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    ITALY - Federico Caffè, 73, Rome, 15 April 1987


    Federico Caffè (born 6 January 1914; disappeared 15 April 1987; declared dead 30 October 1998) was a notable Italian economist from "Keynesian School".

    Born in Pescara, Abruzzo region in 1914, Caffè graduated in Business Sciences from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1936. He started his career working at the Bank of Italy, later becoming a teacher at the University of Messina. From 1959 he taught Economic and Financial Policy at the University of Rome La Sapienza, forming several generations of economists in what is the largest university in Italy.

    Caffè mentored several generations of Italian economists, many of whom rose to senior positions in academia, in political life and in public administration.
    In different capacities he mentored the former Governor of the Bank of Italy, and the ECB President, Professor Mario Draghi, the current Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, the welfare economist Bruno Amoroso, the labour economist Ezio Tarantelli, killed by the Red Brigades in 1985 in the courtyard of the Faculty of Economics in Rome where they taught, the former President of the Italian Statistical Office Guido M. Rey, the former President of the Italian Statistical Office and Minister for Welfare Enrico Giovannini, the Economic policy's international expert Nicola Acocella, the neo-ricardian economist Fernando Vianello and economist of innovation Daniele Archibugi.

    Caffè was particularly interested in Economic policy and Welfare, especially in their social dimensions. One of his books,Lezioni di politica economica (Lectures on Economic Policy), is widely regarded as the complete summary of his ideas. He was a strong critic of free trade, avowedly Keynesian in inspiration, and also very interested in the Scandinavian welfare model.

    Appearance still unresolved in the life of Federico Caffè is the mysterious disappearance from his home in via Cadlolo, an elegant street of Monte Mario, on 15 April 1987. Federico Caffè, who lived with his brother Alfonso, professor of the Institute letters Massimo Rome, had just reached the age limit for university education and had acquired the status of professor emeritus. To one of the old friends, Professor Carlo Ruini, had revealed in a letter to be anxious about their financial conditions, he argued, would be insufficient to face old age. In fact it was then found that the economist he had no reasonable cause, at least economic, to fear for the future. To one of his students he told on several occasions that it was painful for him to stop teaching.Federico Caffè disappeared at dawn. His brother, who was sleeping in the next room, no one noticed anything; on the night he found his watch, documents and glasses that Federico used to read. Speculation about his death are thus varied; to some relatives explicitly speaks of voluntary action, excluding a homicide or an accident, carried out with the necessary precautions not to leave traces. excited the Italian public the news of how his students combed the city of Rome in the days following the disappearance.

    So many have spoken of removal as a kind of exile, perhaps in a convent, comparing the story of the mysterious disappearance of Ettore Majorana, others have suggested as the only alternative to this the hypothesis of suicide. Coffee had appeared to many acquaintances depressed for various reasons, apart from the retirement and financial situation: the lack of neoliberal economy followed his theories, the deaths of his mother, a niece of the old "nanny", pupils and closest friends (all occurred in a short time), his brother's illness. A few days before the disappearance Primo Levi died, probably suicide, by jumping from the stairwell; Coffee was greatly impressed, saying: "Why so? Because under the eyes of all? Why torture the relatives?". April 14, then poured the few savings on Brother current account and the next day he disappeared into thin air, perhaps with the help of someone remained unknown who agreed to support him in his plans.

    On 8 August 1998, the court in Rome he declared presumed dead.
    Last edited by Romulus; 09-12-2016 at 07:24 PM.

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    Case File: Federico Caffè - 323DMITA

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    Federico Caffè

    Case Classification: Missing
    Missing Since: April 15, 1987
    Location Last Seen: Rome, Italy
    Physical Description

    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

    Date of Birth: January 6, 1914
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 73 years old
    Race: Not stated
    Gender: Male
    Height at Time of Disappearance: Unknown
    Weight at Time of Disappearance: Unknown
    Hair Color: Unknown
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
    Dentals: Not available
    Fingerprints: Not available
    DNA: Not available
    Clothing & Personal Items

    Clothing: Unknown
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown
    Circumstances of Disappearance

    In the dawn of April 15, 1987, Federico Caffe left his home in via Cadlolo 42, Montemario, in Rome. He was never seen again. Caffe was born in Pescara in 1914. He taught political economics and finances at the university of Rome. He was an historical antifascist. After the war he was Principal Secretary and cabinet Council of Meucci Ruini, and Minister of the reconstruction during the Parri government.
    In the last years before his disappearance Caffe faced many obstacles and fell into a deep depression. He told his friends that he had difficulties writing because of several losses of memory. Caffe may have committed suicide. His disappearance remains unsolved.

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