Gianni De Fraja is Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham and Research Fellow at CEPR. He has been Head of the Economics department at the University of Leicester, where he held the William Tyler Chair in Economics; previously he worked at the Universities of York, Bristol, and Roma "Tor Vergata". He has held visiting posts in Tokyo, Bonn, Barcelona, and Rome. He received a DPhil from Oxford in 1989, and before that studied in Pisa and Siena. His research interests are in the areas of labour and public economics, and the economics of education. He has published in Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Rand Journal of Economics among others.