Alberto Mingardi is Assistant Professor in History of Political Thought at IULM University of Milan. He is also the Director General of Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy’s free-market think tank (www.brunoleoni.it) which he helped to establish in 2004. He is also an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and an Affiliate at the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University. His main scientific interest is the history of political thought. He has written a monograph on Thomas Hodgskin (Thomas Hodgskin, allievo anarchico di Adam Smith, Venezia: Marsilio, 2016) and one on Herbert Spencer (New York & London: Continuum, 2011). He has edited a few books, including critical editions of Hodgskin and Spencer, and he has translated into English, Antonio Rosmini, The Constitution Under Social Justice (Lexington Books, 2003). He is a columnist of the Italian daily La Stampa and contributes to the literary supplement of Il Sole 24 Ore. Internationally, his opinion pieces have frequently appeared on Politico and The Wall Street Journal. He blogs at EconLog. He holds a PhD in Political Science from University of Pavia.
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