Italian economist; born at Modena Jan. 6, 1865. He obtained his education at the university of his native town, devoting himself especially to economic studies, and graduating as doctor of laws in 1886. He became successively privat-docent (1887), docent (1888), and assistant professor of political economy (1890), in his home university; professor of financial science at the University of Sienna (1894); professor of political economy at the University of Naples (1899), which position he still occupies. He is corresponding member of the Accademia dei Lincei.
In addition to numerous essays in Italian and American journals, Graziani wrote: "Di Alcune Questioni Intorno alle Imposte ed Egli Effetti Economici" (1889); "Sulla Teoria Generale del Profitto" (1887); "Storia Critica della Teoria del Valore in Italia" (1890); "Sulle Operationi di Borsa" (1890); "Istituoni di Scienza della Finanze" (1897); "Studi sull Teoria dell' Interese" (1898); "Tratto di Economica Politica" (1904).