University of Birmingham hires Raffaele Rossi as economics professor

The University of Birmingham has hired macroeconomist Raffaele Rossi as a professor of economics.

He will join the institution in July from the University of Manchester, where he is currently a reader (associate professor) of economics. 

Rossi’s research has focused on areas including inequality, public finance and applied econometrics, and he is editor of The Manchester School journal.

Prior to working at the University of Manchester, he was an assistant professor at Lancaster University and before that held a postdoc position at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

Commenting on the new appointment on Twitter, Rossi said: “[I]n July I will be joining the University of Birmingham as a Professor of Economics. I am truly excited by my new adventure.”

He added: “I cannot express enough the gratitude to @ManUniEconomics for the amazing support given to me in the last eight years.  It has been an incredible journey!”