The choice between Italy and France has always been complicated for Andrea Garnero. He began his studies at the University of Bologna. He holds a degree in economics, markets and institutions. In 2007, he decided to make an Erasmus exchange at the University of Nanterre and discovered France for the first time. This stay convinced him to remain in France in order to integrate the international selection of the ENS and to carry out at PSE his master’s degree PPD – Public Policy and Development as well as his thesis in Labour Economics at PSE – École Normale Supérieure – Université Libre de Bruxelles. He has always been passionate about the social aspect of this speciality, and the debates on this subject in Italy are historically strong, encouraging him to talk about it and to take an interest in it. During his master’s and thesis year, Andrea Garnero began his career beginning of 2010 at the European Commission as an economist in the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and then as a consultant. Being passionate about European issues, it was an ideal opportunity for him. Back in his native country, he became assistant for economic affairs and assistant Sherpa G20 of the Italian Prime Minister.
For him, this is still the most significant experience of his early career, as the issues dealt with were diverse: the fight against corruption, European issues, economic problems etc. This experience enabled him to adopt a broader vision and above all to create links between analysis, policy and decision making .
All these skills are now very useful to him at the OECD where he practises as a labour market economist in the Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs and at the Institute of Labour Economics (IZA), Bonn, and the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he is an affiliated researcher. Since August, Andrea has also been a member of the SMIC expert group together with Gilbert Cette, Isabelle Méjean, Marie Claire Villeval and André Zylberberg. An issue that is particularly important to him.
Source: La Lettre PSE, Dec. 2017