Curriculum Vitae

More Hedgehog Than Fox. The common thread in the study of criminals, taxi drivers and suicide bombers. An unpublished paper, presented at the Nuffield Sociology Seminar, Oxford, 2005.

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing”
Sir Isaiah Berlin (1953), The Hedgehog and the Fox.


  • The Yves Mény Lecture 2016
    The Yves Mény Annual Lecture on ‘Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education’ was delivered by Professor Gambetta (Professor of Social Theory, at the EUI) on 28 September 2016.
    The lecture based on a recently published book with the same title co-authored with Steffen Hertog.
  • An Interview with Diego Gambetta
    The Economics of Crime“, interview by Marloes Nicholls in October 2009.


“Seminars, long under-studied in the history of economic thought, are now considered as worthy historical objects. This article contributes to this growing trend by studying a series of seminars entitled “Seminar on Trust and Social Change” held at King’s Col- lege Cambridge from 1985 to 1986. Organised by sociologist Diego Gambetta, this seminar acted as a genuine interface for scientific exchanges and allowed two parallel research programs to exchange methods and objects so as to form a interdisciplinary program on the notion of trust.” (Nicolas Camilotto)