Curriculum

 

Education

University studies: Laurea in History, University of Pisa, (10 June 1993, summa cum laude).

Ph.D in History, European University Institute of Florence (Ph.D, 2  March 1998).

Ph.D. Thesis:     Il sistema bancario italiano all’estero e l’integrazione finanziaria internazionale dell’Italia negli anni tra le due guerre  [The Italian banking system abroad and Italy’s International financial integration in the inter-war period] under the supervision of  Professors Jaime Reis, Alan S. Milward (internal supervisors), Peter Hertner and Franco Bonelli (external supervisors).

Other courses: Ph.D. research training of the European Graduate School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) at the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Lisbon, September 29 – October 3, 1997).

Post-doc positions
Jean Monnet Fellowship at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Fiesole (2002)
Istituto italiano di scienze umane (now a department of the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa) (2006)

Mother tongue:    Italian

Other languages: English (good), French (basic), Spanish (able to read).

 

Academic Positions

1993-1994: external consultant of the Banca Commerciale Italiana under the supervision of  Prof. Franco Bonelli, in order to prepare the 1934-1974 internal accountancy historical series of the bank.

2000-2001:  assistant professor in the History Department, University of Pisa responsible of the course of Italian Economic History

2001-2002: Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Fiesole (FI)

2002   Professor of  History of the Second World War at the Fairfield University (Florence Program)
Professor of European History (Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence)

2003   Professor of Politics of European Monetary Integration (non-tenure), (University of Florence, master in European Studies)
Professor of Italian and European Politics (Rutgers University, Florence) Professor of European History (Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence)

2004    Professor of Politics of European Monetary Integration (non-tenure), (University of Florence, master in European Studies)
Professor of European History (Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence)

2005     Professor of Politics of Economic Integration (Jean Monnet Module, University of Florence, Faculty of Political Science)
Guest Lecturer in European Political Economy (University of Bath, UK)

2006     Post Doctoral Researcher at the Istituto Italiano Scienze Umane (ISIT)
Professor of Politics of Economic Integration (Jean Monnet Module), University of Florence, Faculty of Political Science
Visiting fellow at the University of Washington (Seattle)

2007      Professor of European Political Organisation (Università per Stranieri, Perugia)
Lecturer in Political Science, University of Cagliari, Faculty of Political Science

2008       Lecturer in Political Science, University of Cagliari, Faculty of Political Science.
Deputy coordinator of Transnational Network on Euroisation and Democratisation (TNED) a research network funded by EU (Jean Monnet Action).

2009      Lecturer in Political Science, University of Cagliari, Faculty of Political Science.
Deputy coordinator of Transnational Network on Euroisation and Democratisation (TNED) a research network funded by EU (Jean Monnet Action).

2010     Lecturer in Political Science (tenure) and professor of Policy analysis (Analisi delle politiche pubbliche), University of Cagliari, Faculty of Political Science.

2011      (Since today) Lecturer in Political Science (tenure) and professor of Policy Analysis (Analisi delle politiche pubbliche), University of Cagliari, Faculty of Political Science. Coordinator of the EU funded project Teaching European Union to Italian Teachers (TEUIT).

 

Papers and Lectures Presented in Conferences and Workshops

 

1997: “Financing Italian Growth: Italian banks and the New York financial market in the inter-war period” (Economic and Business Historical Society annual meeting, Richmond, Virginia, USA, 24-26 April 1997).

“The first phases of Italian banks’ expansion abroad: 1900-1931” (Canadian Conference on Economic History, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada, 4-6 May 1997).

1998: “Italian International Banking, 1900-1950” (Economic History Society Conference, Leeds, UK, 3-5 April 1998).

