Orsola Costantini is Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. An alumna of Ghislieri college, she graduated from the University of Pavia in Italy and in 2013 received her Ph.D. in Economics from the same institution. During her doctoral studies, she was for three years a full-time visiting researcher at the University of Ottawa, Canada. The winner of an INET research grant, she was subsequently appointed research fellow at the University of Bergamo.
In 2014, her work on the notion of the cyclically adjusted budget was awarded a prize by the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP). Her research focuses mostly on macroeconomics, especially fiscal policy, household debt, and income distribution, as well as on the history of economic thought, and the political economy of the European Union.