Manuela Samek Lodovici

Director

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 Board Member of Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale, Contact person for The Labour Market and Industrial Relations Area of EU and International Affairs Area

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Claudio Lucifora

Scientific Advisor

Claudio Lucifora is full Professor of Labour Economics at the UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano. He is a Scientific Advisor for the Labour Market and Industrial Relations Area at IRS. He is an expert on the analysis of the labour market, union models and industrial relations, the theory of human capital, the analysis of professional and labour demands.

Renata Semenza

Scientific Advisor

Renata Semenza is a Professor of Economic and Labour Sociology at the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano and a Scientific Advisor for the Labour Market and Industrial Relations Area at IRS. She is an expert in research regarding Active Labour Policies on a National and European level.

Serena Marianna Drufuca

Researcher

Ph.D. in Economics with a research focus in Industrial Organization and Media Economics, she jointly graduated in Economics and Political Sciences at the University of Milan and  the university of Louvain La Neuve (BE. She is collaborating at IRS since 2015 in projects monitoring labour market and assessing labour, social inclusion and gender equality policies (at local, national and European level). Ability to handle and access National and European datasets and to perform statistical analysis. Experience with GIS (ArcGIS; QGis). Among her other activities: external collaborator for the statistical support to transport planning activities and economic analysis and lecturer (Industrial Organization, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Antitrust, Quantitative Methods) at both bachelor and master level.

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Daniela Loi

Researcher

Degree in law at University of Sassari, has obtained the Master in Equality Opportunities. Adept at managing active labour market policies, work-life balance policies and Social inclusion Policies, skilled in the national and European legislation on labour market, equal opportunities and migration. She carries out technical assistance activities for the Department of Rights and Equal Opportunities (Ministry of Rights and Equal Opportunities of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers), with reference to the monitoring and evaluation of policies and single projects on equal opportunities at national level and in the context of Structural Funds Programmes and Community Initiatives.

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Nicola Orlando

Researcher

Nicola Orlando is an Economist and a Researcher in the Labour Market Area at IRS in Milan. He also collaborates with the Institute of Economy and Labour at the UniversitÓ Cattolica di Milano, and he is an expert in the evaluation and monitoring of employment service activities and Labour Policies.

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Monica Patrizio

Researcher

Monica Patrizio has a degree in statistics. She is Research Assistant and handles the management and elaboration of complex data banks.

Nicoletta Torchio

Researcher

She obtained her first degree in Political Economics at the University of Torino and a master's degree in Economics at the Warwick University. She has taught Economics of the European Union at Politecnico of Torino and has carried out research activity for the University of Easter Piedmont. Her principal research areas are public policy evaluation and labour economics. Since 2004 Nicoletta collaborates with IRS on labour market analysis and on forecasting skill needs.