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Francesco Grillo

Managing Director


Francesco Grillo graduated magna cum laude in Economics at Luiss Guido Carli (Rome), before obtaining his MBA from Boston University as a Fullbright Scholar. He also holds a P.h.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He has been Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Academic Visitor at St. Antony’s College (University of Oxford), as well as Advisor to the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. Currently, he is Associate at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa and at University of International Business Economics in Beijing.

He is also Director of the think tank Vision and has authored many scientific articles. His latest books (2019) are “Democracy and Growth in the 21st century: the diverging cases of China and Italy” edited by Springer Nature and “Lezioni Cinesi” edited by Solferino RCS.

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