Stefano Battilossi


Stefano Battilossi is an Associate Professor of Economic History and Jean Monnet Chair of History of European Monetary and Financial Integration at the Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Carlos III Madrid. He holds a PhD in History from Turin University and a Master in Financial Analysis from Carlos III Madrid. His research interests include international banking, financial regulation, macroeconomic policies and the development of stock markets in historical perspective, with a special focus on Western Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.

He has published articles in journals such as The Economic History Review, the European Review of Economic History and Cliometrica, and contributed chapters to the Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2010), The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy since Unification (Oxford University Press, 2013), and The Oxford Handbook of Banking and Financial History (Oxford University Press, 2016). He has edited European Banks and the American Challenge. Competition and Co-operation in International Banking under Bretton Woods, with Y. Cassis (Oxford University Press, 2002) and State and Financial Systems in Europe and the USA. Historical perspectives on Regulation and Supervision in the 19th and 20th centuries, with J. Reis (Ashgate, 2010).

He serves as a Managing Editor of the Financial History Review (Cambridge Journals) since 2010. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the European Historical Economics Society (2006-2014) and a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the European Association for Banking and Financial History (Frankfurt).

In the UPIER project, his contribution will focus on economists, financial analysts and commentators used the past in the aftermath of the 2007-08 crisis in order to make sense of the long-term sources of economic difficulties of the Southern periphery of the European Union. In the vein of digital humanities and social sciences, systematic textual analysis will be applied to a variety of large-scale text sources produced in the political and economic debate over the single currency since the 1980s, as well as over the recent Euro crisis. The project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the consequences of incomplete macroeconomic and institutional convergence for the long-run sustainability of the European Union and the common currency