Luca d’Agliano was born in Turin on July 4, 1961.
At the end of the first year of classical high school at the Rosmini Institute in Turin, driven by the wish to widen his horizons, he decided to finish his secondary education under the provisions of the Sevenoaks International Baccalaureate Programme.
He went up to Churchill College, University of Cambridge, where he read philosophy and then economics under Margaret Bray and Frank Hahn.
On taking his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983, he was awarded a scholarship by the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Turin, and was admitted to St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford. Here, under the guidance of Amartya Sen, he studied questions relating to developing countries and welfare economics, concentrating mainly on the analysis of collective agriculture systems and the conflict, typical of such systems, between the ethical value of collective production and the pragmatic need to give individuals the incentive to produce.
Luca d’Agliano lost his life in a road accident (June 1984).
The Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano was founded in Turin in 1986 by the family of Luca d’Agliano, his friends, and some of his teachers. It is currently located at the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi in Torino and at Department of economics at the University of Milan.