OECD Forum Series 2023 - Tackling the Great Mismatch: Retaining Talent at All Ages


Stefano Scarpetta


Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs


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 March 2008 to June 2010, he was the editor of the OECD Employment Outlook and the Head of the Employment Analysis and Policy Division of the Directorate of Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs (DELSA). He became the Deputy Director of DELSA in June 2010 and in May 2013 he became Director. Mr Scarpetta has published extensively in academic journals, including the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, Economic Policy, the International Journal of Industrial Organisation and Labour Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Laurea Summa cum Laude from the University of Rome, “La Sapienza”.