Vincenzo Galasso is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan; Director of the Center for Economic and Political Research on Aging at the University of Lugano, Switzerland; a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, at the CES-Ifo, Monaco and at IGIER, Milano. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance and associate editor of the European Journal of Political Economy. His research deals with political economics, aging, social security and the welfare state. He has widely published on top academic journal; his books include: The Political Future of Social Security in Aging Societies, 2006, The MITPress; and Structural Reforms Without Prejudices, 2006, Oxford University Press. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.