Fabio Berton is Assistant Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Turin. He previously served as Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and as Post-Doc Fellow at the University of Eastern Piedmont. His research focuses on labor market deregulation and on its intertwining with individual career paths, human capital and social security, and has been published – among the others – on The Economic Journal, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, and the Review of Financial Studies. His books Flex-Insecurity (2009) and The Political Economy of Work, Security and Flexibility (2012) represent cornerstones in the studies of the Italian labor market deregulation, and deeply influenced the national policies implemented during the crisis years. Fabio also regularly collaborates with the National Institute for Public Policy Analysis in Rome, and with the International Training Center of the ILO in Torino.