Honorary Professor at the College of Europe since 2016.
Visiting Professor in the Department of European Economic Studies from 1990 to 1994 and from 1999 to 2016.

Born in Bologna in 1946

Degree in Law from the University of Milan MA (1973) and M. Phil. (1974), Yale University Graduate School, Department of Economy

Current positions

Director General of Assonime (since 1999)
Member of the Board of Directors of Unicredit and chairman of the Board Committee for Corporate Governance, Nomination and Sustainability (since 2018);
Member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels (since 2005);
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Milan Stock Exchange (since 2011);
Member of the Board of Directors of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Brussels (since 2003).
Founding member and coordinator of EuropEos, an association of leading journalists, jurists, economists and political scientists created in 2003 to foster the European construction.
President of the LUISS School of European Political Economy (SEP) (since 2013).
Honorary Professor at the College of Europe (since 2016).
Member of the Consob Committee of Market Operators and Investors (COMI) (since 2019).


Stefano Micossi has published extensively in national and international economic journals on macro-economics, international economics and European economic and policy affairs.
He has written influential Policy Briefs for CEPS and Vox-Eu, editorial comments for Il Sole 24 Ore, La Stampa, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, La Voce, Project Syndicate, and La Repubblica – Affari e Finanza.
He is co-author of three influential publications on the financial crisis: "Keep it simple: Policy responses to the financial crisis" (with Carmine Di Noia, Assonime and CEPS, March 2009), "Overcoming too big to fail – A regulatory framework to limit moral hazard and free riding in the financial sector" (with Jacopo Carmassi and Elisabetta Luchetti, Assonime and CEPS, March 2010), "Time to set banking regulation right" (with Jacopo Carmassi), CEPS, March 2012

Previous positions

Member of the Board of Directors of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (2015-2018)
Member of the Board of Directors of the CIR Group (2009-2016); from 2009 to 2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors
Member of the Board of Directors of BNL and subsequently of BNL-BNP Paribas and Member of the Internal Controls and Risk Management Council Committee (2005-2015)
Member of the Scientific Committee of Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industry (since 2008-2020);
Director General of Industry at the European Commission (1995-1998)
Director of the Studies Centre at Confindustria (1988-1994)
Economist (1972-1978), Office Manager (1980-1985), Assistant Director and then Director (1987-1988) of the International Sector at the Study Service of the Bank of Italy
Chairman of the Substitutes of the Monetary Committee of the European Community (1985-1988)
Assistant Executive Director for Italy at the International Monetary Fund (1978-1980)
Member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of European Issuers, the European Association of Listed Companies (2009-2018)
Coordinator of the Scientific Committee at Confindustria (2008-2018)
Professor at the College of Europe, Department of Economy – courses on "European Monetary Policy" (1991-1994) and "Domestic Market Integration"

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