BIOGRAPHY - Professor Francesco Giavazzi - EN

Professor of Economics at Bocconi University in Milan and a regular Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • He is the president of IGIER, the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research, a joint initiative of Bocconi University, CEPR and NBER.

  • He holds a degree in Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan and a Ph.D in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and he is Research Fellow and Trustee of the Centre for Economic Policy Research as well as Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economics Research.

  • During 2004, he was the Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England.

  • In 2006, Mr.Giavazzi was appointed by the Swedish Parliament to oversee (joint with Rick Mishkin) an assessment of that country's central bank. He is a member of the Strategic Committee of the Agence France Trésor, of the "Bellagio Group" and of the Group of Economic Policy Advisers to the President of the European Commission.

  • During 1999, he was a member of the External Evaluation Committee of the Research Activities of the International Monetary Fund.

  • Between 1998 and 2000, he was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the Prime Minister of Italy.

  • From 1992 to 1994, he served as Director General at the Italian Treasury. From 2001 to 2003 he was Vice-Rector of Bocconi University.

  • From 1991 to 1999, he was Editor of the European Economic Review. Mr.Giavazzi has been a columnist of Corriere della Sera since 1995. His most recent book, La Crisi, with Alberto Alesina, was published by Il Saggiatore in 2008.

  • In 2006 they had published with MIT press, The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline. In 1989, always with MIT Press, Professor Giavazzi had published, with Alberto Alesina, Limiting Exchange Rate Flexibility: the EMS.