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.
Walter’s academic career started at the Roma Tre University (Department of Economics), where he obtained is PhD in Economics and Quantitative Methods in 2016. In that University he was also post-doctoral research fellow and teaching assistant for the courses of Microeconomics and Economic Policy. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in Economic Policy at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ (Department of Economics, Management and Institutions). He also taught at the Freie Universitat of Berlin as a Visiting Professor in Political Economy (summer semester 2021). In addition to his academic experience, 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).