Paola Subacchi is an economist, writer and commentator on the functioning and governance of the international and monetary system. She is a senior fellow at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London, a visiting professor at the University of Bologna, and a director of a number of public companies. Her latest book,The People's Money: How China is building a global currency, was published by Columbia University Press. An Italian national, she studied at Università Bocconi in Milan and at the University of Oxford. In 2016 she received the honour Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia.