Alberto Alesina

Italian Political Economist

Alberto Alesina is an Italian political economist. He has published much-cited books and articles in major economics journals. Born in Broni, Pavia, Italy, Alesina obtained his undergraduate degree in economics from Bocconi University. From 2003–2006, Alesina served as Chairman of the Department of Economics at Harvard. He is currently the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard. He has visited several institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tel Aviv University, University of Stockholm, The World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006, Alesina participated in the Stock Exchange of Visions project.

He has published five books and edited many more. His two most recent books are The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline, and Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference. He has been a co-editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics for eight years and associate editor of many academic journals. He has published columns in many leading newspapers around the world. He is founding contributor of the online economic policy and research journal and of

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  • Economics & Banking
  • International Politics
  • Brexit & the EU
  • Making Decisions
  • Leadership & Teamwork