"Deregulation, Regulatory Convergence or Escaping from Inefficiency? The Italian Financial System in the 1970s and 1980s", in Y. Cassis and A. Drach (eds.) Financial Deregulation: A Historical Perspective, Oxford, Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2021.
"The Regional Financial System: Institutional Varieties and Complementarity (1861-1914)", in S. Conca Messina (ed.), Leading the Economic Risorgimento. Lombardy in the 19th Century, London-New York, Routledge, forthcoming in 2021.
"Few and Small. The Reinsurance Industry in Italy in the Twentieth Century" (with G. Cingolani), in L. Caruana de las Cacigas and A. Straus (eds.), The Role of Reinsurance in the World. Case Studies of Eight Countries, London, Palgrave, forthcoming in 2021.
“Reassessing the capital structure of the largest Italian firms: Banks, markets and inter-firm funding, 1950-1970” [with F. Lavista], in M. Lescure and M. Moss (eds.), Aspects of corporate finance: inter-firm financing. Explorations from a modern European perspective, Paris, IGPDE/Comité pour l’histoire économique et financière de la France, 2019, pp. 67-83.
"Adjusting to Financial Instability in the Interwar Period. Italian Financial Elites, International Cooperation and Domestic Regulation", in Y. Cassis and G. Telesca (eds.), Financial Elites and European Banking. Historical Perspective, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 61-91.
“Maturity Mismatch and Allocative Efficiency. Long-Term Financing and Investment Banking in Italy, 1936-1975”, in H. Bonin and C. Brambilla (eds.), Investment Banking History: National and Comparative Issues (19th-21st Centuries), Brussels-Oxford-New York, Peter Lang, 2014, pp. 291-316.
"Italy: Building on a long insurance heritage", in P. Borscheid and N.V. Haueter (eds.), World Insurance. The Evolution of a Global Risk Network, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 167-188.
"Finance and Structure of the State-Owned Enterprise in Italy. IRI from the Golden Age to the Fall" [with L. Conte], in F. Amatori, R. Millward and P.A. Toninelli (eds.), Re-appraising State-Owned Enterprise: A Comparison of the UK and Italy, London-New York, Routledge, 2011, pp. 119-141.
"Financing the largest Italian manufacturing firms. Ownership, equity, and debt (1936-2001)" [with L. Conte], in A. Colli and M. Vasta (eds.), Forms of enterprise in 20th century Italy: boundaries, strategies and structures, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2010, pp. 132-158.
"From the universal banking to the universal banking: a reappraisal", in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, vol. 15 (2010), 1, pp. 84-103, special issue edited by P. Malanima and V. Zamagni.
Conferences and seminars
“Blurring boundaries. The economists at the Bank of Italy and the making of the EMS, 1975-1990”, “Theories and Evolution of Central Banking”, Conference internationale, Université de Picardie – Jules Verne, Amiens, 1-2 October 2020.
“A multinational or an ‘international community’? Re-building Assicurazioni Generali’s multinational network, 1945-1979, “Risk and the insurance business in history. An international conference”, Seville, Spain, 11-14 June 2019.
“Central banking as an international structure of policy: Reframing Montagu Norman and international cooperation after WWI”, pre-conference WEHC Boston 2018, session “Crises, money doctors and reforms: Critical moments in the development of modern monetary systems”, Paris, 3-4 April 2018.
"Why did Italy leave free-banking? The rationale for central banking in the interwar years", XIV Storep Annual Conference, Piacenza, Università Cattolica, 8-10 June 2017.
“Reframing Montagu Norman and financial interdependence after WWI”, Workshop/Pre-conference «Critical moments in the development of modern monetary systems: Crises, money doctors and reforms», Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2, 22 May 2017.
"The financial structure of the largest Italian firms: banks, markets and inter-firm funding, 1950-1980" [con Fabio Lavista], Colloque Internationale Le crédit inter-entreprises en Europe (1880-2010), Paris, Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances, 9-10 March 2017.
