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Filippo Taddei

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Economics

Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research

Academic Director, Master of Arts in Global Risk


Dr. Taddei's academic research focuses on macroeconomics, international finance and the relationship between the labor market and the pension system. For his academic contributions, he was awarded the Lamfalussy Fellowship by the European Central Bank and the Young Economist Award by the European Economic Association. He teaches macroeconomics and international finance.

Taddei has over a decade of experience as a policymaker and senior advisor, with a specific focus on labor and credit markets. From 2013 to 2017, he served as Economic and Labor Affairs Spokesperson of the ruling Partito Democratico (Italian Democratic Party), reporting directly to the Italian Prime Minister. In this capacity, Taddei was one of the main architects of the Italian labor market reform in 2014-15. Previously, he was a policy expert and consultant on labor market policies to the International Labour Organization, the European Commission, and several multinational companies. He earned his PhD in Economics with distinction from Columbia University and his Laurea cum laude from the University of Bologna
The Trajectory of the Jobs Act and the Politics of Structural Reforms Between Counter-Reforms and Ambiguity, Co-authored with Tommaso Nannicini and Stefano Sacchi, Contemporary Italian Politics, 2019

Financial Frictions, International Capital Flows and Welfare, EBC Working Papers Series No. 2167, July 2018

Intergenerational Altruism and House Prices: Evidence from Bequest Tax Reforms in Italy,Co-authored with Giorgio Bellettini and Giulio Zanella, European Economic Review, Volume 92, February 2017, Pages 1-12 (2017)

International Capital Flows and Credit Market Imperfections: A Tale of Two Frictions, Co-authored with Alberto Martin, Journal of International Economics, Volume 89, Issue 2, March 2013, Pages 441-452




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A view from Italy.

Filippo Taddei wrote in Johns Hopkins Hub, 6/18

COVID-19's historic economic impact, in the U.S. and abroad

Filippo Taddei interviewed in Johns Hopkins HUB, 4/16

#CoronaChronicles – Why so many cases in the Netherlands?

Filippo Taddei interviewed in Eindhoven News, 4/8

Understanding COVID-19's impact in Italy and Europe.

Filippo Taddei interviewed in in Johns Hopkins HUB, 3/31

Regional elections in Italy: Can the 'Sardines' win against populism?

Filippo Taddei quoted on Oregon Public Broadcasting, 1/25

What is Italy's new 'Citizens' Income' scheme?

Filippo Taddei cited in Euronews, 3/6