Luigi Burroni is Associate Professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Florence (Italy). His research interests focus on the fields of local and regional development, industrial relations and comparative capitalism. He published on these topics in many international journals such as Socio-economic Review, Economy and Society, International Journal of Industrial Relations, Environment and Planning C, Transfer. His recent publications include Competitive regionalism and the territorial governance of uncertainty, in Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, n.1, 2014; Collective bargaining, atypical employment and welfare provisions: The case of temporary agency work in Italy (with Marcello Pedaci) in Stato e Mercato, n.2, 2014. He was co-editor of the journal EPC: Government and Policy and he is part of the editorial board of Stato e Mercato. He has served as expert to the Italian Ministry of Treasury, the OECD, the European Commission.