ABOUT US

Founded in March 2009 in St. Moritz (Switzerland), Catallaxy Institute is a small international association whose long-term aim is to contribute to study and divulgate the scientific principles of liberty and the Austrian School of economics.

The members of Catallaxy Institute are:

Giovanni Birindelli (president). Giovanni is an independent investor and an author with a specific interest in economics and in philosophy of liberty. A selection of his articles can be found at this link. He is currently adjunct professor at the University of Milan, Faculty of Law, where he teaches economics in Prof. Alessandro Vitale’s course of Economic Geography. He participated as speaker in various conferences and lectures, e.g. at the University of Milan (2017-2020), at the SRH Hochschule Berlin (2015) and at the Scuola di Liberalismo Fondazione Einaudi of Bologna (2014). He wrote the books La sovranità della Legge (Leonardo Facco Editore, 2014) and Legge e mercato (Leonardo Facco Editore, 2017). Giovanni wrote the preface to the first Italian edition of The Mystery of Banking by Murray Rothbard (USEMLAB, 2013) and to Leonardo Facco’s Elogio del contante (Miglioverde Edizioni, 2015). He graduated in Economics from La Sapienza University (Rome) and holds a Master’s degree (MS) in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from The London School of Economics and Political Science (London). He worked as analyst for Commerzbank Securities (London); as senior consultant for the strategic consulting firm Lynkeus (Rome); and as director of the consulting firm Catallaxy Ltd. (London). He manages a small farm in Tuscany where he lives with his family.

Alexander Wulf (vice president)

Bernardo Ferrero. Nato il 19 Febbraio del 1996, ha studiato alla School of Oriental and African Studies (parte delle University of London) dove ha conseguito la laurea in Economia e Scienze Politiche (Economics and Politics) nell’estate del 2018. Ha poi iniziato a seguire il Master en Economia de la Escuela Austriaca alla Universidad Rey Juan Carlos di Madrid sotto la guida del prof. Jesús Huerta de Soto dove prevede di iniziare un dottorato di ricerca. È appassionato di libertarismo e dell’approccio Austriaco alle scienze sociali. Per tre anni consecutivi- nel 2016, 2017 e 2018- è stato un alumnus della Mises University presso l’istituto Mises in Alabama e, presso lo stesso istituto, ha partecipato alla Austrian Economics Research Conference ed al Rothbard Graduate Seminar, rispettivamente in Marzo e in Giugno del 2019. Ha contributio ‒ con articoli su temi economici e traduzioni- al giornale online «mises.org» (https://mises.org/profile/bernardo-ferrero) e al Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. Dal 2017 è membro della redazione di StoriaLibera, Rivista di scienze storiche e sociali (http://www.storialibera.it).

Novello Papafava dei Carraresi. Born in Lausanne (CH) in 1973, Novello graduated in Economics and manages a family farm in Colli Euganei. He is interested in political philosophy and agriculture. He wrote the book Proprietari di sé e della natura (Liberilibri) and various articles from a libertarian perspective.

Guglielmo Piombini. Born in 1968. Guglielmo graduated in Law at Bologna University. He collaborated with articles and papers with newspapers and journals including Il Foglio, Libero, Fondazione Liberal. He now collaborates with the online newspaper Miglioverde.
He published the following books: Privatizziamo il chiaro di luna! Le ragioni dell’ecologia di mercato (together with Carlo Lottieri, Leonardo Facco Editore, 1996), La teoria liberale della lotta di classe (Il Fenicottero, 1999), Anarchici senza bombe. Il nuovo pensiero libertario (together with Alberto Mingardi, StampAlternativa, 2000), La proprietà è sacra (Il Fenicottero, 2001), Il libro grigio del sindacato. Origini ed anatomia dell’oppressione corporativa (together with Giorgio Bianco and Carlo Stagnaro, Il Fenicottero, 2002), Prima dello Stato. Il medioevo della libertà (Leonardo Facco Editore, 2004).
He owns Libreria del Ponte in Bologna (www.libreriadelponte.com), a bookshop that is specialized in in classical liberal and libertarian texts.

Francesco Simoncelli. Francesco was Born in Arpino (FR) on May the 16th 1985. Being a fervent student of the Austrian School of economics he opened the blog “Francesco Simoncelli’s Freedonia” in 2010 with the aim to advance his research on economic and political issues from an Austrian and libertarian perspective. His research activity led him to write articles for websites having a significant impact in the economic information area: Yahoo Finanza, Miglio Verde, Rischio Calcolato, Movimento Libertario, Trend Online. In 2015 he wrote the book L’Economia è un gioco da ragazzi. In 2012 he participates in the foundation of the von Mises Italy association of which he is member of the board. In 2013 he started collaborating with the magazine “The Fielder” where he writes articles about finance and economics as well as academic papers. He occasionally collaborates also with the blog Il “Portico Dipinto”.

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