Ralph Hippe is an expert in the Department for Learning and Employability at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), Thessaloniki, Greece. Prior, he was a scientific officer in the Human Capital and Employment Unit of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy and Seville, Spain. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the London School of Economics on the development of the knowledge economy within a green growth framework. He was a consultant in a World Bank project, a visiting researcher at IDDRI/Sciences Po Paris, France and lecturer at Sciences Po Strasbourg, France and University of Tübingen, Germany. Hippe has (co-)authored more than 30 publications, including various articles in peer-reviewed journals.