Dante Roscini

Professor of Management Practice

After a long career in finance, Dante Roscini joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 2008 where he is a member of the Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit. He has taught both the first year required course that gives the name to the Unit and the second year elective course Managing International Trade and Investment.

He has published a number of cases and notes related to sovereign debt, monetary policy, central banking and international investment. His work concentrates on the interactions between macroeconomic policies and the financial markets.

Before coming to HBS Prof. Roscini spent twenty years in senior positions at three US investment banks in New York and London. He was a Managing Director and Head of European Capital Markets for Goldman Sachs, Head of Global Equity Capital Markets and Head of the European Capital Markets and Financing Group for Merrill Lynch where he was also a member of the Capital Commitments Committee and of the Managing Directors Promotions Committee. Finally, he was Country Head of Italy and Chairman of European Capital Markets for Morgan Stanley, as well as a board member of Morgan Stanley International Bank.

He has been, and is currently, a member of the board or the advisory board of several public and private companies. He is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association in New York and of the Atlantic Council in Washington.

Prior to his career in investment banking Prof. Roscini worked as a researcher in nuclear archaeometry at the University of Rome, as a design engineer and project manager with Westinghouse Electric Corp. in the US and as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in Paris.

He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard and a summa cum laude Laurea degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy.

  1. Managing International Trade and Investment

    by Dante Roscini

    Managing International Trade and Investment (MITI) is designed for students who expect to engage directly or indirectly in commerce and in strategic or financial investments across national borders. It covers concepts that are relevant to a number of operating and financial functions both in industry and in finance. In a globalizing world, managers and investors are increasingly faced with decisions that critically involve understanding the opportunities and the constraints that are being shaped by political and economic developments abroad. Despite the ease with which it is often conducted, doing business across borders is not the same as doing it at home. Rather, it entails a whole new set of managerial challenges: reassessing competitive advantage; evaluating diverse political environments and legal structures; considering the impact of currency fluctuations and trading regimes; and understanding widely disparate cultures and business norms. The purpose of MITI is to build a framework of analysis that enables managers to understand the challenges of international trade and investment and to master the opportunities and the risks that they represent.

    Keywords: Trade; Investment; Foreign Direct Investment;

  2. Business, Government and the International Economy

    by Dante Roscini

    Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) is a course about the broad economic and political context in which business operates. Throughout their careers business leaders are asked to formulate and lead their firm's responses to the external environment. They may also have the chance to shape that environment by influencing government policies. In BGIE we explore the key economic, political, and social factors that affect the business environment.

    Keywords: international economy; macroeconomics; political economy;