Mario Monti
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Mario Monti is President of Bocconi University, Milan.

He is also Chairperson of BRUEGEL (Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory–a European think-tank founded in Brussels in January 2005 by 12 Member States of the European Union and large European and American companies) and Chairperson of ECAS (European Citizen Action Service – an international non-profit organization based in Brussels with the mission of helping citizens and non-governmental organizations have their voices heard by the European Institutions).

He contributes regularly to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

From 1995 to November 2004 he was a member of the European Commission, in charge of the Single Market, Financial Services, Taxation and Customs (1995-1999) and in charge of Competition (1999-2004).

At Bocconi University he was Professor of Economics, Director of the Institute of Economics and Rector. Today he is President and Professor Emeritus.

He is the author of many publications, particularly on monetary and financial economics, fiscal policy and European integration. Among his publications: “Il governo dell'economia e della moneta”. Contributi per un'Italia europea: 1970-1992” (1992), and “Intervista sull’Italia in Europa” (edited by Federico Rampini, 1998).

He served as President of SUERF (Société Universitaire Européenne de Recherches Financières) from 1982 to 1985 and as Chairperson of the Treasury Ministry's Committee on the Italian banking and financial system that indicated the guidelines for the nation's financial policies for the Eighties.

Born in Varese in 1943, he received a degree in Economics from Bocconi University and pursued graduate studies at Yale University. He was Assistant Professor at Bocconi and Visiting Professor at the universities of Trento and Turin.

He received honorary degrees in Law from the Universities of Padova and of Genova, the University of Insubria (Varese) and the University of St. Gallen.

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