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Governing Council

Andrea Colli

Andrea Colli

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.

 

Giovanni Federico

Giovanni Federico

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

Emanuele Felice

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

Alfredo Gigliobianco

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.

Alessandro Nuvolari

Alessandro Nuvolari

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.

Giovanni Vecchi (President)

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.

Associates

A'Hearn Brian

Brian A'Hearn

Brian A’Hearn is fellow and tutor in economics, Pembroke College, University of Oxford. He is an economic historian of modern Europe, particularly Italy, with interests in technology, cities and regions, institutions, human capital, and living standards.

Alfani Guido

Guido Alfani

Guido Alfani is Professor of Economic History at Bocconi University, Milan (Italy). An economic and social historian and an historical demographer, he published extensively on early modern Italy and Europe, specialising in economic inequality and social mobility, in the history of famines and epidemics, and in social alliance systems. His most recent books are Calamities and the Economy in Renaissance Italy. The Grand Tour of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Palgrave, 2013) and, with Matteo Di Tullio, The Lion’s Share. Inequality and the Rise of the Fiscal State in Preindustrial Europe (CUP, 2019). He is also the editor, with Cormac Ó Gráda, of Famine in European History (CUP, 2017). He is currently the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project SMITE, Social Mobility and Inequality across Italy and Europe: 1300-1800.

Amendola Nicola

Nicola Amendola

Nicola Amendola teaches Economics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". His main research fields are monetary theory, measurement of poverty and inequality and history of welfare. He is a consultant to the World Bank on issues related to poverty and inequality.

Astore Marianna

Marianna Astore

Marianna Astore is Post-doc researcher in Economic History at Bocconi University (Milan) and member of the Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Dondena). She received her Ph.D. in Economic and Social Sciences in 2015 from Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy), where she currently teaches “Banking and Financial History”. Her main areas of research are Italian monetary history, the evolution of central banking and business history. Her work focuses on the interwar period.

Baffigi Alberto

Alberto Baffigi

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Balestreri Alberto

Alberto Balestreri

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Barbiellini Amidei Federico

Federico Barbiellini Amidei

Federico Barbiellini Amidei is a Senior Economist at the Bank of Italy, Economic History Division, with studies at Università Bocconi and Carnegie Mellon University. Among his main research interests there are: innovation, Italy’s economic history, corporate financing and financial regulation, foreign direct investment and development of multinationals. Among his publications: The Dynamics of Knowledge Externalities. Localized Technological Change in Italy, with C. Antonelli, Cheltenham (UK), Edward Elgar, 2011.

Battilani Patrizia

Patrizia Battilani

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Battilossi Stefano

Stefano Battilossi

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Bertazzini Mattia

Mattia Bertazzini

Mattia is a PhD candidate in Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining the LSE, he studied history (Ba) at the University of Milan and Economic and Social History (MPhil) at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the micro-level impact of Italian colonial investments in transport infrastructure and agriculture in former Italian African colonies (Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia) and lies at the intersection between economic history, development and economic geography.

Bianchi Alberto

Alberto Bianchi

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Boukaka Sédi-Anne

Sédi-Anne Boukaka

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Bozzano Monica

Monica Bozzano

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Cannari Luigi

Luigi Cannari

Luigi Cannari is a statistician at the Bank of Italy's Directorate General for Economics, Research and Statistics. He has written extensively on income and wealth distribution and on various aspects of local economies.

Cappelli Gabriele

Gabriele Cappelli

Gabriele Cappelli works on the long-term development of human capital, schooling and regional inequality in Italy, Europe and Africa. He is a visiting professor at the Department of Economics and Economic History of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He worked as a postdoc at the University of Tuebingen. He earned his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 2014.

Carillo Mario

Mario Carillo

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Chianese Stefano

Stefano Chianese

He is a Researcher at the University of Tor Vergata (Rome), after a PhD in "History of women and gender identity in the modern and contemporary age" at the University of Naples "L'Orientale". Among other things, he has focused on the history of migration in Italy, on education and on the history of the urban petty bourgeoisie.

Chiaruttini Maria Stella

Maria Stella Chiaruttini

Maria Stella Chiaruttini is a PhD researcher in Economic History at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence. She studied Economics at the University of Trieste and later at the University of Zurich, where she also worked as a teaching and research assistant at the chair of Public Finance and Macroeconomics. Her current research focuses on Italian financial integration during Risorgimento, exploring in particular the links between politics and economic policies. Her main research interests are: banking history, financial centres, business elites and economic regionalism.

