Carlo D’Ippoliti is research fellow in political economy and adjunct professor of International economics at the Department of Statistics, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). He is assistant editor of PSL Quarterly Review (formerly known as Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review) and of Moneta e Credito. D’Ippoliti obtained a joint Ph.D. in Economics from the Universities of Rome “La Sapienza” (dottore di ricerca in scienze economiche, Italy) and “W.F. Goethe” of Frankfurt am Main (“dr. rer. pol.”, Germany).