Fiscal Affairs Expert and Autor of the first book on tax competition "taxation in an Integrating World" in 1995
Vito Tanzi received MA (1963) and PhD(1967) in Economics from Harvard University.
After an initial career teaching economics, at the Goerge Washington University
and at the American University (where he was Department Chair in 1970-73), he became Head of the Tax Policy Division (1974-1980) and Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF (1981-2000).
From 2001 to 2003 he was Undersecretary for Economy and Finance in the Italian Government.
He has been a consultant for many international organizations, most recently for the UN.
In recent years, he has continued his professional activity as an independent scholar.
He is the author of 20 books and hundreds of articles in economic journals, some in top journals, such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, The Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of public Economics, and others.
An economics effect “the Tanzi effect” was named after him.