Andrea Lorenzo Capussela received a PhD in international law from the University of
Milan with a thesis concerning competition policy. After some years in the private sector,
he served as the head of the economics unit of Kosovo’s international supervisor, the
International Civilian Office, in 2008–11, and then as the adviser to Moldova’s minister
of economy and deputy prime minister, on behalf of the EU, in 2011–13. He is the
author of State-Building in Kosovo: Democracy, EU Interests and US Influence in the Balkans
(Bloomsbury-IBTauris, 2015), The Political Economy of Italy’s Decline (Oxford University
Press, 2018), Declino. Una storia italiana (Luiss University Press, 2019) and a few essays,
chiefly on Italy and Kosovo. He writes for the EUROPP blog of the London School of
Economics, Social Europe, Unherd, the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore, and other publications.
He is currently a visiting fellow in the Department of Government of the London
School of Economics, for further research on Italy’s political economy.