Roberto Rizza is Full Professor of the Sociology of Economic Processes and Labor at the University of Bologna. He is a member of the Department of Sociology and Economic Law. His main field are the transformation of work, the labor market and public policy from an international, national and local comparative perspective. He is the Vice-Director of the review “Sociologia del lavoro”. He is currently coordinating the Italian research group for the international project “Determinants of Retirement Decisions in Europe and the United States: A Cross-National Comparison of Institutional, Firm-level and Individual Factors”.