“Deregulation, Regulatory Convergence or Escaping from Inefficiency? The Italian Financial System in the 1970s-1980s", convegno Financial Deregulation: A Historical perspective, European University Institute, RSCAS-Department of History and Civilization, Florence, 16-17 June 2016.
“Why did Italy leave free-banking? The rationale for central banking in the interwar years” [with Giuseppe Telesca], Conference “Free Banking systems: diversity in financial and economic growth”, University of Lund, School of Economics and Management, Lund, 4-5 September 2014.
"Adjusting to Financial Instability in the Interwar Period. Italian Financial Elites, International Cooperation and Domestic Regulation", Conference "Financial Elites in Historical Perspective", Florence, EUI, 16-17 May 2013.
“Getting Unsustainable: Debts, Investments, and Losses of Italian State-Owned Enterprises from the Golden Age to Privatizations, 1951-1991" [with Fabio Lavista], BHC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, March 29-31, 2012.
“Getting unsustainable: debts, investments and losses of Italian State-owned enterprises from the golden age to privatisations” [with Fabio Lavista], Association of Business Historians Annual Conference, Henley Business School, University of Reading, 1-2 July 2011.
“Sectoral specialisation and firm size in Italy before and after the stagflation. IRI,1962-1991” [with Fabio Lavista], Economic History Society Conference, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Robinson College, 1-3 April 2011.
“Can managers ignore debts? Politics, planning and governance of State owned firms in Italy, 1955-1981” [with Fabio Lavista], EBHA Conference, Glasgow, University of Glasgow, 26-28 August 2010.
Research and scientific activities
Research projects: University of Milan (MURST 40%/PRIN); University of Pisa-Université de Paris X-Nanterre; University of Siena (PRIN and PAR); Bank of Italy; Ciriec; Fiat; Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, Rome; Assonime; Fondazione IRI; Consob; SWISS RE; Assicurazioni Generali, Fondazione RES.
1999-2012: editor of the Italian business history review, Imprese e storia (Econlit).
Session co-organiser, chair and/or discussant: EBHA Annual Conferences: Copenhagen, 2006; Bergen, 2008; Milan, 2009; Paris, 2012; Uppsala, 2013; XV World Economic History Congress, Utrecht, 2009; International Conference on “Risk and the insurance business in history. An international conference”, Seville, Spain, 11-14 June 2019.
Seminars and conferences: Bocconi University, University of Bologna, University of Milan, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Università Politecnica delle Marche, University of Siena, University of Verona; University of Cambridge, University of Exeter, University of Glasgow, University of Reading; European University Institute (EUI); University of Bordeaux, Université de Paris-XI, Université de Lyon II, Université de Strasbourg (Fresh Meeting); University of Geneva; University of Lund, University of Uppsala; University of Amsterdam, Universitat de Barcelona; University of São Paulo (USP-FEA).
Referee: Business History, Financial History Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Economia e Politica Industriale, South European Society and Politics, Ricerche storiche, Italia contemporanea.
Memberships: Royal Historical Society of London (elected fellow), Economic History Society, Associations of Business Historians, European Business History Association, Association Française d’Histoire Économique-AFHE, Società Italiana degli Storici Economici (SISE), ASSI-Associazione Studi e Storia sull’Impresa (member of the steering committee from 2014 to 2016).
CIPEI-Centro interuniversitario di documentazione sul pensiero economico italiano, Universities of Florence, Pisa and Siena, member of the Scientific Committee, 2018-present.
Archivio storico ABI (Associazione Bancaria Italiana-Italian Banking Association Archive), Rome, member of the Steering Committee, 2019-present.
Archivio storico UniCredit (Unicredit Archive), Milan, member of the Scientific Committee of 2019-present.
Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milan, member of the Scientific Committee, 2019-present.
Comments, interviews and articles: Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, il Sole 24 Ore, il Foglio and l’Unità (in Italian) and Wall Street Journal, Financial Times-Deutschland, Handelsblatt, De Standaard, Les Echos, AGEFI, L’Echo, Shanghai Daily, Xinhua (in English, French or Dutch).