Niccolò Serri studied contemporary history at the University of Siena. He has a dual degree master's in international and world history, jointly awarded by Columbia University and the London School of School of Economics. In 2019, he earned a Ph.D. in economic and social history from the University of Cambridge.
He is broadly interested in the economic and social history of twentieth century Europe, with a focus on labor history and the history of the welfare state. He has published on the business history of the Italian Fascist regime, on the history of Italian unemployment social policies and the trade union movement in the 1970s.
At John Cabot, he teaches courses on modern European history, Italian economic history and the history of economic thought. He is also a researcher at Fondazione Leonardo and part of the editorial board of the quarterly magazine Civiltà delle Macchine. He frequently contributes to Aspenia, the journal of Aspen Institute Italia.