Bocconi University and CEPR
Francesco Giavazzi is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, where he was deputy-rector in 2001-03. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR and a Research Associate of NBER. He chairs the Scientific committee of CEPII and was a member of the Strategic Committe of the Agence France Trésor. From 1991 to 1999 he was an editor of the European Economic Review. From 1992 to 1994 he was a Director General of the Italian Treasury responsible for debt management and privatizations, and a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the Italian prime minister (1998-99). In 2012 he produced, at the request by Prime Minister Monti, a report on state subsidies to private enterprises, which has become part of the government plan for spending cuts. He graduated in electrical engineering from the Politecnico of Milan in 1972 and obtained a PhD in economics from MIT in 1978.