Stefano Scarpetta is Deputy Director in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD. He is also the Editor of the OECD Employment Outlook, an annual publication which looks at labour market developments and prospects in OECD member countries.
Mr. Scarpetta joined the OECD in 1991 and held several positions in the Economics Department and in his current Directorate. He led several large-scale research projects, including: "Implementing the OECD Jobs Strategy"; the "Sources of Economic Growth in OECD Countries"; and contributed to others including “The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing" and “The Effects of Product Market Competition on Productivity and Labour Market Outcomes”. From 2002 to 2006 he worked at the World Bank, where he took over the responsibility of labour market advisor and lead economist. In this capacity, he coordinated a Bank-wide research program of Employment and Development and contributed extensively to the Bank's investment climate assessments. He was also one of the leading authors of a number of flagship publications of the Bank, including the World Development Report on "A Better Investment Climate -- For Everyone" (September 2004), the book on "Enhancing Job Opportunities in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union" (November 2005) and the book on “Job Creation in Latin America and the Caribbean” (June 2009).
He has published extensively in academic journals and edited several books in the fields of: labour economics and industrial relations; economic growth; and industrial organisation. He is the Deputy Director of the programme of work on Employment and Development at the Institute for the Studies of Labour (IZA, Bonn, Germany); Research Fellow of IZA; Member of the Executive Board of the CAED (Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data) network and member of the Scientific Committee of the DARES (French Ministry of Labour).
Mr. Scarpetta holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales (EHESS), Département et Laboratoire d’Economie Théorique Appliquée (DELTA) in Paris and a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.