Paolo Pasimeni

Senior Associate

Dr. Paolo Pasimeni is an economist, specialised in international macroeconomics, with experience in research and policy making. His main field of expertise is the macroeconomic analysis of the Single Market and of the economic and monetary union (EMU). Expert on monetary, fiscal and structural policies, he has been working on the EMU reform, on labour market, as well as on the conception of the EU budget.

He started his career as a researcher on the Italian industrial districts (2000), then as a market analyst in Millward Brown (2001-2002). In 2002 he was economic analyst in the Italian Embassy in Cuba; then he became associate researcher at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) (2003-2006). Since 2006 he has been working in several departments of the European Commission, where he is currently the Deputy Chief Economist in the Directorate General for Internal Market and Industry.

He joined the IES-VUB in 2017 as Senior Associate. He holds a PhD and MPhil in applied economics from the University of Seville (Spain) and a MSc in economics from the University of Modena (Italy).

List of publications:

Di Comite, F. and Pasimeni P. (2023) "Decoupling from Russia: Monitoring supply chains adjustment in the EU", (forthcoming).

Pasimeni, P. (2022) "Supply or Demand, that is the Question: Decomposing Euro Area Inflation", Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, Springer; ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics; Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), vol. 57(6), pages 384-393, November.

Asdrubali P. and Pasimeni P. (2022) “The EU Single Market: Structure and Evolution”, in Dallago and Casagrande (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Economic Studies. Taylor & Francis, New York.

Nikolov P. and Pasimeni P. (2022) "Fiscal Stabilisation in the US: lessons for Monetary Unions", Open Economies Review, (33/2). Springer.

Benoit F, Connell W, Herghelegiu C, and Pasimeni P. (2022) “Detecting and Analysing Supply Chain Disruptions”, Single Market Economic Papers, (01/22).

Pasimeni, P. (2021) Poland in the EU Single Market. Economic and Regional Studies, 14(3), 265-278.

D’Apice, P. and Pasimeni P. (2020). Financing EU public goods: vertical coherence between EU and national budgets. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No.RSCAS-2020/47.

Andor L. and Pasimeni P. (2020) “The Economic and Monetary Union and global macroeconomic imbalances”, in M. Telò and A. Weyenbergh, eds. “Supranational Governance at Stake. The EU’s External Competences caught between Complexity and Fragmentation”. Routledge; 2020, May.

Nikolov P. and Pasimeni P. (2019) Fiscal Stabilisation in Monetary Unions,, CEPR, December 11, 2019.

Nikolov P. and Pasimeni P. (2019) "Fiscal Stabilisation in the United States", Bank of Finland Economics Review - 6/2019.

Pasimeni P. (2019) "The Case for Public Investment in the EU". IES Policy Brief, 6/2019.

Nikolov P. and Pasimeni P. (2019) "Fiscal Stabilisation in the US: lessons for Monetary Unions", Levy Economics Institute - Working Paper nº926.

Pasimeni P. and Riso S. (2018) "Redistribution and Stabilisation through the EU Budget". Economia Politica - Springer.

Acocella N. and Pasimeni P. (2018) "The Political Trilemma of the Economic and Monetary Union". IES Policy Brief, 1/2018.

Acocella N. and Pasimeni P. (2018) "The Uncovered Inflation Rate Parity Condition in Monetary Union". Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies Working Papers, Nr.28. IMK 2018, ISSN: 2512-8655.

Pasimeni P. (2018) "The Relation between Productivity and Compensation in Europe". European Economy – Discussion Paper 079.

Pasimeni, P., and Riso, S. (2017). The redistributive function of the EU budget,, CEPR, January 19, 2017.

Andor L. and Pasimeni P. (2016) A European Unemployment Benefit Scheme for the Euro Area,, CEPR, December 13, 2016.

Pasimeni, P., and Riso, S. (2016). The redistributive function of the EU budget (No. 174-2016). IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.

Pasimeni P. (2016) “Assessing the Europe 2020 Strategy” in Bruno Dallago, Gert Guri, John McGowan (Eds): "A Global Perspective on the European Economic Crisis" – Routledge, New York.

Pasimeni P. (2016) Instability and Stagnation in a Monetary Union. Institute for New Economic Thinking – INET, New York, USA, April.

Pasimeni F. and Pasimeni P. (2016) "An Institutional Analysis of the Europe 2020 Strategy". Social Indicators Research, Springer. Volume 127, Issue 3, pp 1021-1038.

Pasimeni P. (2015) "The Economic Rationale of an EMU Fiscal Capacity". Proceedings of OeNB Workshop Toward a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union. Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna.

Pasimeni P, Lessaer B, Pouliakas K, Sekmokas M. (2015) "Supporting Skills Development and Matching in the EU", in Report on Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2015. Publications Office of the European Union. November 2015.

Pasimeni P. (2014) "An Optimum Currency Crisis". European Journal of Comparative Economics. European Association for Comparative Economic Studies, Vol.11, No.2.

Pasimeni P, Peschner J, Velikonja M. (2014) "Investing in human capital and responding to long-term societal challenges", in Report on Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2014. Publications Office of the European Union. November 2014.

Pasimeni P. (2012) "Measuring Europe 2020: a new tool to assess the strategy". International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development. Inderscience. Vol. 4, No. 5.

Pasimeni, P. (2011). “The Europe 2020 Index”. Social Indicators Research, Springer. 110(2), 613-635.

Pasimeni P. (2011) "Politiche per l'occupazione: una prospettiva europea", Osservatorio sulle Strategie Europee per la Crescita e l'Occupazione, Roma, 2011.

Pasimeni P, Boisard A-S, Arvanitis R, Rodriguez R. (2007) "Towards a Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space: Ideas for Research and Policy Making". CONCORD Conference on Corporate R&D. Institute of Perspective Technological Studies JRC, European Commission.

Pasimeni P. (2007) "Social Capital, Culture and Innovation: a different perspective", in Landabaso M, Kuklinski A, Román C: "EUROPE – Reflection on Social Capital, Innovation and Regional Development: The Ostuni Consensus"; REUPUS, April 2007.


List of publications (on VUB publications platform)


In the media

COVID-19 and the Old Consensus

Posted on 24.03.2020
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Fiscal stabilisation in monetary unions

Posted on 11.12.2019
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An unemployment benefit scheme for the Eurozone

Posted on 01.11.2018
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Instability & Stagnation in a Monetary Union

Posted on 01.11.2018
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