Ciccarelli Carlo

Carlo Ciccarelli

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Cinnirella Francesco

Francesco Cinnirella

Francesco Cinnirella is Assistant Professor at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study and at the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Southern Denmark. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Munich. His research interests are in the fields of Economic History, Growth and Development, and Political Economy. His research investigates the relationship between education and fertility, the role of human capital in innovation and economic growth, and the political and socioeconomic factors that affect the provision of public education.

Conte Leandro

Leandro Conte

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D'Alessio Giovanni

Giovanni D'Alessio

Giovanni D’Alessio is a staff Manager in the Statistical Analysis Directorate of the Bank of Italy. Graduated with honours in Economics at University of Naples “Federico II”, he earned his PhD in Statistics at University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He is author of several research papers on the measurement of economic well-being and on income and wealth distribution.

Danna Raffaele

Raffaele Danna

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De Bonis Riccardo

Riccardo De Bonis

Riccardo De Bonis is Deputy Head of the Statistical Analysis Directorate at the Bank of Italy. After his first degree in Economics at Sapienza University in Rome, he obtained the Bank of Italy award "Bonaldo Stringher" and then earned an M. Phil in Economics at Cambridge University (UK). In 1994-1995 he spent one year at Harvard University (US). He has lectured on banking, monetary policy, corporate finance and economic statistics in Italian Universities. He has published extensively on these subjects in Italian and international journals.

De Palo Claudia

Claudia De Palo

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Di Martino Paolo

Paolo Di Martino

Paolo Di Martino got a PhD in Economic History at the University of Pisa (Italy). Since 2013 is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Business History at Birmingham Business School (UK). He published various chapters in edited books and articles in international journals, including Business History, Economic history Review e Enterprise & Society.

Domini Giacomo

Giacomo Domini

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Fabiani Beatrice

Beatrice Fabiani

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Fauri Francesca

Francesca Fauri

Francesca Fauri is associate professor of Economic History at the Department of Economic Science at the University of Bologna, where she teaches Economic History, Economic History of European Integration, and Migration to and from Europe. She was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European and Migration History in August 2011 and  2016. Her research interests comprise Italian and European economic history issues, with particular emphasis on the evolution of European economic integration and the economic history of migration.

Felice Emanuele

Emanuele Felice

Emanuele Felice is Associate Professor of Economics at “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara. 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.

Felici Marco

Marco Felici

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Fenoaltea Stefano

Stefano Fenoaltea

Stefano Fenoaltea (PhD, Harvard, 1968) is associated with CESMEP, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Turin.  He has held teaching positions, over half a century, in the United States and in Italy.  His writings have concerned the rise of civilization, ancient and modern slavery and the slave trade, the organization of medieval agriculture, the economy of post-Unification Italy, and related theoretical and methodological issues.  He is neither as old as his doctorate suggests, nor as young as he likes to see himself.

Fiore Melacrinis Francesco

Francesco Fiore Melacrinis

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Focacci Chiara

Chiara Focacci

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Freschi Giuliana

Giuliana Freschi

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Gabbuti Giacomo

Giacomo Gabbuti

Giacomo Gabbuti is a DPhil student in Economic and Social History at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford. He holds a a BA and an MSc in Economics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, and an MPhil in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford. He previously worked as research assistant for the Historical Household Budgets Project. His research interests focus on the measurement and understanding of wellbeing, poverty, inequality and social mobility in the past, especially in Europe and Italy during the Interwar period.

Ganau Roberto

Roberto Ganau

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Gasperini Michela

Michela Gasperini

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Gaviano Luigi Dante

Luigi Dante Gaviano

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Gentili Andrea

Andrea Gentili

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Giannetti Renato

Renato Giannetti

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Gigliobianco Alfredo

Alfredo Gigliobianco

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Gomellini Matteo

Matteo Gomellini

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Iannello Aurora

Aurora Iannello

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Incerpi Andrea

Andrea Incerpi

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Locascio Elio

Elio Locascio

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Magnani Marco

Marco Magnani

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Malanima Paolo

Paolo Malanima

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Malavasi Chiara

Chiara Malavasi

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Mancini Giulia

Giulia Mancini

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Martinelli Lasheras Pablo

Pablo Martinelli Lasheras

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Menzani Tito

Tito Menzani

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Miotto Martina

Martina Miotto

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Missiaia Anna

Anna Missiaia

She received a PhD in Economic History from the London School of Economics in 2015 with a thesis on “Industrial location, market access and economic development: regional patterns in post-unification Italy”. 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 trade and regional development in pre-industrial Sweden and post-Unification Italy. She also worked on interpersonal inequality in Scandinavia in the period 1750-1900.

