Alberto Zanardi is member of the Parliamentary Budget Office. He is full professor in Public economics at the University of Bologna (currently on leave). Graduated at
Bocconi University, he received his M.Sc. in Economics at the University of York (UK) and the Ph.D. in Public Finance at the University of Pavia. In the past he was a
member of the Technical Committee for the Implementation of Fiscal Federalism Reform and of the Technical Committee for Public Finance of the Italian Ministry of
Economy. Previously he spent a research period at the US Congressional Budget Office. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee of Italian Association of
Public Economics. For almost 15 years he has been the coeditor of the annual report è Public finances in Italy”. His main research interests are in fiscal federalism, the
evaluation of public expenditure policies and tax evasion. He has published in journals such as Health Policy, Regional Studies, Fiscal Studies, FinanzArchiv,
International Journal of Health Care Finance & Economics.