Giancarlo Corsetti is Pierre Werner Chair, joint professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Department of Economics at the European University Institute. He joined the Institute in 2003, on leave from the University of Rome III, where he is Professor of Economics. He has previously taught at the Universities of Bologna, Yale and Columbia.
His main field of interest is international economics. His main contributions to the literature include general equilibrium models of the international transmission mechanisms and optimal monetary policy in open economies, analyses of currency and financial crises and their international contagion, and models of international policy cooperation and international financial architecture. He has published articles in many international journals including Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Policy, Economics and Politics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Monetary Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of International Economics. He has co-authored an award-winning book on the 1992-93 crisis of the European Monetary System, Financial Markets and European Monetary Cooperation. Professor Corsetti is currently co-editor of the Journal of International Economics, and Research in Economics; he is associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and serves in the Economic Policy panel.
Giancarlo Corsetti is Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, where he serves as Co-Director of the International Macroeconomic Programme. He is also a member of the European Economic Advisory Group at CESifo in Munich, publishing a yearly Report on the European Economy. Professor Corsetti has been a scientific consultant to the European Central Bank and the Bank of Italy, and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the International Monetary Fund. He has been the editor of the Euro Homepage, a popular Web site tracking Euro-related studies and news since 1999. As Pierre Werner Chair at the EUI, he has promoted a visiting programme on issues related to the macroeconomics of monetary unions, open to researchers from both policy and academic institutions, and has been organizing yearly international conferences at the Institute. He is also serving as Chair of the Programme Committee of the 2007 European Economic Association Congress, to be held in Budapest.