Emiliano Brancaccio (Naples, 1971) is associate professor of Economic Policy and lecturer in Political Economy and International Economics at the Department of Law Economics Management and Quantitative Methods at the University of Sannio in Benevento, Italy. He is author of articles published in various international academic journals, including the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Review of Political Economy. He is author of essays published by Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Feltrinelli, among others. He wrote the introduction to “Essays in persuasion” by John Maynard Keynes and is author of the textbook “Anti-Blanchard. A comparative approach to macroeconomics”. He has been guest speaker in conferences and seminars organized by Università Bocconi di Milano, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Scuola Normale di Pisa, among others. In the area of popular writings he has collaborated with various magazines and newspapers, including l’Espresso, Limes, Il Sole 24 Ore and Financial Times. He promoted two documents on the Eurozone crisis: “the letter from the economists” (Il Sole 24 Ore, 10 June 2010) and “the economists’ warning” (Financial Times, 23 September 2013). He was a guest in some tv programs broadcast by RAI, Sky, La7 and Radio 24.
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The renowned economist reflects on the rise of neoclassical economics, the post-2008 surge of interest in non-mainstream, heterodox thought, and how young economists can remain independent in the face of biased evaluation systems