Giorgio Barba Navaretti is Professor of Economics at the University of Milan, Scientific Director of the Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano and Distinguished Visiting Faculty at Sciences Po, Paris. He has a PhD in Economics from Oxford University and a Degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. He is specialised in international and development economics. He has been working extensively on the economics of multinational firms, on firms’ dynamics and competitiveness and on several international economic policy issues.
He is or has been a consultant for many international organisations, including the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the OECD and the European Commission and for Italian public institutions like the Bank of Italy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was part of the Task Force on Industrial Policy of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.
He is a non-executive director of Aon Italia, and R&S Mediobanca. He is the Vice President of Collegio Carlo Alberto Foundation in Torino and member of the Board of Directors of Unicredit Foundation, Fondazione Pesenti and Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli.
He published many papers in key international academic journals and books, including Multinational firms in the World Economy with Anthony J.Venables (Princeton University Press; in Italian Le multinazionali nell’economia mondiale, Il Mulino ) and Made in Torino? Fiat Chrysler e il futuro dell’industria, Il Mulino.
He is a columnist for Il Sole 24 Ore and Editor in Chief of “European-Economy. Banks Regulation and the Real Sector”.