Lucio Baccaro is Scholar in Residence for the 2015/2016 winter term at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne. He is a Professor of Comparative Macrosociology at the University of Geneva. He was trained at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and has worked at MIT and the International Labour Organization. His research focuses on two main themes: the comparative political economy of labor markets and industrial relations, and the empirical study of participatory and deliberative institutions. His work has appeared in numerous journals in industrial relations, political science, and sociology.