Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte

Paolo Bozzi, M.A.

Paolo Bozzi M.A.
paolo.bozzi (at)

Einrichtung (OKZ)
Philosophische Fakultät → Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften → Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
Friedrichstraße 191-193 , Raum 5103
(030) 2093-70618
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Paolo Bozzi joined the Chair of Social and Economic History at Humboldt in 2019 as a pre-doc research assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), while pursuing his PhD. Between 2014 and 2019, he studied in Pisa, where he received his M.A. in History from the University of Pisa in 2019 defending a thesis on the Economic History of 20th-century Italy. At the same time, he was an undergraduate student (allievo ordinario) at the Faculty of Humanities (Classe di Lettere e Filosofia) of the Scuola Normale Superiore, from which he was awarded a five-year scholarship. In 2018, he spent the spring semester at the University of Sheffield as Erasmus exchange student. 

Research Interests
His research interests concentrate on the Economic History of Modern Italy in a European perspective, with a particular focus on the History of Public Finance and Taxation. Together with this, he is broadly interested in the Political and Cultural History of Modern Italy, especially in the republican period (1945-1992).

Research Project
Currently, he is working on the implementation of progressive taxation in Italy between the Second World War and the 1970s. The research aims both at collecting quantitative data about the functioning of the Italian tax system, and at analysing the development of Italian tax policy with a particular focus on income and wealth redistribution.

Current Publications

  • Bozzi, Paolo, Waiting for Equality. The Political Economy of Progressive Taxation in Republican Italy 1944-1974’, in: Steuern und Ungleichheit / Fiscalité et inégalités, ed. by Sébastien Guex, Gisela Hürlimann and Matthieu Leimgruber, Schweizerisches Jahrbuch für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte - Annuaire Suisse d’histoire économique et sociale, 36 (Zürich: Chronos, 2021), 145-157.
  • Bozzi, Paolo, Economic Cultures and Debates on Taxation in Italy after World War II: 1943-1949, in: Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte 62.2 (2021), pp. 443.472. (link)


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