Paolo Manasse

Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy, 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,,, lavoce,info, and writes on current Italian and European issues on his blog “Back-of The-Envelope Economics” (in Italian, but Google Translator friendly). 

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey