My (short) bio

I am a Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy at thePaolo_Manasse 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. 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

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

Education

Ph.D. in Economics London School of Economis

Dissertation "Essays in International Interdependence and Policy Coordination", Referees Prof. F. van der Ploeg and Prof. C. Bean

1988
Master of Science in Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science , London
1984
Laurea in Discipline Economiche e Sociali, Università "L.Bocconi", Milano

Grade: 110/110 cum laude
Thesis: "Public Deficit and Exchange Rate Dynamics",
Referee Professor F. Onida, Co-Referees Professor M.Monti and F.Bruni.

1983
Maturità classica, Liceo "C.Beccaria", Milano

Grade: 58/60

1977

Work Experience

Professor of Economics

Università di Bologna, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche: Advanced Macroeconomics, International Political Economy

2001 - today
Visiting Professor

Università Bocconi, Ph.D Programme (The Economics of the Financial Crisis)

2010 - 2013
Research Fellow

IGIER, Bocconi University.

1990 - 2013
European Capital Market Experts Group

member, CEPS Brussels

2015 - today
Consultant

ABI (Associazione Bancaria Italiana): Country-Risk and Banking Crises

2008 - 2012
Expenditure Policy Advisor

Ministry of the Economy and Finance, Senegal, under the Technical Assistance Program of the IMF: Public-Private Partenships in Infrastructures


Consultant

Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC, Research Department: Fiscal Policy


Visiting Scholar

International Monetary Fund (IMF), Research Department: Capital Account Crises

2006
Consultant

European Commission, ECFIN, Brussels: Lectures on Fiscal Policy

2004 - 2006
Headquarter Based Technical Assistance Advisor

Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF


Visiting Professor

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center, Italy: Lectures on International Trade

2002
Consultant

The World Bank (Coordinator of a joint Research Project with Centro Luca D'Agliano, Bocconi University) : Globalization and the Labour Market


Visiting Professor

University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, Lectures on the Economics of European Integration, Master Class


Cleared by the "Commission Nationale des Universites de France" for the position of "Professeur des Universitès en Sciences Economiques"

2001
Associate Professor

Università di Milano-Bicocca Economics and Statistics Dept: International trade, International Macroeconomics

1996 - 2001
Lecturer

Università Bocconi: Macroeconomics (DES), Monetary Economics

1990 - 1996
Associate Professor

Università di Udine: Public Finance

1993 -1995
Associate Professor

Università della Calabria, Arcavacata (CS): Macroeconomics

1992 - 1993
Selected for the Young Professional Program

IMF

1990
Lecturer

Istituto Universitario di Bergamo: International Macroeconomics

1987
Research Assistant

Centre for Labour Economics, LSE, London

1984 - 1987
Consultant

Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS), Milan

1984
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