Paolo Manasse

Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy at University Of Bologna

Paolo Manasse is Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy at the University of Bologna. He also taught at L. Bocconi University (Milan), at Sorbonne (Paris I), Johns Hopkins (Bologna Center) and other Italian universities. He obtained his PhD from the LSE with Rick van der Ploeg and Charlie Bean. He worked as a Consultant for the OECD, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and was a resident Consultant, Visiting Scholar and Technical Assistance Advisor for the IMF. He addressed in Public Hearings the European Parliament on the Sovereign Debt Crisis and on the  EU Fiscal framework. His research interests are in international macroeconomics, including monetary and fiscal policy in currency unions, international finance, sovereign debt and banking crises, fiscal federalism, international trade and the labour market. His publications include, among others, American Economic Review, European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He is a regular contributor to,,, Il Sole 24ore, Il Foglio, and writes on current Italian and European issues on his blog “Back-of The-Envelope Economics” ,