Romano Prodi

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
Areas of Interest Industrial economics, organization, and policy, competition regulations and the development of small and medium businesses, relations between states and markets, and the dynamics of different capitalistic models.


Romano Prodi, former prime minister of Italy, is an Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs. In addition to serving two terms as Italy's prime minister, he has served as president of the European Commission, among other official positions. He is also a distinguished scholar, having served as professor of industrial organization and industrial policy at the University of Bologna's Faculty of Political Science. Prodi earned economics and law degrees from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.

Among Prodi's many publications are Governare l'Italia, Manifesto per il cambiamento; L'Italia che vogliamoIl capitalismo ben temperato; and Un'idea dell'Europa (English ed. Blackwell/Polity, Oxford, 2000).