Alessandro Vercelli was full Professor of Economics in the Department of Political Economy and Statistics of the University of Siena. He is Professorial Research Associate of the Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), and life member of the Clare Hall (University Cambridge). He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Economic Association, and Vice President of the International Economic Association. He obtained a Fulbright-SSRC award (1982) and was awarded the St. Vincent Prize (1988) and the Casentino Prize (2011). He has been Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London (2005), British Council Senior Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford (1996), and visiting scholar in many other Academic Institutions including NYU (New York), UCLA (Los Angeles), LSE (University of London), UNAM (Mexico City), and the Universities of Bielefeld, Nice, Valencia, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro, La Plata.
He is author of several books and articles in the field of economic policy and macroeconomics. His books include Methodological Foundations of Macroeconomics. Keynes and Lucas, Cambridge University Press (1991); and Global Sustainability. Social and Environmental Conditions, with S. Borghesi, Palgrave Macmillan (2008). He has edited many books including: Psychology, Rationality and Economic Behaviour: Challenging Standard Assumption, with B. Agarwal (2005), Palgrave; Keynes’ General Theory after Seventy Years, with R. Dimand and R. Mundell (2010), Palgrave Macmillan.
His recent articles include: Happiness and Health: Two Paradoxes, (with S. Borghesi), Journal of Economic Surveys (2012); Heterogeneous expectations and strong uncertainty in a Minskyan model of financial fluctuations, (with S. Sordi), Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization (2012); Financialisation in a long-run perspective, International Journal of Political Economy (2013-14); Unemployment, income distribution and debt-financed investment in a growth cycle model, (with S. Sordi) Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2014); The neoliberal trajectory, the Great Recession and sustainable development,
International Papers in Political Economy (2015); Microfoundations, Methodological Individualism and Alternative Economic Visions, Review of Political Economy (2016).