Manos Matsaganis is a Professor of Public Finance at Polytechnic University of Milan. He studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business (1986), the University of York (MSc 1988), and the University of Bristol (PhD 1992). He has worked at the London School of Economics (1990-1993), the Greek Prime Minister’s Office (1997-2001), the University of Crete (1996-1999 & 2001-2004). His previous post was at the Athens University of Economics and Business (2004-2016), where he founded and directed the Policy Analysis Research Unit. He has worked for international organizations such as the European Commission, the OECD, UNICEF, and the World Bank. He was a member of the Expert Group on Social Investment for Growth and Cohesion created by European Commissioner László Andor (2012-2013. He has been Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University (2014) and University of California, Berkeley (2015), Visiting Scholar at Boston University (2017, 2018), and Visiting Professor at University of Vienna (2019). His current research focuses on technological change and the future of work, the changing fortunes of the middle class in Southern Europe, and the transformations of the European social model after the Eurozone crisis and Covid-19.