PIGA Gustavo

Full Professor

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

Address: via Columbia n. 2, 00133 Roma

Telephone: +39 06 7259 5701 - Fax: +39 06 7259 5804

Web page: www.gustavopiga.it


Gustavo Piga, Ph. D. in Economics at Columbia University, is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he chairs the Master in Procurement Management and the International Master in Public Procurement Management funded by EBRD and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has chaired the Italian Procurement Agency for Goods and Services, Consip Ltd., between 2002 and 2005.
His fields of expertise are public procurement, corruption, macroeconomics and public debt management. He is the author of several scientific papers and editor of several books, among which the Handbook of Procurement, Cambridge University Press, with Nicola Dimitri and Giancarlo Spagnolo; Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilitites for our Granchildren, MIT Press, with Lorenzo Pecchi and recently of The Applied Law and Economics of Public Procurement, with Steen Treumer, Routledge.
He currently daily blogs on www.gustavopiga.it with a strong focus on the European crisis while he writes editorials in several Italian papers.


  • 2013 "Do Clean Hands Ensure Healthy Growth: Theory and Practice of the Battle Against Corruption”, con Raffaella Coppier e Mauro Costantini, Economic Inquiry.
  • 2013 “Cartelization, wage policies and the Great Depression in Italy: searching for evidence of a link", con Claire Giordano e Giovanni Trovato, Macroeconomic Dynamics.
  • 2012 "Overcrowding versus Liquidity in the Euro Sovereign Bond Markets", con Andrea Coppola e Alessandro Girardi, International Journal of Finance and Economics.
  • 2012 “Corruption, growth and ethnolinguistic fractionalization: a theoretical model” con Roy Cerqueti e Raffaella Coppier. Journal of Economics.
  • 2011 - "A Fighting Chance Against Corruption in Public Procurement? “, in International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, vol. 2, edited by Tina Soreide and Susan Rose-Ackerman, Edward Elgar

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