Paolo Baffi

Paolo Baffi (5 August 1911 – 4 August 1989) was an Italian academic, banker, and economist. He was the Governor of Bank of Italy from 1975 to 1979.

Paolo Baffi with Nilde Iotti, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, 1979

BiographyEdit

He was born at Broni. He became governor of the Bank of Italy in 1975, succeeding Guido Carli. His appointment was supported by both the government parties (in particular the Republican Party and Aldo Moro of Christian Democracy, then president) and the main opposition force, the Communist Party.

He resigned in 1979, after a failed accusation against him led by magistrates of the Tribunal of Rome, considered kin to the Caltagirone family (a group of builders who had contracted heavy debts with the Bank of Italy) and Christian Democracy. Baffi died in Rome in 1989.

In March 1979, he was implicated in a judicial investigation into the lack of vigilance by the credit institutes opened by the deputy prosecutor of the Republic of Rome Luciano Infelisi and conducted by the investigating judge Antonio Alibrandi.

BibliographyEdit

  • Il problema monetario italiano sullo scorcio del 1944. Padova: CEDAM. 1948.
  • Il dollaro e l'oro. Padova: CEDAM. 1953.
  • Studi sulla moneta. Milano: Giuffrè. 1965. Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2011, ISBN 978-88-498-2995-2.
  • Nuovi studi sulla moneta. Milano: Giuffrè. 1973. Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2011, ISBN 978-88-498-2996-9.
  • L'indebitamento esterno dei Paesi in via di sviluppo: situazioni e prospettive. introduction by Amintore Fanfani. Roma: Tipografia del Senato. 1986.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Testimonianze e ricordi. Milano: Libri Scheiwiller. 1990. ISBN 88-7644-149-2.
  • Le origini della cooperazione tra le banche centrali: l'istituzione della Banca dei regolamenti internazionali. with an essay on Paolo Baffi by Antonio Fazio. Roma-Bari: Laterza. 2002. ISBN 88-420-6906-X.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Parola di Governatore. edited by Sandro Gerbi and Beniamino Andrea Piccone. Torino: Aragno. 2013.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Anni del disincanto. Lettere 1967-1981 (carteggio tra Paolo Baffi e Arturo Carlo Jemolo). edited by Beniamino Andrea Piccone. Torino: Aragno. 2014.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Servitore dell'interesse pubblico. Lettere 1937-1989. edited by Beniamino Andrea Piccone. Torino: Aragno. 2016.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Via Nazionale e gli economisti stranieri. 1944-1953. edited by Beniamino Andrea Piccone. Torino: Aragno. 2017.CS1 maint: others (link)