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Current appointment

  • 2016- Full Professor of Economic History, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Siena, Italy

Previous appointments

  • 2005-2016: Associate Professor of Economic History, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Siena, Italy
  • 2000-2004: Assistant Professor in Economic History, University of Siena, Department of Economics
  • 1995-1999: Research director for applied economics and economic history research, Ciriec, Centro italiano di ricerche e d’informazione sull’economia pubblica, sociale e cooperativa

Fellowships

  • 1999-2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (assegnista di ricerca), (University of Firenze – Economic History Institute)
  • 1996 Accademia dei Lincei and British Academy Research Fellow (University of Oxford – Wolfson College)
  • 1995 CNR NATO Senior Fellowships (University of Oxford – Modern History Faculty)
  • 1995 Accademia dei Lincei and British Academy Research Fellow (University of Oxford – Wolfson College)

 Education

  • 1991-1996 D.Phil in Economic History , University of Oxford (supervisors: Charles Feinstein and Robert Fox)
  • 1988 Degree (Laurea) in Economic History – First Class Honours with distinction (110 cum laude), University of Firenze (supervisor: Renato Giannetti)

Main grants

  • 2019- PRIN 2017, Lost highway: skills, technology and trade in Italian economic growth, 1815-2018 (with G. Fedeirico, A. Nuvolari and M.E. Virgillito): 602.000 Euro
  • 2014-2017: e-doing business, Insolvency and bankruptcy legislation, models of business, and firms governance in historical and comparative perspective (1900-2010), funded by The Leverhume Trust, International Network Grant
  • 2011-2013: European Project e-Frame, European Framework for Measuring Progress, FP7-ICT-2011-3, Theme SSH.2011.6.2-1, funded by European Commission DG for Research and Innovation and Istat
  • 2011: L’industria italiana nel contesto internazionale: 150 anni di storia, funded by Istituto Commercio Estero (ICE) and Comitato Leonardo
  • 2010-2011: Mapping Italian entrepreneurs: a quantitative approach, funded by CISEPS (Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Science)
  • 2008-2010: I grandi gruppi nel capitalismo italiano del Novecento, funded by Assonime
  • 2007-2010: FIRB Project, Creation of a Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in Cooperation and Development at Bethlehem University
  • 2008-2009: Social and economic determinants of entrepreneurship, a long-term perspective, funded by Madrid Community
  • 2006-2009: Dimensione e performance dell’impresa pubblica italiana (1933-1991): il gruppo IRI, funded by Fondazione IRI
  • 2004-2006: PRIN Project, Models of enterprise in the Italian 20th century industrial capitalism

Accademic appointments

  • 2019- Member of the Committee for the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) for Economic History (13/C1)
  • 2014-2017 Member of auditing team in Economics for journals and books – Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR)
  • 2012-2018 Member of Academic Senate, University of Siena
  • 2010-2018 Head of Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Siena
  • 2007-2010 Head of Department of Economics, University of Siena

Contact

Piazza San Francesco 7
53100 Siena, ITALY

Tel. +39 0577 232219
Ricevimento (uff. 318): martedì 10-12 Email: michelangelo.vasta(at)unisi.it