The Luigi Einaudi Foundation for studies in politics, economics and history was founded in December 1962 on the initiative of Giovanni Malagodi. It’s the oldest Italian political-cultural foundation. Always its goal is to grow as a centre of excellence, authoritative and independent, of elaboration of ideas and proposals to contribute to the training of a qualified ruling class, in order to promote development and civil growth of the country and orientate it, in a liberal sense, political and economic activity. Since 2015 it is a non-profit organisation.
The Foundation has played and continues to perform a precious function of diffusion of the ideas and works of important protagonists of Italian and foreign liberal culture. The Foundation was able to count among its founding members companies and institutions among the most important in Italy. Guests of the Foundation’s initiatives over the years have been the likes of James M. Buchanan, Friedrich von Hayek, Henri Lepage, Nicola Matteucci, Karl Popper, Sergio Ricossa.
Following the teaching of Luigi Einaudi as a man of science, economist, statesman, the Foundation puts the maximum effort in directing its work to the reinforcement and diffusion of all the components of liberal thought and conception, beyond and above the interests and needs of any party, through the promotion of studies, research and cultural initiatives.
The Luigi Einaudi Foundation includes among its activities: