ABOUT

Founded on March 2009, Catallaxy Institute is a small international association whose long-term aim is to contribute to develop and divulgate the principles and values of the tradition of classical liberalism and of libertarianism.

The members of Catallaxy Institute are:

Giovanni Birindelli

Giovanni Birindelli (president). Born in 1971. Giovanni is a freelance author with a specific interest in political philosophy and economics. He collaborates regularly with Movimento Libertario (an Italian libertarian think-tank), with the online magazine Miglioverde and with The Switzerland Institute in Venice (an academic research institute). His first book La sovranità della Legge was recently published by Leonardo Facco Editore (2014). His second book Legge e mercato is expected to be published within January 2017. Giovanni wrote the preface to the first Italian edition of The Mystery of Banking by Murray Rothbard (USEMLAB, 2013), to Leonardo Facco’s Elogio del contante (Miglioverde Edizioni, 2015) and to the chapter titled “Legge e giustizia” of Il dito nell’occhio’s book Parole in libertà (2015). He participated as speaker in various conferences and lectures, in Italy and abroad. He has a degree 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).

Alexander Wulf (vice president)

Oleksiy Kurka (founding member)

NPC
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.

 


GP

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.

 

JDS

Juan Diego Serrano (founding member)

FS


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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