Molteni Marco

Marco Molteni

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Nardozzi Giangiacomo

Giangiacomo Nardozzi

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Paesani Paolo

Paolo Paesani

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Pammer Michael

Michael Pammer

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Papadia Andrea

Andrea Papadia

Andrea is a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His research deals with macroeconomics, political economy and public finance with a focus on the Great Depression and on Brazil since the 19th century. He holds a PhD from the the London School of Economics. 

Pinchera Valeria

Valeria Pinchera

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Postigliola Michele

Michele Postigliola

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Ricciuti Roberto

Roberto Ricciuti

Roberto Ricciuti is associate professor of Economic Policy at the University of Verona, where he chairs the PhD in Economics and Management. He is a fellow of CESifo and a Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Global Develompment Institute (University of Manchester). He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Siena. Previously, he has been a lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London and at the University of Florence. He works on several issues in political economy, often using economic history as a testbed.

Ridolfi Leonardo

Leonardo Ridolfi

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Rinaldi Alberto

Alberto Rinaldi

Alberto Rinaldi took his Ph.D. in Economic and Social History at Bocconi University in Milan and is now Associate Professor of Economic History at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He has published extensively on the Italian contemporary economic history, focusing in particular on industrial districts, trade, economic growth, interlocking directorates and the structure of the corporate system. His works are published in leading international journals, such as Explorations in Economic History, Cliometrica, Business History, and Enterprise & Society.

Rossi Nicola

Nicola Rossi

He holds a Degree in Law from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” (1975) and M.Sc. Econ. (1977) and Ph. D. in Economics (1984) from the London School of Economics & Political Science. He has taught at the University “Luiss Guido Carli” in Rome, “Ca’ Foscari” in Venice, and Modena, before joining the Department of Economics and Finance of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” where he has been teaching Economics and Economic Policy since 1993. He has published extensively in Italy and abroad on econometric modelling, theory and measurement of consumer behavior, design and evaluation of social policies, Italian economic history.

Rota Mauro

Mauro Rota

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Russo Gianluca

Gianluca Russo

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Segreto Luciano Renato

Luciano Renato Segreto

Luciano Segreto is a Full Professor of Economic History at School of Political Sciences of the University of Florence, a Visiting Professor at the Gdansk University of Technology since 2015, and Adjunct Professor of Corporate Governance at the Bocconi University in Milan since 2011. His main interests are the history of family capitalism, international business, banking history, and corporate governance. He’s involved in international research programs dealing with international timber trade, commodities, and the European model of capitalism.
He is in the Editorial Board of «Revista de Historia Industrial y Empresarial», «Passato e Presente», «Studi Storici», and the «Polish Political Science Review»».

Squicciarini Mara

Mara Squicciarini

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Strangio Donatella

Donatella Strangio

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Toniolo Gianni

Gianni Toniolo

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Trivellato Francesca

Francesca Trivellato

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Vasta Michelangelo

Michelangelo Vasta

Michelangelo Vasta is professor of Economic History at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Siena. He studied economic history, history of science and economics at the University of Oxford, where he received his D.Phil. His main fields of interest are: economics of innovation in the long run perspective, institutions and economic performance, the economic history of living standard, entrepreneurship and trade. He pays particular attention to historical datasets and quantitative methods. He has published extensively in the major economic history and business history journals.

Viale Mattia

Mattia Viale

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Zamagni Vera

Vera Zamagni

Ph.D., University of Oxford (G.B.), 1976. Professor of Economic History, University of Bologna, Visiting professor, SAIS Europe Center of the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna. Co-founder and co-editor (1997-2001) of the European Review of Economic History. Secretary general of the Italian Economic History Society (1989-1993), member of the Italian National Research Council (1994-1999), member of ANVUR 2011-2013.