I am a professor of economics at Link Campus University of Rome. I am co-investigator, work-package coordinator and leader of the Leeds University Unit for the EU-funded project A JUst Transition to the Circular Economy (JUST2CE). Besides, I am a member of the “Collegio dei Docenti” of the PhD Programme in Social Sciences Interazioni, Comunicazione, Costruzioni Culturali at University of Padua. I am mainly interested in macroeconomics, economic modelling, monetary economics, and theory of value and distribution (here is my CV).
Although I was trained as an orthodox economist, today I question the dominant (scarcity-based) approach in economics. I advocate a different view, based on a macro-monetary reproduction paradigm. My economics pantheon includes 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.
I am married to Marica Grego, who has a post-doc contract at University of Pavia and teaches international business at the Leeds University Business School, and I have a daughter, Alice. I am a member of the editorial staff of Economia e Politica, Reteaching Economics and the Italian Post-Keynesian Network.
What would have you done if you were not an economist?
Well, I used to have three idols when I was a teenager: Che Guevara, Maradona and Jim Morrison. I do not know why, but I have got the feeling that something went wrong. (Read the whole interview here)