"The young alberto beneduce: the years of his intellectual training and academic aspirations (1904-1911)" - Alberto Beneduce (Caserta, May 29 th 1877 - Rome, April 26 th 1944), politician and an economist, but also also administrator of important government firms, often from himself conceived and created, in pre-republican Italy. Besides being managing director of the INA and the first president of IRI, he was also minister and deputy. The purpose of the paper is to enlighten the link between theoretical training and administrative action, often denied or minimized in the historical debate, by investigating the roots of the economic thought of great figures of manager or public administrators as in the specific case of Beneduce.
JEL classification: B310; H700; N440.
Keywords: Italian economic thought; Political Economy; Economic history; Beneduce; Montemartini; Walras.