Francesco Giavazzi


Francesco Giavazzi was born in Bergamo in 1949 and graduated in electronic engineering from Milan Polytechnic. In 1978 he earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a professor of political economics at Bocconi University and a visiting professor at MIT. He is on the Strategic Committee of Agence France Trésor and the economic advisory team of José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission.
From 1992 to 1994 he was general manager of the Treasury Ministry in charge of economic research, debt management and privatizations, representing the ministry on the Boards of Directors of INA, Assitalia, and Banco di Napoli (of which he also served as vice president). From 1998 to 2000 he was an economic advisor to the Italian prime minister, Massimo D’Alema. He is an editorial writer for Corriere della Sera, and an independent Director of Autogrill S.p.A. (since 2008), Vitale&Associati S.p.A. (since 2000), and Arsenale di Venezia S.p.A. (since 2005).