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Michele Riccardi

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Michele Riccardi is senior researcher at Transcrime since 2006 and adjunct professor of Business Economics at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He is a researcher in the field of organised and financial crime, money laundering, criminal infiltration in the legal economy, management of confiscated businesses and manipulation of corporate information. He has been coordinating or cooperating in several projects funded at both European and national level, including project IARM – Identifying and assessing the risk of money laundering in Europe (2015-2016, www.transcrime.it/iarm/), OCP – Organised Crime Portfolio (www.ocportfolio.eu), EBOCS (www.ebocs.eu), ARIEL (www.arielproject.eu), Gli investimenti delle mafie (www.investimentioc.it), BOWNET (www.bownet.eu) and project FAKES (2009-2011).

He is member of the ARO – Asset Recovery Offices Platform of the EU Commission, DG Home Affairs and of the EU CEPOL – European Police College – money laundering common curriculum working group. He has been involved as expert in the Italian ML/TF national risk assessment conducted by the CSF – Financial Security Committee and in the IMF mutual evaluation of the Italian AML/CTF system.

He got a MSc in Accounting & Financial Economics with Distinction at the University of Essex, UK (2008) and a MA in International Relations with Distinction at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy (2006). He also worked as journalist in Italy and Latin America, mainly dealing with economic and financial issues.

Michele Riccardi is also founding shareholder and member of the board of directors of Crime&tech s.r.l., academic spin-off of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Transcrime.

