Arianna Tassinari completed her PhD in the Industrial Relations Research Unit at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. She holds a BA in Politics and Development Studies from SOAS, University of London and an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford. During her PhD, she held visiting positions at the University of Milan (Italy), at ISCTE-IUL (Portugal), and at University College Dublin (Ireland).
Arianna’s research interests span comparative political economy, industrial relations and social policy. She is interested in studying the adaptation of labour market policy, industrial relations and welfare state institutions in the face of adjustment pressures – from economic crisis to technological change. Her PhD thesis analysed the changing role of organised producer groups in crisis-responsive policymaking across four peripheral Eurozone countries during the Great Recession. She has also cultivated a parallel research agenda on the impact of digitalisation and of the platform/gig economy on labour relations. Arianna has published her work in various international peer-reviewed journals and co-authored several book chapters and op-eds.
At the EUI, Arianna will focus on publishing peer-reviewed articles and writing a book proposal based on her PhD thesis. She also plans to develop a new research project on the comparative political economy of the adjustment strategies pursued by peripheral EU countries in the post-crisis context, and on their implications for changes in labour market policy and industrial relations.
During her PhD, Arianna taught as a seminar tutor on several undergraduate modules on political research methods, employment relations and comparative business studies at the University of Warwick, where she won various awards for teaching excellence.