Dean, School of Economics and Management, LUISS University, Professor of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, LUISS University. Past Academic and Related Experiences: Research fellow, Ente Einaudi (2002-2007) Deputy Rector for International Relations, LUISS University, Viale Pola 12, 00198 Roma. (2003-2005) Associate Professor of Monetary Economics, LUISS University, Viale Pola 12, 00198 Roma. (2000-2002) Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Rome La Sapienza (1994-2000) Advisor, Treasury Department, Ministry of the Treasury of the Italian Republic (1997-2002) Scientific Director, Research Project on Deposit Insurance, FITD, Rome (2001) Member of the Technical Secretary of the Economic Policy Evaluation Unit, Ministry of the Treasury of the Italian Republic (1997-2000). Visiting Professor at Columbia University (Fall 1996, Fall 2003) and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1998-1999). Education: 1996 Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University, NY (M.Phil 1994, M.A.1992) 1989 Laurea in Economia, Università “La Sapienza” di Roma , 110/110 cum laude. Fellowships and Honours: CNR, 1999, Ente L. Einaudi, 1993-94, President’s Fellow at Columbia University, 1993-94, “Marco Fanno” sponsored by Mediocredito Centrale, 1991-1993. LUISS Fellow 1989-91. Services to the Profession: July 2009 - Editor, Rivista Bancaria - Minerva Bancaria 2009 - Associate Editor, Studi e Note di Economia 2008 - Member of The Editorial Committee, Rivista Italiana degli Economsiti 2003- Member of the Advisory Board, Rivista di Politica Economica 2006-2007, Editor, Journal of Banking and Finance 1997-98, Editorial Secretary of the Rivista Italiana degli Economisti. Referee for several journals including the Economic Journal, The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Economics and Politics, The Journal of Banking and Finance, Rivista di Politica Economica, Rivista Italiana degli Economisti. Seminars and Conferences: Columbia University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, European University Institute, 1998 EEA meetings (Berlin), 1998 CMTEA meeting (Copenhagen), 2000 CMTEA meeting (Moscow), 22nd SUERF Colloquium (Vienna), Sevilla Conference on EU regions, ISPE-Roma, Italian Treasury, Banca di Italia, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Università LUISS Guido Carli di Roma, Ente Luigi Einaudi, Banca di Roma, Università Partenope, Università di Ancona, European University Institute 2000, Central Bank of Belgium - SUERF, Central Bank of Finland, Brooklyn Law School, Universidad Nova, IESE, Università Bocconi, Università di Roma 3, Università di Roma -Tor Vergata, IMF Research Department, Banque de France, Utrecht School of Economics, University of Nevada at Reno. Research: Monetary Policy, Financial Intermediation Theory and Regulation, Dynamic Macroeconomic Theory.