Federico Rossi

Federico Rossi

Vera and Stefano Zamagni Assistant Professor of Development Economics
International Economics

SAIS Europe


  • Europe
  • Economics
  • Economic Development
  • International Economics
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Background and Education

Dr. Rossi was Research Officer, Centre for Macroeconomics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (2016-2017); Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, LSE (2015-2016); Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, LSE (2013-2015); and Research Assistant, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE (2012-2015). He has presented papers at IEA World Congress (Mexico City, 2017), Barcelona GSE Summer Forum (2017), Simposio of the Spanish Economic Association (Bilbao, 2016), the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference (University of Sussex, 2016), Marco Fanno Alumni Workshop (Milan, 2016), Sixth Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics (Salerno, 2015), and Applied Economics Workshop (Petralia Sottana, 2014). Rossi completed a PhD in Economics (2017) and received an MRes in Economics (2013) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); he received an MSc in Statistics from the University of Bologna (2011).

Parents, Schools and Human Capital Differences across Countries with M. De Philippis (2016); Barriers to College Investment and Aggregate Productivity (2016). His current research is focused on human capital development and economic growth. For a recent curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, see personal webpage.

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Spring 2018 
Investigates th...
Investigates the determinants of national aggregate income, employment, the price level, the balance of international payments and the rate of growth. Evaluates alternative policies for influencing various macroeconomic variables.
Offered Both Semesters
Spring 2018 
The course inte...
The course intends to familiarize students with key economic concepts underlying the basic process of economic growth and development and to familiarize students with some of the prominent theories and models associated with this debate. The course will examine (i) why countries grow and and develop (and other don't); (ii) the barriers to economic growth in poor countries; (iii) how these barriers can be overcome. In addition to standard approaches to economic development, the course looks at human capital and institutions as components in the growth process and briefly assesses the impacts of development aid on economic growth.

An important feature of the course is to help students apply theoretical concepts studied in class to particular developing countries. For this purpose each student will select one developing country and practice the application of conceptual approaches discussed in class. (Cross listed International Economics/International Development.)

Prerequisites: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
Recommended: statistics