Short bio

Alessandra Venturini is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Torino, where she holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Migration Studies and directs the Diploma in Migration Studies. From 2004-2011 she was Deputy Director of the CARIM project at the European University Institute (EUI). At the EUI she was also founder and Deputy Director (2012-17) of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC).  

She studied Economics at the University of Florence and got her Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence in 1982. She has held visiting positions at Brown University, the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex University), and the International Institute of Labor Studies at the ILO in Geneva. She has collaborated with the OECD migration section, the European Commission Migration Programme, CEPR Migration Research program, and the World Bank. She is a fellow at the IZA, CHILD, FIERI, and member of IMISCOE.

Her research interests are in Labour Economics, with a focus on the effects of migration and on foreigners’ assimilation in the destination country, on the effect of remittances and high skilled migration in sending countries and on circular and irregular migration.