IES Lunch Seminar: Institutions, Economy, Development

Epidemics and government of the emergency in the kingdom of Naples in the 17th century
Idamaria Fusco


Tuesday 12 May at 17.30

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Idamaria Fusco, Graduated in Law at the University of Naples "Federico II", she is a PhD in Economic History and has obtained the national scientific qualification in Economic History and Modern History. She has taught at various Italian universities and is currently a researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies of the CNR-ISMed in Naples. Her research interests are varied. Among her main publications on epidemic emergency, the two volumes Plague, Demography and Taxation in the Kingdom of Naples in the 17th century (Franco Angeli, Milan, 2007) and The Great Epidemic. Potere e corpi sociali di fronte all'emergenza nella Napoli spagnola (Guida editori, Napoli, 2017), as well as numerous essays (among the most recent: Governing the Emergency: The 1690-92 Plague Epidemic in the Kingdom of Naples, in Annales de Démographie Historique Historique, 2017, 2, pp. 95-123; The "despotic" government of the emergency. Don Marco Garofalo e la peste pugliese di fine 1600, in Società e Storia, 2019, n. 163, pp. 23-56).

IES Lunch Seminar-
Institutions, Economics, Development proposes since 2018 cycles of seminars on economics particularly attentive to issues related to institutions and development. The aim is, on the one hand, to allow researchers to present the results of their research and, on the other hand, to create a meeting place for economists and social scientists with different academic backgrounds and study interests. The Seminars are open to the public and are aimed in particular at economists, social scientists and researchers from all disciplines and backgrounds.


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Scientific Committee

Salvatore Capasso (Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenopee CNR-ISMed)
Marcella D’Uva (Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope)
Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale)
Gaetano Vecchione (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)


Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta
Assistant Professor of Public Economics
Department of Human and Social Sciences
University of Naples L'Orientale (Italy)
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