Cosimo Magazzino was born in Grottaglie (TA) on February 14, 1980. He is an Associate Professor for the SSD SECS-P/02 at the Department of Political Science, University Roma Tre since January 2007. He received his PhD in “Political Science” form 2008, and has a degree in “Public Policies” from July 2005. In July 2010 he also received a Master degree in “Applied Econometrics” organized by SSEF and ISAE. As regards the econometric packages more utilized: STATA, E-VIEWS, PC-GIVE, GRETL, SPSS, STATEASY, JMULTI, TREEAGE. Moreover, he attended many specialization courses and summer schools. Since 2005 he has been lecturing and research charge at several Italian universities.
He has conducted studies and researches on various issues of Economic Policy and Public Finance (Welfare State, Thatcherism, Reaganism, size of government, government spending, energy economics, health economics), with particular reference to the study of the determinants of public spending, both for the Italian case and of other countries.
The research has mainly focused on whether and how to retrain and reducing public expenditure, and the effects of those policies on economic growth. The scientific production includes over forty publications, with two monographies (one of which on the relationship between budgetary policy and economic growth).
The scientific work has been carried further by participating in European and national research projects, drawn at the CREI and the MEF. The most important project concerns the quality of public finances and the effects on potential GDP (of which he was the scientific coordinator).
He has taught in several universities, courses and lectures on topics of Economic Policy, Political Economy, Public Economics, Public Finance, Macroeconomics, Welfare Policies, Econometrics, Health Economics and Mathematics for Social Sciences.