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Giuliano Amato

amato3GIULIANO AMATO studied law at the University of Pisa, where he attended the prestigious Collegio Medico-Giuridico of the Scuola Normale Superiore and graduated in 1960. He then received a Master's degree in Comparative Law at the Columbia Law School in 1962. After teaching at the universities of Modena, Perugia, and Florence, he was full professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the School of Political Science, University of Rome Sapienza, from 1975 to 1997. He is Professor Emeritus of the European University Institute in Florence and gives yearly seminars at the Columbia Law School.
Member of the Italian Parliament for 18 years, he was Under Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office, Minister for the Treasury, Minister for Constitutional Reforms, Minister of Interior, Deputy Prime Minister and twice Prime Minister (in 1992/1993 and in 2000/2001). He also headed the Italian Antitrust Authority from 1994 to 1997 and was Vice-President of the Convention on the Future of Europe (2002/2003) and Chairman of the International Commission on the Balkans, sponsored in 2005 by the Bosch Stiftung, the German Marshall Fund, the King Baudouin Foundation and the C.S. Mott Foundation. He has founded the review Mercato, Concorrenza, Regole, of which he is still editor-in-chief. He also chaired the International Advisory Board of the Fondazione Italiani Europei. He presided over the Centre for American Studies in Rome and the Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani. In 2002 he was elected Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been awarded the Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic, the highest ranking honour of the Republic. In 2013, he has been appointed Justice at the Italian Constitutional Court.
He has written dozens of books and articles on economics and public institutions, European antitrust law, personal liberties, comparative government, European integration and humanities.