2001: “The 1935 Currency Crises in Italy. League of Nations’ Sanctions, Balance of Payments Constraint and the Economic Policy of Fascist Italy in the late 1930s”, (Fourth European Historical Economics Society Conference – Merton College, Oxford, UK, 20-22 September 2001)

2003:    “Italy, Europe and the European Presidency of 2003: Expectations and facts” (Italy in the EU and in the Atlantic Community, RSCAS workshop, Fiesole, 8-December 2003)

2005:  “Italian Banks and the Economic Penetration Policy in Central-Eastern Europe” (International Symposium Labour, Money, Banks, Culture and Politics, Oradea, Romania, 22-24 April 2005)

2007:    “Explaining the Politics of Monetary Integration: an Economic History Approach(2006-7 Luncheon Seminars, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Fiesole, Italy, 30 January 2007)

“A Theory of the Making of European  Monetary Integration” (Annual conference of the Political Science Association, University of Bath, UK, 11-13 April 2007)

“La scelta dell’allargamento ed il problema dell’integrazione monetaria dei paesi ex-comunisti” (9th Edition of the Banking – History International Symposium Oradea, Romania, 22-24 April 2007)

2009     “Democracy halted in Bucharest. Limits and prospects for the democratisation process in the ex-soviet new neighbours of the European Union”, (international workshop “South East and Eastern European Countries EU Accession Quandary”,16-17 February, 2009, University of Victoria, Canada

“Peripheral Democracy. International Pressures, Internal Dynamics and Democratization in European Former Soviet Countries” (International Political Science Association conference, Santiago, Chile, 12-16 July)

2010     “Tracing Interlocked Processes A methodological reflection on monetary integration, causality and Europeanisation” (international workshop Establishing Causality in Europeanization Research, University of Exeter, 22 – 23 February 2010)

2014  “The Impact of the Euro Crisis on Responsiveness and Accountability” (with Stefano Rombi) (ECPR Standing Group on European Union, The Hague, Netherlands, 5-7 June 2014)

2015    Selected participant for the conference “A Changing Neighbourhood organized by the European Union (Jean Monnet Action and European External Service) in Tbilisi, 22-23 June 2015.

2016    “A Europe Apart? The EMU, the New Economic Governance, and the Future of European Integration” (“EU a la carte” conference organized by the Jean Monnet Action in Malmoe 19-21 June 2016)

“EU External Policy and the Destabilization of the European post-Soviet area” (Annual conference of the Italian Standing Group on International Relations, Trento, 23-25 June 2016)

 

 

Research

 

Currently: Research on monetary integration and democracy in Southern Europe. This research deals with the consequences of European monetary integration and EU monetary governance on democratic systems in Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain (the so-called P.I.I.G.S. without Ireland or Southern P.I.G.S.) and on the quality of democracy in these countries. The research had been funded by Sardinia’s local government (Regione Sardegna), Italian Ministry of Research and University (MIUR) and the University of Cagliari.

2006-2012  Research on “Euroisation and Democratisation at the Eastern Borderline of the European Union”. The main research topic is the effectiveness of EU’s economic attractiveness as a tool for democratisation in the former Soviet republics now neighbours of the European Union. The research was funded in 2006 by the Jean Monnet Action as part of  project for building  a Trans-National Network  on the same topic.

2001-2006  Research at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (Fiesole, Italy) and the Italian Institute for Human Sciences (Florence, Italy). The main research topic is the history and politics of European monetary integration. A book was developed to evaluate the impact of Euro common currency on the process of European political integration. It investigates the extent to which the adoption of a single currency creates the conditions leading to, or blocking, the political integration of the European Union (EU). The final goal of the research is proposing a new theory of EU’s political integration.

2000-2001: Research at the History Department of the Pisa University on the Budget Policy of the Local Administration since 1950. The research aims to evaluate the results of the budget policy of the Province of Pisa on the local economic and social structure. The topic has to be considered in the context of the whole history of local finance in Italy after World War II. The results of this research are two essays to be published in different books.

1999-2000: Research on the Italian economy during the fascist period, in particular on the Italian currency policy.

1994-98: Ph.D. studies on Italian banking network abroad during the first half of the XX century.

1993-94: Research on the internal accounts of the Banca Commerciale Italiana since 1934 to 1974. That work aimed to build up the historical series of balance sheet data of the bank that was one of the most important banks in Italy  until the ‘70s.

