Vaggi Giovanni

Full Professor

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  • Phone Number

    +39 0382/986222

  • Office Hour

    Monday, 10.00 – 13.00

Brief Bio

Gianni Vaggi graduated in Economics in 1971 at the University of Pavia, where he was at Collegio Ghislieri. In 1981 he received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Cambridge.

He has taught at the Universities of Padua, Genoa and Varese, and he was an Overseas Visiting Scholar at St. John’s College, Cambridge in 1997.He also taught on the Graduate Programme in Development Economics at Vanderbilt University USA, in 1998.

Since 1996 he has been the Director of CICOPS (University Centre for International Co-operation), and since 1997 he has been the Director of the European School of Advanced Studies in Co-operation and Development at the University of Pavia.

He is a member of several international societies, including the European Society for the History of Economic Thought, the History of Economics Society in the United States, the Royal Economic Society,  and the GDN-Global Development Network.

He has held seminars in universities in more than thirty different countries.
In 1988 he won the Saint-Vincent prize for the best book by an Italian author for “The Economics of Francois Quesnay”.


Research Interests

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 EU; The Physiocratic theory of growth and development; Adam Smith’s methods and theory.

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