Irene Tinagli is the Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. She holds a BA in Management from Bocconi University, a Master of Science and a PhD in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (PA). After the PhD she started her academic career at Carlos III University in Madrid, where she taught Management and Organizational Design, from 2009 till 2013, when she was elected to the Italian Parliament, serving a five-year mandate dealing mostly with issues concerning economic and labor policies. Prior to her political engagement she had worked as a consultant for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the European Commission and several regional and national European governments on the topics of innovation and economic development. She has been a columnist for Italian newspaper La Stampa and has published three books: Talento da Svendere (Einaudi, 2008), Un Futuro a Colori (Rizzoli, 2014) and La Grande Ignoranza (Rizzoli, 2019). In 2010 she was nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2012 Young European Leader by Friends of Europe.