Giovanni Vecchi

He is Professor of Economics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, where he teaches economic history, statistical computing, and welfare analysis. His interests span the theory, measurement, and history of welfare, and Italy’s long-run economic history. He is a World Bank consultant on poverty and inequality and has also advised governments and statistical agencies on these issues. He has written extensively on Italian economic history including Measuring Wellbeing. A History of Italian Living Standards, Oxford University Press, (2017) and In richezza and povertà. Il benessere degli italiani dall’unità a oggi, Il Mulino (2011). He is the founding president of the Italian Economic History Association and co-editor of the “Rivista di storia economica”.


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Health inequality in a united Italy

introduced by Alma Grandin Over the course of one and a half centuries there has been a gigantic leap forwards in the...