 

List of Main Publications

Monographs (author/editor):

  1. Le banche italiane all’estero 1900-1950. espansione bancaria all’estero e integrazione finanziaria internazionale nell’Italia negli anni tra le due guerre, Firenze, European Press Academic Publishing, 2000 [Italian Banks Abroad 1900-1950].
  2. Italy, Europe and the European Presidency of 2003, Etudes et recherches, Paris, Notre Europe 2003, preface by Jacques Delors (translated and published also in French and Italian).
  3.  (eds), Le Politiche locali nella Provincia di Pisa. Crisi della finanza locale, europeizzazione e ridefinizione dei margini operativi di una provincia toscana, Firenze, European Press Academic Publishing, 2005 [Local Policies in the Province of Pisa]
  4. (ed), Europeanisation and Democratisation. Institutional Adaptation, Conditionality and Democratisation in European Union’s Neighbour Countries, Firenze, European Press Academic Publishing, 2005
  5. L’Euro, ma non l’Europa. Integrazione monetaria ed integrazione politica, Bologna, il Mulino, 2007 [Euro but not Europe. Monetary Integration and Political Integration]
  6. Building on Borrowed Bricks. Italian International Banking and Finance in the Inter-War Period, Firenze, European Press Academic Publishing, 2008.
  7. La democratizzazione tradita. Regimi ibridi e autoritarismi nei paesi ex-sovietici europei, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013. [Betrayed Democratization. Hybrid Regimes and Authoritarianisms in European Former-Soviet Countries]
  8. (ed.) Alternatives to Democracy. Non-Democratic Regimes and the Limits to Democracy Diffusion in Eurasia, Florence, European Press Academic Publishing, 2013
  9.  (ed.) L’Unione Europea. Manuale di diritto, politica e storia dell’Unione europea. [The European Union. Handbook of EU Law, Politics and History], Florence, European Press Academic Publishing, 2014.
  10. Crisi dell’euro e crisi dell’Europa. La nuova governance economica europea e il futuro dell’integrazione [Euro crisis and Europe crisis. The new European economic governance and the future of integration] Roma, Carocci, 2016.

Essays and Articles (in English):

  1. “Financing Italian Growth: Italian banks and the New York financial market in the inter-war period” in Essays in Economic and Business History, 1998.
  2. Italian International Banking. 1900-1950, EUI working paper, 1998.
  3. “The first phase of Italian banks’ expansion abroad: 1900-1931” in Financial History Review,  n. 1 1999.
  4. “Italy and the economic penetration policy in Central-Eastern Europe during the early first post-war period” in The Journal of European Economic History , n.2, 2001.
  5. “The 1935 Currency Crises in Italy. League of Nations’ Sanctions, Balance of Payments Constraint and the Economic Policy of Fascist Italy in the late 1930s”, in Long Term Changes in the European Economies, vol. 2, Leopard Press, Oxford, 2001, pp. 1-18.
  6. The Limits of Loyalty. A Reflection on Historical Experiences of Exits from International Monetary Agreements, working paper, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 2002
  7. “The Roads from Maastricht. Exit, Voice or Loyalty in EMU?” in S. Baroncelli – C. Spagnolo – L.S. Talani (eds), Back to Maastricht: Obstacles to Constitutional Reform within the EU Treaty (1991-2007), Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, pp. 176-194
  8. “External Economic Constraints and Democratization”, in Elena Baracani (ed.), Democratization and Hybrid Regimes. International Anchoring and Domestic Dynamics in European Post-Soviet States, Florence, European Press Academic Publishing, 2010, pp. 87-108
  9. “Italy and the Global Economic Crisis” in Bulletin of Italian Politics, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010, pp. 3-19
  10. “The prospects for democratization in the European Union post-Soviet neighbours: An overview”, in Comparative European Politics, 2011 n. 9, pp. 432-447.
  11. (with Elena Baracani) “The European Union and Non–Democratic Regimes’ Diffusion in Eastern Neighbourood”, in Elena Baracani and Roberto Di Quirico, Alternatives to Democracy. Non–Democratic Regimes and the Limits to Democracy Diffusion in Eurasia, Firenze, European Press Academic Publishing, 2013, p. 209-224
  12. “The Russian Model”, in Elena Baracani and Roberto Di Quirico, Alternatives to Democracy. Non–Democratic Regimes and the Limits to Democracy Diffusion in Eurasia, Firenze, European Press Academic Publishing, 2013, p. 25-32
  13. “The European Post-Soviet Area”, in Elena Baracani and Roberto Di Quirico, Alternatives to Democracy. Non–Democratic Regimes and the Limits to Democracy Diffusion in Eurasia, Firenze, European Press Academic Publishing, 2013, pp. 177-188
  14. “A Europe Apart? The EMU, the New Economic Governance and the Future of European Integration”, European Commission, EU à la carte?, proceedings of the Jean Monnet Seminar 2016, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2016, pp. 21-26.

