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Guido Alfani

Professor of Economic History at Bocconi University

Guido Alfani is Professor of Economic History at Bocconi University (Milan). He is also an Affiliated Scholar of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality (New York). An economic and social historian and an historical demographer, he published extensively on inequality and social mobility in the long run, on the history of epidemics (especially of plague) and of famines, and on systems of social alliance. Recent works include The Lion’s Share. Inequality and the Rise of the Fiscal State in Preindustrial Europe (2019, with Matteo Di Tullio). He is currently the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project SMITE-Social Mobility and Inequality across Italy and Europe 1300-1800.

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