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