Niall O'Higgins is Senior Economist in the ILO's Employment Analysis Unit and Professor of Economics at the University of Salerno. He holds degrees from Trinity College Dublin, York and Sheffield Universities and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence. His main research interests cover various aspects of labour and experimental economics. Previously, Senior Researcher in the ILO's Youth Employment Programme, he is one of the main authors of the ILO's biennial?Global Employment Trends for Youth. Amongst his other recent publications are an edited volume on?Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience,?a book on youth employment policy entitled?Rising to the youth employment challenge: New evidence on key policy issues, and articles in theEuropean Economic Review, the?Cambridge Journal of Economics, the?Journal of Institutional Economics?and the?B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.