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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 60 Alberto Francesco Alesina is an Italian political economist. He has published much-cited books and articles in major economics journals.

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Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi age 49 Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi, 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 75 Antonio Martino 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 Italia.

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Arrigo Cervetto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 68 (1927-1995)

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Benedikt Kotruljević is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 53 (1416-1469) Benedetto Cotrugli 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 97 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is an Italian politician and banker. He was the 49th Prime Minister of Italy from 1993 to 1994 and was the tenth President of the Italian Republic from 1999 to 2006. He is ...more

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Domenico Pellegrini Giampietro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Domenico Pellegrini Giampietro Died at 71 (1899-1970) Domenico Pellegrini Giampietro was an Italian academic, economist, lawyer, politician, and journalist. As a young man living in Caserta, Pellegrini Giampietro founded a nationalist legion named ...more

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Enrico Giovannini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Enrico Giovannini age 60 Enrico Giovannini is an Italian economist and statistician, member of the Club of Rome. Since 2002 he is full professor of economic statistics at the Rome University “Tor Vergata”. He is Senior ...more

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Fabrizio Cicchitto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 77 Fabrizio Cicchitto 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 53 Fabrizio Zilibotti is an Italian economist. He is the Head of the Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy of the University of Zürich's Department of Economics. Zilibotti was ...more

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Ferdinando Galiani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 59 (1728-1787) Ferdinando Galiani was an Italian economist, a leading Italian figure of the Enlightenment. Friedrich Nietzsche referred to him as "a most fastidious and refined intelligence" as well ...more

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Flavio Delbono is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 58 Flavio Delbono 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 being investigated for ...more

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Franco Modigliani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 85 (1918-2003) Franco Modigliani was an Italian economist naturalized American, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Department of Economics who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics ...more

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Giacomo Acerbo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 81 (1888-1969) Giacomo Acerbo, Baron of Aterno was an Italian economist and Fascist politician who drafted the Acerbo Law which solidified Benito Mussolini's position once in power.

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Gian Domenico Romagnosi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 74 (1761-1835) Gian Domenico Romagnosi 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
Died at 72 (1937-2009) Giovanni Arrighi was an Italian scholar of political economy and sociology, and from 1998 a Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His work has been translated into over fifteen ...more

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Giulio Tremonti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 70 Giulio Tremonti is an Italian politician. He served in the government of Italy as Minister of Economy and Finances under Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from 1994 to 1995, from 2001 to 2004, ...more

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Giuseppe Bottai is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 64 (1895-1959) Giuseppe Bottai was an Italian lawyer, economist, 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 62 Guido Enrico Tabellini is an Italian economist, rector of Bocconi University from November 2008 Walter E. Williams July 2012. Tabellini received his Laurea in 1980 from the University of Turin, ...more

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Loretta Napoleoni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 63 Loretta Napoleoni is an Italian journalist and political analyst. She reports on the financing of terrorism and proposed a back of the envelope calculation about the financing of terrorism.

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Luigi Amoroso is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Luigi Amoroso Died at 79 (1886-1965) Luigi Amoroso was an Italian neoclassical economist influenced by Vilfredo Pareto. He provided support for and influenced the economic policy during the fascist regime. The microeconomical ...more

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Luigi Einaudi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 87 (1874-1961) Luigi Einaudi, OMRI was an Italian politician and economist. He served as the second President of the Italian Republic 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 87 Luigi L. Pasinetti is an Italian economist of the Post-Keynesian school. Pasinetti is considered the heir of the "Cambridge Keynesians" and a student of Piero Sraffa and Richard Kahn. ...more

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Maffeo Pantaleoni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Maffeo Pantaleoni Died at 67 (1857-1924) Maffeo Pantaleoni was an Italian economist. At first he was a notable proponent of neoclassical economics. Later in his life, before and during World War I, he became an ardent nationalist and ...more

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Mario Draghi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 70 Mario Draghi is an Italian economist, manager and banker who succeeded Jean-Claude Trichet as the President of the European Central Bank on 1 November 2011. He was previously the governor of the ...more

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Mario Monti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 75 Mario Monti, Knight Grand Cross OMRI is an Italian economist who served as the Prime Minister of Italy from 2011 to 2013, leading a government of technocrats in the wake of the Italian debt ...more

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Orazio Attanasio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Orazio Attanasio age 58 Orazio Attanasio is an Italian economist and the Jeremy Bentham Chair of Economics at University College London. He graduated from the University of Bologna in 1982 and London School of ...more

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Paolo Costa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 74 Paolo Costa is the President of the Venice Port Authority. He was elected as an Italian Member of the European Parliament in 1999 and 2004, and since 2003 he was the Chair of the Committee on ...more

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Pasquale Jannaccone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 87 (1872-1959) Pasquale Jannaccone was an Italian economist nominated senator for life by Luigi Einaudi in 1950.

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Pellegrino Rossi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 61 (1787-1848) Pellegrino Rossi was an Italian economist, politician and jurist. He was an important figure of the July Monarchy in France, and the Minister of Justice in the government of the Papal States, ...more

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Pierangelo Garegnani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Pierangelo Garegnani Died at 81 (1930-2011) Pierangelo Garegnani was an Italian economist and professor of the University of Rome III. He was the Director of the Fondazione Centro Piero Sraffa di Studi e Documenti at the Federico ...more

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Piercarlo Ceccarelli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Piercarlo Ceccarelli age 75

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Piero Sraffa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 85 (1898-1983) Piero Sraffa was an influential Italian economist, who served as lecturer of economics at the University of Cambridge. His book Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities is taken as ...more

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Ralph Raico is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 82 Ralph Raico is an American libertarian historian of European liberalism. He was formerly a professor of history at Buffalo State College.

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Renato Brunetta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 67 Renato Brunetta is an Italian economist and politician and, as of May 2008, a minister in the Berlusconi government. He served since 2008 to 16 November 2011 the office of the Minister for ...more

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Romano Prodi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 78 Romano Prodi is an Italian politician and statesman. He served as the Prime Minister of Italy, from 17 May 1996 to 21 October 1998 and from 17 May 2006 to 8 May 2008. He was also the tenth ...more

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Thomas DiLorenzo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
age 63 Thomas James DiLorenzo is an American economics professor at Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business. He identifies himself as an adherent of the Austrian School of economics. He ...more

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Ugo Pagano is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Ugo Pagano age 67 Ugo Pagano is an Italian economist and Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Siena where he is also Director of the PhD programme in Economics and President of S. Chiara Graduate

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Vilfredo Pareto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 75 (1848-1923) Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was an Italian engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist, and philosopher. He made several important contributions to economics, particularly in the ...more

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Vincenzo Cuoco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Vincenzo Cuoco Died at 53 (1770-1823) Vincenzo Cuoco was an Italian writer. He is mainly remembered for his Saggio Storico sulla Rivoluzione Napoletana del 1799.

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Vittorio Fossombroni is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Economists from Italy
Died at 90 (1754-1844) Vittorio Fossombroni was an Italian statesman, mathematician, economist and engineer.