Giulia Zacchia is a research fellow in Economics at Sapienza University of Rome. She holds a PhD in History of Economic Thought from the University of Macerata (Italy). She worked on microfinance and in the formal financial sector in Italy. She specializes in the history of contemporary economics with a gender perspective, and in methods and consequences of research evaluation in economics. Her research interests extend to microfinance, women’s empowerment and migrations.
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