Andrea Ichino joined the Department of Economics at the European University Institute in Fiesole, coming from the University of Bologna. Previously he taught at Bocconi University, after having obtained his Ph.D. from MIT in 1990 and his Laurea from Bocconi University in 1985. He has been Editor in Chief of Labour Economics, member of the scientific committee of the European Association of Labour Economists and he is a fellow of CEPR, IZA and CESifo. He is married with Simonetta Salvini (www.simonettasalvini.it) and father of Matteo, Martina, Lucia and Giacomo. His current research and teaching interests include the micro-economics of labour markets, public institutions, education and the family as well as methodological issues related to the identification and estimation of causal effects in micro-econometrics.