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Prof. Alberto F. Alesina

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University

Alberto Alesina is a leader in the field of Political Economics and has published extensively in all major academic journals in economics. He is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research. 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 and has visited several institutions including MIT, Tel Aviv University, University of Stockholm, The World Bank, and the IMF.

"One of the eight best economists under the age of forty in the world and most likely to win a Nobel Prize in the future" The Economist (1990)

Prof. Alberto F. Alesina

In detail

Alberto Alesina obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1986 and served as Chairman of the Department of Economics from 2003 - 2006 and was the Taussig Research Professor of Economics from 2006 - 2007. He is a member of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

What he offers you

Alberto Alesina''s offers a unique perspective on a variety of topics. He expertly points out how Europe should handle labour productivity, labour market regulation, globalization, support for higher education and research, fiscal policy, and its multiethnic societies. His wake-up call will ring loud and clear for anyone concerned about the future of Europe and the global economy.

How he presents

Alberto Alesina is a highly respected, knowledgeable and provocative speaker with the ability to engage audiences worldwide. He has an informative presenting style - he is clear, direct and thought provoking.


He presents in English and Italian.

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  • The Crisis. Can Politics Save the World?
  • Political Business Cycles
  • The Political Economy of Fiscal Policy and Budget Deficits
  • The Process of European Integration, Stabilization Policies in High Inflation Countries
  • Currency Unions
  • The Political Economic Determinants of Redistributive Policies
  • Differences in the Welfare State in the US and Europe
  • Differences in the Economic System in the US and Europe
  • The Choice of Electoral Rules
    The Effect of Alternative Electoral Systems on Economic Policies
  • The Determination of the Choice of Different Electoral Systems


  • 2008
    The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline
  • 2006
    Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe: A World of Difference
  • 1997
    Political Cycles and the Macroeconomy

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