A Labour Economist, Manuela Samek Lodovici is the head of the Labour Market Area at IRS and a Professor of Public Economics at the Università Cattaneo (LIUC) in Castellanza and Labour Economics at the Università Cattolica in Milan. She is past President of IRS (2007-2010 period). Her main areas of research regard the comparative analysis of Labour Market Trends and Labour Regulation Systems, the evaluation of Labour and Equal Opportunity Policies, with emphasis on European Structural Funds, the analysis of the Medium-term Trends of Employment by Occupation Demand. On these aspects she has participated as an expert in numerous European networks and carried out consultancy for the European Commission and Local and National Public Administrations.
Manuela Samek Lodovici is also Director of The Labour, Social Inclusion and Development Area