Frederick Whitling is co-director of The Triple-I, and was manager of the first-year institute Rome residency (2016–2017). Frederick is an historian with a PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute (2010). His doctoral dissertation, “The Western Way. Academic Diplomacy: Foreign Academies and the Swedish Institute in Rome, 1935–1953”, was awarded a special jury award (“mention spéciale”) in the 2013 3e prix Étienne Baluze d’histoire locale européenne. He is currently conducting the project Gustaf VI Adolf as Archaeologist and Patron of the Arts (2012–), and has recently participated in the interdisciplinary project Topos and Topography – Rome as the Guidebook City (2012–2015). Frederick has been teaching a variety of courses in Rome and Athens over the last decade, and has held a number of research scholarships, for example at the Swedish Institute in Rome, at the French School in Athens, and at the Fondation Hardt, Geneva. He has edited a conference volume (2014), and has published a history of the Swedish Institute in Rome (2015) as well as a history of Stazione Termini, Rome (co-authored with Arthur Weststeijn). He is in the process of completing a revised monograph version of his PhD dissertation. He has published several book chapter contributions and articles in, for example, The International History Review and the European Review of History: Revue européenne d’histoire. He is a member of the Histories of Archaeology Research Network (HARN).
David Horan is co-director of The Triple-I. David is an economist with a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute (2012) for a dissertation in industrial organisation on the economics of R&D policy, for which he received a Young Scholars Award from the Institute of New Economic Thinking in 2012. Currently, he is lecturer in Economics at Dublin City University, Business School, research fellow at the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy and a member of the UCD Centre for Sustainable Development Studies. Previously, he worked as senior lecturer in Economics at Oxford Brookes University, Business School, 2012–2015 and as lecturer in Development at University College Dublin, School of Politics and International Relations 2015–2016. David’s research interests are in innovation policy and development. He is interested in research that bridges economics and moral philosophy. His research on innovation policy mainly focuses on understanding R&D subsidy effects and the characteristics of innovative clusters. He is involved in ongoing collaboration with moral philosophers to develop indicators for assessing poverty alleviation, development goals and health needs. His interdisciplinary research has been published in Social Indicators Research, Social Science and Medicine, and the UCD Geary Discussion Paper Series.