Andrea Colli, PhD in Economic and Social History (Bocconi University, Milan) and Professor of Economic History at the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan. His research interests range from the history of family firms, to small and medium-sized enterprises, to the role played by international entrepreneurs and firms in the global economy, to corporate governance in historical perspective. He has also devoted research activity to the study of the history of entrepreneurship in different contexts. He has published several articles in the main business history journals, and in journals of family business research. He is associate review editor of Family Business Review since October 2012, and co-editor of Business History since 2013. He has been Chandler at Harvard Business School in the fall of 2013. With Franco Amatori he has recently published Business History: Complexities and Comparisons, Routledge 2011. With Paloma Fernandez Perez has recently edited The Endurance of Family Business: a Global Overview, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Professor of Economic History, Department of Economics and Management, University of Pisa. MA in History, University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore, PhD in Economic History, Scuola Normale Superiore. He has been professor of Economic History, European University Institute, editor of the European Review of Economic History and president of the European Historical Economic Society. He has studied the history of world silk industry, of world agriculture and world trade, as we all several topics in Italian economic history.
Emanuele Felice is Associate Professor of Economics at “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara; in the past he was visiting professor at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and the Harvard University. His main areas of research are Italy’s long-run economic growth, regional development, and economic history. He has published some award-winning Italian books and several essays in international journals, and is a leading columnist for Italian newspapers. In 2013 he won the «Hamilton Prize» of the Spanish Association of Economic History, for the best international article published in top journals of Economic History and related areas.
Alfredo Gigliobianco is Head of the Economic History and Historical Archives Division of Banca d’Italia. His main areas of interest are the evolution of financial systems, State intervention in the economy, the evolution of economic elites, competition policies. Among his publications: Via Nazionale. Banca d’Italia e classe dirigente. Cento anni di storia, Donzelli, Rome, 2006 (a prosopography of the top management of the Banca d’Italia); “Resource Allocation by the Banking System” (with Stefano Battilossi and Giuseppe Marinelli), in Gianni Toniolo (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy Since Unification, Oxford University Press, New York, 2013.
She received a PhD in Economic History from the London School of Economics. She is currently a postdoc researcher at Lund University (Sweden). Her research interests are focused on regional and interpersonal inequality. She is currently working on regional development and employment structure in pre-industrial Sweden and trade and regional development in post-Unification Italy.
Alessandro Nuvolari was educated at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands where he received a PhD in Economics. Currently, he is associate professor of economic and social history at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy. His main research field is the study of the role played by science and technology in the emergence and consolidation of “modern economic growth” with a particular focus on the Industrial Revolution in England. He is also interested in the relationship between patent systems and innovative activities both in historical and contemporary contexts.His research papers have been published in a wide range of journals in the broad fields of economic history and economics of innovation.
Associate Professor of Economic History. Sapienza, University of Rome
Giovanni Vecchi (President)
Professor Vecchi teaches Economics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He specializes in the theory, measurement and history of welfare, as well as in economic history. His scholarly articles have appeared in a number of international, peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of In ricchezza e in povertà (2011, in Italian, il Mulino publisher), and Measuring Wellbeing. A History of Italian Living Standards (in press, Oxford University Press). He is a consultant to the World Bank on issues related to poverty and inequality measurement.