Massimo Bordignon gained a first degree in Philosophy at the University of Florence; he then moved to the UK to attend post graduate studies in Economics (MA, Essex; PhD, Warwick). His research interests are mainly concentrated on Welfare Economics, Public Economics and Political Economics. The author of four books, he has published extensively in many national and international scientific journals, and is associated editor of the Journal of Economics and Finanzarchiv. He is also a columnist for Il sole24 ore and co-founder and member of the editorial board of www.lavoce.info°. He taught at Birmingham University, Università di Bergamo, Brescia, and Venezia and lectured in Doctoral and Master courses at Uppsala University, Munich University and the College of Europe. He is currently full professor of Public Economics at the Catholic University of Milan, where he is also the Director of the Department of Economics and Finance, after having directed for several years the Graduate School in Economics and Finance of Public Administration. He acted as President of the Italian Society of Public Economists and he is currently member of the managing board of the International Institute of Public Finance and of the Scientific Advisory Board of IFO-Munich. He worked as a consultant for several regional, national and international institutions, in particular the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund and acted as a member of several technical commissions within the Italian Government, in particular within the Italian Treasury. He is currently member of the scientific committees of Ifel-Anci, Confindustria, and of the Committee on Public Expenditure of the Autonomous Province of Trento.
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