Stefano Micossi


Director General, Assonime (since April 1999). Honorary Professor at the College of Europe (since 2016). Chairman of the LUISS School of European Political Economy (SEP-LUISS, since 2013).
Member of: the Board of Directors of Unicredit and chairman of the Board Committee for Corporate Governance, Nomination and Sustainability (since 2018); the Board of Directors of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels (since 2005); the Corporate Governance Committee of the Milan Stock Exchange (since 2011); the scientific committee of Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industry (since 2008); the Board of Directors of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Brussels (since 2003). Member of the Consob Committee of Market Operators and Investors (COMI) (since 2019). Founding member and coordinator of EuropEos, an association of leading journalists, jurists, economists and political scientists created in 2003 to foster the European construction.

A former Director General of the European Commission (DG III, Industry, 994-99), Director of Economic Research at Confindustria (1988-94), Director of International Research at the Bank of Italy Research Department (1986-88), where he had joined in 1973.

Has published extensively in national and international economic journals on macro-economics, international economics and European economic and policy affairs. Has written influential Policy Briefs for CEPS and Vox-Eu, editorial comments for Il Sole 24 Ore, La Stampa, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, La Voce, Project Syndicate, and La Repubblica – Affari e Finanza
Author of influential publications on the financial crisis, including “Keep it simple: Policy responses to the financial crisis” (with Carmine Di Noia, Assonime and CEPS, march 2009), “Overcoming too big to fail – A regulatory framework to limit moral hazard and free riding in the financial sector” (with Jacopo Carmassi and Elisabetta Luchetti, Assonime and CEPS, march 2010), “Time to set banking regulation right” (with Jacopo Carmassi), CEPS, march 2012, and many influential articles and policy briefs on capital markets and the banking union (cf. attachment).