Associate Professor Michele Alacevich is Associate Professor of Economic History and the History of Economic Thought at the University of Bologna. He specializes in the history of twentieth-century development institutions and the history of social sciences, particularly the linkages between the history of ideas, economic and political history, and the history of economic thought. He is the author of Inequality. A Short History (Brookings Press and Agenda Publishing, 2018, with Anna Soci), The Political Economy of the World Bank (Stanford University Press, 2009), and Economia Politica. Un’Introduzione Storica, with Daniela Parisi, Il Mulino, 2009. His publications include articles in Past & Present, Journal of Global History, History of Political Economy, Review of Political Economy, Rivista di Storia Economica, and Journal of the History of Economic Thought. He is currently writing a book on Albert O. Hirschman for Polity Press. Before moving to Bologna University, Michele Alacevich was at Loyola University (2014-16), Associate Director for Research Activities at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University (2011-2014), and a research scholar at Harvard University (2010-2011), at Columbia University (2009-2010), and at the World Bank (2006-2008). He holds a Ph.D. in Business History from the University of Milano (2006).
Associate Professor Michele Alacevich