Giorgia Casalone is an Associate Professor of Public Economics at University of Piemonte Orientale (Italy), non-resident fellow at Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy of Bocconi University (Italy). She received a PhD in Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy) and a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) from the University of Paris Nanterre (France). She participated in research programmes funded by the European Commission, Italian PRIN, Fondazione Cariplo, Fondazione CRT. Additionally, she provided consultancy services for the Sevilla Joint Research Center of the European Commission (Spain). Her main research interests are in the fields of the public economics, labour economics and the economics of education.