Andrea is a PhD student in Economics at the University of Siena. After a bachelor and an MA in Historical Sciences at the University of Florence, Faculty of Humanities, he obtained an MA in Accounting, Auditing and Control at Bocconi University in Milan. His main research interests are financial and international history, referring, in particular, to the Contemporary Age (19th-20th centuries). He is currently researching international capital flows dynamics with a specific focus on the Italian balance of payments until the First World War. Other fields of interest are monetary history, central banking policies and financial crises.