Gianmarco Fifi is the Nicholas Barr Fellow in European Political Economy at LSE. Prior to joining the European Institute, he was a doctoral student and Associate Tutor at the University of Warwick. He holds a BA from LUISS Guido Carli, a MA in International Political Economy from King’s College London and a PhD from Warwick. His thesis investigated the ways in which left-wing formations in Italy have come to provide key support for fiscal austerity and labour-market flexibilisation since the 1980s. Part of the findings from Gianmarco’s PhD are now published in an article in Review of Intarnational Political Economy.
Beyond his doctorate, Gianmarco’s research focusses on how trends within civil society facilitate changes and continuity in policy-making frameworks and how these relate to the process of European integration. He is particularly interested in the ways in which economic crises tend to change actors’ policy preferences as well as their perception of the future of Europe.
Gianmarco has taught, mentored and marked in political economy, while his research has been awarded several grants including an Einaudi Foundation Scholarship and a PAIS PhD Studentship from the University of Warwick.