Dr Giancarlo Ianulardo
Lecturer in Economics
+44 (0) 1392 726284
Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK
Dr Ianulardo joined the Economics Department of the University of Exeter Business School in September 2010. Previously, he was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath, from 2007 to 2010, where he taught Microeconomics to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students, and Mathematical Economics.
He has also been a member of the Teaching Committee, Programme Director of the BSc Business Economics and is currently Programme Coordinator for Flexible Combined Honours (Economics). He is module leader of Mathematics for Economists, Basic Quantitative Methods and Philosophy of Economics.
He is an External Examiner for Economics and a Mentor and Assessor for the Aspire Team (Advance HE).
He has been awarded the Fellowship and the Senior Fellowship of the Advance Higher Education.
Nationality: Italian, British
- Member of the Teaching Committee at the Economics Department of the University of Bath
- Member of the Mitigation Committee, University of Exeter Business School
- Program Director of Business Economics, University of Exeter Business School
- Program Coordinator of Flexible Combined Honours (Economics) , University of Exeter Business School
- External Examiner for Economics
- Mentor and Assessor for the Aspire Team (Advance HE
- English: three-year course at university, ‘Preliminary English Test’ at the University of Cambridge local examination centre, fluently spoken and written
- French: three-year course at university, ‘Brevet de Etudes Françaises’ at the University of Tours, fluently spoken and written
- Spanish: three-year course at university, fluently spoken and written
- German: three-year course at university, only written
- Portuguese, ‘Diploma de Estudos Portugueses’ at the University of Lisbon, fluently spoken and written
- Ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew: only reading
BSc Economics (Salerno, Italy), MSc Econ & Fin (Warwick Business School, UK), PhD Economics (Warwick, UK).
Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Advance Higher Education.
- Metaphysical Realism and Objectivity in Science
- Responsibility and Moral Imagination in intergenerational justice
- Sovereign debt and Political economy
- Game theoretical analysis of Law and Institutions
Dr Ianulardo’s research is in the area of philosophy of economics, social ontology and institutions.
The main focus of his research is on the role of objectivity in science, and in economics in particular, and metaphysical realism, exploring the implications for the economic discourse of a reconsideration of some philosophical categories such as relation, existence, object, and truth. His paper on Metaphysical Realism and Objectivity is a first step in this broader research agenda.
In recent articles he has focused on the notion of responsibility and fictional expectations in the context of environmental ethics and, in particular, the Circular Economy.
Concerning his research on social ontology, central to his investigation is the emergence of law and institutions by consent, using the methodological perspective of the rational actor as formalised by some game theoretical equilibrium notions. His paper on Leoni intended to contribute to the innovative interpretations of the law as a claim of the individual proposed by Bruno Leoni, and in particular refining his notion of the legal system using the tool offered by sequential and Bayesian equilibria not available at the time of Leoni’s writings.
He has also worked is in the area of game theory applied to international political economy, focusing especially on external and domestic sovereign debt, and legal and political institutions. Specifically, he has applied his research to recent default episodes, such as the Argentinean case. Recently, he has been working with some international colleagues on the dynamics of sovereign debt under alternative international monetary regimes.
Dr. Ianulardo is currently involved in a broader research agenda on metaphysical realism and objectivity, the notion of relation and existence, and their implications for economic categories. In particular, his focus is on social ontology, as applied to institutions and their formal and informal rules and the constituents of economic and social relationships. He is investigating the philosophical concept of relation within the debate between methodological individualism and holism.
He is also working with some colleagues on the determinants of sovereign debt repayment. His research includes the use of game theoretical tools to formalise the long run relationship between different classes of creditors and the sovereign debtor.
Publications by category
Publications by year
External Examiner Positions
External Examiner for Economics at the University of Essex
Conferences and invited presentations
- Invited Presentation at the EURAM 2021 Online Conference to be held 16-18 June 2021. Paper presented: The Dialogical Dimension of Corporate Responsibility: An Analysis and an Application to the Circular Economy.
- Invited Presentation at the Advance HE’s Virtual Teaching and Learning Conference 2021: Teaching in the Spotlight: What is the Future for HE Curricula? Held on 6-8 July 2021. Paper presented: The role of humanities in economic education: the case of ethics and philosophy of economics.
- Invited Presentation at the XIV Philosophy of Management Conference, at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, 10-13 July 2020 (postponed). Paper accepted: Disentangling the ethical dimension of the Circular Economy through the lenses of moral imagination and human betterment.
- Invited Presentation at the Workshop on Teaching Ethics to Economists: Challenges and Opportunities at the London South Bank University, 19-20 March 2020 (postponed), London (UK). Paper accepted: Ethical reductionism and the neglect of the moral imagination in economics and economic education.
- Invited Presentation at Developments in Education (DEE) Conference in Warwick 12-13 September 2019. Paper presented: The role of humanities in economic education: the case of philosophy of economics.
- Invited Presentation at European Academy of Management EURAM 2019 Conference in Lisbon, 26-28 June 2019. Paper presented: The Contribution of Circular Economy to Human Betterment: Moral Imagination and Teleological Ethics (with R. De Angelis).
- Invited presentation at the International Congress “All’alba dell’eternità. I primi 60 anni de La Struttura Originaria”, Università degli studi di Brescia (Italy) and Università Cattolica di Brescia (Italy), 2-3 March, 2018.
- Invited presentation at the University Cattolica, Italy, paper presented: ‘The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt with an Application to the Argentinean Default Episode’, April 2010.
- Invited presentation, Royal Economic Society, ‘Creditor Reputation as a Deterrent against Debtor Moral Hazard’, 2009.
- Workshop on Sovereign and Public Debt and Default, University of Warwick, paper presented: ‘The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt with an Application to the Argentinean Default Episode’, December 2008.
- Invited presentation at CeFiMs University of London: ‘Creditor Free Riding in a Reputational Model of Debtor Moral Hazard’, February 2008.
- XXXII Simposio de Análisis Económico, Granada, Spain: ‘Creditor Free Riding in a Reputational Model of Debtor Moral Hazard’, December 2007.
- Economic Theory Seminar, University of Bath: ‘Creditor Free Riding in a Reputational Model of Debtor Moral Hazard’, October 2007.
- Economic Theory Workshop, University of Warwick: ‘Creditor Free Riding in a Reputational Model of Debtor Moral Hazard’, June 2007.
- University Cattolica, Piacenza, Mario Arcelli Seminar, paper presented: ‘Creditor Reputation as a Deterrent against Debtor Moral Hazard’, March 2005.
Dr Ianulardo’s teaching experience has been in Microeconomics and Mathematical Economics at all levels, including courses of game theory and contract theory for postgraduate students. He has also taught more applied modules focused on contemporary policy and theoretical debates on financial crises and sovereign debt crises, such as Policy Issues in the Global Economy. Finally, he has developed and taught more innovative modules at the frontier between social sciences and humanities such as Philosophy of Economics and Economics and Ethics, which are inspired by his research interests and passion for philosophy.
He has been awarded the Fellowship (FHEA) and Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) of the Advance Highher Education.
- BEE1024 - Mathematics for Economists
- BEE1035 - Basic Quantitative Methods
- BEE2010 - Philosophy of Economics
- BEE2030 - Economics and Ethics