Alessandro Vercelli is former Head of the Institute of Economics at the University of Siena, Italy, where he was Professor of Political Economy. He is also a former Vice-President of the International Economic Association (IEA, 2005-2008) and a Life Member of Clare Hall (University of Cambridge, UK). He has written books and articles in the fields of economic policy, environmental and ecological economics, sustainability and economic methodology. His books include Teoria della Struttura Economica Capitalistica, Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Torino, 1973; Methodological Foundations of Macroeconomics. Keynes and Lucas, Cambridge University Press, 1991; Global Sustainability. Social and Environmental Conditions (with Simone Borghesi) Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; Crisis and Sustainability. The Delusion of Free Markets, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. He has co-edited various books including: with R. Goodwin e M. Krüger, 1984, Nonlinear Models of Fluctuating Growth, Springer; with N. Dimitri, 1992, Macroeconomics: A Survey of Research Strategies, Oxford University Press; with G. Chichilnisky e J. Heal, 1997, Sustainability: Dynamics and Uncertainty, Dordrecht: Kluwer; with B. Agarwal, 2005, Psychology, Rationality and Economic Behaviour: Challenging Standard Assumptions, IEA series, Palgrave Macmillan; with R. Dimand and R. Mundell, 2010, Keynes' General Theory after Seventy Years, Palgrave Macmillan.
1. Normative Foundations
Part I: Financial Economics and Macroeconomics after WWII2. The Second Financialisation3. The Emergence of Modern Financial Economics 4. Finance and Macroeconomics
Part II: The regulation of the financial system after the crisis5. The Great Financial Crisis and its main determinants6. Responses to the crisis: the evolution of the financial system and its regulation
Part III: Towards a Democratic and Sustainable Regulation7. Proposals for a radical reform of the financial system8. Towards a Sustainable Financial System