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Nov. 9, 2011

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U-M experts available to discuss Italy’s political, financial crisis

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---University of Michigan experts are available to discuss Italy’s ongoing financial crisis and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s pledge to resign.

They include:

Dario Gaggio, associate professor of history, researches modern Europe, political economy, modern Italy and the history of technology. He is affiliated with U-M’s Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. He can be reached at (734) 730-0332 or  

Paolo Pasquariello, associate professor of finance at the Ross School of Business, has professional experience as a portfolio manager in Italy, as a fixed income analyst for Goldman Sachs and as a foreign exchange analyst for J.P. Morgan. In recent studies, he has examined strategic trading in stock and bond markets as well as financial crises and contagion. Pasquariello can be interviewed in English or Italian. He can be reached at (734) 764-9286 or

Kathryn Dominguez, professor of public policy and economics at the Ford School of Public Policy, researches topics in international financial markets and macroeconomics. She has worked as a research consultant for US AID, the Federal Reserve System, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. She can be reached at (734) 764-9498 or