Italian Economist, Professor of Economics, Department of Business Government Philosophy Studies
University of Rome Tor Vergat, Italy
Gustavo Piga is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he chairs the Master in Procurement Management and the International Master in Public Procurement Management funded by EBRD.
He teaches Micro and Macroeconomics and Economics of Procurement at the BA and Master level.
Moreover, he has been a consultant on procurement reform for various Multilateral and National Organizations.
He has chaired the Italian Procurement Agency for Goods and Services, Consip Ltd., between 2002 and 2005.
He also chairs the web project www.anticorruzione.eu with the Italian Anti Corruption Authority and is the editor of the Italian oldest scientific journal, the Rivista di Politica Economica, published by Confindustria, the Italian Association of Entrepreneurs.
His fields of expertise are public procurement, corruption, macroeconomics and public debt management.
He is the author of several scientific articles and editor of several books, among which the Handbook of Procurement, Cambridge University Press, with Nicola Dimitri and Giancarlo Spagnolo; Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilitites for our Granchildren, MIT Press, with Lorenzo Pecchi. His Derivatives In Public Debt Management, that came out in 2001, revealed the improper use that Europe was allowing of financial instruments to window dress public accounts. His calls for reform were neglected.
He currently daily blogs on www.gustavopiga.it with a strong focus on the European crisis while he writes editorials in several Italian papers and appears in several talk shows on national TV