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About Mario Pianta

Mario Pianta is Full Professor of Economic Policy at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Classe di scienze politico-sociali, Florence, on leave from the University of Urbino Carlo Bo, and President of the 'Istituto di studi avanzati Carlo Azeglio Ciampi' of the Scuola Normale. He is President of the Società Italiana di Economia (SIE) and co-chief editor of the journal Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (Elsevier). He has been a member of the Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare “Beniamino Segre”, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Italian Academy of Sciences) in 2011-2014, Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute, Visiting scholar at the Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics, Chercheur invité at CRPS, Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne and Research fellow at Columbia University. A selection of articles for the Italian media can be found at:
Recent books:  
"Explaining inequality" (with Maurizio Franzini) Routledge, 2016
"Sbilanciamo l'economia. Una via d'uscita dalla crisi" (with Giulio Marcon), Laterza, 2013  
"Nove su dieci. Perché stiamo (quasi) tutti peggio di 10 anni fa", Laterza, 2012  
"Global justice activism and policy reform in Europe. Understanding how change happens" (ed. with P. Utting, A. Ellersiek) London, Routledge, 2012.


Present Professor of Economic Policy, Scuola Normale Superiore ‐ Dipartimento di scienze politico-sociali, Firenze

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Inequality, Economic Policies, Growth and Innovation, Technology and Employment, Research and Innovation, Peace and War, and International Political Economy and Activism

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1. Inequality (23)

2. Economic policies (59)