Socialist, he was 92 years old: he was professor of economic policy and finance science at the La Sapienza University of Rome, then mayor of Bormio
ROME. Francesco Forte, economist, former minister of the Fanfani and Craxi governments, died: he was 92 years old. Its publisher reports it Rubbettino, for which he had just finished writing a four-handed book in English with Maria Luisa Trussardi, entitled “Fashion and Luxury Fashion in the Third Millennium”, which is scheduled for release in bookstores next week.
Born on 11 February 1929 in Busto Arsizio, Forte had graduated in 1951 in Law in Pavia with a thesis in Finance. In 1961 he was appointed full professor of Finance at the University of Turin, where he was called to succeed Luigi Einaudi.
He was economic manager of the Socialist Party until 1982, when he became Minister of Finance of the Fanfani V government. In the Craxi government he was Minister of Community Policies until 1985, when he resigned to become deputy undersecretary for extraordinary interventions in the Third World. He also held the same position in the Craxi II government, until 1987. After completing his ministerial career, he returned to teaching, with the position of full professor of economic policy and finance science at the La Sapienza University of Rome. Between 1988 and 1991 he had been mayor of Bormio. Until the last he was columnist de The newspaper and he has written articles of an economic nature for other illustrious national newspapers.
In a message, the president of the Senate, Elisabetta Casellati, expresses her closeness to the family: “I am deeply saddened by the death of Francesco Forte, economist and politician, senator for two legislatures, who in his long and multifaceted activity as parliamentarian, minister, academic, columnist, he was a point of reference for the liberal-reformist culture in Italy. His analyzes, never predictable, were lucid and original elaborations of reality, which combined the rigor of the science of finance with visionary and idealistic capacity, with a breath that went beyond national borders ”
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