I also taught at L. Bocconi University at the Johns Hopkins University-Bologna Center and other Italian universities I obtained my PhD from the London School of Economics 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, Fiscal Affairs Dept. I was Research fellow of IGIER-Bocconi from 1990 to 2013. In 2011 and 2015 I addressed the European Parliament on the European sovereign debt crisis. My research interests are in international macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy in currency unions, fiscal federalism and asymmetric information, international trade and the labor market, international finance, sovereign debt and banking crises. My publications include AER, EER, JIE, JMCB, JEDC,OEP, Economica, IMF Staff Papers
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I am a Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy at the University of Bologna.