Elsa Fornero

Former Minister of Labour, Social Policies and Equal Opportunities, Italy

Elsa Fornero is the Former Minister of Labour, Social Policies and Equal Opportunities of Italy. She is also Professor of Political Economy at the University of Turin, Faculty of Economics and an international expert on pensions.


Other relevant positions:
Scientific Coordinator of CeRP – “Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies”.
Honorary fellow of Collegio Carlo Alberto.
Research fellow of Netspar “Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement”.
Member of the editorial board of the “Rivista Italiana degli Economisti”.
Member of the Scientific Council of the “Observatoire de l’Epargne Européenne”, Paris.
She is the author of many publications about public and private pension systems, pension reforms, population aging, households saving, retiring choices and life insurance. Her research has been recently focused on financial literacy and financial education.

In 2011 she was awarded “La Mela d’Oro Prize” about “Women: innovation and human capital” by “Marisa Bellisario Foundation”.
In 2003, jointly with Olivia Mitchell, she was awarded the INA International Prize for the Economics, Finance and Statistics of private insurance by “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei”.
In 2001, jointly with Ignazio Musu, she received the “Saint Vincent Price for Economics”.