BALDASSARRI, Mario. Italian, b. 1946. Genres: Economics. Career: Catholic University of Milan, Milan, Italy, associate professor of economics, 1974-79; University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, professor of economics, 1980-89; University of Rome, Rome, Italy, professor of economics, 1989-. Television commentator. Publications: Saggi di programmazione economica, 1977; Spesa pubblica, inflazione, crescita, 1978; The Italian Economy: Heaven or Hell, 1990; World Savings, Inflation, and Growth, 1992; The Italian Economy: A New Miracle, 1993; (co-ed) Eastern Europe's Transition to a Market Economy. Contributor to magazines and newspapers. Address: Department of Economics, University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, Rome, Italy.