Ester Faia is professor at Goethe University Frankfurt, where holds the Chair of Monetary and Fiscal Policy. She is also fellow of CEPR, fellow of CFS and vice-president of the SEM. She has a BA, MA and Doctorate from Bocconi University and a Ph.D. from New York University. Previously she has been professor at Pomepu Fabra, visiting professor at EUI, fellow at Kiel IfW, CEPREMAP and others centers, consultant for the ECB, the European Commission, the Bank of England and others. She was awarded several prestigious research awards and grants, including from EU institutions, and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals in the field of monetary, fiscal policy, banking, macro-labour and international economy.