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Premio “Economia Internazionale”

Edoardo Reviglio, Chief economist at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Rome

Premio “Francesco Manzitti”

Vittorio Malacalza, ASG Superconductors Spa


The International Economics Prize for 2013 goes to Edoardo Reviglio, professor of Economics at LUISS - Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies in Rome and chief economist and person in charge of economic and statistical research at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, the public-controlled savings management company.

Professor Reviglio has conducted important multidisciplinary economic and legal analyses into long-term funding methods for infrastructure as a response to the Euro Area crisis and as a driver for economic revival based on inter-generational fairness.

He has studied possible ways of reducing Italy's public debt through a variety of privatisation and other extraordinary measures.

His studies also include interactions between the workings of financial markets and European ownership structures.

Professor Reviglio graduated at Yale, where he was later a researcher in the Department of Mathematics. He was also a researcher at Imperial College London.

Other positions held include chief of the Research Office at IRI, the former Institute for Industrial Reconstruction, a member of the Board of Experts of the Italian Treasury Department and Advisor on International Affairs of the Ministry of Economics and Finance.

The Institute of International Affairs is privileged to award the 2013 prizes to a scholar who has been able to offer a variety of effective theoretical and practical contributions in the search for solutions to the current Italian and European economic crisis.


Vittorio Malacalza’s entrepreneurial career began in 1960 when he set up a company operating in civil and industrial manufacturing and highway infrastructure. The business was to become a favoured supplier of the Italian Motorway giant Società Autostrade. His first steps in the business world were however slightly more modest, working as a salesman for a building materials company.

In 1972, he created Sima, a company producing energy and fluid dynamics components.

In 1985, he acquired a holding, initially as a minority and subsequently as a joint shareholder, in Duferco, a world leader in the trading of steel products.

From 1995 he started, with his sons Davide and Mattia, to build up a group of firms operating across different sectors, including the steel industry with Spartan UK Ltd, later sold several years later to a Ukrainian group.

He subsequently formed a joint venture with the Chinese steel colossus Baosteel, the world's second largest steel group.

He acquired ASG Superconductor, which was to supply CERN’s Large Hadron Collider tunnel, the world's largest and most powerful particle collider. Malacalza also established two start ups in the high tech sector: Columbus Superconductors and Paramed Medical System.

He received an honorary degree in civil engineering from the University of Genoa.

He has been Deputy Chairman of Pirelli & C. Spa, and has sat on the Boards of Directors of Cassa di Risparmio di La Spezia and RCS Metagroup.

The jury of the Institute of International Economics is honoured to award the Francesco Manzitti Prize 2013 to a man whose variegated and highly successful career reached its peak with his contribution to state-of-the-art scientific research in the area of superconductors.