Mario Pianta is Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Urbino and has been a member (2011-2014) of the Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy’s Academy of Sciences, working on a project on ‘Evolution and economic change’. He has also been Braudel fellow at the European University Institute; visiting fellow at the London School of Economics; visiting fellow at the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has worked on economic growth, inequality, innovation, industrial policy and economic policy alternatives for Europe. He has directed research projects for the European Commission and has participated in projects for the EU, the OECD, ILO, UNRISD, LSE, the Bank of Italy and the Italian Ministry of Research. He has published extensively in international journals; his next book will be Explaining inequality. http://works.bepress.com/mario_pianta
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A structural transformation is investing labour in Europe, accelerated by the crisis started in 2008. Job destruction is dominating employment trends in most EU countries and deep changes are taking place in labour relations, labour market institutions and wage regimes.