Research Coordinators

Paola Caporossi, coordinator. President of the Public Rating Agency (assessment of PAs, civic empowerment and participation), she also is director of Fondazione Etica (innovation of the public system, social impact innovation). At international level, she collaborates with the World Bank, the Open Government Partnership, the European Foundation Centre. In Italy she collaborates with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM –DARA). She also works with Anci (Italian Municipalities’ Association) and some Regions. She got recognition by the Group of States against Corruption (European Council), by Confindustria (Italian Industry Association) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (the national bank for Public Administrations). She taught at Eunomia (Advanced Training Center) and she worked for CNR (Italian National Research Council), CENSIS (Studies Center of Social Investments), the Mission of the Holy See at United Nations.
Graduated cum laude in Political Sciences at the University of Florence, she made post graduate studies at Rutgers University (USA) and at the Institut des Ètudes Politiques (France). She also was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University with Giovanni Sartori.
She writes for Corriere della Sera and Huffington Post. She published (selection):
P. Caporossi, Nè smart nè open, intanto città [Simply cities], Rubbettino Ed., 2018;
P. Caporossi, Come rendere efficienti e trasparenti le amministrazioni pubbliche [How to make PAs transparent and efficient], Rubbettino Ed., 2017;
P.Caporossi, From Corruption to Civic Participation, Fondazione Etica PA, 2017;
P.Caporossi, Il diritto dei cittadini a riusare spazi abbandonati [The citizens’ right to riuse abandoned spaces], Aa.Vv., 2016;
P. Caporossi (ed), La riforma dei partiti politici. Perchè conviene una legge sui partiti [The reform of political parties], P.Caporossi ed., 2013;
P. Caporossi and G. Gitti (eds), Il Federalismo che già c’è. La politica letta nei bilanci dei Comuni [Federalism. How local governments spend public money], Fondazione Etica PA, 2011;
Giovanni Vetritto, co-coordinator. Senior civil servant, in charge at the Italian Presidency of Council of Ministers since 2000, he became Director General in 2013.
Graduated in Law at the University La Sapienza of Rome, he specialized at the National School of Public Administration. He served in top-level posts in the Central Public Administration. He also was staff chief of the Italian Minister for Cohesion (2011-2013).
He has worked on local development and effective use of the European Structural Funds.
He is member of the Steering Committee of Critica liberale, a foundation and a monthly liberal journal. He also is member of the Scientific Committee of Associazione F.S. Nitti and of Fondazione Nitti.
He is author of national and international publications (main research interests: public administration, administrative history, local development, European cohesion policies, social innovation policies):
Letture nittiane, con S. Rolando, Rubbettino, 2018.
Montagne di valore. Una ricerca sul sale alchemico delle montagne italiane, con M. Marcantoni, Franco Angeli, 2018.
I dossier metropolitani, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, 2017.
Francesco Saverio Nitti. Un profilo, Rubbettino, 2013.
Lineamenti di storia dell’amministrazione italiana (1861-2006), con S. Sepe, L. Mazzone e I. Portelli, Carocci, Roma 2007
Italia disorganizzata. Incapaci cronici in un mondo complesso, con P. Pellizzetti, collana Libelli vecchi e nuovi di Critica liberale, Dedalo, Bari 2006, 149 pp
L’esternalizzazione strategica nelle amministrazioni pubbliche (a cura di), collana Analisi e strumenti per l’innovazione, Programma Cantieri, Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli 2006.
Le stanze del potere. I Gabinetti dei Ministeri nell’età della transizione (1979/2006), (a cura di S. Sepe e G. Vetritto), Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli 2006; ivi Dai Gabinetti ministeriali agli Uffici di diretta collaborazione: il bilancio di una trasformazione mancata, pp. 145 ss.
E. Ostrom, Governare i beni collettivi (cura dell’edizione italiana, con F. Velo), Venezia, Marsilio, 2006, 353 pp.
La parabola di un’industria di Stato. Il Monopolio dei Tabacchi dall’Unità alla privatizzazione (1861-1997), Marsilio, Venezia 2005