Prof. Laura Serlenga graduated in Economics at the University of Bari, is Associated Professor of Political Economics at the Department Economics and Finance of the University of Bari and Research Fellow IZA in Bonn. She got a Phd in Economics at the University of Edinburgh, a Marie Curie Fellowship at CREST in Paris and was Research Associate at the University of Edimburgh.

In SOSE she is councilor in the Board of Directors and Manager of the Unit "Corruption prevention and transparency".