Fabio Ghironi

Public Engagement

Columns, Podcasts and Videos, Other Musings and Non-Academic Presentations, In the Media




Aaa giovani economisti vendesi sul mercato internazionale” (in Italian), lavoce.info, January 3, 2019. For a more detailed version, see “Il Mercato per Economisti,” December 28, 2018.


Che cosa ci dicono i nostri conti con l’estero” (in Italian), MetroNews, September 11, 2018.


Protectionism and the Business Cycle,” with Alessandro Barattieri and Matteo Cacciatore, VOX, August 10, 2018. (Based on our paper with the same title.)


The Efficiency of Entry, Monopoly, and Market Deregulation,” with Florin O. Bilbiie and Marc J. Melitz, VOX, September 13, 2016. (Based on our paper on “Monopoly Power and Endogenous Product Variety: Distortions and Remedies.”)


TPP Is a Structural Reform: Let’s Evaluate It with Structural Models,” VOX, July 3, 2016.


Variable Geometry Bites Back: Schäuble’s Motives,” VOX, July 18, 2015.


Understanding the Great Trade Collapse of 2009,” with Matthieu Bussière and Giulia Sestieri, VOX, February 14, 2012. (Based on our paper with Giovanni Callegari and Norihiko Yamano on “Estimating Trade Elasticities: Demand Composition and the Trade Collapse of 2008-09.”)



Podcasts and Videos:


Tassi di Cambio e Svalutazioni” (in Italian), conversazione con Michele Boldrin, YouTube, March 30, 2019. The Twitter thread (also in Italian) to which the conversation refers is here.


Macro Needs Micro,” Vox Talks, December 7, 2017.



Other Musings and Non-Academic Presentations:


Note di Servizio su Me vs. Pseudo-Economisti e i Loro Fan” (in Italian), Twitter thread, March 29, 2019.


Uscire dall’Euro. E poi? Alcune Cose Che i Sovranisti Non Discutono” (in Italian), Twitter thread, February 22, 2019.


Tassi di Cambio, Prezzi e Aggiustamento Internazionale: Perche’ i Sovranisti Parlano Solo di Friedman?” (in Italian), Twitter thread, February 9, 2019.


Esci l’Esperto!” (in Italian), Twitter thread, January 30, 2019. Another Twitter thread in Italian answering a good, related question is here (scroll to the top to begin reading).


An Unsettling Aspect of the Debate on the Euro,” Twitter thread, January 26, 2019.


Ramblings on Tractability in Macroeconomics,” August 6, 2018; updated on August 13, 2018.


Saldo commerciale, saldo delle partite correnti e la sostenibilita’ del nostro debito estero” (in Italian), July 15, 2018.


Saldo commerciale, saldo delle partite correnti e il nostro debito esteroE perche’ non e’ una buona idea usare dazi” (in Italian), July 4, 2018.


A Conversation on the Future of Macroeconomics with Narayana Kocherlakota and Roger Farmer,” September 20, 2017.


On the Blanchard Classification of Macroeconomic Models,” April 20, 2017.


The Loud Silence of the Pretzel Bloggers,” April 7, 2017.


The Macroeconomic Effects of Structural Reforms,” L’Incontro del Mattino, Club Brera, Milan (slides), February 3, 2017.


Not All DSGEs Are Created Equal,” January 26, 2017.


Get Over That 1920s Thing,” January 22, 2017.


The Elite BS That Helped Pave the Way to Brexit and Trump,” December 22, 2016.


Trade Matters—and Not for Trade’s Sake,” October 15, 2016.


Will TPP Be Good for the American Worker?” October 11, 2016.


On Straightjackets versus Coordination,” July 25, 2016.


On ‘Toy Models’,” July 18, 2016.


A Conversation on Macroeconomic Models for Policy Advice,” June 8, 2016.


On ‘Neoliberalism: Oversold?” May 30, 2016.


TPP Is a Structural Reform: Let’s Evaluate It with Structural Models,” May 22, 2016.



In the Media:


James Politi quotes me in “Donald Trump’s Fed Nominee Faces Broad Backlash,” Financial Times, March 25, 2019.


Wall Street Journal column by Greg Ip mentioning my paper with Alessandro Barattieri and Matteo Cacciatore on “Protectionism and the Business Cycle,” July 9, 2018.


Børsen op-ed by Lars Christensen mentioning my paper with Alessandro Barattieri and Matteo Cacciatore on “Protectionism and the Business Cycle,” April 23, 2018 (in Danish, translation here).


Oxford Analytica Brief on my paper with Alessandro Barattieri and Matteo Cacciatore on “Protectionism and the Business Cycle,” April 23, 2018 (pdf).


Q13 Fox News interview with Brandi Kruse on President Trump and the TPP: video clip and article with video clip, April 13, 2018.


Martin Sandbu talks about my “Macro Needs Micro” paper in “The Wobbly Foundations of Macroeconomics,” Financial Times, January 18, 2018.


Noah Smith lists my “Macro Needs Micro” paper among his “Must-Reads of 2017,” Bloomberg View, December 4, 2017.


Randy Woods quotes me in “Trump’s Trade Focus Risks Missing the Mark as NAFTA Talks Begin,” Bloomberg, August 15, 2017.


My thoughts in “Dark Days Ahead: American Professors on Trump Presidency,” by Isolde Raftery and Abraham Epton, KUOW, November 11, 2016.


China’s Economic Reforms: Global Outlook. Insights from Fabio Ghironi,” interview by Mercy A. Kuo for The Diplomat, July 29, 2016.


DTN’s Washington Insider quotes me in “What TPP Is All About” (pdf), The Progressive Farmer, June 1, 2016.


Vicki Needham quotes me in “TPP Advocates Playing the Fear China Card” (pdf), Popular Resistance, May 31, 2016.


Shawn Donnan quotes my tweet in “IMF Economists Put ‘Neoliberalism’ under the Spotlight,” Financial Times, May 26, 2016.


Shawn Donnan quotes me in “Obama Fights Back against Trump over US Trade Deals,” Financial Times, May 19, 2016.


Victoria Guida mentions me in “Morning Trade” (pdf), POLITICO, May 18, 2016.


Vicki Needham quotes me in “Currency Manipulation Plan Gets Key Endorsement,” The Hill, November 10, 2015.


Bariş Balci mentions my VOX column on “Variable Geometry Bites Back: Schäuble’s Motives” in an article on Greece’s crisis (pdf, in Turkish), Bloomberg Turkey, July 21, 2015.



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