Antonio Fatás

Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies and Professor of Economics

I am the Portuguese Council Chaired Professor of European Studies and Professor of Economics at INSEAD, a business school with campuses in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Fontainebleau (France), a Senior Policy Scholar at the Center for Business and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business (Georgetown University, USA) and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK).

I have worked as an external consultant for major international organizations (IMF, World Bank, OECD, European Commission) as well as central banks (US Federal Reserve) and governments (UK government around entry decision in EMU).

My research interests are in the area of Macroeconomics with a focus on understanding business cycles, the role of fiscal policy and the connections between volatility and growth. I am also interested in European integration and the euro. Electronic copies of some of my research papers can be downloaded in the Research section of this site.

At INSEAD I regularly teach a required course in the INSEAD MBA programme (Macroeconomics in the Global Economy) as well as different modules on macroeconomic trends, financial markets and exchange rates in Executive Education programmes.

I like to share my views on current economic trends by posting easy-to-read articles on my blog and via links in my Twitter account (below you can find samples of both). I have collected some of the recent media interviews and citations in the Press section of the site.

You can contact me by email ([email protected]). If you want more details about my profile you can download a full cv or visit my Google Scholar page.


Latest Posts and Articles
  • The response of German bank CEOs to the possibility of negative interest rates in the Eurozone to spur lending is wrong.

  • Hans-Werner Sinn, the president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research says the ECB was wrong to cut rates. I disagree.

  • For some it is clear that the all-time record levels in the stock market are supported by loose monetary policy and the day...

  • Economists disagree about what kept the U.S. from becoming Greece during the financial crisis.

  • What if the United States had been a member of the Euro area?