Manos Matsaganis is Professor of Public Finance at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. He was trained as an economist in Greece (AUEB) and in England (MSc York; PhD Bristol). He previously worked at the London School of Economics (1990-93), the Greek Prime Minister’s Office (1997-2001), the University of Crete, Greece (1996-99 & 2001-04), and the Athens University of Economics and Business (2004-16). He has been an advisor to international organizations such as the European Commission, the OECD, UNICEF, and the World Bank. In 2012-14 he was a member of the Expert Group on Social Investment for Growth and Cohesion on the invitation of European Commissioner László Andor. He has been Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University (2014) and University of California, Berkeley (2015), Visiting Scholar at Boston University (2017, 2018), and Visiting Professor at University of Vienna (2019). As an economist with an interest in public policy, he has published several papers on a variety of topics in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. He has contributed articles to the national press, in Italy and in his native Greece, commenting on public policy and current affairs.