Professor Francesco Guidi Bruscoli

Senior Research Fellow

Location IRC Building


I graduated in Economics at the University of Florence; after an MA in Medieval Studies (at RHUL), I did my PhD in Economic History. After a post-doc in Florence, I worked at QM as a research assistant from 2002.
In 2005 I moved to Florence as a researcher and lecturer but was appointed Senior Research Fellow at QM


My research, in the broad field of Economic history, mainly concerns the activity of Italian merchants abroad.  Their business involved international trade, exchange by means of written instruments and loans to sovereign and popes. My research both investigates their business techniques, and their international networks, focusing not only on trade and balance of trade but also on merchants’ strategies of settlement abroad, their interaction with local markets, their collaboration and/or competition with each other.

  • Economic History
  • Banking History
  • Late Medieval European History




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