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PUBLICATIONS

  • Riccardi M. and Levi M., expected February 2018, “Cash, crime and anti-money laundering” in King C, Walker C and Gurule J (eds), The Handbook of Criminal and Terrorism Financing Law, Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Riccardi M., Milani R., Savona E.U, expected November 2018, “Un’analisi del rischio riciclaggio in Italia a livello provinciale e settoriale”, Rassegna Economica, SRM – Intesa Sanpaolo.
  • Savona E.U., Dugato M. and Riccardi M., expected April 2018, “Stolen medicines in Italy and the Organized Crime hypothesis” in Ceccato V. and Armitage R. (eds), Retail crime: International evidence and prevention, Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Riccardi M. and Milani R., expected November 2018, “Opacity of business ownership and the risk of money laundering” in Van Duyne et al, Cross Border Crime Colloqium Handbook, Wolf Legal Publishers.
  • Riccardi M., Milani R., Camerini D., expected spring 2018, “Developing an indicator to assess the risk of money laundering across territories: an application to Italian provinces”, European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, Springer
  • Riccardi M. and Savona E.U. (eds), 2017, Assessing the risk of money laundering in Europe: final report of project IARM, Milano: Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore – Transcrime (www.transcrime.it/iarm).
  • Riccardi M., 2017, “Cinema papers: paraisos fiscales, lavado de dinero y mafia”, in Soto Munoz D. and Nakousi M.’ (eds), Gobierno Corporativo y Etica en los Negocios, Santiago del Chile: RIL Editores.
  • Savona E.U., Riccardi M. and Berlusconi G., (Eds),2016, The infiltration of organised crime in legitimate businesses in Europe, London: Routledge.
  • Riccardi M. and Berlusconi G., 2016, “Measuring OC infiltration in legitimate businesses”, in Savona E.U. et al, ibidem
  • Riccardi M., Soriani C., Giampietri V.), 2016, “Mafia infiltration in legitimate companies in Italy. From traditional sectors to emerging businesses”, in Savona E.U. et al, ibidem.
  • Riccardi M. and Camerini D., 2016, “Grand banditisme traditionnel and foreign groups. Organised crime infiltration in France”, in Savona E.U. et al, ibidem.
  • Savona E.U. and Riccardi M., (Editors.), 2015, From illegal markets to legitimate businesses: the portfolio of organised crime in Europe. Final Report of Project OCP – Organised Crime Portfolio. Trento: Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento.  ISBN 978-88-8443-595-8. Available at:  http://www.ocportfolio.eu/Materials-Reports.php
  • Riccardi M., 2015,  From illegal markets to legitimate businesses: the portfolio of organised crime in Europe. Final Report of Project OCP – Organised Crime Portfolio. Selected chapters. http://www.ocportfolio.eu/Materials-Reports.php
  • Riccardi M., 2015, Dai mercati illeciti all’economia legale: il portafoglio della criminalità organizzata in Europa. Rapporto finale del progetto OCP – Organised Crime Portfolio. Traduzione italiana. Selected chapters.
  • Riccardi M., 2015, De los mercados ilegales a los negocios legítimos: la cartera de inversiones del crimen organizado en Europa. Informe Final del proyecto OCP. Traducción al español. Selected chapters.
  • Riccardi M., 2015, Van illegale markten naar legitieme bedrijven: de portefeuille van de georganiseerde misdaad in Europa. Eindrapport van het project OCP.  Nederlandse vertaling. Selected chapters.
  • Riccardi, M., Dugato M, Polizzotti, M. & Pecile, V., 2015, “The theft of medicines from Italian hospitals”, Transcrime Research in Brief – N.2/2015, Trento (IT): Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento.  ISBN 978-88-8443-594-1. Available at: http://www.transcrime.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Research-in-Brief-theft-of-medicines.pdf
  • Riccardi M., 2014, “When criminals invest in businesses: are we looking in the right direction? An exploratory analysis of companies controlled by mafias”, in S. Caneppele, F. Calderoni (eds.), Organized Crime, Corruption, and Crime Prevention – Essays in honor of Ernesto U.Savona, New York: Springer.
  • Riccardi M. and D’Aloia A., 2014,  “El lobo de Wall Street entre el sueño americano y la alucinación”, in Nakousi M. and Soto Munoz D. (Eds), Cine y casos de negocios: una mirada multidisciplinaria, Santiago del Chile: Ril Editores. ISBN  978-956-01-0151-8
  • Riccardi, M., Dugato M, Polizzotti, M., 2014, The theft of medicines from Italian hospitals, Trento (IT): Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento. Available at: http://www.transcrime.it/pubblicazioni/the-theft-of-medicines-from-italian-hospitals/
  • Riccardi M. and F. Sarno, 2013, “Corruption”, in Bruinsma G. and Weisburd D. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, New York: Springer
  • Caneppele S., Riccardi M. and P. Standridge, 2013, “Green energy and black economy: Mafia Investments in the Wind Power Sector in Italy”, Crime Law & Social Change, New York: Springer
  • Savona E. and Riccardi M., 2013, The identification of beneficial owners in the fight against money laundering, Final Report of Project BOWNET, Trento: Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento. Available at: http://www.bownet.eu/materials/BOWNET.pdf
  • Riccardi M. and Agostino V., 2013, “Mafia investments: where mafia groups invest their money and what business sectors they prefer”, European Police Science and Research Bulletin, Issue 9, Winter 2013/2014, European Police College (CEPOL), Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Available at https://www.cepol.europa.eu/fileadmin/website/Research_Science/Bulletin/09_EPSR_BULLETIN.pdf
  • Riccardi M. and Agostino V., 2013, “Identifying beneficial owners for fighting against money laundering: the results of EU Project BOWNET”, European Police Science and Research Bulletin, Issue 8, Summer 2013. European Police College (CEPOL), Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Riccardi M., 2013, “L’identificazione del titolare effettivo nella lotta al riciclaggio: problemi attuali e prospettive future”, Il Commercialista Veneto, Numero 213 – Maggio/Giugno 2013, p.5. Available at: http://www.commercialistaveneto.org/it/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/cv_213.pdf
  • Riccardi M., 2013, in Transcrime (Ed.), “Cap. 6 – Gli investimenti delle organizzazioni mafiose in aziende”, in Gli investimenti delle mafie, Final report (Linea 1) of the project PON Security 2007-2013, Italian Min. Interiors. Available at: http://www.investimentioc.it/files/PON-Gli_investimenti_delle_mafie-CAP_6.pdf
  • Riccardi M. and Dugato M., 2013 (eds) , Il riutilizzo dei beni confiscati, Final report (Linea 2) of the project PON Security 2007-2013, Italian Min. Interiors. Available at: http://www.investimentioc.it/files/PON-Rapporto_Linea_2_Il_riutilizzo_dei_beni_confiscati.pdf
  • Riccardi M., 2012, “Cost-Benefit Analysis and Crime Control, Edited by John K. Roman, Terence Dunworth and Kevin Marsh”, Review of the Book, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Volume 1 / 1993 – Volume 18 / 2012
  • Riccardi M., 2010a, Transcrime (2010a), Anti-brand counterfeiting in the EU: Report on international and national existing standards, Final report of Project FAKES (Activity 1). Available at: http://www.transcrime.unitn.it/download/FAKES/Research_Reports.zip
  • Riccardi M. (2010b), Anti-brand counterfeiting in the EU: Report on best practices, Final report of Project FAKES (Activity 2). Available at: http://www.transcrime.unitn.it/download/FAKES/Research_Reports.zip
  • Riccardi M., Savona E., Vettori B., Ponticelli J., Maggioni M. (2007), Cost Benefit Analysis of Transparency Requirements in the Company/Corporate Field and Banking Sector relevant for the fight against Money Laundering and other Financial Crime. Available at: http://www.transcrime.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/CBA-Study_Final_Report_revised_version.pdf