— (in German)

  1. “Italienische Banken und Bankiers in Deutschland vor der Nationalen Einigung bis zur Europaischen Integration”,  In: (eds): Gustavo Corni und Christof Dipper, Italiener in Deutschland im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. vol. 1, p. 391-406, Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 2012

— (in Italian)

  1. “Il sistema Comit. Le partecipazioni estere della Banca Commerciale Italiana tra il 1918 e il 1931” in Rivista di Storia Economica, n.2, 1995, pp. 175-217; [The Comit System. Foreign branches and affiliations  of the Banca Commerciale Italiana]
  2. “La crisi valutaria del 1935 e la politica economica dell’Italia fascista ” in Passato e Presente, XIX (2001), n.53, pp. 69-94 [The currency crises of 1935 and the economic policy of Fascist Italy]
  3. “La Banca e la razza. Riflessioni sulle conseguenze del varo delle leggi razziali sull’attività delle banche italiane all’estero” in Ilaria Pavan – Guri Schwarz (a cura di), Gli ebrei in Italia tra persecuzione fascista e reintegrazione postbellica, Editrice La Giuntina, Firenze, 2001, pp.55-72. [The Bank and the Race. The consequences of Italian racial laws on Italian banks abroad ]
  4. “La storia amministrativa e gli attuali assetti socio-economici del territorio della provincia di Pisa” Quaderni dell’Osservatorio, Provincia di Pisa, Pisa, 2001[The Administrative History and current social and economical aspects in the Province of Pisa ];
  5. “Le origini dell’area valutaria europea” in Rivista di Storia Economica, n.1, 2004, pp.39-63 [The origins of the European Currency Area ];
  6. “I bilanci della Provincia di Pisa. Alcuni spunti per una ricostruzione della storia dell’Ente”, in Elena Fasano Guarini (a cura di), La Provincia di Pisa (1865-1990); Bologna, Il Mulino 2004, pp. 459-498 [The Balance Sheet of the Province of Pisa ];
  7. “I fondi strutturali tra centro e periferia” in Valeria Fargion – Leonardo Morlino – Stefania Profeti (eds) Europeizzazione e rappresentanza territoriale. Il Caso Italiano, Bologna, Il Mulino,  2006, pp. 93-122 [Structural funds between centre and periphery];
  8. “Banche e banchieri italiani in Germania” in Gustavo Corni- Christof Dipper, Italiani in Germania. Migrazioni, contaminazioni, riflessi. XIX-XX secolo”, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006, pp. 471-90 (also published in German) [Italian Banks and Bankers in Germany ]
  9. “La democrazia si è fermata a Bucarest. Limiti e prospettive del processo di democratizzazione nei paesi ex-sovietici nuovi vicini dell’Unione europea”, in Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, vol. XL (2010), n. 1, pp. 59-81 [Democracy Halted in Bucharest. The limits and prospects for democratisation in the European Union post-soviet  neighbours].

Research Projects Involvement:

2002 History of the budget policy of Pisa Province (funded by the Provincia di Pisa)

2003  Europeanization in Southern Europe (funded by Italian Ministry for University and Research)

2004 Organization of the international conference Europeanisation and Democratisation (funded by Jean Monnet Action, EU Commission)

2005 Democratization and institutional adaptation: the European Union activity towards new member states and prospective new members (funded by Italian Ministry for University and Research)

2006 Trans National Network on Euroisation and Democratisation (funded by Jean Monnet Action, EU Commission)

2007 Accountability, europeanisation and democratic quality in the European Union (funded by Italian Ministry for University and Research)

2011  L’Europa di Lisbona e la crisi dei debiti sovrani. Nuovi strumenti giuridici e nuove strategie per la governance economica dell’Unione europea dopo l’entrata in vigore del Trattato di Lisbona. [Eu after Lisbon and the     Sovereign Debt Crisis] (funded by the local government of Regione Sardegna)

 

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