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PAOLO SILVESTRI has a Degree in Economics and Commerce, a PhD in Philosophy of Law (University of Padova) and is Habilitated Associate Professor both in Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy since 2013.
He currently is: Research Affiliate and Contract Professor of Philosophy, Justice, Economy (Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Turin); Research Fellow and Contract Professor of Economics of Education and Human Capital (Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences, University of Turin); Contract Professor of Economic Analysis of Law (School of Law, Bocconi University, Milan); Visiting and Contract Professor of State and Institutions(Lyon2 University).
His research interests lie at the intersection of History and Philosophy of Economics; Legal and Political Philosophy. He is currently working on a long term research project tentatively titled: Homo Contribuens. Enquiry into the Human Foundations of Fiscal Democracy.
He held Visiting positions at: Cornell University as “Luigi Einaudi”Chair Holder (2011), Mario Einaudi Center (2014), Cornell Law School (2015); Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg (2015); Department of Government, London School of Economics (2015); Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, as Marie Curie Fellow of the European Union and Guest Professor (2017-18).
From 2012 to 2018 he was also coordinator of the Cornell-in-Turin Study Abroad Programme, in European Politics (Cornell University), where he also taught “Philosophy, Politics and Economics” (PPE) modules.
Among his honours and prizes: STOREP Young Scholars Award (2012) for the paper The Glocal European Federalism of Luigi Einaudi. Economy and / or politics: integration or disintegration?; the STOREP grant Award 2016 for the research project Theories of Tax Justice:Between Exchange and Gift; the Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Union (2017-18) for the research project Anthropology of Taxation. Enquiry into the Human Foundations of Fiscal Democracy.
He is member of the editorial boards of several journals and editorial series, and member of the scientific committee of the National Edition of the Works of Luigi Einaudi.
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