Full professor of Development Economics
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Gianni Vaggi graduated in economics in 1971 at the
He has been teaching at the University of Padua, Genova and Varese. In 1997 he has been Overseas Visiting Scholar at
In 1998 he taught in the Graduate Programme in Development Economics at Vanderbilt University USA 1998.
From 1996 to 2011 he has been the Director of CICOPS University Centre for International Co-operation and since 2010 he is Vice rector for International Relations
Since 1997 he is the Director of the
Member of several international societies memberships, including the European Society for the History of Economic Thought, the History of Economics Society of the United States, the Royal Economic Society, the GDN-Global Development Network.
He has held seminars at several universities of more than thirty different countries.
In 1988 he won the Saint-Vincent prize for the best book by an italian author with the work "The Economics of Francois Quesnay".
Development and international economics. History of economic thought, classical political economy. Labour economics.
Current research projects
Sovereign debt and the notion of sustainability. Finance for
development. North-south economic integration, in particular the enlargement of
The Physiocratic theory of growth and development. Adam Smith's method and theory.
The Economics of Francois Quesnay, Macmillan, London, 1987.
From the Debt Crisis to Sustainable Development (editor), Macmillan, London, 1993.
"The limits of Physiocracy and Smith's fortune", Economies et Sociétés, Série Oeconomia, n. 1/2, 1995.
"Adam Smith and the Economic Policy of Laissez Faire", in History of Economic Ideas, n. 1/2, 1996.
"La crisi delle 'tigri' in Asia orientale", in Asia Major 1998, edited by Giorgio Borsa, il Mulino, Bologna, 1998.
"At the foot of the Himalayas: India from the "Hindu equilibrium" to an Asian regional power?" (with Paolo Panico), in After the Asian Crises: Perspectives on Global Politics and Economics , edited, by Maria Weber, Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1999.
"Europe and its Neighbours", forthcoming Gemdev Paris, 2001.