Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Meeting our faculty: Prof. Taddei

Filippo Taddei is the new full-time junior economist at SAIS Bologna, succeeding Çiğdem Akin, who is teaching at SAIS DC now.

Prof. Taddei will be teaching two courses that most students take while at SAIS. Worth getting to know!

Have a look at his latest work, published in the Journal of International Economics: "International capital flows and credit market imperfections: A tale of two frictions".


What courses are you teaching?
Macroeconomics and International Monetary Theory

Your degrees?
Ph.D, M.Phil and M.A. from Columbia University; Laurea, University of Bologna

Where have you taught?
I have taught at a few places. I started at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, where I worked for two years. Then I moved to the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Torino, a new research center established in 2005, where I taught Macro and International Economics for 5 years.

How long have you been teaching at SAIS Bologna?
I taught International Monetary Theory last year, but my real start is this term.

A link to a recent publication by you?

Anything special about SAIS Bologna?
Like many of our students, I'm new to the place, but so far it's all very interesting.

Anything special about Bologna?
It's a good representation of Italy. It has a lot of potential, but it's not clear whether it will take full advantage of it.

Your favorite book?
It's an Italian novel by Calvino: "Il cavaliere inesistente" ("The Nonexistent Knight").

Soccer. Definitely soccer.

A quote?
"Intelligence is one of the most overrated virtues in human history."

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