Maurizio Ferrera is Professor of Political Science at the University of Milan. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Centro di Ricerca e Documentazione Luigi Einaudi, in Turin, and was Visiting Professor in several foreign universities, including the European University Institute, UC-Berkely, Mc-Gill and the LSE. He has been serving on various Advisory Commissions at national and EU levels as well as on several editorial boards of academic journals and publishers. With M.Rhodes, he coedits the series Routledge/EUI Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State͟. Maurizio Ferrera has published widely in the fields of comparative welfare states and European Integration. His works has appeared on many international journals, including Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Social Policy. His last book in English is The Boundaries of Welfare (Oxford University Press, 2005, French translation in 2009); in Italian he has recently published Rotta di collisione. Euro contro welfare? (Laterza, 2016)
In 2013 he has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for a five-year project on Reconciling Economic and Social Europe: ideas, values and consensus .