ETTORE BOCCONI DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Department Chairman: Donato Masciandaro
The Institute of Economics and Social Sciences was founded in 1920. It was Università Bocconi's first Institute and, starting in 1921, Luigi Einaudi acted as the Institute's Director. It became the Institute of Statistics in 1933 when the Ettore Bocconi Institute of Economics was inaugurated. This was created because of an endowment from Donna Javotte Manca di Villahermosa in honor of her husband, son of the University's founder and President of the University Board from 1914 to 1932. This Institute is operatively autonomous and boasts a high quality economics program. In 1935 the Institute of Economic Policy was created, which merged with the Ettore Bocconi Institute of Economics in the early Seventies.
The Ettore Bocconi Institute was directed by Gustavo Del Vecchio, Giovanni Demaria, Innocenzo Gasparini, Mario Monti, Franco Bruni and Roberto Artoni. Between 1972 and 2007 it worked in the University along with the Department of Economics, with the task of coordinating research at the various Institutes.
During the reorganization process of the Università Bocconi academic structures, the Ettore Bocconi Department of Economics was created in 2007 having so far as Head of Department: Michele Polo (2007-2008), Donato Masciandaro (2008-2010), Fausto Panunzi (2010-2013).