Dr Tiziana Foresti

Tiziana's research focuses on history of economic thought and economic history.

Staff details

Dr Tiziana Foresti


Lecturer in Economics


Institute of Management Studies


T.Foresti (@gold.ac.uk)

Dr Tiziana Foresti (Ph.D. in History of Economic Thought, University of Florence) joined the Institute of Management Studies in 2019. In the last years she has been pursuing a line of research concerning the quantitative measurement of the value to Italian firms of early political connections with the Fascist regime in the years of Benito Mussolini’s rise to power. In 2014 and in 2015 her research was awarded with an INET grant. She has previously been teaching fellow at the Department of Economics of Bocconi University, ricercatore a tempo determinato in History of economic thought (University of Pisa), post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Statistics of the University of Rome, La Sapienza as well as the recipient of research grants from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst.

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Fiorito, Luca and Foresti, Tiziana. 2017. Economists and Eugenics: Progressive Era Racism and Its (Jewish) Discontents. In: Robert Leeson, ed. Hayek: A Collaborative Biography, Part X, Eugenics, Cultural Evolution and the Fatal Conceit. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 317-354. ISBN 9783319617138

Foresti, Tiziana. 2017. Thorstein Veblen’s Evolutionary-Institutional Economics. A Revolutionary Agenda at the Turn of the 20th Century. In: Fabrizio Meroi and Paolo Vanini, eds. Rivoluzioni. Aspetti del pensiero del Novecento. Pisa: Edizioni ETS, pp. 141-154. ISBN 9788846752956


Foresti, Tiziana and Fiorito, Luca. 2019. Herbert J. Davenport on Conspicuous Consumption and the Economics of Feminism. Journal of Economic Issues, 53(1), pp. 277-287. ISSN 0021-3624

Fiorito, Luca and Foresti, Tiziana. 2018. Eugenics and Socialist Thought in the Progressive Era: The case of James Medbery MacKaye. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 40(3), pp. 377-388. ISSN 1053-8372

Foresti, Tiziana. 2017. German Historicism in North America: A New Review of Materials from Henry Walcott Farnam and Jack Carroll Myles. History of Economic Ideas, XXV(1), pp. 51-107. ISSN 1122-8792

Research Interests

  • History of North American economic thought between the 1860s and the 1930s
  • Measurement of political connection and firm value
  • Theory of positional goods