International political economy

Director: Fabrizio Saccomanni
Researcher: Simone Romano
Scientific advisor: Andrea Renda
Associate fellows: Umberto Marengo, Marco Sanfilippo
Programme & Events assistant Anna Gaone

Non resident fellow: Marco Magnani
Senior visiting fellow: Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

For some years now, the IAI has been pursuing two strands of study: one on the internationalization of the Italian economy, the other on the trends and rules of the global economy and the macro-regions that characterize it. The objective is to analyze, starting from the current economic and financial crisis, the possible future role of Italy and Europe in the global economic system in the medium to long term, in order to propose appropriate options for Italy's foreign economic policy. The work in these fields is being carried out with the participation of Italian companies and institutions, as well as the collaboration of international organizations and foundations.

  • Global Outlook

    The Global Outlook of the International Affairs Institute was conceived in mid-1996 as a venue for debate, analysis and proposal on topics of special relevance for contemporary Italy's...

    Start/End: 2002 - current
  • The Think-20 (T20)

    The Think-20 (T20) serves as an “ideas bank” for G20. For this purpose, T20 organizes the analysis of global think tanks and high-level experts in order to provide analytical depth to ongoing G20...

    Start/End: 2015 - current
  • Economic and geopolitical dimension of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

    EU-US negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - aimed at creating a free trade area and establishing shared standards and rules - are of strategic importance for...

    Start/End: 2013 - current
  • The future of the European economy

    This series of conferences aims to contribute to the debates on the impact of the economic crisis and the new instruments of European economic governance with particular regard to...

    Start/End: 2012 - current
  • Chinese investments in Italy: Facing risks and grasping opportunities

    Chinese investments in Italy are similar to investments in other advanced economies, but also have country-specific features. From the point of view of Chinese investors, Italy is an attractive...

    Start/End: 2014 - 2014
  • European Macroeconomic Imbalances and Policy Adjustments

    This is a study of the imbalances in current accounts of Eurozone countries and possible adjustment mechanisms.
    The study is broken down into three parts:
    - a study of the growing...

    Start/End: 2012 - 2014
  • Global governance

    The aim of the project was to analyse, in the light of the current recovery stage, after the deep recession of the 2008-2009, the future possible positions for Italy in Europe and in the global...

    Start/End: 2011 - 2011
  • Le sfide del multipolarismo e le strategie della politica estera italiana

    In a study project on the Italian foreign policy in a global multipolar system, financed by the Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena and guided dall'Arel, the IAI was in charge of coordinating a...

    Start/End: 2008 - 2010
  • Problemi e prospettive del sistema di governance economica globale

    A network of institutes studying the scenarios for reform of global economic governance system - of which IAI was a member together with Chatham House, the Centre for International Governance...

    Start/End: 2008 - 2010
  • Re-launching prospects of the transatlantic partnership and WTO negotiations

    This programme, launched with the support of the German Marshall Fund, aimed at analysing the state and prospects of the transatlantic relations within the WTO negotiations, by fostering qualified...

    Start/End: 2006 - 2006