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Davide Villani

Research student

Davide Villani is affiliated with The Open University's Department of Accounting and Finance.

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Davide Villani is a PhD student at the Open University. He holds degrees from the University of Pavia (BA in Development studies), the Complutense University of Madrid (MS in International Economy) and the National University of San Martín (MS in Economic Development). His research interests include political economy, structural economic dynamics, macroeconomics, Input-Output analysis and economic development.

Before joining the Open University, Davide taught at the National University of San Martín and the University of Buenos Aires and collaborated with different research groups on international and economic development.

Current research

Financialization and Structural Change

Davide’s PhD research is on Financialization and Structural Change and is supervised by Dr Dimitris Sotiropoulos and Dr Andrew Trigg. The research explores the relation between financial and the productive structure of the economy. One of the aims of the research is to expand the existing models of structural change by considering the role of monetary relations and the financial sector in order to throw new light on the processes of debt sustainability at the light of changing productive structures.