Carlo Altomonte is Professor of Economics of European Integration at the Social and Political Sciences Department of Bocconi University. He is currently the Director of the Globalization and Industry Dynamics unit at the Baffi-Carefin centre of research of Bocconi University, a Non Resident Fellow at Bruegel, a EU think tank, and a Senior Researcher at ISPI. He has been Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Economic Performance of the London School of Economics and at the Research Department of the European Central Bank. His main areas of research and publication are international trade and investment, the political economy of globalisation and its implication on competitiveness. On these topics, he has published a number of books with international editors as well as several articles in leading academic journals.