I am Mattia Fochesato (PhD in Economics) currently Max Geldner Assistant Professor (without tenure track) at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
In spring 2019 I will be teaching History of Political Institutions at the Department of Social and Political Science, Bocconi University.
My research focuses on the long run determinants of income and wealth distribution across different world regions.
I am currently working a project on the long run effect of population changes on income distribution in late medieval and early modern Europe and Middle East.
Together with Samuel Bowles, I am also working on a project on the global history of wealth inequality, where we investigate the technological and institutional causes of wealth distribution from the early Neolithic up to the present.