the Labour Market; Immigration and Redistribution