Igor Guardiancich is currently employed as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI), Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy.

His research is focused on political economy, public and social policy, European integration, transition in Central and Eastern Europe, social dialogue and industrial relations. 

His work includes the monograph Pension Reforms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe: From Post-Socialist Transition to the Global Financial Crisis published by Routledge and the volume Recovering from the Crisis through Social Dialogue in the New EU Member States: The Case of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia, edited for the International Labour Organization. Another volume for the ILO, co-edited with Oscar Molina, entitled Talking through the Crisis: Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations Trends in Selected EU Countries, has been published in 2017.

Guardiancich obtained his PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute, his Master’s degree in Political Economy of Transition at the London School of Economics and graduated in Economics at the Università di Trieste. As an assistant professor or post-doc he taught a number of BA and MA courses and/or carried out research at the Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, at the James Madison University in Florence and at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin.

His working experience includes periods spent at the International Labour Organization, the European Commission, at the European Trade Union Institute, at the Academic Careers Observatory of the Max Weber Programme and at the  Central European University - Institute for Advanced Studies. He has acted as consultant and researched for the Observatoire social européen, the Belgian federal government, the European Commission - DG Employment, the ILO, the Kosovar Stability Initiative, Erste Stiftung, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and various research networks, such as Recwowe.

Igor Guardiancich has an extensive publication record in international peer-reviewed journals (Acta Oeconomica, East European Politics and Societies, European Union Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Governance, International Social Security Review, Journal of Common Market Studies, Regulation & Governance, Socio-Economic Review, West European Politics and so on). For details, see the Google Scholar profile.