Trinità dei Monti (think tank)

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Trinità dei Monti
TypeEconomic, foreign policy, financial think tank
Pierluigi Testa

Trinità dei Monti (TdM) is an independent and nonprofit think tank based in Rome, Italy. It was de facto founded by Pierluigi Testa in February 2012. The group is composed of more than 400 members (50 of whom are founding members).

Trinità dei Monti is a discussion group which meets at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome with a view to gaining further insight into topical issues regarding economics, financial markets, banking as well as Italian politics and European politics. There is an active participation of expert speakers from public authorities, the banking world, enterprises and universities.[1][2]


Pierluigi Testa, the founder, before a meeting

Since February 2012 Trinità dei Monti has organized a series of institutional meetings with a general view to promoting positive economic, business, banking and financial culture as well as fostering such culture in the course of time in order to instil confidence in the public bodies and to create a large pool of skills for the current and future establishment.[3][4]

In 2018, TdM expanded, and it opened a new satellite centre in Naples.[5] In 2019, the think tank organised an event with the Swiss Embassy to Rome, to talk about economic and cultural relations between Switzerland and Southern Italy.[6]


Pierluigi Testa talking with Lamberto Dini and Giampaolo Galli during a meeting
  • Analysis and discussion on topics that regard the economy, law, domestic and international politics, labour, banking and finance, and business during regular meetings held with the objective to generate debate on (and focus considerable attention towards) issues of direct interest for both Italy and the European Union.[7][8]
  • Formulation and delivery of concrete proposals for development of the economy and management of socio-economic policies regarding our country to the bodies of the Italian Government and to the main players in the industry.[9][10][11]
  • Development of international relations with a view to facilitating dialogue and development of synergies with governmental, industrial and academic entities. The think tank has already established relationships with several foreign countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Poland, Georgia, and Hungary.
  • Promoting excellence and unleashing the potential of young professionals through coaching and their engagement in the institutional initiatives.[12][13]
  • To meet women professionals on a regular basis in the framework of meetings called ‘Womenomics’.
  • To gain an in-depth insight into certain issues relating to the political and economic history of Italy.


Research focuses on the following thematic areas:

The research staff is made up of around 30 researchers, including students from a variety of Universities in Continental Europe, such as the University of Kent, the London School of Economics, Sciences Po Lille, LUISS, University of Naples Federico II, University of Cambridge, University of Warwick Sapienza University of Rome, University of Helsinki and Bocconi University. Think Tank Trinità dei Monti has also been actively involved in the organisation of events in some of these universities.

The Think Tank is an active participant in important international initiatives, such as the Economic Forum in Krynica[14] and the Pontignano Conference on Italy–United Kingdom relations[15]

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  1. ^ "City of Rome Risks Bankruptcy After Aid Falls Through". The Wall Street Journal. 27 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Think Tank Trinita dei Monti". Open Think Tank Directory. Open Think Tank Directory. 2020. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "it: Marino all'accademia inglese. 'Il declino della capitale'". Repubblica. 28 August 2013.
  4. ^ "it: Mobilità innovativa per la capitale". Il Sole24Ore. 10 September 2013.
  5. ^ "it: A Napoli il Think tank Trinita' dei Monti". Iuppiter News. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  6. ^ "it: Relazioni economiche e culturali tra la Svizzera e il Sud Italia". SOLE24ORE. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  7. ^ "it: Euro, debito pubblico, PMI. Pierluigi Testa, think-tank 'Trinità dei Monti'". Prismanews. 21 November 2013. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.
  8. ^ "it: Il guru economico Warren Mosler in Italia per riflettere sulla crescita". ItaliaOGGI. 27 May 2015.
  9. ^ "it: De-industrializzazione: 'Trinità dei Monti', meeting alla Camera". Prismanews. 5 March 2014. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.
  10. ^ "it: Un decalogo degli economisti: 'Perche restare nell'euro'". AGI - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia. 22 May 2014.
  11. ^ "it: 'Investire in porti e aeroporti', vice ministro Nencini. Ma Gioia Tauro". Prismanews. 10 October 2014. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.
  12. ^ "it: 'Declino-Italia, Paese senza merito-regole-competizione'". Prismanews. 18 October 2013. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.
  13. ^ "it: 'Cambiare la Città eterna'. Think-tank e giovani a confronto'". Prismanews. 20 September 2013. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.
  14. ^ Programme of the XXIX Economic Forum of Krynica (PDF). Krynica, Poland: Krynica Economic Forum. September 2019. pp. 1–496.
  15. ^ XXV Pontignano Conference Programme (PDF). Siena, Italy: British Institute. September 2017. pp. 1–15.

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