International Workshop

The global economy after the crisis: macroeconomic and geopolitical implications

25-27 June 2009

Guest Lecturers


Biographical Sketch


After graduating with a masters in Economics from Nuffield College, Oxford, Clive joined the Bank of England. He spent 18 years at the Bank of England, mostly in monetary policy and banking supervision. In 1998 Clive moved to the newly created Financial Services Authority (FSA), and in 2004 he became a member of the Board of the FSA and Managing Director of Retail Markets, responsible for the prudential and conduct of business supervision of all the predominantly retail banks, insurers, asset managers and advisers in the UK; for conduct of business policy; and for the FSA’s ambitious programme to improve financial capability.
Clive left the FSA last year and is now an independent consultant on risk and regulation issues. He is the owner and director of Risk and Regulation Consulting Limited; a program leader at the Toronto Centre for Leadership in Financial Supervision; and a non-executive director of The On-Line Partnership Ltd (a network of independent financial advisers).
Clive has published articles on a range of monetary policy and regulatory issues, including on the costs of inflation, the independence and accountability of central banks, the rationale for a single financial services regulator, and derivatives and systemic risk.


Jan Dehn is a Portfolio Manager at Ashmore Investment Management Ltd., one of the world’s largest fund managers specializing exclusively in emerging markets. Jan joined Ashmore in 2005 from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he covered Latin America as a fixed income analyst out of both London and New York. He has been a researcher at the World Bank, an economic advisor to the Finance Ministry of Uganda, and a freelance consultant. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from Oxford University and an MSc in Quantitative Development Economics from Warwick University. He is also a fully qualified wooden-boat builder.


John Driffill is a Professor of Economics at Birkbeck College, University of London; a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research; and the Director of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Programme on World Economy and Finance. He was educated at Cambridge and Princeton Universities. He has worked at the University of Southampton, Queen Mary College (University of London), and Tilburg University (Netherlands). He has had visiting posts at Queen's University (Canada), the University of Stockholm, Aarhus University, the University of Tokyo, and the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne). He has been a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England. He has been a Member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society, and has served as a specialist adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on European Union for enquiries into "How is the Euro Working?" and the Stability and Growth Pact. His main area of research is monetary policy and international economics.


Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is also Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London, England). In 1997-98 he was Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (class of 1997). He is the convener of the Bellagio Group of academics and economic officials. He has held Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and has been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Palo Alto) and the Institute for Advanced Study (Berlin).
His books include What G20 Leaders Must Do to Stabilize Our Economy and Fix the Financial System (coedited with Richard Baldwin,(E-book 2008), Rescuing Our Jobs and Savings: What G7/8 Leaders Can Do to Solve the Global Credit Crisis (coedited with Richard Baldwin), (E-book 2008), Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System, Second Edition (2008), The European Economy since 1945: Coordinated Capitalism and Beyond (updated paperback edition) (2008), Bond Markets in Latin America: On the Verge of a Big Bang?, co-edited with Eduardo Borensztein, Kevin Cowan, and Ugo Panizza (2008), and China, Asia, and the New World Economy, co-edited with Charles Wyplosz and Yung Chul Park (2008).
He was awarded the Economic History Association's Jonathan R.T. Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and the University of California at Berkeley Social Science Division's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004. He is also the recipient of a doctor honoris causa from the American University in Paris.


Sergio Fabbrini is professor of Political Science at the University of Trento. Since 2004, he is the Editor of the “Italian Journal of Political Science” (Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica). He is Recurrent Visiting Professor of Comparative and International Politics at the University of California at Berkeley. He was Jemolo Fellow at the Nuffield College, Oxford University, in the Spring Semester 2006. His recent publications include: America and Its Critics. Vices and Virtues of the Democratic Hyperpower, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2008 and Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007.


Andrea Fracasso is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Trento. Since 2006 he has taught International Economics at the Faculty of Economics and at the School of International Studies in Trento. After a MSc in Economics at the University of York(UK) and a DEA in International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (Switzerland), he received his PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2007. Besides articles published in international economic journals, he co-authored with H. Genberg and C. Wyplosz the CEPR report "How do Central Banks Write" (2003) and with F. Targetti the book "Le sfide della globalizzazione. Storia, politiche e istituzioni" (2008). His research interests mainly fall on international economics, in particular global imbalances, and monetary economics.


Christopher Gilbert is Professor of Econometrics at the University of Trento, Italy where he is Academic Director of the Doctoral Program in Economics and Management. He also holds a part-time Chair in Econometrics at Birkbeck, University of London. Prior to moving to Italy in 2003, Gilbert was Professor of Finance at the Free University, Amsterdam. His previous university positions were at London (Queen Mary), Oxford and Bristol. He has consulted extensively for the EC, FAO, IADB, IMF, UNCTAD and the World Bank.


Jan Kregel is a senior scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and Director of the Monetary Policy and Financial Structure Program. He currently holds the position of Distinguished Research Professor at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability of the University of Missouri–Kansas City and Professor of Development Finance at the Tallinn University of Technology. He is now serving as Rapporteur of the President of the United Nations General Assembly’s Commission on Reform of the International Financial System.
He recently retired from the position of Chief of the Policy Analysis and Development Branch of the United Nations Financing for Development Office and deputy secretary of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters. He has also served as High Level Expert in Macroeconomics and Finance in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Before joining the U.N. he was professor of economics in the Università degli Studi di Bologna, as well as professor of international economics in Johns Hopkins University’s Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where he also served as associate director of its Bologna Center from 1987 to 1990. He has published extensively, contributing over 160 articles to edited volumes and scholarly journals, including the Economic Journal, American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Economie Appliquée, and Giornale degli Economisti. His major works include a series of books on economic theory, among them:

His most recent book is International Finance and Development (with J. A. Ocampo and S. Griffith-Jones), 2006.
Kregel pursued his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge, and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He is a life fellow of the Royal Economic Society (U.K.), an elected member of the Società Italiana degli Economisti, and a Membro Destinguido of the Asociacion Nacional de Economistas de Cuba.


Manuela Moschella is a Research Fellow at the institute for economics studies Nomisma, Bologna, Italy. She was educated at the University of Catania and the School of International Studies (University of Trento). Her doctoral dissertation is entitled ‘Ideas and Policy Change: The International Monetary Fund from Orderly to Properly Sequenced Liberalization’ and was supported by an Italian and a European (Garnet – 7th framework program) research scholarships. Her research work has focused on the role of the IMF in ensuring global financial stability, the changes in the international financial architecture, and the relationship between economic ideas and policy making. Further research has concentrated on the process of international financial standardization, including comparative work on practices in different standard setter bodies.