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Maurizio Ferrera

Maurizio Ferrera is a Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science, Economics and Social Sciences in the University of Milan. He was Visiting Professor at several other universities, including the London School of Economics, the University of California at Berkeley, McGill University, the Juan March Institute in Madrid and the European University Institute. His main field of research is comparative politics and public policy analysis, with particular reference to social welfare issues and European integration. He has taken part in various commissions of inquiry and working groups for the Italian Government, the European Union, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). He was a member of the Onofri Commission (1997), the Commission of Inquiry on Social Exclusion (1998-2001), the High Level Group on the Modernization of Social Protection at the European Commission (1998). Currently he is Scientific Advisor for the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI) and Affiliate Member of the Academy of Social Sciences Company. He is part of many editorial boards of Italian and foreign journals.