I am a professor of economics at Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics of the University of L’Aquila, where I teach and conduct research on macroeconomics, economic modeling, monetary economics, and theory of value and distribution. In addition, I lead and coordinate the EU-funded project A JUst Transition to the Circular Economy (JUST2CE) at the University of Leeds. I am a senior visiting research fellow at Angelo King Institute of the De La Salle University of Manila. Lastly, I am a member of the “Collegio dei Docenti” of the PhD Programme in Social Sciences at the University of Padua. My academic qualifications are detailed in my CV.
While I was trained in neoclassical economics, I have since questioned the dominant (individual scarcity-based) approach and instead advocate for a macro-monetary reproduction paradigm. My economics pantheon includes a diverse range of scholars, such as David Ricardo, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Joan Robinson, Nicholas Kaldor, Michal Kalecki, Piero Sraffa, Hyman Minsky, Richard Goodwin, Paolo Sylos-Labini, Wynne Godley, and Augusto Graziani.
On a personal note, I am married to Marica Grego, who holds a post-doctoral contract at the University of Pavia, and we have a daughter named Alice. I am an active member of several academic societies, including Economia e Politica, Reteaching Economics, the Italian Post-Keynesian Network, and the Post-Keynesian Economics Society.
The lens through which I view the world
What would you have done if you were not an economist?
Well, when I was a teenager, I had three idols: Che Guevara, Maradona and Jim Morrison. I don’t know why, but I have a feeling that something went wrong. (Read the interview here [Italian only])