Centre for Global Political Economy

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Dr Andrea Lagna

Post:Research Student (International Relations, School of Global Studies)
Location:ARTS C C314

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UK:01273 873351
International:+44 1273 873351
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B.A. and M.A. (University of Turin), Ph.D. (Sussex).


Dphil Candidate and Associate Tutor


Andrea has successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled Deriving a normal country. Italian capitalism and the political economy of financial derivatives.

This study examines how key agents deploy financial innovation on the ground, for their own strategies and in the context of domestic conflicts. It shows how the Italian government adopted derivatives to meet the Maastricht criteria; how corporations exploited these instruments to restore oligarchic power; and, finally, how municipalities used them to circumvent Europe-imposed budget constraints.

Viva examiners: Prof. Oliver Kessler (Erfurt) and Dr. Andreas Antoniades (Sussex).

Thesis supervisors: Dr. Samuel Knafo (Sussex) and Dr. Benno Teschke (Sussex).