Niall O’higgins is a Senior Economist in the ILO’s Employment Analysis Unit and Professor of Economics at the University of Salerno. Niall holds degrees from Trinity College Dublin, York, and Sheffield Universities and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence. He is one of the main authors of the ILO’s biennial Global Employment Trends for Youth. Amongst his other recent publications are an edited volume on, Internships, Employability and the Search for Decent Work Experience, a book on youth employment policy entitled Rising to the youth employment challenge: New evidence on key policy issues, and articles in the European Economic Review, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Journal of Institutional Economics and the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.