Claudio Radaelli was born in Milan, Italy, in 1960, he is professor of political sciences, Jean Monnet Chair in European public policy and he is director of the Centre for European Governance. Prof. Radaelli studied Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan (1979-1985), with a final dissertation on the political economy of full employment supervised by Professor Giuliano Urbani. He started his PhD in 1992 at the University of Florence and spent 14 months of his doctoral training at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Jeremy Richardson. In 1995 he joined the Department of European Studies at Bradford University, where he was promoted senior lecturer in 1998 and chair in public policy in 2000.
In 2002-2003 professor Radaelli co-directed the European Forum Programme of the European University Institute. He joined the University of Exeter in September 2004 where he has become Director of the Centre for European Governance and since September 2014 Jean Monnet Chair in Political Economy. He authored many books, articles, commments and reports on regulatory policies, impact assessment of public policies in Europe, rule-making and democratization.
In 2020 he joined the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute based in Florence, Italy. Prior to that he was Professor of Public Policy at University College London (2018-2020).
His page in the website of the European University Institute