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Pedro Martins - CoBEXt Principal Investigator. Professor of Applied Economics at Queen Mary University of London. Secretary of State for Employment in the Government of Portugal (2011-13). Member of the Group of Experts on Labour Market Reforms appointed by the Government of Greece and the European Commission (2016). Chair of the Scientific Council of EPIS, a large NGO promoting social inclusion (2013-). Author of several articles on collective bargaining, active labour market policies and the relationship between globalisation and labour markets. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/pmrsmartins/


Claudio Lucifora - Professor of Economics at the Universita Cattolica in Milan and research fellow at IZA. He has been treasurer and elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Labour Economics, member of the executive committee of the Italian Association of Industrial Relations and Past-President elected of the Italian Association of Labour Economists. He is currently expert member of the Italian Council of Economics and Labour. He is associate editor of the Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership and Giornale di diritto del lavoro e di relazioni industriali. He has widely published articles and books on wage determination, earnings mobility, low-pay employment, collective bargaining and industrial relations, economics of education, labour market institutions and health economics.

Daphne Nicolitsas - Assistant Professor at the University of Crete following engagement over a number of years in economic policy related jobs. During the period 2004-2014 Daphne worked (as a Deputy Director since 2010) in the Economic Research Department of the Bank of Greece. Prior to that (1999-2001) she was a Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Greek Ministry of Economics and Finance and in the financial sector (Emporiki Bank 2001-2004 & Tudor Proprietary Trading in London 1997-1998). She has held research posts at the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford (1992-1997). She holds a BA from the Athens University of Business and Economics, an MPhil from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D from the University of Manchester. Her main research interests lie in labour economics and in industrial organization, fields in which she has publications in international journals. 

Jonathan Thomas - Full Professor at the University of Edinburgh since 2002. PhD in Economics (University of Oxford, 1982). 2008 and 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework Economics and Econometrics panel member.
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