• About SNS

    The Scuola Normale Superiore is a public institute for higher education that in its two centuries of life has earned itself a special place, both in Italy and abroad, a place characterised by merit, talent and scientific rigour. Two types of course are available: the undergraduate course and the PhD course.The teaching activity is distributed among four academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Sciences, placed in Pisa; the Department of political and social sciences and the Ciampi Institute, located in Florence.  

  • Admission

    The evaluation for entrance to the first year of the undergraduate course does not include the high school leaving certificate, and the bachelor's degree is not taken into consideration in the entrance examination for the fourth year course. For each PhD course, candidates’ level of competence, talent, motivations and aptitudes to scientific research will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and research project and an interview.

  • Academics

    The Scuola Normale Superiore offers two types of course: the undergraduate course, leading to first and second level university degrees, and the PhD course, the international equivalent of the Italian Dottorato di ricerca.The teaching and research activity is distributed among three academic structures: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of  Sciences, and the Department of Political and Social Sciences.The first two academic structures, housed at the Pisa site, organize courses for both the  undergraduate course and the PhD course. The Department of Political and Social Sciences, situated in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, deals only with the PhD course.

  • Research

    A highly qualifying feature of the Normale way is the strong link between teaching and research that is a characteristic of both the undergraduate and the graduate programmes of the Scuola. The research structures of the two Faculties welcome students with a relevant study interest, enabling them to collaborate in a mature way with the activities of the researchers.

  • International

    The Scuola Normale is an institute of a decidedly international nature. Examinations for admission to the undergraduate degree course and for the PhD course are open to all citizens worldwide. A certain number of places on the PhD course are reserved for students from other countries. During the pre laurea and  post lauream teaching courses, study and research programmes are made available at overseas universities and research centres with which the Scuola forms an intense network of collaboration.  The doctorate course in particular is taught in a veritable graduate school in line with the highest international standards. 

Moschella Manuela
Prof.ssa Manuela Moschella
Associate Professor
Tel. +39 055 2673 313

Palazzo Strozzi

Dipartimento di Scienze politico-sociali
Piazza degli Strozzi, 1
50123, FIRENZE


Manuela Moschella is associate professor of International Political Economy at the Scuola Normale Superiore. Her research is focused on the politics of change in international economic governance, macroeconomic and financial regulatory choices at both domestic and international level, and international institutions. She is author of Governing Risk: The IMF and Global Financial Stability (Palgrave MacMillan 2010), co-editor with Eleni Tsingou of Great Expectations, Slow Transformations: Incremental change in post-crisis regulation (ECPR Press 2013), and co-editor with Kate Weaver of the Handbook of Global Economic Governance (Routledge 2013). Moschella is member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR Standing Group of International Relations and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). She serves as a member the committee for the Hedley Bull Prize in IR and as an associate editor of the Routledge Studies in Globalisation Series. She has been a visiting researcher at the Johns Hopkins University, Copenhagen Business School, and George Washington University.

Most recent publications (already published, HARVARD Reference Style):

  1. M. Moschella (2016), ‘When Some Are More Equal than Others. National Parliaments and Intergovernmental Bailout Negotiations in the Eurozone’, Government & Opposition,
  2. M. Moschella (2016), ‘Negotiating Greece. Layering, insulation, and the design of adjustment programs’, Review of International Political Economy,
  3. M. Moschella and D. Lombardi (2016), ‘Domestic preferences and European banking supervision: Germany, Italy and the Single Supervisory Mechanism’, West European Politics, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 462-482.


Ongoing research projects examine monetary policy convergence in the advanced economies; the political determinants of international macroeconomic cooperation; and dynamics of cooperation and conflict among international institutions (of the like of the Troika).

Manuela is open to supervising empirically-oriented, comparative research in areas related to:

  • Central Banking;
  • International financial institutions;
  • Macroeconomic decision-making;
  • Financial regulation.