Tommaso Nannicini is Professor of Political Economy at Bocconi University. He is also Research Fellow at CEPR, IZA, and IGIER. He has been chief economic adviser, Undersecretary of State to the Italian Prime Minister, and Senator. He has also been Visiting Professor at Harvard University and Carlos III University, and Visiting Scholar at MIT, IMF, Pompeu Fabra, and EIEF. His research interests include political economy, comparative politics, labor economics, and policy evaluation.