Name: Daniele BESOMI (Mr.)
Address: c.p. 7, 6953 Gola di Lago, Switzerland.
Born: 27 June 1960 in Sorengo (Switzerland)
email: daniele.besomi [at] unil.ch or dbesomi [at] bluewin.ch
Research fellow at the Centre Walras-Pareto d'études interdisciplinaires de la pensée économique et politique, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
1983 : "Laurea" cum laude, Faculty of Economics, University of Pavia (Italy). Dissertation on "M. Kalecki sulla dinamica dell'economia capitalistica: aspetti analitici e aspetti metodologici" (M. Kalecki on the dynamics of capitalist economies: analytical and methodological aspects).
1987 : M.Phil in Economics, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge (UK).
1996 : Ph.D. in Economics, Department of Economics, Loughborough University (UK). Dissertation on "The Making of Harrod's Dynamics".
2003 : "Habilitation" (venia docendi: Economics), Dept of Economics, University of Graz (Austria).
History of economic thought, with particular regard to economic dynamics. Related fields: historiography of economic thought, dynamic analysis, editing of papers and correspondence.
Previous research: the dynamics of Michal Kalecki, Ragnar Frisch, and Richard M. Goodwin. The business cycle theories of Tugan-Baranowsky, Bouniatian, Mitchell. Harrod's dynamic economics, and related topics. Editing of Harrod's papers and correspondence. The early theories of crises of William Huskisson, Auguste Ott, Anthony Lawson, John Wade.
Current research: History of business cycle and crises theories. Editing of the documents and correspondence related to the League of Nations' inquiry on businss depressions, 1934-37. Economic dictionaries and e-lexicography.
1986/87: Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research (Swiss-Italian sub-section): grant towards the M.Phil degree in Cambridge.
1992/93: Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research (Swiss-Italian sub-section): grant for the research in the Harrod Papers in Ichikawa (Japan), the Meade Papers (London), Churchill Papers (Cambridge).
1994/97: Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research: grant supporting the research on The Making of Harrod's Dynamics .
1997/99: Department of Culture, Ticino Canton (Italian-speaking part of Switzerland): Grant supporting the preparation of an edition of R. F. Harrod's Inter-war Papers and Correspondence.
2005/06: Fondation du 450ème anniversaire, Université de Lausanne: Travelling grant towards the preparation of The League of Nation, and the making of Haberler's Prosperity and Depression
2007: ESHET (European Society for the History of Economic Thought), travelling grant towards an inquiry into the relationships beween the League of Nations, the European business cycle institutes, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
1983- : Independent researcher
2005- : Member of the Advisory Board of the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought,
2006- : Research fellow, Centre Walras-Pareto d'études interdisciplinaires de la pensée économique et politique, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
2012- : Member of the Advisory Board of History of Economic thought and Policy
2015- : Member of the Editorial Board of History of Economic Ideas
Papers presented at Conferences
1995, February: paper on "Roy Harrod and Traditional Theory" , European Conference for the History of Economic Thought, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
1995, September: paper on "Statics and Dynamics in Harrod's Trade Cycle" , annual meeting of the British society for the History of Economic Thought, Dublin, Trinity College. This paper was also presented at the History of Economic Theory Seminar, Hosei University, Tokyo (3 February 1996).
1996, September: paper on "Harrod and the Econometricians" , University of Genova, conference on "Harrod's Trade Cycle 60 years later".
1997, June: paper on "The Making of Harrod's Dynamics" , annual Conference of the History of Economics Society, Charleston, SC, USA.
1997, Novembre: discussant at the Round Table on "Textbooks of History of Economic Thought", Società Italiana per la Storia del Pensiero Economico, Naples.
1998, February: paper on "Roy Harrod and the Oxford Economists' Research Group's inquiry on prices and interest, 1936-1939" , Bologna: European Society for the History of Economic Thought annual conference.
1999, September: paper on "The wealth of the Harrod Papers: interpretation and publication", Società Italiana per la Storia del Pensiero Economico, conference on "The importance of economists's archives for the history of economic thought", Florence.
2005, 20-22 January: paper on "Formal modelling versus insight in Kalecki's theory of the business cycle", Conference on "The History of Macroeconomics", Louvain-la-Neuve.
2005, 9-12 June: paper on "Mentor Bouniatian on cycles and equilibrium", presented at the Sterling conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought .
2005, 1 December. Paper on "Clément Juglar and the transition from crises theory to business cycle theories", conference on the occasion of the centenary of the death of Clément Juglar, Paris, Institut de France.
2006, 19-20 May 2006, Paris I, Centre Panthéon, Conference on Editing economists papers: "Comparing the editorial problems concerning the Harrod papers and the Haberler correspondence on Prosperity and Depression"
2006, 3rd STOREP annual conference (Lecce, 1-3 June 2006), paper on "Tendency to equilibrium, the possibility of crisis, and the history of business cycle theories"
2008, May, Paper on "'Crises' and 'cycles' in economic dictionaries: an overview", introducing a session with the same title at the Prague annual conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought .
2009, June, paper on "Crises as a disease of the body politick. A metaphor in the history of nineteenth century economics", 6th STOREP annual conference (Florence, 3-4 June 2009)
2011, June, paper on “Naming crises. A note on semantics and chronology”, History of Economics Society annual meeting, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
2012, 29 March - 1 April, paper on “Tradequakes, financial storms, and commercial tides: metaphorical characterizations of crises in the 19th century”, annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, Providence, RI, session on “The language of financial crises”. (see Abstract)
2013, 17-19 October: paper on Graphical representation of the web of knowledge. Analyzing the local hierarchies and the global network of connections in a specialized encyclopedia presented at eLex 2013. Electronic lexicography in the 21st century: thinking outside the paper.
2014, 29-31 May: paper on “Tradequakes, financial storms, and commercial tides: metaphorical characterizations of crises in the 19th century” at the 18th ESHET conference, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
1983- Several seminars and lectures at the Universities of Pavia (Italy), Padua (Italy), Varese (Italy), Chiba (Japan), Lugano (Switzerland), Università del Salento (Lecce, Italy), University of Lausanne, Ecole normale superieure de Cahen (Paris), etc.
2009: Seminar and workshop at the 7th International Summer School in the history of economic thought organized by AISPE, the University of Pisa and the doctoral school in HET in Lucca, Italy, 9-12 september.
2010-11: Course of lectures on “Stato e mercato” (with Giorgio Rampa), IUSS Pavia. See syllabus
February 2001: "Harrod's Dynamics in the Making", Jerome Adolph Blanqui Lecture, European Society for the History of Economic Thought meeting at Darmstadt (Germany).
September 2011: 14th Summer School on History of economic thought, economic philosophy and economic history (Eshet, Storep, Association Charles Gide and AIHPE)
1999-2000 Participation in the Italian Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerca research group on "'Le innovazioni in economia': la logica del contesto nell'analisi del contributo degli economisti di Cambridge", directed by Prof. Cristina Marcuzzo (University La Sapienza, Rome).
2005- Participation in the Research network on business cycle and crises theories.
Referee for various journals, including: Cambridge Journal of Economics; European Journal of the History of Economic Thought; History of Economics Review; Journal of the History of Economic Thought; Metroeconomica; Oxford Economic Papers; Review of Political Economy; Storia del Pensiero Economico; Studi e Note di Economia; History of Economic Ideas; Economies & Sociétés; Oeconomia.
Last updated: October 2015