University of Catania, Italy

The University of Catania has been a focal point in culture and learning since its founding, in 1434. Today it offers an attractive portfolio of academic degrees and is engaged in creating a “laboratory” in which the ancient knowledge of the Mediterranean culture meets the new technologies in order to offer and original and advanced training experience.

The Department of Economics and Business has four fundamental research areas: economics, business studies, mathematics and statistics, legal studies. It has successfully integrated the four areas offering up-to-date interdisciplinary degrees both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The Department of Education provides basic theoretical knowledge and operational skills in the field of educational sciences and teaching methodology, alongside the fields of philosophy, sociology and psychology. It offers graduate and undergraduate programs in all related areas.


Maurizio Caserta

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Full Professor of Economics at the University of Catania. Educated in Italy (Catania and Naples) and UK (Cambridge and London) has published in various fields ranging from growth theory and local development to the economics of culture and the economics of institutions. Sits in the Board of two prominent foundations: the ‘Fondazione Sicilia’ and the ‘Fondazione RES (Ricerche Economiche e Sociali in Sicilia)’. He is active in the political and social arena.

Alessio Emanuele Biondo

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Aggregate Professor of International Economic and Financial Policy at the Postgraduate Master Course in Corporate Finance of the University of Catania. Educated in Italy (Catania) and UK (Manchester), he focuses his research activity on Financial Markets, Environmental Economics, and Brain Drain Migration. Moreover, he also analysed the social relevance of education on life perspectives and migration decisions of young people in Europe. He is currently member of the Executive Board of his Department.

Francesco Reito

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Francesco Reito is assistant professor of Economics at the University of Catania (Italy). He received his PhD from the University of Napoli – Federico II (Italy), and his master’s degree from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). He has published articles on finance and development economics. He teaches first-year and upper-level economics courses for graduate and master students.

Simona Monteleone

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Reseacher of Economics at the University of Catania. Educated in Italy (Catania and Naples) and UK (Manchester) has published in various fields ranging from economic growth and labour Economics . Her main topics are brain drain and shadow economy.

Institution name
University of Catania
Università degli Studi di Catania

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Piazza Università, 2
95131 Catania, Italy