is Professor of Economics at the University of Turin and Director of the International Centre for Economic Research in Turin, Italy. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics, and he is a Member of the Council of Public Policy, Munich and Berlin, and Institut de Recherches Economiques et Fiscales. Professor Colombatto has been Visiting Professor at the Institute of Governmental Affairs, University of California at Davis; Visiting Distinguished Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto; Visiting Professor and Vice President of the Council for Graduate Studies, Podgorica University, Montenegro; Guest Professor at the Universities of Reims, Prague, LUISS (Rome), Paris II, Aix Marseille III, Donja Gorica (Montenegro); Campbell National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; and Searle Visiting Fellow, Northwestern University Law School.
He is the author of a hundred articles and reviews in scholarly journals, and his books include The Elgar Companion to the Economics of Property Rights; L'Economia dell'Interscambio Italia-Comecon; L'Economia Politica del Commercio Est-Ovest; Crescita e Commercio Estero nei Paesi in Via di Sviluppo; Limmoralità No Global; Tutti Proprietari; Indicizzazione; Law, Informal Rules and Economic Performance; L'Apertura dell'Economia Italiana: Aspetti Teorici e loro Rilevanza Empirica; The Rational Foundations of Economic Behavior
; and Il Coraggio della Libertà, Saggi in onore di Sergio Ricossa