D. Mario Nuti is Professor of Comparative Economic Systems (1993-2010, now Emeritus), at the Faculty of Economics, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Russian and East-European Studies, University of Birmingham.
He graduated in Law (Rome 1962), was a Fellow of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1962-63 where he studied with Oskar Lange and Michael Kalecki, and obtained his PhD in Economics at Cambridge, England (1970), under the supervision of Maurice Dobb and Nicholas Kaldor.
Formerly Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge (1965-79); Professor of Political Economy and Director of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham (1980-82); Professor of Economics, European University Institute, Florence (1982-90). Visiting Professor, London Business School (1993-2005).
Economic Adviser to the European Commission, DG II, on central eastern Europe (1990-93). Consultant to the World Bank and other international economic organisations. Specialist adviser to the House of Lords European Communities Committee (1993-1994). Economic Adviser to the Polish Government within the European Union PHARE Programme (1994-1997; 2002-2003). Economic adviser to the Presidential Administration of Belarus, under World Bank (1998) and EC sponsorship (1999). Economic adviser to the Presidential Administration of Uzbekistan, within the European Union TACIS Programme (1999-2000). President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies, 2001-2002.
Author of numerous publications mostly on comparative economic systems, in particular on 1) the reform of centrally planned economies and their post-socialist transition to market economies; 2) corporate governance and employee participation in enterprise decisions and results; 3) economic integration processes in Europe and in the global economy.
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Saul Estrin, Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Milica Uvalic edited a Festschrift in his honour, Transition and Beyond, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2007; their Introduction contains a biographical note and a list of main publications. Reviewed in Rivista di Politica Economica Jan.-Feb. 2008 by Stefano Manzocchi, http://eprints.luiss.it/180/1/Manzocchi_2008.pdf