Carlo D’Ippoliti is a professor of political economy at Sapienza University of Rome, and managing editor of the open access economics journals “PSL Quarterly Review” and “Moneta e Credito”. He is the recipient of the 2018 “A. Feltrinelli Giovani” prize for the social and political sciences, awarded by the Accademia dei Lincei; and is a member of the Global Young Academy, and of the International Scoping Group on research evaluation set up by the International Science Council, the InterAcademy Partnership, and the Global Young Academy. He has a regular space on economics and economic policy on the Italian tv channel RAI 2. A self-critical socialdemocrat, he has been involved with the FEPS Next Left Focus Group for ten years now, and previously he was with the FEPS Young Academic Network.