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Jean-Paul FITOUSSI, 2017 Laureate of the Pico della Mirondola Prize

Jean-Paul FITOUSSI, Professor emeritus of the Department, was awarded on October 14th, in Modena, the 2017 Pico della Mirondola Prize in the “International Category”.

Every two years the Cassa di Risparmio di Mirandola Foundation bestows the “Pico della Mirandola” Prize to leading figures in the artistic, economic, cultural, entrepreneurial and social worlds.

Laureates of the prize - who include prominent figures such as Jacques Delors, Mario Dragui and Edmund Phelps - exemplify the values of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, an Italian Renaissance philosopher and humanist. They show intellectual strength, ingenuity, perseverance, and the ability to translate these qualities into concrete, effective and innovative action that will lead to a significant improvement in the quality of life.

One of the particularities of the prize, and reasons for both its international and national prestige, is the composition of its scientific committee, responsible for selecting and awarding the laureates. Initially presided over by Paolo SAVONA and, since 2004, by Rainer MASERA (Chair of the Faculty of Economics, Guglielmo Marconi University of Rome), the jury includes a number of well-known economists and leaders from the financial institutions: Francesco CAPRIGLIONE, Cesare IMBRIANI, Luigi PAGANETTO, Valeria SANNUCCI - to name but a few.

In referring to Jean-Paul FITOUSSI, the jury President described him as “a scholar who (has) devoted his life to understanding the great economic transformations of our time…”. 

According to La Corrierre, Fitoussi is described as “one of the greatest contemporary economists, and in particular with reference to European integration, theories of inflation and unemployment as well as international trade.”

The Department extends its warmest congratulations to Jean-Paul FITOUSSI.

Link to article in La Corrierre
More about Jean-Paul FITOUSSI and his research (link)