Orsola Costantini is currently an Economic Affairs Officer at UNCTAD was previously 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).
- “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