Pier Carlo Padoan is Vice President of Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Unicredit. He was Member of the Italian Parliament (2018-2020) and Minister of Economy and Finance (2014-2018). Mr. Pier Carlo Padoan was Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist of the OECD. In addition to heading the Economics Department, Mr. Padoan was the G20 Finance Deputy for the OECD (2007-2014). Mr. Padoan was the Italian Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (2001-2005). Mr. Padoan served as Economic Adviser to Italian Prime Ministers, in charge of international economic policies (1998-2001). He was responsible for coordinating the Italian position in the Agenda 2000 negotiations for the EU budget, Lisbon Agenda, European Council, bilateral meetings, and G8 Summits. He held various academic positions in Italian and foreign universities.
Tito Boeri is full professor of economics at Bocconi University. He was Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, where he is currently Senior Visiting Professor. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, he was senior economist at the OECD from 1987 to 1996. He was also consultant to the IMF, the World Bank, The European Commission, the ILO, and the Italian Government. From 2015 to 2019, he was President of the Italian Social Security administration. He is Scientific Advisor of the Ing. Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation and he is research fellow at CEPR, CEP-LSE, IZA, Netspar and Igier-Bocconi. He is the founder of the economic policy watchdog website www.lavoce.info, in the editorial board of www.voxeu.org, and the Scientific Director of the Festival of Economics in Trento.
Maria Chiara Carrozza
MoS degree in Physics from University of Pisa in 1990, and Ph.D. in Engineering at ScuolaSuperioreSant’Anna, Pisa, Italy in 1994. She is Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at The BioRobotics Institute of ScuolaSuperioreSant’Anna. She has been Rector of ScuolaSuperioreSant’Anna from 2007 to 2013, Member of the Italian Parliament from 2013 to 2018, and Minister of Education, University and Research of Italian Republic from 2013 to 2014. She is currently Scientific Director of Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation in Milan, Italy, a network of Research hospitals dedicated to Rehabilitation Medicine. Since 2015 she serves in the Board of Directors of the PiaggioSpA. She is Founding Partner of IUVO Srl, a start-up active in the field of Wearable Robotics. She is President of Italian Scientific Association of Biomedical Engineers.
Enrico Giovannini is full professor of Economic statistics and Sustainable development at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, of Sustainable development at LUISS and at the National School of Administration (SNA). He is the co-founder and director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, a coalition of more than 240 organisations established to implement in Italy the UN 2030 Agenda 2030. He was Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009), President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013) and Minister of Labour and Social Policies (2013-2014). In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic made him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al MeritodellaRepubblica”, the highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic.He is the author of more than 100 articles and six books on statistical and economic topics.
Paolo Magri is Executive Vice President of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and Professor of International Relations at Bocconi University.He is member of the Strategic Committee of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, member of the Europe Policy Group of the World Economic Forum (Davos) and member of the Board of Directors of the Italy-China Foundation. He is also member of the Scientific Committees of the Elcano Royal Institute, the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) and of the Military Centerfor Strategic Studies (Ce.Mi.S.S.).He is a regular speaker, writer and commentator to diverse media outlet on global issues, US foreign policy, Iran and Middle East.Previously, he served as Programme Director to the UN Secretariat in New York and, up to 2005, as Director of International Affairs at Bocconi University in Milan.
Franco Bruni is ISPI Vice President and Co-Head, Centre on Europe and Global Governance. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics of Bocconi University. Italian member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, he has co-chaired the task force International Financial Architecture in the T20 since 2018. He has been Vice President and President of the SociétéEuropéenne de RecherchesFinancières. Holds degrees from Bocconi and MIT. He has been visiting professor in several international universities, including NYU, Fudan and, Getulio Vargas. He authored many publications in the fields of Macroeconomics, European Economics, International Banking and Finance. He has been an independent member of the Board of Saipem(1998-2005), UnicreditBancaMobiliare (2000-2007), Pirelli (2005-2014), Mediaset (2015-18).
Mehmet Sait Akman is Associate Professor of International Trade and European Integration, and Director of G20 Studies Centre at TEPAV (The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey), a leading policy think-tank. He has taught in several universities on European integration and trade policy topics. He teaches international trade at TOBB University of Economics, Ankara.
Dr. Akman holds a PhD degree in Economics of the EU (Marmara University, Istanbul) and LL.M degree (London School of Economics, LSE). He has been visiting researcher at European University Institute, Florence; London School of Economics, London; and CIGI in Waterloo, Canada. He was formerly instructor (2010-2015) of Regional Trade Policy Courses of the WTO, delivering training to trade bureaucrats for CEECAC region. He was the co-chair of Trade, Investment and Growth Task Force under T20 Saudi Arabia in 2020, and is a member of the steering committee of TIRN (Trade and Investment Research Network), an independent network of trade policy scholars worldwide.
Anabel Gonzalez is non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC and the host of Trade Winds. She also serves as a consultant to international organizations, governments and firms on trade, foreign direct investment and economic development.
Anabel is former Senior Director of the World Bank’s Global Practice on Trade & Competitiveness (2014-18), where she led the Bank´s agenda on trade, investment climate, competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship. She previously served as Minister of Trade of Costa Rica (2010-14), where she led the country’s strategy to join the OECD, negotiated and implemented several free trade agreements, and contributed to attract over 140 foreign direct investment projects. In her more than 15 years of service at the Ministry of Foreign Trade, she was Ambassador and Chief Negotiator of the Free Trade Agreement between Central America and the United States, Vice-minister and Director General. She has also worked as Director, Agriculture Division, World Trade Organization; Senior Consultant on Trade and Investment, Inter-American Development Bank; and Director-General, Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency. Anabel has written extensively on trade and investment, and has presented in over 60 countries around the world.
