||Alessandro Turrini is currently Head of Labour Market Reforms Unit at the Commission of the European Communities, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs. In addition to analysing labour market developments and policies across Europe, the Labour Market Reforms is deeply involved with the definition of policy recommendations for EU countries in the context of Europe 2020 surveillance and in the design and monitoring of economic policy conditionalities for countries undergoing financial assistance programmes. The unit is responsible for the publication "Labour Market Developments in Europe".
Alessandro Turrini is also lecturer at the Free University of Brussels.
He was previously dealing with exchange rate issues and fiscal issues within the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. In particular, he was involved with the 2005 reform of the Stability and Growth Pact. He contributed and coordinated a number of studies and official publications, notably on fiscal policy (Public Finances in EMU).
Before joining the European Commission Alessandro Turrini was an assistant professor at the University of Bergamo and a lecturer at Bocconi University. During this period he cooperated with international organisation as the United Nations amd the OECD, mostly on trade policy and trade and investment issues.
Alessandro Turrini obtained his PhD from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and qualified me for the LSE MPhil degree within the framework of the European Doctoral Program.
He was involved with the research activities of a number of research centers and networks, including CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, CEPR, London, Centro Studi Luca D'Agliano, Turin, CESPRI, Bocconi University.
Alessandro Turrini has published in scientific journals especially on the following topics: trade, FDI, trade policy, trade and labour markets, FDI and labour markets, European fiscal policy, fiscal rules, structural reforms.
He joined IZA as a Policy Fellow in 2012.