Professor Dr Stefan Collignon
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa


Stefan Collignon is ordinary professor of political economy at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, since October 2007, and International Chief Economist of the Centro Europa Ricerche (CER), Roma, since July 2007. He is the founder of Euro Asia Forum at Sant’Anna school of advanced studies.

Previously, he was Centennial Professor of European Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from January 2001 to 2005. During 2005-2007 he was Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Government Department and an associate of the Minda de Gunzburg Centre for European Studies at Harvard.

He has also taught at the University of Hamburg, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and Lille, at the College of Europe in Bruges and at the Free University of Berlin (1997-2000).

Stefan Collignon has served as Deputy Director General for Europe in the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin 1999 - 2000. He was also member of the Supervisery Board Glunz AG (1999-2010).

Stefan Collignon was born in 1951 and received his Ph.D. and Habilitation from the Free University of Berlin. He also studied at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris), the University of Dar es Salaam, Queen Elizabeth House in Oxford and the London School of Economics. Since 1990 he has been president of the Association France-Birmanie.

He joined First National Bank in Dallas in 1975, worked with the German Volunteer Service in Tanzania (1977-1979) and was Chairman and Managing Director of Dorcas Ltd. London (1980 - 1989). From 1989 to 1998 Dr. Collignon was Director of Research and Communication at the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe (Paris).

Professor Collignon is author of numerous books on Monetary Economics, and the political economy of regional integration, such as:

  • Pour la République européenne, ed. Odile Jacob, 2008, Paris (with Christian Paul)
  • Viva la Repubblica europea! (prefazione Giuliano Amato), ed. Marsilio, Venezia 2007
  • Bundesrepublik Europa ? (Vorwort Kurt Beck), Vorwärts Verlag, Berlin 2007
  • Vive la République européenne; Éditions de La Martinière, Paris, 2004 for which I received the Prix du meilleur livre politique, 2004
  • The European Republic: Reflections on the Political Economy of a European Constitution. Federal Trust, London 2003
  • Private Sector Involvement in the Euro. The power of ideas. Routledge, London 2003
  • Monetary Stability in Europe, Routledge, London 2002
  • Exchange Rate Policies in Emerging Asian Countries, Routledge, London 1999
    (with J. Pisany-Ferry and Y. Chul Park)
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