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Premio “Economia Internazionale”

Giorgio Basevi, Professor Emeritus, University of Bologna

Premio “Francesco Manzitti”

Alcide Rosina, Premuda SpA


The International Prize for 2011 is awarded to Giorgio Basevi, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna.

Professor Basevi has carried out considerable research in the area of international economics, which has addressed analytically a series of problems the seriousness of which is only now being fully understood, i.e. methods of financial market regulation in the European Union, unsolved problems in the creation of the European Monetary Union, public debt, intervention in exchange markets.

Giorgio Basevi graduated in Economics at the University of Genoa and was awarded a PhD in Economics at the University of Chicago.

He was Director of the Department of Economic Sciences at the University of Bologna and has been Professor or Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago, the Free University of Brussels, the University of Montreal, at Brown University, at Birkbeck College, London, at Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Paris 1, at the Free University of Bolzano, and at the University of Munich.

He was founding member of the European Economic Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, Research Network Fellow of CESifo, Munich, Member of the Italian Society of Economists, and Member of the editorial committees of the European Economic Review in addition to other important Italian and international scientific journals.

He is the author of numerous books, papers and articles.

In addition to his academic activities he has been chief economist at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission, member of the Scientific Committees of the Confederation of Italian Industry, Confindustria, of the Italian Knowledge Company, Prometeia, of the Italian Foreign Trade Institute, Istituto Nazionale Commercio Estero, member of a World Bank programme in Morocco, Board Member of the Italian Exchange Office, Ufficio Italiano Cambi, member of a research group on Italian Cooperation with Southern Mediterranean countries under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE). He was also Chairman of M.T.S., Chairman of EuroMTS Ltd, London and of MTS France, President of Banca Sistema and member of the Scientific Committee of R&S (Mediobanca).

It is a great honour for the Institute of International Economics to award the 2011 Prize to Giorgio Basevi in recognition of his wide-ranging and rigorous contributions in areas traditionally covered by Economia Internazionale/International Economics.


Alcide Rosina is one of Italy's most important figures on the international shipping scene. For more than fifty years, he has been at the top of major shipping groups, both private and public.

From 1965 to 1984 he was Managing Director of Navigazione Alta Italia, a listed company and leader in the oil transport sector.

From 1984, he was Managing Director of Finmare Group, the financial holding of IRI, owner of the entire national fleet in public hands. He guided the reorganisation of the Group in preparation for its subsequent privatisation. He launched the first major 'motorways of the sea' project aimed at offloading considerable volumes of traffic from road to sea.

Since 1994, he has been President of the Italian shipping group Premuda SpA, of which he is controlling shareholder. Premuda, founded in Trieste in 1907 and listed on the Stock Exchange since 1918, has an important fleet with a total DWT of around two million principally destined to liquid and dry bulks (minerals, coal, grain), two of which with a DWT of 115,000 equipped for Arctic routes.

In 2003, the Group entered the off-shore market sector with a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility in the Woollybutt Field, off the North West coast of Australia. The floating production system receives produced fluids from the subsurface reservoir into a floating storage facility. Topside facilities separate the fluid into oil, gas and water, and then store the crude oil in the vessel's tanks. The crude oil is periodically offloaded to shuttle tankers.

Mr Rosina was the first and so far only Italian to be a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bureau of Shipping.

It is a great honour for the jury of the Institute of International Economics of the Genoa Chamber of Commerce to award the Francesco Manzitti Prize 2011 to Alcide Rosina in recognition of his services to shipping and in particular of his role in bringing Genoa to the forefront of the international shipping industry.