Gabriele Ciminelli

Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics

Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management

A little bit about myself: I am an Assistant Professor at the Asia School of Business (ASB), a young business school established in 2015 in Kuala Lumpur through a collaboration between MIT Sloan Management and the central bank of Malaysia. Before joining the ASB, I worked as Projects Officer in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, where I conducted research on structural reforms and labor markets in middle- and low-income countries. Previously, I gained working experience in other international organizations, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the European Commission. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute and the University of Amsterdam, under the supervision of Prof. Massimo Giuliodori. If you want to get more information about my background, you can download my CV by clicking this link. To get in touch, email me at

My academic research broadly falls in the fields of international finance and applied macroeconomics. Recently, I have studied how central bank communication policies influence the way in which financial markets investors change their portfolios in response to new information about the economy, using high-frequency micro-data on investment funds. In another paper (R&R at the Review of Economics and Statistics), I investigate how job protection deregulation, originally intended to boost productivity and employment, has contributed to decrease the labor share of income in advanced economies over the last decades. In a new project, I am studying whether fiscal austerity carries some electoral costs for the governments that pursue it. If you want to find out more about these and other research projects click here.


Revise and Resubmit at the Review of Economics and Statistics

Joint with Romain Duval and Davide Furceri

Revise and Resubmit at the European Economic Review (second round)

Joint with Jacopo Cimadomo, Oana Furtuna and Massimo Giuliodori

Published in the European Journal of Political Economy. 2019. Vol. 57

Joint with Ekkehard Ernst, Massimo Giuliodori and Rossana Merola