Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Massimo Bordignon

Massimo Bordignon gained a first degree in Philosophy at the University of Florence; he then moved to the UK to attend post graduate studies in Economics (MA, Essex; PhD, Warwick). He taught at Birmingham University, Università di Bergamo, Brescia, and Venezia. He is currently full professor of Public Economics at the Catholic University of Milan and visiting professor (permanent position) at the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium). His research interests are mainly focused on Welfare Economics, Public Economics and Political Economics.

Author of several books, he has published extensively in many national and international scientific journals and is associated editor of the Journal of Economics, Finanzarchiv, the Rivista di Politica Economica, Rivista Internazionale delle Scienze Sociali.

Founder and member of the editorial board of www.lavoce.info (with over 150 articles in Italian) he publishes editorials on VOX  (Cepr Policy Portal) and on the main Italian newspapers, such as: “Il Sole24ore”, “Il Corriere della Sera”, “Il Mattino”, “Il Messaggero” , “La Repubblica”.

He worked as a consultant for several national and international institutions and acted as a member of numerous technical commissions within the Italian Government. He is currently member of the European Fiscal Board, member of the scientific committee of the High Commission on Fiscal Federalism (Italian Ministry of Treasury), member of the scientific committee of Confindustria (main Italian Employers’ Organization), member of the scientific committee of SOSE,  member of the board of management of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP), member of the scientific committee of the Osservatorio Conti Pubblici (Catholic University of Milan), consultant for the Fiscal Affair department of the International Monetary Fund, chairman of the International Centre for Research in Public Economics (School of Public Finance and Taxation, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China) and president of the Committee on Public Expenditure of the Autonomous Province of Trento.