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: 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.
Completion accademic year: 2020/2021
Completion accademic year: 2019/2020
Completion accademic year: 2017/2018
Completion accademic year: 2016/2017
Completion accademic year: 2015/2016
Completion accademic year: 2014/2015
- 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