Giovanni Pica is professor of economics at the Istituto di Economia Politica of the Universita della Svizzera italiana. After completing his Ph.D. at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, he held positions at the University of Southampton, the University of Salerno and the University of Milan. He is also affiliated with Centro Studi Luca D Agliano, CSEF, Centro Baffi and fRDB. His research concentrates on the labour market effects of financial market imperfections, globalization and labour market institutions. His studies have been published in scientific journals such as the Economic Journal, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of International Economics, Economic Policy and Labour Economics.