Elsa Fornero appointed Italy's Minister of Labor and Welfare

Congratulations to Prof. Elsa Fornero, Honorary Fellow of the Collegio and a founder of CeRP, one of the research networks hosted by the the Collegio, for being appointed Minister of Labor and Welfare and Equal Opportunity in the new government headed by Prof. Mario Monti. Her longstanding expertise on the economics of social security (CeRP's focus) makes Elsa an ideal candidate to lead reforming and modernising our country's pension system. Her independence makes her an ideal candidate for the difficult task of enacting direly needed policy reforms of our social security system and the labor market.

Prof. Fornero, Prof. Monti and the rest of his team have our heartfelt wishes of good luck in this hard but essential job.