Antonio Ciccone is Chair for Macroeconomics and Financial Markets in the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim (Germany), and holds a professorship in the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) (Spain). He is also an ICREA Research Professor, a research associate of the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI), and a Fellow of CESifo. He holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University and an MSc in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics.
His research interests lie principally in macroeconomics, international trade, productivity, violent conflicts and democratic changes, intersectoral resource allocation, human capital and growth. Ciccone is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a former head of its Macroeconomics and Growth program. He has served as editor of The Economic Journal and other leading academic publications.