Marco Simoni


Selected Publications

"The Left and Organized Labor in Low-Inflation Times" World Politics 65:2 April 2013 (Forthcoming) (read)


Book based on:

“Institutional Roots of Economic Decline. Lessons from Italy” Working paper (read paper)

(buy e-book or hard copy)

“Organizational Determinants of Wage Moderation”, World Politics 62:4 October 2010 [with Lucio Baccaro] (link)

“Labour and Welfare Reforms: The Short Life of Labour Unity in Contemporary Italy”, in Andrea Mammone and Giuseppe A. Veltri (Eds.) Italy Today. The Sick Man of Europe, Routledge 2010 (read)

Policy papers (ITalian)

Giovani, al lavoro! (link)

Crescita digitale. Come Internet crea lavoro, come potrebbe crearne di più. (link)



  1. -Il Sole 24 Ore (link)

  2. -L’Unità (link)




WElcome to my Webpage

I am a political economist at the European Institute of the LSE.  I am mostly interested in the analysis of institutions, including their strategies and their impact on economic and political variables. My studies have focused on trade unions, social democracy, governments’ strategies. In this website you can read my most recent published and unpublished papers.

I also write for Italian new and traditional media, you can find a few links here as well.

At the LSE I am the stream convenor for the MPA in European Public and Economic Policy. I also convene the EU425 course, Interest Representation and Economic Policy-Making in Europe and the EU455 course, Concepts in Political Economy. I teach other courses as well including research methods for MSc students, and the Political Economy of Europe.

I currently supervise three PhD students and always keep a door open for research students interested to discuss topics on the political economy of advanced countries.

short bio

I am married to Lauren and we have two children. I was born in Rome, and now live in London with them. I like large cities, nonetheless I spent quite a long time in Geneva, working for the ILO’s research facility. I got an old-school Laurea in Political Science from the University of Rome, and a PhD from the LSE. I was then awarded a three-years British Academy Post-doctoral fellowship before being appointed as a lecturer in European Political Economy. More details are in my CV.



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London School of Economics

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