Carlo Altomonte is an Associate Professor of Economics of European Integration at Bocconi University. At SDA Bocconi School of Management, he is a Professor of Macroeconomics and International Business Environment within the Executive MBA programs, for which he has been awarded the ‘Best MBA Teacher’ prize.
He received his BA in International Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, his M.Sc. in Economics at Université Catholique de Louvain and his Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven. He has also completed doctoral studies in International Economic Law. He has been a visiting professor, among others, at the Paris School of Economics (Panthèon-Sorbonne, Paris, France), NYU (New York, USA), Korean Business School (Seoul, Korea), Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium).
A Research Fellow of Fondazione Eni – E. Mattei (FEEM), Milan and non-resident Fellow of Bruegel, he has been regularly acting as a consultant for a number of international institutions, including the United Nations (UNCTAD), the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Central Bank, analysing the role of international trade and investment and their implication for competitiveness. In the private sector, he has acted as a consultant on the evolution of the international macroeconomic environment for a number of multinational companies, among which are the Freudenberg Group, Riello Industries, Italcementi, Sanofi, Whirlpool, BMW, AMD Industries, and TNT Post.
His main areas of research and publication are international trade and investment, the political economy of globalization and the process of European integration. He has published in several top academic journals, including Economic Policy, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of International Business Studies, and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.