Minister of Territorial Cohesion, the Italian Republic
Currently the head of the Department of Development Policies in the Ministry of Economy, Fabrizio Barca has been a professor in several universities. In 1999 he was the president of the Territorial Policies Committee of the OECD, and he has previously worked at Banca D’Italia as territorial director.
In 2011, Mr. Barca was appointed by Prime Minister Mario Monti to fill the role of Minister of Territorial Cohesion in Italy's government.
Mr. Barca graduated from Rome University and undertook an M.Phil. degree and research activity at the Universities of Cambridge (1978-80), MIT (1989-90), and Stanford (1994). He has had appointments at the Universities of Bocconi, Siena, Modena, Rome and Parma, where he taught economic development, corporate finance and Italian economic history.
His work includes papers and books on the theory of the firm, evidence on SMEs, corporate governance, the history of Italian capitalism and regional policy.