Gabriele Cappelli is Associate Professor of Economic History. He is currently teaching Economic History and Economics of Innovative Firms at the undergraduate level, and Economic History (advanced) within the MSc and PhD programmes in Economics. He graduated in Economics at the University of Siena, and holds a PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute. His research explores the formation of institutions, human capital accumulation, gender inequality and the evolution of wages in the long run, and the impact of such factors on regional economic growth in Italy as well as other world regions. His work has been published in the Journal of Development Economics, the Economic History Review, the Journal of Economic History, the European Review of Economic History, Cliometrica and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History.
Office hours are held on Tuesdays from 10.00 to 12.00. Students are recommended to contact me via UniSi email to get an appointment and to clarify the topic of the office hours.
I am available to supervise MSc disserations on Economic History, particularly on the following topics:
- Economic growth in the long run
- Regional inequality in the long run
- Historical determinants of human capital accumulation (schooling and education)
- Social and economic policy and its impact on welfare in the last two centuries
- Institutions and development in the long run
Completion accademic year: 2023/2024
Completion accademic year: 2022/2023
Completion accademic year: 2021/2022
- Bozzano, M., Cappelli, G., Vasta, M. (2023). Whither education? The long shadow of pre-unification school systems into Italy’s Liberal Age (1861–1911). THE JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, Forthcoming [10.1017/S0022050723000219]. - view more
- Cappelli, G., Ridolfi, L., Vasta, M. (2023). Human Capital in a Historical Perspective. - view more
- Beltrán Tapia, F.J., Cappelli, G. (2023). Missing girls in Liberal Italy, 1861–1921. THE ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, 1-27 [10.1111/ehr.13257]. - view more
- Cappelli, G., Vasta, M. (2021). Il capitale umano: il fattore mancante dello sviluppo economico italiano. In F. Amatori, M. D'Alberti (a cura di), L’impresa italiana (pp. 673-690). Roma : Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. - view more
- Cappelli, G., Quiroga, G. (2021). Female teachers and the rise of primary education in Italy and Spain, 1861–1921: evidence from a new dataset. THE ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, 74(3), 754-783 [10.1111/ehr.13068]. - view more