WORKING PAPERS

  • Riccardi M., Soriani C., Villanyi, B.A.., mimeo, “An analysis of the ownership structure of mafia companies”
  • Riccardi M., Ferluga V., Maggioni M., mimeo, “Diffusion and concentration of infiltrated companies in Italy “

 

  • EU funded Project HOME/2013/ISEC/AG/FINEC/4000005193 – “IARM – Identifying and Assessing the Risk of Money Laundering in Europe” – Project manager
  • EU funded Project HOME/2014/ISFP/AG/EFCE/4000007212 – “MORE – Modelling and mapping the risk of Serious and Organised Crime infiltration in legitimate businesses across European territories and sectors” – Senior Researcher
  • EU funded Project HOME/2011/ISEC/AG/FINEC/4000002220 “OCP – Organised Crime Portfolio” – Project manager
  • EU funded Project HOME/2012/ISEC/AG/4000004369 “EBOCS – European Business Ownership and Control Structure” – Senior researcher
  • EU funded Project HOME/2012/ISEC/FP/C1/4000003801 “ARIEL – Assessing the Risk of the Infiltration of Organized Crime in EU MSs Legitimate Economies: a Pilot Project in 5 EU Countries” – Senior researcher
  • Project EC DG JLS/2010/ISEC/AG/FINEC “BOWNET – Identifying the Beneficial Owner of legal entities in the fight against money laundering  Networks” – Project manager
  • Project  EC  DG  MARKT/2011/054/F “Study on the application of the Regulation on information accompanying transfers of funds” – Project  manager
  • Project  Ministero dell’Interno – PON Sicurezza 2007-2013 “I beni sequestrati e confiscati alle organizzazioni criminali nelle regioni dell’Obiettivo Convergenza: dalle strategie di investimento della criminalità all’impiego di fondi comunitari nel riutilizzo dei beni già destinati” – Co-project  manager
  • EU funded Project “FAKES – Fighting Against brand counterfeiting in three Key European member states. Towards a more comprehensive strategy” – Project manager
  • Project “Cost Benefit Analysis of Transparency Requirements in the Company/Corporate Field and Banking Sector relevant for the fight against Money Laundering and other Financial Crime”, EU Commission, DG JLS – Senior researcher;
  • CARDS – Development of monitoring instruments for judicial and law enforcement institutions in the Western Balkans, European Commission  – Senior Researcher;
  • EU Survey to assess the level and impact of crimes against business – Phase 1: Requirements gathering, European Commission, DG JLS  – Senior Researcher
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December
2018
Rome

During the NATO Defense College Foundation on “Targeting the de-materialised ‘Caliphate’” prof. Savona gives a speech on “Terrorist funding: a lynchpin between extremism and armed operations”.

Agenda
30
November
2018
Bruxelles

Michele Riccardi takes part to the meeting of the working group of the “EU Money Laundering Supra-National Risk Assessment”.

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November
2018
Bruxelles

Michele Riccardi takes part to the 7th Meeting of the Asset Management Subgroup of the EU Asset Recovery Office Platform.

29
October
2018
Sofia

Prof Ernesto Savona takes part in the “International Conference on Combatting Illicit Tobacco Trade and Related Crimes”.

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October
2018
Rome

During the ALEA conference on gambling and criminal question, Prof Savona gives a speech on “L’influenza del mercato legale-illegale sui paradigmi della regolazione del gioco d’azzardo contemporaneo”.

Official agenda
18
October
2018
Vienna

During the conference of the Parties UNTOC, prof. Savona coordinates the side event on “Changing Organized Crime: lessons from EU project PROTON” sponsored by UNODC and Italian Mission at UN in Vienna.

13
October
2018
Perugia

During the Festival della Sociologia, prof. Savona coordinates a meeting on “Misurare i traffici illeciti: la sfida dell’Agenda delle Nazioni Unite per il 2030” with Federico Sallusti (ISTAT) and Alberto Aziani (Transcrime).

Official website
8
October
2018
Scandicci (FI)

At the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, prof. Savona introduces the course “Giovanni Falcone” with a lesson on “Il reclutamento nelle organizzazioni criminali: una recente ricerca”.

Official website
4
September
2018
Cambridge

During the 36th International Symposium on Economic Crime, Michele Riccardi presents a paper in a panel on “AML National risk assessments – the way forward”.

Programm
3
September
2018
Cambridge

During the 36th International Symposium on Economic Crime, Prof. Savona presents a paper on “Curbing illicit wealth reducing loopholes in opportunities and taxes”.

Program