GIANMARCO I.P. OTTAVIANO is Professor of Economics and holds the ‘Achille and Giulia Boroli’ Chair in European Studies at Bocconi University, having previously taught at the London School of Economics and the University of Bologna.

He is co-Director of the Research Unit on Globalization and Industry Dynamics of the Bocconi Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation (Baffi-CAREFIN), having previously directed the Trade Programme of the Centre of Economic Performance (CEP) in London.

He has received his BA in Economics at Bocconi University, his M.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics, and his Ph.D. in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

He has advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the Finnish government and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

He is the co-author of many works in international trade, urban economics and economic geography. His recent publications focus on the competitiveness of firms in the global economy as well as the economic effects of immigration and offshoring on employment and wages

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2015.