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Baranzini, Mauro

Soci Stranieri

Cat. VII Scienze Sociali e Politiche

Anno di nomina: 2011

Email: mauro.baranzini [@] usi.ch


Prof. emerito di Economia nell'Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano.

Mauro Baranzini first studied at the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich, where he graduated in social sciences and obtained his first doctorate. In 1971 he was awarded a two-years Florey European fellowship of The Queen’s College, Oxford; and later a three-years senior research fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation for studies in Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. In Oxford he wrote a D.Phil. thesis under the supervision of David Soskice, John Flemming and Sir James Mirrlees (1996 Nobel Prize-winner). From 1975 to 1984 he was appointed lecturer and director of economic studies at The Queen’s College, Oxford. In 1987 he was appointed full professor at the University of Verona. From 1993 to 1997 he was a leading member of the Steering Committee that laid the foundations of the University of Lugano (the only Italian-speaking University outside Italy). There he has been a full professor and chairman (2005-9) of the Faculty of Economics. He has contributed widely to the Cambridge theory of income, wealth distribution and accumulation. He has published volumes with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Blackwell, Macmillan and Routledge. Jointly with Amalia Mirante he recently published with Palgrave-Macmillan the Compendium of Italian Economists at Oxbridge, and An Intellectual Biography of Luigi L. Pasinetti (Leading Scholar and System Builder of the Cambridge School of Economics) . In the early 1990s he sparked off a controversy with Paul A. Samuelson in the Oxford Economics Papers on the Cambridge Keynes-Kaldor-Pasinetti theorem. He is now emeritus professor.