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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Alessio Terzi is an economist working at the intersection of academia, think-tanks, and policy. He is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Cambridge University and an Adjunct Professor in Economics at Sciences Po and HEC Paris. Over more than 5 years at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission, he helped design the overall economic strategy associated with the European Green Deal. Prior to that, he was a Fellow at Bruegel, the leading European economic think-tank, and a Fulbright Scholar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. He has work experience from the European Central Bank and BMI Research (Fitch Ratings).

Alessio carried out his studies at the London School of Economics, Bocconi University, the Hertie School, and Dartmouth College. His policy work and commentaries have been featured on leading media outlets including the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC World News, and Bloomberg.


economic growth, climate change, economic history, political economy


Key publications: 

Terzi, A. and Fouquet, R. (2023), “The Green Industrial Revolution: Lessons from the history of past energy transitions”, EconPol Forum, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 16-22.

Terzi, A., Sherwood, M. and Singh, A. (2023), “European Industrial Policy for the Green and Digital Revolution”, Science and Public Policy, Vol. 50, Issue 5, pp. 842-857.

Terzi, A. (2022), Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe, Cambridge (Massachusetts): Harvard University Press.

Peruzzi, M. and Terzi, A. (2021), “Accelerating Economic Growth: The Science beneath the Art”, Economic Modelling, Vol. 103.

Terzi, A. (2020), “Crafting an effective narrative on the green transition”, Energy Policy, Vol. 147.

Terzi, A. (2020), “Macroeconomic adjustment in the euro area”, European Economic Review, Vol. 128.

Other publications: 

Terzi, A. (2021), "Economic Policy-Making Beyond GDP: An Introduction", European Economy, Discussion Paper 142, pp. 1-33.

Chowdhry, S., Sapir, A., and Terzi, A. (2018), “The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement”, European Parliament INTA Committee Study.

Marrazzo, P.M. and Terzi, A. (2017), “Structural reform waves and economic growth”, ECB Working Paper Series No. 2111.

O’Neill, J. and Terzi, A. (2014), “The twenty-first century needs a better G20 and a new G7+”, Bruegel Policy Contribution 2014/13.

De Sousa, C., Sapir, A., Terzi, A., and Wolff, G. (2014), “The Troika and financial assistance in the euro area: successes and failures”, ECON Committee Policy Note.

Assistant Professor in Public Policy
Bennett Institute for Public Policy
Adjunct Professor in Economics, Sciences Po Paris
Alessio Terzi

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