Domenico Siniscalco

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Domenico Siniscalco

Domenico Siniscalco (born July 15, 1954 in Turin ) is an Italian economist . He was Italian Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance from July 16, 2004 to September 22, 2005, in the second and third term of a cabinet led by Silvio Berlusconi . Today he is Deputy Chairman of the investment bank Morgan Stanley Europe and at the same time Head of Italy.


Siniscalco first attended the state Liceo Classico Alfieri in Turin. At the University of Turin, he studied law, then he received at the University of Cambridge doctoral degree ( Ph.D. ) in Economics.

From 1990 to 2006 he was a full professor of economic policy at the University of Turin. In addition, he has taught at the private university LUISS in Rome, at the University of Cagliari , the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA) and at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). He ran a foundation and was an advisor to several listed companies such as ENI and Telecom Italia . Siniscalco has authored over thirty scientific publications on topics such as privatization , environmental economics and industrial economics in national and international journals and was also a columnist for the business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore .

Nominated as General Director of the Ministry of Finance in the first Berlusconi government, he was appointed Minister of Economy and Finance in the Berlusconi II government from July 16, 2004 to succeed the resigned Minister Giulio Tremonti , maintaining the position of General Director until the following spring. In the next government (Berlusconi III) he was reassigned to his ministerial office, but resigned on September 22, 2005, as he did not have the government's support for his request for Antonio Fazio to resign from his post as governor of the Bank of Italy received because of a bribery scandal and disagreement over other financial issues. He was replaced by his predecessor Giulio Tremonti.

On April 24, 2006, he became Managing Director and Vice President of Morgan Stanley International, responsible for Europe. On December 1, 2007, he also took over the management of the Italian regional division at Morgan Stanley.