In 2015, Alessandro Bramucci concluded his PhD in Economics at the University of Urbino (Italy) with a thesis investigating quantitatively and qualitatively the impact of production offshoring on domestic employment and wages in European countries. The thesis devoted particular attention to the influence of establishment level Codetermination in Germany on offshoring decisions. Previously, Alessandro obtained his MA in International Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and studied Philosophy at the University of Urbino. During the last years, he worked on a number of projects including Combating Inequality led by Prof. Hansjörg Herr at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. His research interests include global value chains, both in their sociological and economic aspects, innovation, international trade and macroeconomics.