Walter Paternesi Meloni

Federico II University of Naples (IT)


I am an applied economist. Most of my research can be traced back to two fields of investigation. The first relates to the determinants of the main macroeconomic outcomes (e.g., output, inflation, employment, productivity and income distribution) at the country and regional level. The second is concerned with the broad sphere of economic policy, and in particular with international trade, welfare models, inequality and the labour market.

Currently, I am Assistant Professor (untenured) at the University of Naples 'Federico II' (Department of Economics, Management and Institutions). Previously, I was Visiting Professor at the Freie Universität of Berlin in the fields of Political Economy and Economic Policy, as well as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Economics and Teaching Assistant in Microeconomics and Economic Policy at the Roma Tre University (Department of Economics).

In addition to publishing my contributions in peer-reviewed academic journals, I was also involved in drafting institutional reports on the Italian economy (INPS - National Social Security Institute, and Presidency of the Council of Ministers - Department for Regional Affairs).

Research interests

Applied Macroeconomics