Giovanni Ganelli, an Italian national, is a Senior Economist in the IMF's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) in Tokyo. Giovanni has worked for the Fund since 2003. Before joining OAP, he also worked in the IMF Institute and in the European and Fiscal Affairs Departments at the Fund Headquarters in Washington DC.
He is currently a member of the IMF Japan Article IV team and, during his IMF career, Giovanni has participated in program, surveillance, and capacity building missions to various countries, including Albania, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Georgia, India, Mauritius, Moldova, Singapore and Slovenia.
Giovanni has a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". His research has been published in various academic journals (including the Journal of International Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control) and focuses on the effects of fiscal policy in New Keynesian models and, more recently, on structural reforms in Japan.
Personal WebPage: http://ideas.repec.org/e/pga55.html
Fluent In: Italian, Japanese.
2002: PhD in Economics, University of Warwick (UK).
1998: MSc in Economics, University of Warwick (UK).
1995: Laurea in Economics and Statistics, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy).
Applied Financial Economics; Bulletin of Economic Research; Comparative Economic Studies; Czech Journal of Economics and Finance; Decisions in Economics and Finance; Economics Bulletin; Economic Modelling; Economic and Social Review; European Economic Review; European Journal of Finance; IMF Staff Papers; International Economics and Economic Policy; International Journal of Finance and Economics; Journal of the European Economic Association; Journal of International Economics; Journal of International Money and Finance; Journal of Macroeconomics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Macroeconomic Dynamics; Oxford Economic Papers; Scottish Journal of Political Economy; The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics; The Economic Journal; The Manchester School.
Other Professional Positions:
August 2012-present: Senior Economist, IMF Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP), Tokyo.
November 2011-July 2012: Senior Economist, IMF Institute
Oct 2007-October 2011: Economist, IMF Institute.
November 2009-Nov 2010: Consultant, World Bank Cambodia Country Office and Visiting Lecturer, Royal University of Phnom Penh (while on leave from the Fund).
October 2003-September 2007: Economist, European and Fiscal Affairs Departments, International Monetary Fund.
2002-2003: Research Fellow, Department of Economics and Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin.
IMF Books and Working Papers:
Foreign Help Wanted : Easing Japan’s Labor Shortages, Working Paper No. 15/181, July 30, 2015
How Inclusive Is Abenomics?, Working Paper No. 15/54, March 13, 2015
Asia’s Quest for Inclusive Growth Revisited, Working Paper No. 15/42, February 26, 2015
Value of WTO Trade Agreements in a New Keynesian Model, Working Paper No. 15/37, February 25, 2015
Fiscal Devaluation in a Monetary Union, Working Paper No. 14/201, October 30, 2014
Unstash the Cash! Corporate Governance Reform in Japan, Working Paper No. 14/140, August 04, 2014
The Path to Higher Growth : Does Revamping Japan’s Dual Labor Market Matter?, Working Paper No. 13/202, October 01, 2013
Tariff-Tax Reforms in Large Economies, Working Paper No. 12/139, May 01, 2012
Tax Reforms, "Free Lunches", and "Cheap Lunches" in Open Economies, Working Paper No. 08/227, September 01, 2008
Public Infrastructures, Public Consumption, and Welfare in a New-Open-Economy-Macro Model, Working Paper No. 07/67, March 01, 2007
The International Effects of Government Spending Composition, Working Paper No. 05/4, January 01, 2005
Public Spending Management and Macroeconomic Interdependence, Working Paper No. 04/102, June 01, 2004
Other Published Materials
“Reforming Dual Labor Market in Advanced Economies” IMF Research Bulletin, December 2013
“Macroeconomic Impact of Fiscal Policy” IMF Research Bulletin, March 2006.
“Fiscal Impact of Remittances” in Albania: Selected Issues, IMF Staff Country Report No. 06/285.
“Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis: The Open Economy Dimension” (joint with Philip Lane), in Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis (S. Altug, J. Chadha, C. Nolan, eds), Cambridge University Press (2003).
Publications in Journals (Refereed)
“Does Revamping Japan’s Dual Labor Market Matters?” (joint with Chie Aoyagi). Forthcoming in Economic Systems
“Tariff-Tax Reforms in Large Economies” (joint with Juha Tervala). Forthcoming in The World Economy.
“Dynamic Scoring in Open Economies” (joint with Juha Tervala). Finanzarchiv, 70. March 2014, pp. 31-66.
“International Transmission of Environmental Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective” (Joint with Juha Tervala). Ecological Economics 70 (11), September 2011, pp. 2070-2082.
“The International Effects of Public Spending Composition” Economic Modelling, 27 (3), May 2010, pp. 631-640.
“Public Infrastructure, Public Consumption, and Welfare in a New-Open-Economy-Macro Model”.(Joint with Juha Tervala). Journal of Macroeconomic 32 (3), September 2010, pp. 827-837.
“Can Government Spending Increase Private Consumption? The Role of Complementarity”(Joint with Juha Tervala). Economics Letters 103 (1), April 2009, pp. 5-7.
“Public Spending Management and Macroeconomic Interdependence”. Open Economies Review 19 (2), April 2008, pp. 241-259.
“Fiscal Policy Rules in an Overlapping Generations Model with Endogenous Labour Supply”. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 31 (3), March 2007, pp. 1015-1036.
“The Effects of Fiscal Shocks on Consumption: Reconciling Theory and Data”. The Manchester School 75 (2), March 2007, pp. 193-209.
“Household Wealth in the Czech Republic: a Comparative Perspective”. Economic Systems 30 (2), June 2006, pp. 184-199.
“Home Bias in Government Spending and Quasi Neutrality of Fiscal Shocks”. Macroeconomic Dynamics 9, April 2005, pp.288-294
“The New Open Economy Macroeconomics of Government Debt”, Journal of International Economics 65 (1), January 2005, pp. 167-184.
“Useful Government Spending, Direct Crowding-Out and Fiscal Policy Interdependence”, Journal of International Money and Finance 22 (1), February 2003, pp. 87-103.
Other Published Materials
“Fiscal Policy and Public Investment in the New EU Member States” (joint with Ana Corbacho, Qiang Cui, Paolo Manasse, and Gerd Schwartz), in European Investment Bank Papers, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 114-149.
“Mundell-Fleming Model” and “Marginal Propensity to Import” in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. 9 vols. Edited by Darity, William A., Jr. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.