Renato Brunetta

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Renato Brunetta
Renato Brunetta daticamera 2013.jpg
Minister of Public Administration and Innovation
In office
8 May 2008 – 16 November 2011
Prime MinisterSilvio Berlusconi
Preceded byLuigi Nicolais
Succeeded byFilippo Patroni Griffi
Member of the
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Assumed office
23 April 2008
ConstituencyVeneto II
Member of the European Parliament
for North-East Italy
In office
20 July 2004 – 28 April 2008
In office
20 July 1999 – 19 July 2004
Personal details
Born (1950-05-15) 15 May 1950 (age 69)
Venice, Italy
Political partyForza Italia
Other political
Italian Socialist Party
Forza Italia
The People of Freedom
Spouse(s)Titti Giovannoni
Alma materUniversity of Padua

Renato Brunetta (Venice, May 15, 1950) is an Italian economist and politician who was minister for public administration and innovation from May 2008 to November 2011 in the Berlusconi government. He is currently the head of Forza Italia's group of deputies in the Chamber of Deputies.


Son of a Hawker and the youngest of three brothers, Renato Brunetta grew up in Venice.[1] He says that as a boy he cultivated his own initiative classical studies with excellent results, despite a social gap should seem to differentiate it from the companions of Liceo Foscarini.

Political activity[edit]

He is a former member of the Italian Socialist Party, Member of the European Parliament for the North-East from 2004 to 2009 with the Forza Italia, part of the European People's Party, and vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.



  • 1988 - Saint Vincent Prize - Journalism[2]
  • 1992 - Ezio Tarantelli prize - Best work of labor economics[3]
  • 1994 - Prize Scanno - Best work of industrial relations[4]
  • 2002 - International Prize Rudolph Valentino - Economy, finance and communication[5]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Cazzullo, Aldo (June 15, 2008). "Brunetta: io ministro ma vendevo gondolette". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved November 26, 2009.
  2. ^ Brunetta, Renato (1996). Microeconomia del lavoro. Teorie e analisi empiriche. Venice: Marsilio Editori.
  3. ^ Brunetta, Renato (1992). Disocupazione, isteresi e irreversibilità. Per una nuova interpretazione del mercato del lavoro. Milan: ETASLIBRI.
  4. ^ Brunetta, Renato (1994). La fine della società dei salariati. Venice: Marsilio Editori.
  5. ^ "Register of winnersi". Archived from the original on 2007-01-15.
Political offices
Preceded by
Luigi Nicolais
Italian Minister of Public Administration and Innovation
2008 – 2011
Succeeded by
Filippo Patroni Griffi
Italian Chamber of Deputies
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies

2008 – present