Italy's Future: Reform or Decline?

New York, NY

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Francesco Giavazzi

Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research

Università Bocconi


Moderated by

Michael Woodford

John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy

Columbia University


Professor Francesco Giavazzi will present a lecture on the potential dynamics of the Italian economy in the wake of the spring election cycle and its consequences for the wider Euro area.


He has been Director General of the Italian Treasury (1992-1994) and served as economic adviser to the Italian Prime Minister (1998-2000) and the President of the European Commission (2000-2010). He is a research fellow and a trustee of CEPR (the Centre for Economic Policy Research) in London, and a research associate of NBER (the National Bureau of Economics Research) in Cambridge, MA.



A reception will follow the lecture.


Co-Sponsored by the Program for Economic Research and the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America.