Johns Hopkins SAIS names Federico Rossi the first Vera and Stefano Zamagni Assistant Professor of Economic Development

The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has named Federico Rossi the first Vera and Stefano Zamagni Assistant Professor of Development Economics.
“Federico Rossi joins SAIS Europe as our first Vera and Stefano Zamagni Assistant Professor of Economic Development. His research interests lie at the intersection of applied macroeconomics and economic development, with a focus on human capital,” said Michael G. Plummer, SAIS Europe Director and ENI Professor of International Economics. “His eclectic work on the determinants of cross-country educational outcomes, as well as the cost of barriers to college educational attainment, will soon make their mark on the literature.” 
Dr. Rossi will be teaching both in the Master of Arts and Master of Arts in Global Risk programs. Prior to joining SAIS Europe, he was a Research Officer and Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Macroeconomics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His areas of expertise focus on human capital and economic growth.
He has presented papers at the International Economic Association (IEA) World Congress, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics Summer Forum, Simposio of the Spanish Economic Association, the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, Marco Fanno Alumni Workshop, Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics, and Petralia Applied Economics Workshop.
Rossi is completing a PhD in Economics and received an MRes in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and earned an MSc in Statistics from the University of Bologna.
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A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
Located in the heart of Europe, the SAIS Europe campus offers a strategic gateway to the rest of continent and to neighboring regions such as North Africa and the Middle East, attracting scholars from around the world.  It is home to two research centers, the Bologna Institute for Policy Research, and the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development, providing a pivotal forum for thought and debate in international policy.
Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe is characterized by its international faculty and close-knit community of approximately 200 students, representing over 40 countries. Approximately half of the incoming class at SAIS chooses to begin the two-year Master of Arts degree at the SAIS Europe campus in Bologna. Cooperative degree programs with European universities and a 13-month Master of Arts in Global Risk provide additional opportunities to study at SAIS Europe. SAIS Europe is also certified by the European Union (EU) as “a private entity, non-profit and research as well as Higher or Secondary Education Establishment.” As such, the school is eligible for partnership in collaborative research projects funded by the EU and able to host external scholars through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
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Monday, August 21, 2017