Research Fellow in economic history for the project “EINITE - Economic Inequality across Italy and Europe, 1300-1800” ERC-7FP (PAM, Dondena Centre).
Francesco Ammannati has a Ph.D. in analysis and historicization of production processes (economic history). He received a degree in economics at the University of Florence in 2003, with a thesis in economic history entitled “The labour books of Andrea di Carlo di messer Bartolomeo and Co. (1470-1476)”, a case-study that aimed to reconstruct the activity of a wool workshop in Prato in the second half of the fifteenth century. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Bari in 2007 with the doctoral dissertation “The Arte della lana in Florence During the XVI Century - Comparative Analysis of the Production and Productivity Through the Busini Partnerships' Account Books”. His main research field is pre-industrial European economic history (XIII-XVIII centuries); in particular his scientific interests include the history of manufacture and trade, with a focus on guilds, labour markets, and international merchant networks. He is also interested in the evolution of accounting practices between the Late Middle Age and Early Modern Time. At present he is a Research Fellow at the Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics at Bocconi University in Milan as well as an adjunct professor for the Economic History course at the University of Florence.