Selva is a historian of modern European history and economic and social history. His fields of specialization are the history of the international economic relations during the Cold War and the business and labor history of twentieth-century Italy. He is the author of a monograph and several articles and book chapters. He has been holding postdoctoral and visiting fellow appointments at several research centers, including the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, and Columbia University. At CES he will be beginning his second book-length research project aimed to research and reconstruct the interplay between the West European countries\' national economic policies during the long post-World War II era and the process of supranational trade and monetary integration through the case study of mass consumption.