Michele Boldrin is Professor of Economics and Chair of the department at Washington University in St Louis. Previously, he has been on the faculty of the University of Chicago, UCLA, Northwestern, Carlos III, and the Universities of Pennsylvania and Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a past Associate Editor of Econometrica, past Editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics, and the Academic Director of FEDEA in Madrid. He has served as an advisor to various international agencies and governments. His most recent books are, Against Intellectual Monopoly (2008), with David K. Levine, and Tremonti: Instruzioni per il disuso, with Alberto Bisin, Sandro Brusco, Andrea Moro, and Giulio Zanella.