Economist, delegate of the Rector of the University of Tor Vergata for International Relations
He is currently full professor of Political Economy at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, director of the three-year degree course in English Global Governance and of the II level Masters in Italian and English in Procurement Management.
In his scientific production, particular attention is paid to the issues of public debt management, monetary and fiscal policy, procurement theory.
He is one of the founders and was President of Travelers on the Move.
He specializes for a long time abroad, especially in the United States. In 1996 he received his PhD in Economics from Columbia University. In 1997-98 he held the “”Accounting and Finance”” course at the Department of Economics of Columbia University.
Among his numerous works we should mention Handbook of Procurement, with N.Dimitri and G.Spagnolo (2006, Cambridge University Press), Lessons of Microeconomics (2008, Giappichelli), Revisiting Keynes, edited with Lorenzo Pecchi (2010, MIT Press), Defending Europe (with Lorenzo Pecchi and Andrea Truppo for the types of Chiare Lettere, 2017) and L’Interregno-A third way for Italy and Europe, (2020, Hoepli).
From 2002 to 2005 he was President of Consip SpA. Under the Presidency of Gustavo Piga, the process of rationalizing public spending and spending management begins. Consip, however, launched tenders beyond the reach of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), or large single-lot national tenders. With the decree of the President of the Council of Ministers 325/2004 the operations of Consip are redefined, which restarts in full only with the appointment of the new board of directors in July 2005. The national territory is divided into lots, thus solving the critical issue of participation in tenders of SMEs.
In 2006 Gustavo Piga is visiting scholar at the US Small Business Administration.
He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Parliamentary Budget Office.