Alessandra Venturini is Part-time Professor at the MPC and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Turin. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the EUI, and has held senior academic positions at the Universities of Florence, Bergamo, and Padua. She has been honoured as a visiting professor at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex University), at Brown University, and at the International Institute of Labour Studies (at the ILO in Geneva). Her research work has led her to conduct joint projects with organisations ranging from the OECD migration section and the World Bank, to the European Commission Migration Programme and the CEPR Migration Research programme. She is a fellow of IZA, CHILD, FIERI, and an active member of IMISCOE. Professor Venturini’s research interests are varied and include labour economics, with a focus on the assimilation of migrants in their host country and their effect on the labour market and on innovativation in the Eu countries. She has also written extensively on the effect of remittances and highly-skilled migration in sending countries and on circular and irregular migration.