Gianni Vaggi

Professor of Development Economics, University of Pavia.

1981, Ph.D. in economics of the University of Cambridge working with Maurice Dobb.

Teaching experiences

University of Padua, Genova, Insubria, Teaching at Bethlehem(Palestine), Cartagena, Kenyatta (Nairobi), Midwestern (Kathmandu), Vanderbilt (USA). Visiting Scholar at St. John’s College Cambridge.

Other academic activities

Former Deputy-Rector for International Relations of the University of Pavia.

Since 1997 Director of the Master Program in Cooperation and Development at Pavia.

Member of the Executive Committee of EADI, 2002-2008.

Vice-chairperson of the PEACE Programme, 2001-2008.

2006-2016, General Co-ordinator of six European and Italian programs in the field of academic cooperation, with special attention to the Middle East..

Major fields of research

Development economics, development finance, debt sustainability in developing countries.

History of economic thought. Classical political economy; Physiocracy and Adam Smith.


Eight books and more than 100 articles and papers.

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Reawakening: From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Paper Conference paper | | Oct 2017

The road towards a decent society; lessons from classical political economy

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From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.