Full Professor - Past CEIS Director

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

Other Affiliation: President of the “Manlio Masi” Foundation - National Observatory on Internationalization and Trade

Address: via Columbia n. 2, 00133 Roma

Telephone: +39 06 72595703+39 06 72595703 - Fax: +39 06 72595703+39 06 72595703

Web page: http://www.economia.uniroma2.it/nuovo/facolta/docenti/docenti.asp?IdProfessore=&IdProfessore=&IdProfessore=60&B1=VISUALIZZA

Research Interests: International Economics, Public Finance, Macroeconomics and Labour Economics


- Full Professor of International Economics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
- Chairman of the “Manlio Masi Foundation – National Observatory for Internationalisation and Trade”
- Professor of International Economics at LUISS (Rome)
- Chairman of the Strategic Committee “Agenzia per l’internazionalizzazione S.C.p.A.”
- Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata” 2011-2012
- Coordinator of the project of Italian Governement ”Exhibitaly in Moscow 2012”
- Commissioner General of Italy of the World Exposition of Shanghai 2010
- Chairman of the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE – Istituto nazionale per il Commercio Estero) 2001-2005
- Economic Advisor CNEL 2008-2009
- Member of the Advisory Board of SACE 2002-2007
- Director of CEIS (Centre of International Studies on Economics and Development), University of Rome “Tor Vergata” 1998-2001
Honorary Member of the Leonardo Committee (Italian Quality Committee), Scientific Committee of the Italy-China Foundation, Scientific Committee of the Italy-Brasil Association, member of the Scientific Committee of the Association Ethics for tourism.
He studied at the University of Rome, at the London School of Economics and at the University College in London.

He is author or editor of eighteen books and over sixty articles published in scientific journals on topics related to the International Trade, Public Finance, Labor Economics and Macroeconomics.
On June 2005 he has been appointed by the President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, with the highest Honour of “Cavaliere di Gran Croce”.


The 5 most recent Publications

  • “The Chinese Economy – Recent Trends and Policy Issue” (editor with Giorgio Gomel,
    Daniela Marconi, Ignazio Musu);
  • “L’industria Italiana nel contesto Internazionale: 150 anni di storia” (editor with M. Vasta);
  • “Business services: the new frontier of competitiveness” (editor with G. Giovannetti, P. Guerrieri);
  • “Globalizzazione, specializzazione produttiva e mercato del lavoro: verso un nuovo welfare” (AA.VV.), Collana Analisi della Fondazione Manlio Masi, Rubbettino editore, 2007, pp. 121;
  • “Does a Reduction in the Length of the Working Week Reduce Unemployment? Some Evidence from the Italian Economy During the Great Depression” (editor with F. Mattesini), in Exploration in Economic History, 2006, pp. 413-437;

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Events & Presentations

The 5 most recent Events & Presentations

  • Conference AIEL-ITSG - Conference on "INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND LABOUR MARKETS" - University of Padova, February 28- March 01, 2013
  • Italian Trade Study Group - on “INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FIRMS AND ORGANIZATIONS”- University of Trento - November 29-30, 2012
  • Brixen Workshop & Summer School on International Trade and Finance 2012 – on “RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY” - Bressanone/Brixen - September 16 – 22, 2012
  • Italian Trade Study Group – on “INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE “ - University of Catania June, June 15-16, 2012
  • Italian Trade Study Group – on “INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE “ – La Sapienza” University of Roma February 16-17, 2012