Members of the Board


Affiliation: Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) - University of Tor Vergata

Address: via Columbia n. 2, 00133 Roma

Telephone: +39 06 7259 5706 - Fax: +39 06 2020687

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Research Interests: Well-being, Ethics and Economics, Microcredit


Leonardo Becchetti is full professor of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Phd at Oxford University, M Sc. at London School of Economics, coordinator of the graduate course of European Economy and Business Law and of the Master in Development Economics and International Cooperation (MESCI) President of the Ethical Committee of Banca Popolare Etica, Director of, blogger and editorialist (twitter:@leonardobecchet)
He is author of around 360 works, which include 11 edited books and86 (published or forthcoming) publications on international journals (among them Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Oxford Economic Papers,World Development, World Economy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Economic Psychology, Ecological Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, Journal of Socioeconomics, Journal of Business Ethics) plus publications on Italian journals, chapters on English and Italian books and several working papers.

His last research scores are: Repec overall world ranking: top 1.84 percent author at January 2013, SSRN citation world ranking: top 2.79 percent author at October 2012, SSRN paper download world ranking: top 0.64 percent author at October 2012 (Repec page:


The 5 most recent Publications

  • Becchetti Leonardo “Il mercato siamo noi” , 2012, Mondadori Bruno
  • Becchetti Leonardo “Per un bene sempre più grande. Tracce di un cammino spirituale”, 2012, Città Nuova
  • Becchetti Leonardo, Bruni Luigino, Zamagni Stefano “Microeconomia”, 2010, Il Mulino
  • Becchetti Leonardo “Oltre l'homo oeconomicus. Felicità, responsabilità, economia delle relazioni”, 2008, Città Nuova
  • Becchetti Leonardo “Il microcredito”, 2008, Il Mulino

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Events & Presentations


Research Programs & Projects

Coordinator of the following impact studies on the effect of development projects in LDCs:
i) effect of Italian refinancing of microfinance institutions in Sri Lanka after tsunami
ii) impact of fair trade affiliation on the Meru Herb association of agricultural producers in Kenya
iii) impact of fair trade affiliation on the Minka and Allpa associations of textile and craftsmanship producers in Perù
iv) impact of fair trade affiliation on the Apicoop association of honey pruducers in Chile