Giampiero Passaretta is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain). Previously, he held research positions at Trinity College Dublin, European University Institute, and Stockholm University. He is currently a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER).

His research focuses on the formation and the evolution of education and labour market inequalities in Western societies . Recently, he developed a specific interest in the causal effect of schooling on learning inequality, and in the disparities in labour market attainment of the educational elite.

Passaretta’s works have been published in leading academic journals like American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Population and Development Review, and featured in major press outlets. His recent research on the role of schooling for inequality in learning won the Best Article Award from the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories in Germany (LifBi) and the Italian Society of Economic Sociology (SISEC).