Focus: Advice on incentives design and economic policy implications.
Ugo Panizza is the Director of the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies in Geneva, a Think Tank associated to The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies where he is also Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance. He is also a Research Fellow at the London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Prior to joining the Institute, Ugo was the Chief of the Debt and Finance Analysis Unit at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank, the American University of Beirut and the University of Turin.
His research interests include international finance, sovereign debt, banking and political economy. He is a member of the editorial board of The World Bank Economic Review, the Review of Development Finance, the Journal of Economic Systems and the Review of Economics and Institutions. He is a former member of the executive committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and an editor of the Association's journal Economia.
Ugo holds a PhD in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University.