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List of notable or famous economists from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in Italy and even some popular economists who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from Italy is included when available.

A list made up of people like Pellegrino Rossi and Franco Modigliani.

This historic economists from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from Italy?" These prominent economists of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian economists.

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Alberto Alesina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 61
Alberto Francesco Alesina (born April 29, 1957) is an Italian political economist. He has published much-cited books and articles in major economics journals.
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Alessandro Magnoli Bocch... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi age 50
Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi (born 25 April 1968), is an Italian economist and manager.
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Antonio Martino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 76
Antonio Martino (born 22 December 1942) is an Italian politician, who was the minister of foreign affairs in 1994 and minister of defense from 2001 to 2006. He is a founding member of Forza
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Arrigo Cervetto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Dec. at 68 (1927-1995)
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Benedikt Kotruljević is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Dec. at 53 (1416-1469)
Benedetto Cotrugli (Croatian: Benedikt "Beno" Kotruljević; 1416–1469) was a Ragusan merchant, economist, scientist, diplomat and humanist.
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Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 98
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo adˈdzɛʎʎo ˈtʃampi] (listen); 9 December 1920 – 16 September 2016) was an Italian politician and banker. He was the 49th Prime Minister of ...more
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Domenico Pellegrini Giam... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Domenico Pellegrini Giampietro Dec. at 71 (1899-1970)
Domenico Pellegrini Giampietro (August 30, 1899 in Brienza, in Basilicata – June 18, 1970 in Montevideo) was an Italian academic, economist, lawyer, politician, and (in his final years) ...more
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Enrico Giovannini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Enrico Giovannini age 61
Enrico Giovannini (born 6 June 1957) is an Italian economist and statistician, member of the Club of Rome. From April 2013 to February 2014, he served as Minister of Labour and Social Policies ...more
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Fabrizio Cicchitto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 78
Fabrizio Cicchitto (born 26 October 1940 in Rome) is an Italian politician.
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Fabrizio Zilibotti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Fabrizio Zilibotti age 54
Fabrizio Zilibotti (born September 7, 1964) is an Italian economist. He is the Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics at Yale University. Zilibotti was previously Professor ...more
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Ferdinando Galiani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Dec. at 59 (1728-1787)
Ferdinando Galiani (2 December 1728, Chieti, Kingdom of Naples – 30 October 1787, Naples, Kingdom of Naples) was an Italian economist, a leading Italian figure of the Enlightenment. Friedrich ...more
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Flavio Delbono is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 59
Flavio Delbono (born 17 September 1959) is an Italian politician and economist. He served as the mayor of Bologna from 25 June 2009 until 28 January 2010, when he was forced to resign as he was ...more
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Franco Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Dec. at 85 (1918-2003)
Franco Modigliani (1918 - 2003) was an Italian-American economist and the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. He was a professor at University of Illinois at ...more
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Giacomo Acerbo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Dec. at 81 (1888-1969)
Giacomo Acerbo, Baron of Aterno (25 July 1888 – 9 January 1969) was an Italian economist and Fascist politician who drafted the Acerbo Law which solidified Benito Mussolini's position once in
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Gian Domenico Romagnosi ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Dec. at 74 (1761-1835)
Gian Domenico Romagnosi (Italian pronunciation: [romaɲˈɲoːzi]; 11 December 1761 – 8 June 1835) was an Italian philosopher, economist and jurist.
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Giovanni Arrighi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Dec. at 72 (1937-2009)
Giovanni Arrighi (7 July 1937 – 18 June 2009) was an Italian economist, sociologist and world-systems analyst, from 1998 a Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His work has been ...more
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Giulio Tremonti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 71
Giulio Tremonti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒuːljo treˈmonti]) (born 18 August 1947) is an Italian politician. He served in the government of Italy as Minister of Economy and Finances under Prime ...more
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Giuseppe Bottai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Dec. at 64 (1895-1959)
Giuseppe Bottai (3 September 1895 – 9 January 1959) was an Italian journalist, and member of the National Fascist Party of Benito Mussolini.
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Guido Tabellini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Guido Tabellini age 63
Guido Enrico Tabellini (born January 26, 1956) is an Italian economist, rector of Bocconi University from November 2008 until July 2012. Tabellini received his Laurea in 1980 from the University ...more
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Loretta Napoleoni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 64
Loretta Napoleoni (born 1955) is an Italian journalist and political analyst. She reports on the financing of terrorism and connected topics, both finance- and security-related.
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Luigi Amoroso is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Luigi Amoroso Dec. at 79 (1886-1965)
Luigi Amoroso (March 26, 1886 – October 28, 1965) was an Italian neoclassical economist influenced by Vilfredo Pareto. He provided support for and influenced the economic policy during the ...more
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Luigi Einaudi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Dec. at 87 (1874-1961)
Luigi Einaudi, (Italian: [luˈiːdʒi eiˈnaudi]; 24 March 1874 – 30 October 1961) was an Italian politician and economist. He served as the second President of Italy between 1948 and 1955.
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Luigi Pasinetti is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Luigi Pasinetti age 88
Luigi L. Pasinetti (born September 12, 1930) is an Italian economist of the post-Keynesian school. Pasinetti is considered the heir of the "Cambridge Keynesians" and a student of Piero ...more
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Maffeo Pantaleoni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Maffeo Pantaleoni Dec. at 67 (1857-1924)
Maffeo Pantaleoni (Italian: [mafˈfeːo pantaleˈoːni]; Frascati, 2 July 1857 – Milan, 29 October 1924) was an Italian economist. At first he was a notable proponent of neoclassical economics. ...more
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Mario Draghi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 71
Mario Draghi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo ˈdraːɡi]; born 3 September 1947) is an Italian economist serving as President of the European Central Bank since 2011. He previously served as the ...more