Luis Ortiz is a MA and Ph.D. by the Centre for the Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (CEACS) of the Juan March Institute of Research (now Carlos IIIJuan March Social Science Research Institute). He has been Visiting Research Fellow at the Industrial Relations Research Unit (University of Warwick, UK) (19951996) and Lecturer at the Department of Industrial Relations of the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research initially dealt with models of unionism, comparative industrial relations and unions' reaction to the introduction of new management techniques; more recently, he has done research on transition from school to work, skill mismatch, educational expansion and early school leaving. He has published in European Sociological Review, Research in Social Stratification and Mobillity, Work, Employment and Society, the European Journal of Industrial Relations and the British Journal of Industrial Relations, among others. Luis Ortiz is coordinator of the Research Master in Sociology and Demography (UPF), where he teaches 'Labour Market Policies and Economics'. He is also member of the scientific committee of the 'Transitionsi in Youth' European research network, the International Advisory Board of Work, Employment and Society and Doctor Member of the Juan March Institute of Research.
Sociology of education, transition from education to work, overeducation, job mismatch, occupational and educational attainment, educational expectations, influence of institutional frameworks (welfare regimes and labour market institutions) in labour market performance, labour market studies.
Comparative industrial relations, workplace industrial relations, trade union studies, human resource management; new management techniques