My (short) bio

I am a Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy at the University of Bologna. I also taught at L. Bocconi University (the course “The Economics of Financial Crises” in the PhD program) , at Sorbonne (Paris I), Johns Hopkins (Bologna Center) and other Italian universities  (Cattolica, Statale Bicocca – Milano, Udine, Universita’ della Calabria, Bergamo). I worked as a Consultant for the OECD, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and was a resident Consultant, Visiting Scholar and resident Technical Assistance Advisor for the IMF, a research fellow of IGIER-Bocconi in Milan, and of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis. I belong to the expert Rooster of the Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF and to the Expert Panel on Capital Markets of the Center for Economic Policy Studies in Brussels .

In February 2011 I addressed the European Parliament in a Public Hearing on the European sovereign debt crisis. In January 2016 I addressed the European Parliament on the  European Fiscal framework. Starting from November 2017 I am a member of the Committee for the assignment of the Bank of Italy’s “Bonaldo Stringher” scholarships for graduate studies in Economics.

My publications include, among others, the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, The Journal of International Economics, The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, The International Journal of Finance and Economics, The Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Oxford Economic Papers, Economica, IMF Staff Papers. I recently co-edit the book “Structural Reforms in Southern Europe: Policy Lessons” (Routledge)

I am a regular contributor to economic websites and newpapers such as IlFoglio.it,  voxeu.org, roubini.com , lavoce.info, linkiesta.it, Econopoly.it

Education

<section id="kx-timeline" class="kx-timeline kx-container"><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img kx-picture"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Ph.D. in Economics <a class="kx-link" href="http://www.lse.ac.uk/"> London School of Economics</a> </h5><p>Dissertation "Essays in International Interdependence and Policy Coordination", Referees Prof. F. van der Ploeg and Prof. C. Bean </p> <span class="kx-date">1988</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img kx-movie"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Master of Science in Economics, <a class="kx-link" href="http://www.lse.ac.uk/">London School of Economics and Political Science</a> , London</h5> <span class="kx-date">1984</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img kx-picture"></div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Laurea in Discipline Economiche e Sociali, <a class="kx-link" href="http://www.uni-bocconi.it/" >Università "L.Bocconi"</a>, Milano</h5><p><b>Grade:</b> 110/110 cum laude<br> <b>Thesis:</b> "<i>Public Deficit and Exchange Rate Dynamics</i>",<br> <b>Referee</b> Professor F. Onida, <b>Co-Referees</b> Professor M.Monti and F.Bruni.</p> <span class="kx-date">1983</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img kx-location"> </div><!-- kx-timeline-img --><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Maturità classica, Liceo "C.Beccaria", Milano</h5><p><b>Grade:</b> 58/60</p> <span class="kx-date">1977</span> </div></div></section>

Work Experience

 

<section class="kx-timeline kx-container"><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-movie"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Professor of Economics</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.unibo.it/">Università di Bologna</a>, <a class="kx-link" href="http://www.spbo.unibo.it/">Facoltà di Scienze Politiche</a>: Advanced Macroeconomics, International Political Economy</p><span class="kx-date">2001 - today</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-picture"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Visiting Professor</h5><p>Università Bocconi, Ph.D Programme (The Economics of the Financial Crisis)</p><span class="kx-date">2010 - 2013</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-location"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Research Fellow</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.igier.uni-bocconi.it/">IGIER</a>, Bocconi University.</p><span class="kx-date">1990 - 2013</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-movie"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">European Capital Market Experts Group</h5><p>member, CEPS Brussels</p><span class="kx-date">2015 - today</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-picture"></div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Consultant</h5><p> ABI (Associazione Bancaria Italiana): Country-Risk and Banking Crises</p><span class="kx-date">2008 - 2012</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-location"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Expenditure Policy Advisor</h5><p> Ministry of the Economy and Finance, Senegal, under the Technical Assistance Program of the IMF: Public-Private Partenships in Infrastructures</p><br><h5 class="text-work">Consultant</h5><p> Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, Research Department: Fiscal Policy</p><br><h5 class="text-work">Visiting Scholar</h5><p>International Monetary Fund (IMF), Research Department: Capital Account Crises</p><span class="kx-date">2006</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-picture"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Consultant</h5><p> European Commission, ECFIN, Brussels: Lectures on Fiscal Policy</p><span class="kx-date">2004 - 2006</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-movie"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Headquarter Based Technical Assistance Advisor</h5><p>Fiscal Affairs Department, <a class="kx-link" href="http://www.imf.org/">IMF</a></p><br><h5 class="text-work">Visiting Professor</h5><p>Johns Hopkins University <a class="kx-link" href="http://www.jhubc.it/">School of Advanced International Studies</a>, Bologna Center, Italy: Lectures on International Trade</p><span class="kx-date">2002</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-picture"></div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Consultant</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.worldbank.org/">The World Bank</a> (Coordinator of a joint Research Project with Centro Luca D'Agliano, <a class="kx-link" href="http://www.uni-bocconi.it/">Bocconi University</a>) : Globalization and the Labour Market</p><br><h5 class="text-work">Visiting Professor</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.univ-paris1.fr/">University of Paris I</a>, Pantheon-Sorbonne, Lectures on the Economics of European Integration, Master Class</p><br><p>Cleared by the "Commission Nationale des Universites de France" for the position of "<strong>Professeur des Universitès</strong> en Sciences Economiques"</p><span class="kx-date">2001</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-location"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Associate Professor</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.unimib.it/">Università di Milano-Bicocca</a> Economics and Statistics Dept: International trade, International Macroeconomics</p><span class="kx-date">1996 - 2001</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-picture"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Lecturer</h5><p>Università Bocconi: Macroeconomics (DES), Monetary Economics</p><span class="kx-date">1990 - 1996</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-movie"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Associate Professor</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.uniud.it/">Università di Udine</a>: Public Finance</p><span class="kx-date">1993 -1995</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-picture"></div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Associate Professor</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.unical.it/">Università della Calabria</a>, Arcavacata (CS): Macroeconomics</p><span class="kx-date">1992 - 1993</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-location"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Fellow</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.igier.uni-bocconi.it/">Innoncenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER)</a>,<a class="kx-link" href="http://www.uni-bocconi.it/">Bocconi University</a>, Milan</p><span class="kx-date">1990 - 1992</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-picture"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Selected for the Young Professional Program</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.imf.org/">IMF</a></p><span class="kx-date">1990</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-movie"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Lecturer</h5><p><a class="kx-link" href="http://www.unibg.it/">Istituto Universitario di Bergamo</a>: International Macroeconomics</p><span class="kx-date">1987</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-picture"></div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Research Assistant</h5><p>Centre for Labour Economics, <a class="kx-link" href="http://www.lse.ac.uk/">LSE</a>, London</p><span class="kx-date">1984 - 1987</span> </div></div><div class="kx-timeline-block"><div class="kx-timeline-img-work kx-location"> </div><div class="kx-timeline-content"><h5 class="text-work">Consultant</h5><p>Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS), Milan</p><span class="kx-date">1984</span> </div></div></section>