Marco Francesconi is Professor of Economics at the University of Essex. He is a Research Associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex) and at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (London), and he is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), at the Institute for Study of Labor (Bonn), and at the Centre for Household Income Labour and Demographic economics (Torino). His research interests include family and labour economics.