Angelo Martelli '11 is a PhD Candidate in Political Economy at the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
"My main research interests are in the field of political economy of labor market institutions and policies. I conduct both empirical and applied theory work in that field, with an emphasis on the job polarization phenomenon: the impact of technology on the evolution of employment structures and its implications for income inequality and the intensity of labor market reforms across Europe. More generally, I have an applied labor economics research agenda covering an array of topics from unemployment to non-standard employment, training and skills, and the role of public sector employment.
There are a variety of reasons that drive me to understand more thoroughly the labor market dynamics while embedding them in the institutional and political economy context of each European country, but I think they stem originally from my own roots. Being not only Southern European, but also Southern Italian, I guess I have developed a particular interest in coming to terms with the reasons for some of the significant regional disparities we are still experiencing."