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School of Economics and Finance

Dr Luigi Ventimiglia


Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 20 7882 8249
Room Number: GC506
Office Hours: Tuesday: 10am - 12am


Luigi has been an Investment Manager for 10 years in London and Boston. He has invested on behalf of institutional clients in the sovereign, credit and currency markets through a broad range of alpha strategies including hedge funds.

He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Bologna), a MSc in Financial Economics (London) and a PhD in Economics (London). He lectured finance, macroeconomics and econometrics (undergraduate and postgraduate) at City University and at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Luigiā€™s research interests and publications focus on:

  • Macroeconomics and finance of developing countries. Commodity markets and development policies for commodity-dependent countries.
  • Various forms of inequality
  • Education
  • History of economic thought

Luigi is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and founder of Teaching with Historical Perspectives (THP).



Chatzivgeri E., Mumtaz H., Tavasci D., Ventimiglia L. (2019) "Common and country specific factors in the distribution of real wages", Economics Letters 184

Tavasci D., Ventimiglia L. (eds.) (2018) "Teaching in Historical Perspectives Matters" (Edward Elgar)