Carlo Cottarelli, a citizen of Italy, has been Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department since November 2008. After receiving degrees in economics from the University of Siena and the London School of Economics, he joined the Research Department of the Bank of Italy where he worked from 1981 to 1987. He joined the IMF in 1988, working for the Fiscal Affairs Department, the European Department, the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and the Policy Development and Review Department. He was Deputy Director both in the European Department and the Policy Development and Review Department. Mr. Cottarelli has worked on several advanced, emerging market, and low-income countries in the context of surveillance, IMF-supported programs, and technical assistance, including Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Italy, and the United Kingdom. He has written several papers on fiscal and monetary policies and institutions, and edited books on inflation, monetary policy, and exchange rates.
Articles by Carlo Cottarelli:
The austerity debate: Make haste slowly
20 April 2012, 16522 reads
Fiscal adjustment: Too much of a good thing?
8 February 2012, 14463 reads
Ten commandments for fiscal adjustment in advanced economies
28 June 2010, 18777 reads
Fiscal Policy for the Crisis
12 February 2009, 58209 reads
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
- Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A new modelKrugman