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Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa: his personality, working method and stature as a public servant

The interviewees start by discussing various aspects of Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa’s character and his working method. The accounts of these eminent figures (Étienne Davignon, Jacques de Larosière, Christian Noyer, Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul, Jean-Claude Trichet and Ignazio Visco) are based on their close acquaintance with a man they encountered regularly during their various professional activities. Giuliano Amato and Romano Prodi particularly describe Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa’s stature as a public servant and his desire to serve the state by assuming positions of high responsibility, while maintaining a degree of political independence.

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