“Fabrizio Carmignani received a PhD in Economics from the University of Glasgow (UK) in 2001. He subsequently worked as a lecturer at the State University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). In 2002, he took up a position as economist at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). He worked at the United Nations until end of 2008, holding positions of Chief Economist of the Central Africa Office of UNECA (Cameroon, 2006-2008) and First Economist in the Trade, Finance and Economic Development Division of UNECA (Ethiopia, 2008). In 2009 he moved to Australia, as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics of the University of Queensland. In 2012, he moved to Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia), where he became Professor of Economics in January 2014. Since January 2015 he is the Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. He is also an Executive Director of the Economic Society of Australia (QLD Branch) and a member of the National Economic Panel. Fabrizio’s research interests focus on applied macroeconomics, macroeconomic policy analysis, economic growth and development, and conflict economics. He has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals and he regularly writes open editorials for The Conversation on issues relating economic policy in Australia and Europe.”
Fabrizio will be in attendance Saturday October 8th only.