Carlo Bastasin is a journalist and an economist. He is currently a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute in Washington and a political and economic commentator for the Italian newspaper "Il Sole-24 Ore". He also writes for the German newspapers "Sueddeutsche Zeitung" and "Handelsblatt".
Carlo graduated from Bocconi University (Milan) where he studied International monetary theory. After a few years as an economist, Carlo shifted to journalism. He was a correspondent for ten years correspondent from Germany and between 1999 and 2005, he was deputy editor at "La Stampa". Carlo's interests and teaching experiences are centered mainly on the analysis of European political economy. In 2006, in a book published by "Bocconi University", Carlo developed the concept of "partisan protectionism" proposing a new "political economy" rationale behind European integration.