Michele Gazzola is post-doc research fellow at the Department of education studies of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, research fellow at the Institute for ethnic studies ("Inštitut za narodnostna vprašanja") in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and teacher at the Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. He is currently working on a research project on language policy, mobility and inclusion the European Union (project "MIME").
Michele Gazzola holds a PhD in Multilingual communication management (University of Geneva, Switzerland), a MSc in Economics (University of York, UK), and a degree ("laurea") in Economics (University “L. Bocconi”, Milan, Italy).
His research interests include the economics of languages, language policy evaluation, public economics, policy analysis, multilingualism management, and language planning. He is the author of several publications regarding the theory of language policy evaluation, the assessment of public policies in favour of minorities, intellectual property, the comparative analysis of language regimes in international organisations, and the management of multilingualism in scientific communication.
Michele Gazzola worked as post-doc research fellow at the Institute of Public Economics, Department of Economics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (project "LAPO") from 2011 to 2015 thanks to a fellowship from the Swiss national science foundation and to a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship. He worked as a research and teaching assistant in economics at the Faculty of translation and interpreting, University of Geneva from 2003 to 2005, and between 2006 and 2011. He has participated in the European integrated project DYLAN “Language dynamics and management of diversity”, 6th Framework programme.
Dr Gazzola has been external consultant for the European Parliament (Committee on Culture and Education), the autonomous Province of Trento in Italy (IPRASE), the University of Florence, and the European centre for minority issues (Flensburg, Germany).
He is an associated researcher at the "Economics-Languages-Training" Observatory of the University of Geneva and a collaborator of the Accademia della Crusca (Academy of the Italian language). He is member of the Center for applied statistics and economics (C.A.S.E), the Center for research and documentation on world language problems (CED), the Study group for language policies (GSPL), the AILA [Association internationale de linguistique appliquée] network of language policy, the Italian association of law and economics, the Akademio internacia de la sciencoj (AIS), and the Gesellschaft für Interlinguistik (GIL).