Giorgio Bellettini is Full Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Bologna. His main research interests are in international macroeconomics and political economy. He has published several articles on leading international journals. He got his Phd in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, l’Univeristè Cergy-Pontoise, at the Carlo Alberto College Turin at the University of Evry. He is a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Studies and the Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) at Munich.