Andrea Bassanini is Senior Economist in the Jobs and Income Division of the Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the OECD, and editor of the OECD Employment Outlook. Previously, he was responsible for the OECD database on Employment Protection Legislation and worked as project leader for several OECD projects including the re-evaluation of the OECD Jobs Strategy and many reports including on workplace training, labour market discrimination, employment protection legislation, labour contracts, gross job flows and productivity, as well as labour market monopsony. He was also Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Paris 13 and Research Fellow at ERMES (University of Paris 2) and held visiting research positions at the universities of Evry and Stanford and at the IIASA in Vienna. He received his PhD from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome and his MSc from the University of Oxford. His current research interests focus on job and worker flows, labour contracts, social pressure in the labour market, and labour market competition.