About us

Nomisma is an independent company that carries out economic research and consulting for businesses, associations and public administrations at national and international levels.

Experience, methods, capacity to interpret phenomena, innovation: these are the values that Nomisma offers to its clients with the objective of providing concrete support to knowledge and decision-making processes.

Today Nomisma is active in many fields of the economy  – real estate assessments, urban regeneration, agri-food economics, territorial economics, social economy, technical assistance – offering its services to the public sector, private companies, banking groups and trade associations.

Strong experience in implementing permanent Observatories allows Nomisma to represent a reference point for the production of original economic data and for the interpretation of current and prospective economic phenomena.

Nomisma’s expertise

Albero EN72




Nomisma, economic research company, was founded in Bologna in 1981 as a limited company, upon the initiative of Nerio Nesi and Francesco Bignardi, then president and general manager of BNL.

The two founders gained the support of the major Italian banks and several international banks and entrusted the coordination of the research to Romano Prodi, then Professor of Economics and Industrial Policy at the University of Bologna.

Over the years, several prominent academics and economists have alternated in the roles of coordinating research and consultancy activities, providing continual impetus to the company. They include: Patrizio Bianchi , Sebastiano Brusco, Nicholas Cacace , Alberto Clò , Paolo De Castro, Fabio Gobbo , Gian Maria Gros Pietro , Gianni Lorenzoni, Alberto Quadro Curzio , Luigi Prosperetti , Gualtiero Tamburini.

More than 30 years after its establishment, supported by more than 70 shareholders investing in the company and thanks to the daily work of over 50 professionals, Nomisma confirms and reinforces its commitment and investments in its historical role as a monitor and interpreter of trends in the sectors of the real economy.

In ancient Greek, the word “Nomisma” signifies the “real value of things”. Inspired by the origin of its name, for over 30 years, Nomisma has been known as a leader in the market of economic studies and consulting on the issues of the real economy, offering ideas, numbers and methods.

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