Emilio Colombo is Professor of Economics, at the Department of International Economics, Institutions and Development (DISEIS) of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Italy). Before joining Unicatt he has held positions at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He has earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Southampton (UK). His research interests are in the field of international economics, macroeconomics, applied economics and labour economics.