Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, (23 July 1940 – 18 December 2010) was a former Minister of Economy and Finance in Italy, a long-time member of the European Central Bank executive board, and former President of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
Mr. Padoa-Schioppa is widely considered to be a founding father of the European single currency. He was a firm believer in the benefits of, and the need for, a single global financial reporting language in international financial markets.
His publications include The Euro and its Central Bank (2004), Regulating Finance: Balancing Freedom and Risk (2004) andEuropa una pazienza attiva (2006).
Richard Portes, inaugural holder of the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair at the EUI, is Professor of Economics at London Business School, Founder and President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Co-Chairman of the Board of Economic Policy.
He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy. He is a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee to the European Systemic Risk Board, of the Steering Committee of the Euro50 Group, and of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy.
His current research interests include international macroeconomics, international finance, European bond markets and European integration. He holds three honorary doctorates.