Carlo Cottarelli

Economist, Director of Fiscal Affairs, International Monetary Fund; Professor, Università Cattolica di Milano & Università Luigi Bocconi Milano

“Public debt – a ticking bomb?”

Carlo Cottarelli, a citizen of Italy, served as Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2008 to 2013.

After having graduating inEconomics atthe University of Siena and the London School of Economics, he joined the Research Department of the Bank ofItaly where he worked from 1981 to 1987 in theMonetary and Financial Sector Division. Later-on he became the head of the Economic Research Department of ENI, the main Italian energy company.

In 1988, Carlo Cottarelli joined the IMF, working for the European Department, the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, the Policy Development and Review Department as well asthe Fiscal Affairs Department. He becameDeputy Director ofthe European Department and the Strategy, Policy and Review Department.

Carlo Cottarelli has worked on several advanced,emerging marketand low-income countries in the context of surveillance, IMF-supported programsand technical assistance. As head of the Fiscal Affairs Department, he was responsible for the development and publication of the Fiscal Monitor, one of the three IMF flagship publications.

Carlo Cottarelli has written numerouspapers on fiscal and monetary policies and institutionsand edited well-known books on inflation, monetary policy, and exchange rates.

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