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Stefano Toso


Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/03 Public Economics

Curriculum vitae

Full professor of Public Economics at the University of Bologna.

He holds degrees from the University of Bologna (Political Sciences, 1985), University of Warwick (M.A. in Economics, 1988) and the University of Bologna (Ph.D. in Economics, 1992).

His scientific production has dealt with the macroeconomic theory of public debt, with particular regard to the issue of debt neutrality, and the applied analysis of the distribution and redistribution of income, with a special attention to the reform of personal income taxation and social assistance.

He participated in research projects financed by the European Commission, such as EUROMOD (A European Tax-benefit model) (2000-2003) and MICRESA (Micro-level analysis of the European Social Agenda: combating poverty and social exclusion through changes in social and fiscal policy) (2003-2006).

He collaborated, as a consultant, to some public institutions such as the Commission of Inquiry on Poverty and on Deprivation (1994-1996), the Technical Commission on Public Spending at the Ministry of Treasury (1997-1999), the Commission of Inquiry on Social Exclusion (2000-2001) and the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) as member of the working group for the revision of the methodology to estimate absolute poverty in Italy (2004-2009).

He is research affiliate of the Centre for Analysis of Public Policies – CAPP (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and University of Bologna) and the Foundation Gramsci Institute of the Emilia-Romagna.