Fiorella Kostoris Padoa-Schioppa is an Italian economist who is currently Professor at
the University of Rome (La Sapienza). She is also a professor at the College of Europe in
Bruges. She has published approximately a hundred articles and twenty books in various
languages on topics concerning macroeconomics, labor, public finance, unemployment,
pension reform and other topics. She was president of ISAE, the Italian independent but
government-funded economic think tank until March 2003.