Having studied Yugoslav-Italian relations during the 20th century, I
soon realized historiography has neglected economic relations between
the two countries, both Italian and former Yugoslav. Most previous
researches had typically covered political and diplomatic relations.
After I had officially become a Ph.D. student at the University of San
Marino (L’Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino, La
Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici) in 2009, I seriously started to research
Yugoslav-Italian economic relations (1918‒1941), endeavoring to write
a thesis on this topic and hoping that it would be a useful handbook for
historians and others interested in relations between the two countries
and two Adriatic coasts.