Matteo Richiardi is Senior Research Officer for the Inequality and Prosperity program at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He received an M.Sc. in Economics from UCL, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Torino. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow with the Complexity Program at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has an habilitation as Full Professor in Italy, and previously worked at the Polytechnic University of Marche and the University of Torino, Italy. He also worked as a consultant on labour market policies for the World Bank.