Alberto Bagnai is Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the Department of Economic of the Gabriele d’Annunzio University in Pescara (Italy). His research activity focused on the sustainability of external and public debt in developing economies. His research appeared on journals like Cambridge Journal of Economics, China Economic Review, Open Economies Review, Energy Policy, International Review of Applied Economics, as well as on books published by Palgrave McMillan and Routledge. Since the outbreak of the so-called “sovereign debt” crisis the focus of his research shifted to the Eurozone crisis. Besides his research activity, he intervened in the debate, in an attempt to bring to the general public the views expressed in the scientific literature. His 2012 book Il tramonto dell’euro became a best seller by presenting what is nowadays recognized as the “consensus view” on the Eurozone crisis.