Giovanni Pica is professor of economics at the Istituto di Economia Politica of the Università della Svizzera italiana, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Director of the Master in Economia e politiche internazionali (MEPIN) and Vice-Director of the Master in Economics. After completing his Ph.D. at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, he held positions at the University of Southampton, the University of Salerno and the University of Milan. He is also affiliated with Centro Studi Luca D'Agliano, CSEF, Centro Baffi and fRDB. His research concentrates on the labour market effects of financial market imperfections, globalization and labour market institutions. He is currently working on the role of internal capital and labour markets within organizations, on the link between social mobility and macroeconomic outcomes, and on occupational licensing. His work has been published, among other journals, in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of European Economic Association, the Journal of International Economics.