Andrea Boltho was educated in Italy and at the Universities of London (LSE), Paris and Oxford (Nuffield). From 1966 to 1977 at the OECD’s Department of Economics. In 1973-74 Japan Foundation Fellow at the Economic Planning Agency in Tokyo. From 1977 to 2007 Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Magdalen. At various times Visiting Professor at a number of Continental Universities (mainly in Italy), member of the Academic Council of the Ifo Institute in Munich, consultant to the World Bank and to the Bank of Italy. Since 2007 Emeritus Fellow and Director of Oxford Economics.