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Alberto Alesina

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Alberto Alesina

Alberto Francesco Alesina (April 29, 1957 – May 23, 2020) was an Italian political economist. He was born in Broni, Pavia, Italy.[1] From 2003 to 2006, Alesina was Chairman of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He was the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard.

He visited many institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tel Aviv University, University of Stockholm, The World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In 2006, Alesina participated in the Stock Exchange of Visions project.

Alesina died on May 23, 2020 of a heart attack, aged 63.[2]


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  1. Helgadóttir, Oddný (2016-03-15). "The Bocconi boys go to Brussels: Italian economic ideas, professional networks and European austerity". Journal of European Public Policy. 23 (3): 392–409. doi:10.1080/13501763.2015.1106573. ISSN 1350-1763. S2CID 155917559.
  2. È morto Alberto Alesina, economista italiano che ha conquistato Harward (in Italian)