Vincenzo Maccarrone

Vincenzo Maccarrone

Supervisor: Professor Roland Erne

Thesis Title: A tale of two countries? The impact of the new European economic governance on the Irish and Italian systems of industrial relations

Research Interests: European Economic Governance, Employment Relations, Trade Union strategies


Vincenzo is a full-time PhD student and is a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar. He holds a  BA in Economics and Finance from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and an MA in Economics from the University of Torino. Upon the completion of the Allievi Honors Program, he was also awarded an MA in Economics from the Collegio Carlo Alberto.

Before joining UCD, he worked as research trainee at the Torino branch of the Bank of Italy and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). His research contributes to understand the effect of the new European economic governance on the Irish and Italian systems of industrial relations. He is member of the ERC research project “European Unions”, led by Prof Roland Erne.


Erne, R. and Maccarrone, V. (2013). Un patto Faustiano con il Neoliberismo? Ascesa e caduta dei patti sociali nella Repubblica d'Irlanda, Quaderni di Rassegna Sindacale, Lavori, XIV (2), pp. 7-30.

Fernandez Macias, E. , Bisello, M. and Maccarrone, V. (2017). Employment transitions and occupational mobility in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Tassinari, A. and Maccarrone, V. (2017). The mobilisation of gig economy couriers in Italy: some lessons for the trade union movementTransfer, 23(3), 353-357. 

Maccarrone, V., Erne, R. and Regan, A. (2019) Ireland: Life after Social Partnership. In Müller, T., Vandaele, K. and Waddington, J. (eds). Collective bargaining in Europe: towards an endgame. ETUI, Brussels. 

Tassinari, A. and Maccarrone, V. (2019) Riders on the Storm: Workplace Solidarity among Gig Economy Couriers in Italy and the UKWork, Employment and Society, forthcoming (ABS4). 

Jordan, A., Maccarrone, V. and Erne, R. (2019) Towards a Socialisation of the EU’s New Economic Governance Regime? EU labour policy interventions in Germany, Italy, Ireland and Romania (2009-2019), British Journal of Industrial Relations, forthcoming (ABS4)

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