Paolo Pasimeni

Dr. Paolo Pasimeni

Senior Associate Researcher


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 euro area: fiscal, monetary and structural policies; he is involved in the design of options for completion of the economic and monetary union (EMU). He has also been working on labour market analysis, as well as on inequalities, on the analysis and conception of the EU budget, on cohesion policy and on research and innovation.

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), where he specialised on research policies and innovation systems (2003-2006). Since 2006 he has been working as an economic analyst in several departments of the European Commission: Regional Policy, Employment and Social Affairs, Budget, and Economic and Financial Affairs. He joined the IES-VUB in 2017 as Senior Associate Researcher. 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).


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) Inter-regional and inter-temporal stabilization in the EMU. European University Institute, Florence, Italy, May.

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.

Pasimeni P. (2006) "La Política de Cohesión de la Unión Europea en España. Recursos, Reparto, Impactos y Futuro". Comisión Europea, DG Política Regional. Bruselas, Bélgica, Octubre 2006.

Pasimeni P. (2006) "Contribución a la creación del Espacio Euro-Mediterráneo de Innovación". Universidad de Sevilla, Departamento de Economía Aplicada y Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Sevilla, España, Enero 2006.

Rodriguez R, Pasimeni P. (2004) "Universidades, Investigación e Innovación", Foro de la Innovación y de la Modernización en Andalucía, Junta de Andalucía, España, Diciembre 2004.

Pasimeni P. (2003) "Sistemi di Innovazione nella Knowledge-based Economy", Università di Lecce, Italia, 2003.

Pasimeni P. (2002) "L’economia cubana: potenzialità di sviluppo ed opportunità per gli investimenti esteri". Ambasciata d'Italia all'Avana, Ufficio Commerciale, Cuba, Agosto 2002.

Pasimeni P. (2002) "L’industria dello zucchero a Cuba: crisi ed opportunità". Ambasciata d'Italia all'Avana, Ufficio Commerciale, Cuba, Luglio 2002.

Pasimeni P. (2000) "Nuove ICTs nei distretti di piccole imprese: la fiera virtuale". Università di Modena, Italia, Dicembre 2000.