Walter Paternesi Meloni is an applied economist. Most of his research can be traced back to two fields of investigation. The first relates to the determinants of the main macroeconomic outcomes (output, employment, productivity and distribution) from a demand-led growth perspective. The second is concerned with the sphere of political economy, and in particular with international trade, income inequality and labour market issues in a comparative perspective.
Currently, he is Visiting Professor at the Freie Universität of Berlin in the fields of Macroeconomics and Political Economy. He obtained is PhD in Economics at the Roma Tre University, where he was also post-doctoral research fellow and teaching assistant for the courses of Microeconomics and Economic Policy. In addition to taking part in international conferences where he frequently presents empirical and policy-oriented contributions, he has been involved in drafting institutional reports on the Italian economy (INPS - National Social Security Institute, and Presidency of the Council of Ministers - Department for Regional Affairs).