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Adjunct Professor
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Courses a.y. 2021/2022


Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Born August 9th, 1967. Degree in Business Administration from Università Bocconi. PhD in Economic and Social History, Università Bocconi (1996).

Academic CV

Researcher in Economic History. Teaches at SDA Bocconi. Since 1996 he has taught courses and seminars in several Bocconi degree programs, in particular within the Bachelor of Economics and Management of Arts, Culture and Communication and the Master of Science in Economics and Management of Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment. He collaborates with ASK (Art, Science, Knowledge) research center. He was Research Fellow at the University of Sussex (2001-2003), won the Research Rellowship for the Getty Institute Research Center of Los Angeles (2003-2004), and was Deborah Loeb Brice Fellow at I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (2003-2004). Since 2005, he has collaborated with the Research Department of Victoria and Albert Museum of London, where he is invited as Visiting Professor for academic year 2008-2008. He is contributor to il Sole24Ore financial daily and il Giornale dell'Arte art journal.

Research areas

History of cultural institutions and art markets, History of Culture, Cultural Management, Rights Management, Museum Studies.



Apollo e Vulcano. I mercati artistici in Italia 1400-1700, Marsilio, Venezia, 2006. (French and English translations forthcoming for Les Presses du Réel and Michigan State University Press, respectively); Effetto festival. L'impatto economico dei festival di approfondimento culturale, La Spezia, Fondazione Carispe, 2008; La colonia sotto casa. Lo sfruttamento estense delle risorse di Comacchio. XV-XVI secolo, Torino, Allemandi, 2008."The Social World of Price Formation: Prices and Consumption in Sixteenth-century Ferrara", in Welch E. and O'Malley  M., eds., The Material Renaissance, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2007, pp. 85-105; (with G. Alfani), "Court History and Career Analysis. A Prosopographic Approach to the Court of Renaissance Ferrara", in The Court Historian, vol. 12, 1, 2007, pp. 1-34; "The administration of the Este courts in the XV-XVII centuries", in Micrologus, XVI, 2008, Les Savoirs à la Cour, pp. 537-567; "Between Rome and Ferrara. The courtiers of the Este Cardinals in the Cinquecento", in Burke J. and Bury M., eds., Art and Identity in Early Modern Rome, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2008, pp. 59-75.