VASTA MICHELANGELO

Michelangelo
Vasta
Professore Ordinario

Presentation

Michelangelo Vasta is professor of Economic History at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Siena. He studied economic history, history of science and economics at the University of Oxford, where he received his D.Phil. His main fields of interest are: economics of innovation in the long run perspective, institutions and economic performance, the economic history of living standard, entrepreneurship and trade. He pays particular attention to historical dataset and quantitative methods. He has published extensively in the major economic history and business history journals.

Office hours

Office hours: Tuesday 10-12 am

The activities will take place in remote mode.

Students can contact me by writing to michelangelo.vasta at unisi.it or Skype.

Teaching activities

Completion accademic year: 2020/2021

Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2020/2021
Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2020/2021
Course year: 3 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS A.Y. 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2019/2020
Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2019/2020
Course year: 3 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS A.Y. 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2016/2017

Completion accademic year: 2015/2016

Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2015/2016

Completion accademic year: 2014/2015

Course year: 1 First cycle degree (DM 270) ECONOMICS AND BANKING A.Y. 2014/2015

Research

Selected publications:

  • CAPPELLI, G., & VASTA, M. (2020). Can school centralization foster human capital accumulation? A quasi-experiment from early twentieth-century Italy. THE ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, 73(1), 159-184. - view more
  • Federico, G., Nuvolari, A., & Vasta, M. (2019). The Origins of the Italian Regional Divide: Evidence from Real Wages, 1861–1913. THE JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 79(1), 63-98. - view more
  • Vasta, M., & Di Martino, P. (2018). Reassessing the Italian “Economic Miracle”: Law, Firms’ Governance, and Management, 1950-1973. BUSINESS HISTORY REVIEW, 92(2), 281-306. - view more
  • Nuvolari, A., & Vasta, M. (2017). The geography of innovation in Italy, 1861-1913: evidence from patents data. EUROPEAN REVIEW OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 21(3), 326-356. - view more