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School of Economics and Finance

Luigi Ventimiglia



Telephone: +44 20 7882 8249
Room Number: GC506
Office Hours: Thursday from 11-13


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.

Luigi’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).



  • Lampa, R., Tavasci D., Ventimiglia L. (2022) “External finance, subordinated financialisation: a reflection on Argentina’s currency flights in the last three decades”, Cambridge Journal of Economics
  • Tavasci D. and Ventimiglia L. (2022) “The Prospects of the Italian Economy in the Centenary of Paolo Sylos-Labini’s Birth”, Review of Political Economy
  • 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. (2018) "Teaching the History of Economic Thought: Integrating Historical Perspectives into Modern Economics", Edward Elgar
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