Centre for History and Economics
Magdalene College, Cambridge
Dr Luca Einaudi is an economist and a historian. He is currently a general director in the Department for economic policy and planning of the Italian Prime Minister's Office.
In 2010, he was on leave from the Italian Prime Minister's Office and visited as a senior research fellow at the Joint Centre for History and Economics at Harvard University and King's College and at the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF). His research in the course of the year was focused on economic and financial crisis and in particular the financial crisis of 2008-2009 and international cooperation in addressing policy and regulatory responses to it in a historical perspective.
Luca's broader research interests are focused on financial and monetary history, economic policy and immigration.
He holds a PhD in economic history from the University of Cambridge, and has been a research associate of the Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge, a visiting professor at the Institut de Sciences Politiques in Paris and visiting fellow at the University of Princeton. He was an economic advisor to Prime Minister Romano Prodi in 1998, a member of the Cabinet of the Minister for the Governmental Programme in 2006-2008 and a senior economist in the Italian G8/G20 office in 2008-2009.
He has published extensively and amongst his publications are Money and Politics: European Monetary Unification and the International Gold Standard (1865-1873) (Oxford, OUP, 2001), Le politiche dell'immigrazione in Italia dall'Unità ad oggi (Rome-Bari, Laterza, 2007). He published with Silvana Balbi de Caro, L'oro dei Re: la circolazione monetaria negli Stati italiani prima dell'Unità, (Editalia SpA, Gruppo Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 2012). He is the co-editor with Riccardo Faucci and Roberto Marchionatti of Luigi Einaudi, Selected Economic Essays (Basingstoke-New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).