Marco Simoni is a political economist with experience in government and academia. Between 2014 and 2018 he was the main economic advisor on international economic affairs to Prime Ministers of Italy, Matteo Renzi and Paolo Gentiloni. In his capacity he attended over 120 international bilateral meetings with head of governments or CEOs of multinational companies; he managed national and international policy and legislative dossiers on behalf of the Prime Minster; coordinated relevant ministries and public agencies on different policies. He was previously an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics, where he was a faculty member for nine years following his PhD, also awarded by the LSE.
He was a recipient of the British Academy PD Fellowship. Marco Simoni has an expertise in comparative capitalism which was firstly developed as a research associate at the UN’s International Labor Organization. His work was published by leading scholarly journals in political economy. He published a book on the crisis of Italian capitalism and his columns have appeared regularly on mainstream Italian press. In December 2017 he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Luiss Business School in Rome.