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Gianluca Busilacchi

Visiting Scholar 2022-2023

Residency Dates: Fall 2022 | September 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022


Gianluca Busilacchi

Gianluca Busilacchi is associate professor of economic sociology at the University of Macerata. He has served as president of the Healthcare Policies Committee and the Policy Evaluation Committee in the Regional Parliament, Regione Marche, as well as a consultant for the Commission of Social Exclusion of the Government of Italy. Previously, Busilacchi has been a visiting scholar at the University of Barcelona and the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He also was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Social Policy at the University of Antwerp. His main fields of research are social policy in a comparative perspective, poverty, guaranteed minimum income policies, and healthcare policies.

At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), he will investigate the contemporary transformation of European welfare states with a specific focus on the relationship between individual and state responsibilities and capabilities to protect social risks.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.


  • Associate Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Macerata
  • Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

The transformation of the contemporary European welfare states: Capabilities and responsibilities



Areas of Expertise

Social Policy
European Welfare State

Select Publications

Busilacchi, Gianluca, and Matteo Luppi. “When it rains, it pours. The effects of the Covid-19 outbreak on the risk of poverty in Italy.” Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, Rivista trimestrale fondata da Camillo Pellizzi, no. 1 (2022): 11-34.

Busilacchi, Gianluca, Giovanni Gallo, Matteo Luppi. “Qualcosa è cambiato? I limiti della implementazione del Reddito di cittadinanza e il vincolo della path-dependency.” Social Policies, no. 2 (2021): 553 - 578.

Busilacchi, Gianluca, and Federico Toth. “Il Servizio Sanitario Nazionale alla prova della pandemia. Cosa abbiamo appreso?” Rivista delle politiche sociali, no. 2 (2021).