Europe and Global Governance

Lecture | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

Carlo Monticelli, Vice Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank, Paris

 Barry Eichengreen, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Economics

Why has Europe played such a weak role in the transformation of global economic governance that was triggered by the 2008 financial crisis? Are there viable strategies to enhance Europe’s impact on world economic and financial affairs? Would a stronger European influence be detrimental or beneficial to global stability? Carlo Monticelli’s talk addresses these questions building on insights from economic and political-economy analysis as well as from his experience as Italian Treasury official in charge of international financial relations.

Carlo Monticelli has been Vice-Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) since November 2015. Before joining the CEB, he served for more than a decade at the Italian Treasury, representing Italy in a wide spectrum of international fora and institutions, including as EFC member, G7 Deputy, G8 Financial Sous-Sherpa, G20 Deputy, IMFC Deputy, FSB member, and OCDE WP3 member. In his capacity as Head of International Financial Relations, he was alternate governor for Italy at the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and served on the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank and the Italian Export Credit Insurance Agency (SACE).

Dr. Monticelli holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Ancona and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of York, and has carried out postgraduate studies at Oxford University (Brasenose College). He has been a visiting professor in the International Economics Department at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a visiting scholar in the Economics Department of the MIT.