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Research Interests

International Economics and Open Economy Macroeconomics


Ph.D. from Yale (1992), his contributions range from theoretical and empirical work on fiscal and monetary policy, to analyses of currency and financial crises and their international contagion. Serves as co-editor of the Journal of International Economics, Programme Director at Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and scientific consultant to the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Bodenstein, M., Corsetti G. and Guerrieri, L. Social Distancing and Supply Disruptions in a Pandemic, Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers (19) (2020) pp. 1-52
Corsetti, G., Mavroeidi, E., Thwaites, G. and Wolf, M. Step away from the zero lower bound: small open economies in a world of secular stagnation, Journal of International Economics vol 116 (2019) pp. 88-102
Corsetti, G., Dedola, L., Jarocinski, M., Mackowiak, B., and Schmidt, S. Macroeconomic stablization, monetary-fiscal interactions, and Europe's monetary union, European Journal of Political Economy vol 57 (2018) pp. 22-33
Corsetti, G., Kuester, K. and Müller, G. J. Fixed on Flexible Rethinking Exchange Rate Regimes after the Great Recession, IMF Economic Review vol 65(3) (2017) pp. 586-632
Corsetti, G. Comments on "Obstfeld and Rogoff's international macro puzzles: a quantitative assessment" by J. Eaton, S. Kortum and B. Neiman, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control vol 72 (2016) pp. 24-28

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Bodenstein, M., Corsetti, G. and Guerrieri, L. Social Distancing and Supply Disruptions in a Pandemic, (2020) CWPE2031
Bergin, P. R. and Corsetti, G. The Macroeconomic Stabilization Of Tariff Shocks: What Is The Optimal Monetary Response?, (2020) CWPE2026
Corsetti, G. and Marin, E. A. A Century of Arbitrage and Disaster Risk Pricing in the Foreign Exchange Market , (2020) CWPE2020
Corsetti, G. and Maeng, S. H. Debt Crises, Fast and Slow, (2020) CWPE2009
Bodenstein, M., Corsetti, G. and Guerrieri, L. The Elusive Gains from Nationally-Oriented Monetary Policy, (2020) CWPE2006

Authored Book

Giancarlo, C., Feld, L.P., Lane, P.R., Reichlin, L A new start for the Eurozone: dealing with debt, (2015) Monitoring the Eurozone - CEPR

Chapter in Book

Corsetti, G., Lloyd, S. and Marin, E. Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘global disasters’: Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 Crisis, (2020), in COVID-19 in Developing Economies. Edited by Simeon Djankov, Ugo Panizza - A CEPR Press eBook
Corsetti, G., Dedola, L. and Leduc, S. Optimal monetary policy in open economies, (2010), in Handbook of monetary economics. Edited by Ben Friedman, Michael Woodford - North-Holland

Research Activities

Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘Global Disasters’
Professor Giancarlo Corsetti has had a chapter published in CEPR's ebook "COVID-19 in Developing Economies". The chapter "Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘global disasters’: Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 Crisis" (joint with Simon Lloyd (Bank of England) and Emile Marin (PhD Candidate))
Published on - Wednesday 24th June 2020

Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy?
Professor Giancarlo Corsetti's article entitled "Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy?", which discusses how public health measures such as social distancing can reduce deaths by keeping the number of infected individuals from exceeding the capacity of the health care system has been featured by CNN and Trends (in Dutch).
Published on - Thursday 4th June 2020

Perpetual Bonds are not the Best Way to Finance the European Recovery Fund
Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Aitor Erce and Antonio Garcia Pascual's article "Perpetual bonds are not the best way to finance the European Recovery Fund" has been featured by VoxEU CEPR Policy Portal. This column looks at the potential gains of using European borrowing and lending as two separate policy levers, instead of financing the ERF using joint perpetual debt.
Published on - Monday 18th May 2020

COVID Economics Alumni Webinar Series
Cambridge-INET and Dr. Meredith Crowley are hosting a series of public lectures for Cambridge Alumni. The first of these webinars "Mitigating Macroeconomic Meltdown", will take place on Friday 15th May 2020, at 1.00pm and feature talks by Professor Vasco Carvalho and Professor Giancarlo Corsetti. Please see the Cambridge-INET COVID Economics Alumni webinar series webpage for details.
Published on - Tuesday 12th May 2020

Can Social Distancing Improve Trade Between Health And Economy?
Professor Giancarlo Corsetti's research entitled "Can Social Distancing Improve Trade Between Health And Economy?" has been featured by CNBC and University of Cambridge Research News.
Published on - Friday 1st May 2020

Research Grants

Cambridge-INET Institute (INET)
Centre for Macroeconomics Transition Review - Working towards a stable and sustainable growth path (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
The impact of trade policy and exchange rate shocks on trade (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))
A Dynamic Economic And Monetary Union (ADEMU) (Horizon 2020, Societal Challenges (SC))
Working Towards A Stable And Sustainable Growth Path (Centre for Macroeconomics) (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC))

Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

The Cambridge-INET Institute
Coordinator for Transmission Mechanisms and Economic Policy Research Theme

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

The Making of the Euro-area Crisis: Lessons from Theory and History, Corsetti, G. and Eichengreen, B. (JHLP) Research Output
Credit Constraints and Optimal Price Setting in International Markets, Crowley, M. and Corsetti, G. (JHOR)

COVID-19 Economic Research

Special Feature: Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade off Between Health and the Economy?
Fast and Furious: the Dollar and International Capital Flows in the COVID-19 Crisis

Handbook of Monetary Economics

Optimal monetary policy in open economies joint with Luca Dedola and Sylvain Leduc, published in the Handbook of Monetary Economics, vol. III, Edited by Ben Friedman and Michael Woodford, 2010. Note: I keep this copy clean of (the few) typos. If you read the book, please refer to HANDBOOK: ERRATA


PIIB Paper 2 - Lent - International Financial System
MPhil F510 - International Finance

PhD Students


Emile Marin
PhD Title: The Hegemon's Dilemma : Intertemporal terms of trade manipulation and expenditure-switching.
Seung Hyun Maeng
PhD Title: Saving Glut and Global Imbalances
Balduin Bippus
PhD Title: International Finance
Daniel Ostry
PhD Title:


Lidia Smitkova
PhD Title: Effects of trade on de-industrialization
Andrew Hannon
PhD Title: The Links between Bank and Sovereign Risk
Alba Patozi
PhD Title: Financial Stability and Macro-prudential Policies

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti

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