Giorgia Giovannetti is Vice President for International Relations and Professor of Economics at the University of Florence and Part time professor at EUI RSCAS. She acted as Scientific Director of the European Report on Development (2009 – 2010) and Director of Research at the Italian Trade Institute (2005-2007). Over time she has been advising the EU Commissioner for Development, the President of ICE, the Italian Treasury and Ministry of Foreign Trade. She has been fellow of Trinity College- Cambridge. She holds a PhD in Economics from Cambridge-UK. Her research on international trade, political economy and development has been published in leading academic journals and presented in main international conferences.