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​Orsola Costantini

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Orsola Costantini is Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. An alumna of Ghislieri college, she graduated from the University of Pavia in Italy and in 2013 received her Ph.D. in Economics from the same institution. 

She is associate editor of the International Journal of Political Economy. In 2013 she was awarded an INET research grant for the study of the dynamics of household incomes and finances, and in 2014, her work on the cyclically adjusted budget estimate was awarded a prize by the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP). 

She is the author of several forthcoming papers in History of Political Economy, the European Journal of Economics and Economic Policy, and various edited volumes. Her “The Cyclically Adjusted Budget: The History and Exegisis of a Fateful Estimate,” is available here: https://www.ineteconomics.org/uploads/papers/WP24_Costantini_1.pdf

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A Burning Debt. The Influence of Household Debt on Investment, Production and Growth in US.

Paper Conference paper | | Oct 2017

This paper discusses household debt as a long term phenomenon that influences economies beyond crises.1 In other words, rather than look at how household indebtedness can lead to crises, I will focus on its surprising persistence at very high levels, and its interactions along the way with other key variables, such as public policies and spending. The first section describes some stylized facts and the final section explores the macroeconomic consequences.

Experts on Trial: A Symposium

Paper Symposium | | Mar 2017

Widespread criticism of elites and their ‘experts ’ raises questions about how economists should perceive their role, and what role societies should give them. We invited four scholars to start an online conversation by sharing their perspectives 

Experts on Trial: Introduction

Article | Mar 3, 2017

Widespread criticism of elites and their ‘experts ’ raises questions about how economists should perceive their role, and what role societies should give them. We invited four scholars to start an online conversation by sharing their perspectives 

Introducing the Symposium on Neoliberalism

Article | May 26, 2016

Is Neoliberalism a fixed set of ideas, or even an identifiable political movement?

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Reawakening

From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Conference #INET2017 | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.

INET Guide to the 2017 EEA Meeting

Event Conference | Feb 23–26, 2017

A reference guide to all Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) community presentations at the Eastern Economic Association’s (EEA) 2017 annual meeting

YSI @ 2016 Trento Festival of Economics "Where growth happens" This year’s Trento Festival of Economics has the theme “Where growth happens”.

YSI Event Conference YSI | Hosted by Political Economy of Europe | Jun 2–5, 2016

The Young Scholars Initiative and its working groups will be hosting meetings and discussions in and around the 2016 Trento Festival of Economics.

In EU budget debates, ‘technocratic’ veil hides political choices

Article Apr 8, 2016

As the European Union Commission readies itself for a new round of budgetary recommendations, INET senior economist Orsola Costantini warns that that the debate over how those harsh fiscal constraints are to be determined is based on a formula that masks political choices as technocratic imperatives.