Prof. Andrea Fracasso was appointed as Director of the School of International Studies on 1 October 2016.

He is Professor of Economic Policy at the School of International Studies and at the Department of Economics and Management. He holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of York (UK, 2001), a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (Switzerland, 2003) where he also accomplished his PhD studies in International Economics in 2007.

At the University of Trento he has taught courses on the Economics of European Integration, International Economics, Central Banking and Financial Markets, Macroeconomics, and Global Scenarios at the BA, MSc, MA and PhD level.

His research interests cover the areas of International Economics, Monetary Economics, Regional Economics, European Economic Integration and the Chinese Economy.

In 2003, together with C. Wyplosz and H. Genberg, he wrote the widely quoted report "How Do Central Banks Write?" (IMCB and CEPR, Geneva-London). His works appear in several international peer-review journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Regional Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of International Money and Finance, Economica, Ecological Economics, Word Trade Review, and Journal of Policy Modeling, among the others. In 2013 he authored the entry International Economics for Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations, Oxford University Press (New York).

He was granted a Jemolo Fellowship by the Nuffield College, Oxford in the Summer 2012) and in 2014 he was research fellow at the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies of Seikei University in Tokyo (Japan). He returned to Tokyo for a visiting period at Hitotsubashi University in 2017.

Since 2014 he serves as Associate Editor of the scientific journal “Economia Politica – Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics” published by Springer and he is Academic Advisor in the Committee for the Development and the Modernization  of the Public Sector of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy).


The Director of the School of International Studies represents the School before the organs and the institutions of the University of Trento and also in the context of agreements with external bodies; the Director is the President of the Center's Board, convokes the Center's Executive Board, provides the Rector and the Teaching Body with a  report concerning the activities of the School, is responsible for the activities and the functioning of the School, as stated by this Regulation. The Director is appointed by the Rector and is chosen among the Full Professors that are part of the Teaching Body. The Director remains in office for three years.

The Director appoints the examining boards for the Final Exam of the Two-Year Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale) and of the Phd Program in International Studies. The Graduation Diploma for the Master’s Degree has to be signed by the Rector, by the Director of the School and by the Head of the Department responsible for the study course.