- Carlo De Benedetti
- Tito Boeri
- Paolo Pinotti
- Paola Monti
- Roberta Marcaletti
- Chiara Di Bonaventura
- Federico Mattei
- fRDB Fellows
- fRDB Affiliates
Carlo De Benedetti
Carlo De Benedetti holds a degree in Electrotechnical Engineering from the Polytechnic in Turin, where he graduated in 1958. He began his entrepreneurial career in 1959 in his family’s enterprise, the “Compagnia Italiana Tubi Metallici Flessibili”, then transformed it in “Gilardini”, where he held the position of Chairman and CEO from 1972 and 1976.
In 1976 he founded CIR (Compagnie Industriali Riunite), one of the most important Italian private holding companies, with approximately 14,000 employees, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, and operating in various sectors. He is currently Honorary Chairman of CIR and Cofide. From 1978 to 1996 Carlo De Benedetti was President of Olivetti, and Honorary Chairman from 1996 to 1999.
Since 2006 he is President of the editorial group L’Espresso. He is currently member of the Reuters Institute Advisory Board (Oxford) and of other international institutions. He is President of the Foundation Together To Go (TOG), that he founded in 2011 to help the rehabilitation of children suffering from neurological disorders. He is Honorary President of Make in Italy – CDB Foundation (created in 2014), a non-profit organization for the development of innovation and the support to growth of the Italian FatLabs.
He was awarded with the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro in 1983, he received the French Légion d’Honneur in 1987, the Silver Medal of Merit of the Republic of Austria in 2006 and the title of Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur in 2015.
In 1998 he created the Fondazione Ing. RODOLFO DEBENEDETTI, in memory of his father, where he holds the position of President.
Tito Boeri is full professor of economics at Bocconi University, Milan (where he had been also Dean for Research until Fall 2014). He was Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, where he is currently Senior Visiting Professor. From March 2015 to February 2019 he was President of the Italian Social Security administration (Inps). His field of research is labour economics, redistributive policies and political economics. He is Scientific Advisor of the Fondazione RODOLFO DEBENEDETTI, where he acted as Scientific Director since its inception in 1998 to 2015.
He is research fellow at CEPR, CEP-LSE, IZA, Netspar and Igier-Bocconi. Before becoming president of INPS, he was columnist for La Repubblica and collaborated with some foreign newspapers such as Financial Times and Le Monde. He is the founder of the economic policy watchdog website www.lavoce.info, in the editorial board of www.voxeu.org, and the Scientific Director of the Festival of Economics in Trento.
After obtaining his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, Tito Boeri was senior economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 1987 to 1996. In this position, among other things, he coordinated all the work carried out by the OECD in the field of human resource policies in the central and eastern European economies in transition after 1990. He was also consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, The European Commission, the International Labour Office, and the Italian Governement.
He is currently Associate Professor in Economics at the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management of Bocconi University. He is also a Fellow of the Paolo Baffi Center, where he coordinates the research unit CLEAN on the economic analysis of crime, and a Researcher at the Dondena Center for Research on Social Dynamics. In 2013 he was awarded the Franco Modigliani Fellowship by Unicredit & Universities Foundation.
He obtained a PhD in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2009 and was a Researcher at the Bank of Italy between 2007 and 2011.
His main research interests are in applied econometrics, political economy, economics of crime, and immigration.
He is currently Coordinator of the Fondazione Ing.Rodolfo Debenedetti.
She holds a MSc in Economics from the University College of London. In 2004, she graduated in Economics and Social Studies (DES) at Università Bocconi in Milan. She has significant experience in drafting policy reports, participating in third-party funded national and international research projects, and in the coordination of research networks.
Her research areas are labour economics, evaluation of assistance programs and migration.
Roberta Marcaletti holds a degree in Russian literature from the University of Milan. She has been working at fRDB as assistant to the Scientific Director since 1999. As Event Manager she is responsible for the planning and organization of international and domestic fRDB conferences, workshops and seminars, taking care for all the logistic aspects of meetings, including updating the website with information about the events, editing the reports presented, arranging the material for participants, dealing with providers and suppliers, and organizing social programs for the evenings. She also supports the Scientific Director and is responsible for the administrative tasks of the fRDB.
Chiara Di Bonaventura will soon complete a MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics at Bocconi University. In 2019, she obtained a BSc in Economic and Social Sciences at Bocconi University discussing a thesis in behavioural economics and game theory on the role of agents’ irrationality in defining price schemes set by firms. She is currently working as research assistant at the Debenedetti Foundation on projects related to social sciences, where she applies Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing methods. Her main interests include Natural Language Processing, geopolitics and, more generally, the way Big Data and AI can improve everyday life.
Federico Mattei graduated in Economic and Social Sciences (DES-ESS) from Bocconi University with a thesis titled “Labor market conditions, attitudes towards unauthorized immigrants and immigration enforcement”, supervisioned by Prof. Paolo Pinotti. Before starting to work at the Debenedetti Foundation, he worked as research assistant on projects related to political economy and migration. His main areas of interest include the migration economics, labour economics, and industrial organisation.
fRDB Fellows are senior researchers in the main research fields of Fondazione Ing.Rodolfo Debendetti. fRDB Affiliates can become Fellows based on their academic record and their regular and active collaboration in the fRDB projects and activities. Appointments are decided by the fRDB Scientific Board.
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fRDB Affiliates are researchers in labour economics and welfare studies whose main activities overlap with the interests of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti. Affliates cooperate with the Fondazione by participating in projects, events, conferences, seminars and workshops. Many of them are junior economists, Ph.D. students or junior reseachers who worked (or are working) with the Fondazione Rodolfo Debendetti. Some of them are employed in prestigious national and international institutions.
How to become fRDB Affiliate
For joining fRDB, please send a CV to email@example.com. Affiliations are decided by the scientific director and may be sponsored by senior fRDB researchers. The decision is based on candidates’ scientific production and merit. The fRDB affiliation status is valid for 3 years and can be eventually renewed.
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