Luis Garicano is a CEPR Research Fellow and a Professor of Economics at IE Business School (currently on leave). Now he is a Member of the European Parliament, where he is the economic spokesman for Renew Europe. Before entering elective politics, he was a full Professor at the London School of Economics and at the University of Chicago, from where he recevied his PhD. His academic work focuses on the future of work, the relationship between technology and inequality, and economic growth. At the same time, he has carried out significant research and has made several proposals in the area of European financial integration. As a Member of the European Parliament, during the pandemic he led the development and negotiations on NextGenerationEU (the European recovery plan), and he is now a Member of the Parliament's Working Group on the Recovery and Resilience Facility.