Marco Leonardi is Professor of Economics at the University of Milan currently on leave. Since 2015 he worked for four Italian Governments as economic counsellor and currently he is head of department for economic planning in the Prime Minister (Mario Draghi) office.
He received his Laurea and Msc. Economics at Bocconi University in Milan. He then moved to the London School of Economics where he took his Master in Econometrics and his Ph.D. in Economics. He has spent visiting periods at the MIT Department of Economics, UC Berkeley and Georgetown University.
He is fellow of IZA and Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti. In 2002 he won the young economist prize of the European Economic Association.
His research interests are in labor economics with particular reference to wage inequality, wage polarization and earnings mobility. He published recently on the American Economic Journal: applied economics, The Economic Journal, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics and several ther top journals in economics.
He wrote a book on his experience as policy maker between 2015 and 2017: Le Riforme Dimezzate, EGEA 2018.
“Le Riforme Dimezzate”, Marco Leonardi, EGEA 2018
“la nuova geografia del lavoro”, Enrico Moretti