Mr Andrea Brandolini is Deputy Director General for Economics, Statistics and Research at the Bank of Italy.

After studying at the University of Modena and the London School of Economics, he joined the Bank of Italy in June 1992, where he directed the Economic Structure and Labour Market Division in the Department for Structural Economic Analysis from 2007 to 2012 and the Statistical Analysis Directorate from 2015 to 2020. He was chair of the Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics (CMFB) and a member of the Bureau of the European Statistical Forum (ESF) and the Eurosystem’s Statistics Committee (STC). He was chair of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) and a council member of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) and the Società Italiana di Economia (SIE). He was the Italian representative in the Luxembourg Income Study, where he directed with Timothy M. Smeeding the Luxembourg Wealth Study, a pilot project aimed at constructing a harmonised cross-national database of micro information on household wealth. He was chair of the Istat Commission on the absolute poverty methodology and a member of the Istat Scientific Commission on the Measurement of Well-Being. He was a member of the World Bank Commission on Global Poverty. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality and an editorial board member of the Review of Income and Wealth, the Italian Economic Journal and Politica economica–Journal of Economic Policy. He is a founder of the Italian demography website He co-edited The Great Recession and the Distribution of Household Incomes (with Stephen P. Jenkins, John Micklewright and Brian Nolan, Oxford University Press, 2013), and Anthony B. Atkinson’s posthumous book Measuring Poverty Around the World (with John Micklewright, Princeton University Press, 2019). For his work on income inequality he was awarded the Aldi Hagennars LIS Memorial Award by the Luxembourg Income Study in 1995 and the Luigi Tartufari International Prize by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in 2017.

Andrea Brandolini joined IZA as a Policy Fellow in 2009 and he became a Research Fellow in September 2022.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12890
published in: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2019-20, XLIX, 1-12
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12350
Andrea Brandolini, Alfonso Rosolia
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10869
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2017, 63 (3), 411 - 444.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1530
published in: Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, 2004, 63 (3-4), 449-487
IZA Policy Paper No. 97
published in: the Journal of Common Market Studies, 2016, 54 (5), 1123-1141