Guido Alfani

Guido Alfani

Economic and Social Historian

Professor Guido Alfani

Department of Social and Political Sciences

Bocconi University

Via Roentgen 1

20136 Milan, Italy
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @guido_alfani


About me

I am a professor of Economic History at Bocconi University, Milan. I specialize in economic and social history and in historical demography. My research interests include: economic and social inequality; social mobility; the Italian economic trend during the Early Modern period; mortality crises (plagues, famines); social alliance systems and social networks. I am currently the Principal Investigator of a ERC Consolidator Grant: SMITE-Social Mobility and Inequality across Italy and Europe, 1300-1800. Earlier I have been the Principal Investigator of another ERC-funded project, EINITE-Economic Inequality across Italy and Europe, 1300-1800.


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As Gods Among Men. A History of the Rich in the West

Guido Alfani

The Lion's Share: Inequality and the Rise of the Fiscal State in Preindustrial Europe

Guido Alfani and Matteo Di Tullio

Epidemics, Inequality, and Poverty in Preindustrial and Early Industrial Times

Guido Alfani

Economic Inequality in Preindustrial Times: Europe and Beyond

Guido Alfani