- Carlo De Benedetti
- Tito Boeri
- Paolo Pinotti
- Paola Monti
- Roberta Marcaletti
- Giacomo Anastasia
- Elisa Tremolada
- 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 Ing. 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.
Paolo Pinotti is an applied economist with interests in labor and political economy. He is Professor of Economics and Endowed Chair in the Economic Analysis of Crime at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of Bocconi University, where he directs the CLEAN Centre for the Economic Analysis of Crime. He currently holds an ERC Consolidator Grant for the project “Clean Evidence on Dirty Deeds”. Before moving to Milan, Pinotti obtained a Ph.D. from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2009, and worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy between 2007 and 2011.
His research has been published in leading scientific journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of European Economic Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, and American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. In 2016, he was awarded the AEJ: Applied Economics Best Paper Prize by the American Economic Association.
He is currently Coordinator of the Fondazione Ing. Rodolfo Debenedetti.
Paola Monti 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 language and 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.
Giacomo Anastasia is an MSc student in Economics and Social Sciences (ESS) at Bocconi University. Currently, he works as a Research Assistant at the Ing. Rodolfo DeBenedetti Foundation. He collaborates with the Scientific Direction of the Turin International Festival of Economics. Recently, he worked as a RA with Professor Francesco Decarolis on the reform of the Italian Public Contracts Law (Codice degli Appalti).
He holds a BA in Philosophy, International Studies and Economics from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with a thesis titled “Intergenerational equity: theoretical framework, Italian situation, Covid-19 impact” supervised by Professor Agar Brugiavini.
His research interests are in public, labor and political economics.
Elisa Tremolada is a graduate student in Data Science with a specialization in Cognitive, Social and Economic Data Analytics at the University of Padua. In 2019 she graduated in Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Manchester with honors (First Class) discussing a thesis on the link between populism, gender, and affectivity culture. In 2021, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies and Politics from the University of Rome3. She currently works at the RDB Foundation as a research assistant for projects related to the analysis of social phenomena using machine learning techniques. Her main interests are natural language processing, network science and gender studies.
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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