Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of the Department of policy analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University. 


Degree in International Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 1995
Master of Arts in Economics, KU Leuven, Belgium, 1996
Doctoral Degree in International Economic Law, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 1999
Ph.D. in Applied Economics, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2003


Research Interests

  • Theory of Economic Integration
  • Political Economy of globalization 
  • Foreign direct investment,
  • EU policies



  • Altomonte, C. and Nava, M. (2005) Economics and Policies of an Enlarged Europe, Edward Elgar, Cheltenam
  • Altomonte, C. and Secchi, C. (2002), L’euro: una moneta, una Europa, Marsilio ed., Venezia

Chapters in Books

  • Altomonte, C., Passarelli, F. and Secchi, C. (2011) “The Fiscal Governance Disorder of the Eurozone: Curing the Symptoms or Curing the Causes?”, in Secchi, C. and Villafranca, A. (eds.) Global Governance and the Role of the EU, Edward Elgar, Cheltenam
  • Altomonte, C. and Ottaviano, G.I.P. (2009) “Resilient to the crisis? Global supply chains and trade flows”, in Baldwin, R. (ed.) The great trade collapse: Causes, Consequences and Prospects,
  • Altomonte, C., Passarelli, F. and Secchi, C. (2009) “EU Fiscal Policy in the Age of Turbulence: Will the Lisbon Strategy Survive It?”, in Secchi, C. and Villafranca, A. (eds.) Liberalism in Crisis? The European Economic Governance in the Age of Turbulence, Edward Elgar, Cheltenam
  • Altomonte, C. e Barattieri, A. (2008) “Integrazione economica e produttività: evidenza dalle imprese italiane”, in Brugnoli, A. (eds.) L’Italia e la sfida per la produttività, EGEA, Milano
  • Altomonte, C. and Nava, M. (2006) “Il bilancio dell’Unione europea”, in Mosca, A. (ed.) Europa senza prospettive?, Il Mulino, Bologna
  • Altomonte, C. and Colantone, I. (2006) “Strumenti economici e livelli di governance nell’ Agenda di Lisbona” in Passarelli, F. e Villafranca, A. (eds.) Unione europea: governance e regolamentazione, Il Mulino, Bologna
  • Altomonte, C. and Bonassi, C. (2006) “FDI and outsourcing of intermediate goods” (in Italian), in Onida, F. (ed.) L’impresa nell’Europa allargata, IlSole 24Ore, Milano
  • Altomonte, C. and Depace, P. (2003), “An Enlarged Economic and Monetary Union: Effects and Policy Implications” in Praussello, F. (ed.), The Economics of EU Enlargement, Franco Angeli, Milano
  • Altomonte, C. and Resmini, L. (2002) “The Geography of Foreign Direct Investment in Transition Countries: A Survey of Evidence” in Tavidze, A. (ed.), Progress in International Economics Research, Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 1-35
  • Altomonte, C. (2001) “The Economic Reforms of the Nice Summit” (in Italian), in Pocar, F. and Secchi, C. (eds.) Il Trattato di Nizza e l’Unione Europea, Giuffrè Editore, Milan
  • Altomonte, C. (2000) “General Overview of FDI in Central and Eastern Europe”, in Alessandrini, S. (ed.), The EU Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, Giuffré Editore, Milano
  • Altomonte, C., Bolwijn, R. and Gray, P. (2000) “Open Industrialization as a Development Strategy: The Example of East Asia”, in Fatemi, K, (ed.), The New World Order, Pergamon Ed.


  • Altomonte, C. and Nicolini, M., (2012) “Economic Integration and the Dynamics of Firms' Competitive Behavior”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, forthcoming (doi: 10.1016/j.strueco.2011.10.001)
  • Altomonte, C. and Ottaviano, G.I.P. (2011) “The role of international production sharing in EU productivity and competitiveness”, Cahiers BEI, n. 16, pp. 62-89
  • Altomonte, C. and Pennings, E. (2009) “Domestic plant productivity and incremental spillovers from foreign direct investment”, Journal of International Business Studies, vol. 40(7), pp. 1131-1148
  • Altomonte, C. and Colantone, I. (2008) “Firm heterogeneity and endogenous regional disparities”, Journal of Economic Geography, vol. 8(6), pp. 779-810
  • Altomonte, C. and Pennings, E. (2008) “Learning from foreign investment by rival firms: theory and evidence”, International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol. 26(5), pp. 1203-1217
  • Altomonte, C. (2007) “Regional Economic Integration and the Location of Multinational Firms”, Weltwirtschafliches Archiv – Review of World Economics, forthcoming vol. 143(2), pp. 277-305
  • Altomonte, C. and Pennings, E. (2006) “The Hazard Rate of Foreign Direct Investment: a Direct Estimation of a Real Option Model”, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, n. 68(5), pp. 569-593