Europe’s shortcomings or lack of Europe
Author: Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa
Publisher: Torino, Centro Studi sul Federalismo
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Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, was born in Belluno on July 23rd 1940. He graduated from the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan in 1966 and he obtained a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1970. He was also a Second Lieutenant of Artillery, and has received six honorary degrees. After leaving the ECB, and until assuming the position of Minister of Economy and Finance, he was President of Notre Europe (Paris), Senior Fellow of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI, Rome), President of the IASC (International Accounting Standards Committee) Foundation, Senior Adviser and Member of the Advisory Board of the Promontory Financial Group, LLC. He was Joint Secretary to the Delors Committee for the study of European economic and monetary union (1988-1989), Chairman of the Banking Advisory Committee of the European Commission (1988-1991), President of the Working Group on Payment Systems of the Central Banks of the European Community (1991-1995), President of the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision (1993-1997), President of the European Regional Committee of IOSCO (International Organization of Securities Commissions) (1997-1998), President of the FESCO (Forum of the European Securities Commissions) (1997-1998), President of the G10 Committee on Payments and Settlement Systems (2000-2005). He is a member of the “Group of Thirty” and of the Advisory Board of the Institute for International Economics (IIE, Washington). He was President of the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (Geneva, 2001-2006). He is President of Notre Europe since 2008. He has written numerous articles and books, and some of the most recent include Europa, una pazienza attiva (2006); L’Euro e la sua banca centrale (2004); Regulating Finance (2004); Dodici Settembre (2002); Europa, forza gentile (2001). He is Cavaliere di Gran Croce of the Italian Republic.