​Orsola Costantini

Involvement

Orsola Costantini is Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. An alumna of Ghislieri college, she graduated from the University of Pavia in Italy and in 2013 received her Ph.D. in Economics from the same institution.

She is associate editor of the International Journal of Political Economy. In 2013 she was awarded an INET research grant for the study of the dynamics of household incomes and finances, and in 2014, her work on the cyclically adjusted budget estimate was awarded a prize by the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP).

Selected publications:

  • “Invented in America: the birth and evolution of the cyclically adjusted budget rules 1933-1961,” History of Political Economy, vol. 50 (1), 83-117
  • “The Political Economy of the Stability and Growth Pact,” European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies - Intervention, vol. 14 (3), 333-350
  • “The Cyclically Adjusted Budget: The History and Exegesis of a Fateful Estimate,” INET Working Paper n. 24: https://www.ineteconomics.org/uploads/papers/WP24_Costantini_1.pdf

By this expert

U.S. Borrowers Still Pay More Than What’s Fair

Article | Apr 19, 2019

Low interest rate policy can only do so much to bring the relief to American borrowers that they deserve: past monetary policies, credit market regulations and stagnant labor productivity growth all get in the way. Interest rate policy activism is part of the problem, not the solution.

Why We Need Diversity and Pluralism in Economics, Part II

Article | Mar 22, 2019

INET talks to Jayati Ghosh and Marina Della Giusta

Why We Need Diversity and Pluralism in Economics, Part I

Article | Mar 8, 2019

INET talks to Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Claudia Goldin, and Maria Cristina Marcuzzo

Fighting for Gender Equality in Economics Is Not Nearly Enough

Article | Mar 1, 2019

The field of economics is aggressively sexist and biased against new and unconventional ideas. Revelations about gender and ethnic discrimination show the need to reorient the whole system toward more freedom, respect, openness, and pluralism. But how?

Featuring this expert

NextGen

Private Debt Initiative

Event Conference | Hosted by Private Debt | Jun 20–21, 2019

Shaped by the 2008 financial crisis, a new generation of economists is expanding the boundaries of economic thinking on credit cycles, private debt, and financial stability.

YSI North America Convening

YSI Event Regional Convening YSI | Feb 22–24, 2019

On February 22-24, 2019, the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) will host its North America Convening in Los Angeles.

Reawakening

From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.

INET Guide to the 2017 EEA Meeting

Event Conference | Feb 23–26, 2017

A reference guide to all Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) community presentations at the Eastern Economic Association’s (EEA) 2017 annual meeting