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The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | Alessandro Merli

Alessandro Merli
Associate Fellow

EXPERTISE

Geographic Areas
Brazil
Europe
Germany
Italy
Portugal

Issues
Economics
Financial Regulation
International Macroeconomics and Finance
International Monetary Policy
Macroeconomics
World Bank and International Monetary Fund

Languages
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish

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Background and Education
Alessandro Merli is an economist and award-winning journalist. The main focus of his research is currently the European Central Bank. He is a contributing writer for the financial dailies: Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy) and Valor Economico (Brazil), and is also an independent director at the Italian bank, Credito Emiliano. Merli was previously Frankfurt correspondent/ECB watcher, columnist, financial editor and UK correspondent at Il Sole 24 Ore (1985-2017). He was an adjunct professor in the Global MBA program at the Bologna Business School, where he was voted best teacher in 2014. He has taught at the universities of Parma (2008-2010) and Modena/Reggio Emilia (2002-2004). Mr. Merli received the following recognition for his journalism: IV Italy-Latin America Conference, special award of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009); Citigroup Award for Journalistic Excellence, winner, 1st Italian edition (2002); and Order of the Southern Cross from the President of Brazil (2002). He is a graduate in Law of the Università di Modena (1981) and holds an MA in Economics from the University of Illinois (1987). He was a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1993).






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