Alberto Mingardi (b. 1981, Milan), holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pavia and is Director General of the Istituto Bruno Leoni (Milan). He is Assistant Professor of the History of Political Thought at IULM University in Milan, Adiunct Scholar at the Cato Institute (Washington D.C.), and Associate of the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University (Orange, California). His main interest is the history of political thought.
He has published monographs on Thomas Hodgskin (Thomas Hodgskin, discepolo anarchico di Adam Smith [Venice: Marsilio, 2016]) and on Herbert Spencer (Herbert Spencer [New York and London: Continuum, 2011/Bloomsbury Academic, 2013]). In addition, he has produced critical editions of Hodgkins and Spencer and an English translation of Antonio Rosmini (The Constitution Under Social Justice [Plymouth, UK: Lexington Books, 2003]).
Mingardi is a columnist for the Italian daily La Stampa and a contributor to the literary supplement of Il Sole 24 Ore. Internationally, he publishes regularly in Politico and the Wall Street Journal and has a blog on EconLog.