Francesco Figari is Full Professor of Public Finance at the University of Insubria (Italy). He is Research Fellow of CeRP, Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies at the Collegio Carlo Alberto. Previously he has been Research Fellow at ISER University of Essex where currently he is Research Associate. He holds a Master in Public Economics from the University of York and a PhD in Economics from the University of Essex. He has been involved with the development of EUROMOD, the EU-wide tax-benefit model, since 2006, with particular interest on labour supply modelling. His research focuses on the analysis of the redistributive effects of public policies, the behavioural impacts of policy changes, the determinants of multiple deprivation and, more recently, the welfare resilience to the economic crisis across Europe. He acts regularly as a consultant for the European Commission DG-EMPL, JRC, OECD, United Nation, and World Bank Institute.