TRIA Giovanni

Full Professor - Past CEIS Director

Affiliation: Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) - University of Tor Vergata

Other Affiliation:

President of the Italian National School of Public Administration (SSPA)

Member of the "OECD Innovation Strategy Expert Advisory Group" and Vice Chair “Committee for Information, Computer and Communication Policy” (ICCP)

Delegate of the Italian Government at the Governing Body of ILO (International Labour Office)

Address: via Columbia n. 2, 00133 Roma

Telephone: +39 06 7259 5601+39 06 7259 5601 - Fax: +39 06 2020687

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Research Interests: Economic development, Business cycle and growth, Public investment assessment, Productivity and growth, Fiscal federalism, Migration


Giovanni Tria is an Italian economist, academic and politician, Minister of Economy and Finance from 1 June 2018 to 5 September 2019 in the Conte I government; he is a full professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata". He was Director of CEIS (Centre for Economic and International Studies) - University of Rome Tor Vergata from 2002 to 2009. He is an economist with more than 30 years of professional and academic experience. He has an ongoing programme which analyses the civil judicial system and its impact upon the economy, the relationship between corruption, productivity and growth, the economy of the criminal, and fiscal federalism. An expert of economic development, business cycle and growth, public investment assessment and project evaluation, role of the governance of the institutions on the process of growth, productivity and growth in the services sector, he has extensively worked in the formulation and management of macroeconometric models for economic forecast and simulation of economic policies, contributing to periodical formulation of economic forecast reports. He is an expert in cost benefit analysis as applied to public investments.


The 5 most recent Publications

  • G. Tria, E. Felli "The demand for justice: civil litigation and the judicial system. An italian case study". In R. Ricciuti, F. Padovano "Italian Institution Reform: a public choice perspective": Springer - 2007
  • E. D’Agosto, N. Solferino, G.Tria “The Migration and FDI Puzzle: Complements or Substitutes?” – Research Paper CEIS N. 76 - 2006
  • C. Mirabelli, L. Paganetto, G. Tria “Economia della giustizia”, Donzelli Editore – 2005
  • R. Brunetta, G. Tria, A. Preto, “Sicurezza, immigrazione e aiuti allo sviluppo” in Economia Italiana, 2004, N. 3
  • R. Brunetta, G. Tria, “Il patto di stabilità e crescita: regole fiscali da cambiare” in Rivista di Economia Italiana, 2003

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Events & Presentations

  • OSCE PA webinar on economic impact of COVID-19, April 2020 - download keynote speech
  • La classe dirigente pubblica : Ruoli di governo e capacità amministrativa; Roma 26-27 novembre 2012
  • La scommessa dell’Italia in Europa: condizioni e proposte per tornare a competere; Milano 3 luglio 2012
  • Il disegno di legge anticorruzione; Roma – Via del Corso,320 – 23 aprile 2012
  • XXIV Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar on “Public Debt, Global Governance and Economic Dynamism”; Roma 26-28 giugno 2012 

Research Programs & Projects