The Italian Association of Labour Economics (AIEL) was established in 1985 by a group of academics, the Profs. Carlo Dell'Aringa, Renato Brunetta, Marina Schenkel, Paolo Garonna, Enrico Pugliese, Paola Villa, Fabio Neri. The Statutory Board of Directors included them all, together with the Profs. Sebastiano Brusco e Michele Salvati. The Board of Auditors comprised the Profs. Luigi Frey, Gino Faustini and Pier Angelo Mori. Prof. Carlo Dell’Aringa was the first president.