TU Xinquan is Dean and Professor of the China Institute for WTO Studies of University of International Business and Economics located in Beijing, China. He got his Ph.D. in international trade from this university in 2004. During 2006-2007, he was a visiting scholar at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. In the summer of 2009, he was invited as a visiting fellow by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy(KIEP). He conducted his research on the GPA under the WTO Secretariat for three months in 2011. He was also a visiting scholar at SWP(German Institute of International and Security Affairs), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterrey, and Indiana University. His research and teaching focus on Chinese trade policy, WTO, Government procurement, US trade policy, and US-China trade relations.
He authored China’s position, role and strategy in the WTO (published by The Press of UIBE, 2005) and published numerous papers and chapters in books. He has been granted a number of research projects by the China Social Science Foundation, the Ministries of Commerce, Education, Finance etc. He was also interviewed by CCTV, Bloomberg, Reuters, Xinhua News Agency, and other major media on hot issues about China’s trade and economic situation and China’s international economic relations.
Giorgio Sacerdoti was a Member of the WTO Appellate Body from 2001 to 2009 and its chairman in 2006-7. He has been Professor of International Law and European Law (J. Monnet Chair 2004) at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, since 1986 where he goes on lecturing in international trade and investment law as an emeritus professor since 2016. Professor Sacerdoti has been Vice-Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions from 1995 until 2001, where he was one of the drafters of the “Anticorruption Convention of 1997”.
He is on the ICSID Roster of arbitrators and has served frequently as an arbitrator in commercial and investment disputes under BITS and the ECT. In 2020 he was appointed by the EU Commission as a member of the arbitration panel in the EU-Ukraine dispute on Ukraine’s timber export restrictions under the bilateral FTA.
Professor Sacerdoti has published extensively on international trade law, investments, international contracts, and arbitration. After graduating from the University of Milan with a law degree summa cum laude in 1965, he gained a Master in Comparative Law from Columbia University Law School as a Fulbright Fellow in 1967. He was admitted to the Milan bar in 1969 and to the Supreme Court of Italy in 1979. He has lectured in many universities and institutions in different countries (Senior Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in 2012) and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.
He is president of Fondazione CDEC – Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea in Milan.
Jane is a widely published, internationally recognised expert on trade and development, global value chains and regional integration and one of Asia Pacific’s foremost experts on trade and competitiveness in services. Her current research focus is digital trade. She brings a unique mix of experience formed across business, academia, government and multiple international government organisations, having served with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, the OECD Secretariat in Paris and the International Trade Centre in Geneva. A former senior diplomat and trade negotiator, she was Chief Economist in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and Charge d’Affaires at the Australian Delegation to the EU in Brussels. She founded and co-chairs the Asia Pacific Services Coalition (the world’s largest coalition of services industries), has a close long-standing association with APEC and practical background in trade and regional integration in Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Lucia Tajoli is Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Management Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, where she holds courses in Economics, International Economics and EU integration at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Observatory on Digital Export of Politecnico di Milano. She is Senior Associate Research Fellow of the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan. Her research activity focuses on international trade, economic integration between countries and trade policies. On these issues she has published over one hundred papers and contributions, and she participated to numerous national and international research projects. She was member for over ten years of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Trade Agency and she is currently a member of the Regency Board of the Bank of Italy, Milan chapter.
Paolo Guerrieri is Visiting Professor at the the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences-Po (Paris) and the Business School of the University of San Diego.
Senator of the Italian Republic and member of the Economic Budget Committee and the European Policy Committee at the Italian Senate from 2013 to 2018.
Scientific Director of “The Journal of European Economic History” and “Economia Italiana”.
He has acted as consultant to European and international institutions and organisations such as the European Commission, the OECD and the World Bank and CEPAL.
Former Professor of Economics at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, ULB (Belgium), USD of San Diego, California, Complutense (Madrid, Spain), ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain).
He is the author of several books and articles on international trade and policy, technological change, international political economy, industrial patterns, European integration issues.
Abla Abdel Latif
Dr. Abla Abdel Latif is currently the Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Development; and the Executive Director and Director of Research of The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES). She is also a Member of the Central Bank of Egypt’s Coordinating Council, and has been a Board Member of the National Bank of Egypt – the first female in this position, for over six years. In 2013, she was honored with membership of the Committee of Fifty, whose mission was to draft Egypt’s Constitution following June 30, 2013. She is also a cofounder and Board Member of BASEERA (the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research), and “El Nidaa” Foundation for job creation for women and youth. In addition to her teaching career as Professor of Economics at the American University in Cairo (AUC) for over twenty years, she has been selected to be a Life Time Research Fellow at the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and member of the Advisory Board for (Femise).
Fabrizio Botti is Senior Fellow at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) where he is Head of research in the area of international economics and finance, and Intesa Sanpaolo Fellow. In the framework of the T20 Italy 2021, he is also responsible for the design and supervision of Task Forces coordinated by IAI. He is also Research Fellow at the Department of Economic and Business Science of “Guglielmo Marconi” University where he teaches Economics and Economics of Real Estate. He is Core Member of “Minerva – Laboratory on Gender Diversity and Gender Inequality” at the Department of Statistics of “Sapienza” University of Rome. He has been member of different research projects and collaborates with Universities, Government bodies, European and International institutions. He is author of several publications in the following fields of research: development and international economics; poverty, social and financial exclusion; discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation.
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