Fabrizio De Filippis was born in Naples, Italy, in 1952 and graduated in Economics and Commerce from the University of Naples in 1975. He was an Italian National Research Council (CNR) fellow from 1977 to 1981, researcher at the Faculty of Economics of the Sapienza University of Rome from 1981 to 1987, associate professor of Economics and Agricultural Policy at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Tuscia University from 1987 to 1994 and at the Faculty of Economics of the Roma Tre University from 1994 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been a full professor of the disciplinary sector SECS/P03 Economic Policy at the Department of Economics of Roma Tre University, where he teaches Economics and Agri-food Policy.
From 1984 to 1992, he collaborated with the Portici Economics and Agricultural Specialization and Research Centre. From 1998 to 2007, he was a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) consultant working in Brazil and Syria on post-graduate and institution building training projects. From 1999 to 2993, he was the scientific coordinator of the European Union Observatory on Agricultural Policies at the National Institute of Agricultural Economics (INEA). From 2002 to 2006, he directed the quarterly agrarian magazine “QA – La Questione Agraria”. He was also one of the founders and long-term Director of the Manlio Rossi-Doria Association, and therefore of the Manlio Rossi-Doria Research Centre. From 2007 to 2014, he coordinated the 2013 Coldiretti Group, a think tank focused on agricultural policy and territorial and market development issues. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President of the Rome Agro-Food Centre (Centro Agroalimentare Roma – CAR), and, since 2016, part of the Post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy high-level working group at the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.
At Roma Tre University, he was Coordinator of the PhD course in Institutions, the Environment and Economic Development from 1998 to 2003, Director of the Department of Economics and member of the Academic Senate from 2008 to 2013, and elected member of the Board of Directors from 2013 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2019.
Since November 2019, he has been Prorector for sustainable development policies.
Alumni of the Manlio Rossi-Doria and Michele De Benedictis School, Fabrizio De Filippis has focused his research on agricultural sector economics, international trade and agricultural policies, with a particular regard for territorial policies and the EU Common Agricultural Policy. He is the author of over 200 publications, including monographs, contributions to volumes and articles in various national and international journals.