Irene Tinagli

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Irene Tinagli
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Deputy Secretary of the Democratic Party
Assumed office
17 March 2021
Serving with Peppe Provenzano
SecretaryEnrico Letta
Preceded byAndrea Orlando
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
2 July 2019
ConstituencyNorth-West Italy
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
15 March 2013 – 22 March 2018
Personal details
Born (1974-04-16) 16 April 1974 (age 47)
Empoli, Italy
Political partyPD (2008–2013; 2015–present)
SC (2013–2015)
Alma materBocconi University (Degree)
Carnegie Mellon University (PhD)
ProfessionPolitician, economist

Irene Tinagli (born 16 April 1974 in Empoli) is an Italian economist and politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2019. In the parliament, she serves as chairwoman of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Tinagli graduated cum laude from the Bocconi University of Milan; subsequently she obtained a master's degree and a PhD in public policy and administration from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she specialized in economic development and innovation, and where she began her studies on creativity and urban economics with Professor Richard Florida.


In those years Tinagli was a consultant for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, contributing to the drafting of the book Understanding Knoweldge Societies,[2] published in 2005 by the United Nations. She also worked as consultant for the European Commission and several regional bodies and governments both in Italy and abroad.

In 2009 Tinagli began to teach "Management and Organization courses" at the Charles III University of Madrid.[3]

Member of the Italian Parliament, 2013–2018[edit]

Tinagli was elected MP among the ranks of Civic Choice in the 2013 general election. In February 2015, together with other deputies, she left Civic Choice and joined the parliamentary group of the Democratic Party. On March, 17th of 2021 she was appointed deputy-secretary of the Democratic Party by its new national secretary Enrico Letta.[4]

Member of the European Parliament, 2019–present[edit]

In 2019 Tinagli was candidate with the Democratic Party in the European election and was elected MEP with 106,710 preferences.[5] She was initially meant to work in the Committee on International Trade but following the appointment of Roberto Gualtieri as finance minister on 5 September, she was elected as chair of the Economic and monetary affairs committee to succeed Gualtieri.[6] In 2020, she also joined the Subcommittee on Tax Matters.[7]

In addition to her committee assignments, Tinagli is a member of the delegation for relations with the United States.

Other activities[edit]


In March 2010 Tinagli was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for "professional skills, commitment to society and a potential contribution to shaping the future of the world".


  • Europe in the Creative Age (con R. Florida), Demos, London, 2004.
  • Sweden in the Creative Age (con R. Florida, P. Strom, E. Whalqvist), University of Gothenborg, School of Economics, Business and Law, 2007
  • Talento da svendere, Turin, Einaudi, 2008.
  • L'Italia è un Paese bloccato. Muoviamoci! La mobilità sociale secondo Italia Futura, Rome, Italia Futura, 2009.
  • Giovani, al lavoro! Le proposte di Italia Futura per l'occupazione giovanile, with Stefano Micelli and Marco Simoni, Rome, Italia Futura, 2010.
  • Norway in the Creative Age. Research Report, Staten vegvesen & Abelia, Oslo, 2012
  • Un futuro a colori. Scoprire nuove opportunità di lavoro e vivere felici, Rizzoli editore, 2014.
  • La grande ignoranza. Dall'uomo qualunque al ministro qualunque, l'ascesa dell'incompetenza e il declino dell'Italia. Rizzoli editore, 2019.


  1. ^ "Irene Tinagli elected as Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee | News | European Parliament". 16 September 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ Understanding Knoweldge Societies
  3. ^ Sandro Zinani. "Fulbright Spotlight: Interview with Prof. Irene Tinagli | The U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission" (in Italian). Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Pd, who is Irene Tinagli. Letta chose her as deputy secretary of the party". 19 March 2021.
  5. ^ Speciale Elezioni Ue: liste, candidati ed eletti in Italia – repubblica
  6. ^ "Irene Tinagli elected as Chair of the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee | News | European Parliament". 16 September 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  7. ^ Members of the Subcommittee on Tax Matters European Parliament, press release of 9 July 2020.
  8. ^ Friends of Europe appoints 29 new members to its Board of Trustees Friends of Europe, press release of 25 June 2020.