Marco Simoni is a political economist with experience in government and academia. He holds a degree in Political Science from La Sapienza University in Rome and a PhD in Political Economy from the London School of Economics.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Luiss University in Rome where he teaches on European and International Political Economy. From 2007 to 2016, he was a faculty member at the London School of Economics, where he also taught and researched in the same field, up to the title of Associate Professor.
He interrupted his academic activity to serve, between 2014 and 2018, as the Advisor to the Prime Minister of Italy – first Matteo Renzi and then Paolo Gentiloni – on International Economic relations and Industrial Policy. In this role, he contributed to the economic agenda of the Prime Minister, managing national and international policy and legislative dossiers, coordinating relevant ministries and public agencies.
Simoni is the author of scientific publications on topics of political economy and he wrote a book on the crisis of Italian capitalism published in 2012 by Marsilio. He regularly contributes op-eds in the national press.