Dr Massimo Antonini

Dr Massimo Antonini

I joined St Peter’s in 2002, as lecturer and fellow in Economics. I gained a PhD in Economics from the University of Leicester with a thesis on “Fiscal Policy in Models of Economic Growth.” Before that I have studied economics at Ca’ Foscari, Venice and Middlesex, London.

Teaching

At St Peter’s, I teach the second/third year core Macroeconomics and Quantitative Economics courses, the first year Introductory Economics, and two optional courses: Economics of Developing Countries and International Economics. At the Department of Economics, I lecture on the core Macroeconomics course.

Research

My main research areas are Macroeconomics and Development Economics. In the former I focus on fiscal policy, in particular public debt dynamics and sustainability, and optimal taxation. My research involves both developing theoretical models and applying econometric techniques to identify and characterise the properties of main fiscal variables. In development economics I focus on economic growth and issues relating to international aid.

Representative publication

“Public Sector Debt Dynamics: The Persistence and Sources of Shocks to Debt in 10 EU Countries", (with K. Lee and J. Pires), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 45, 2013.