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Associate Professor
Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management

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Courses a.y. 2017/2018

20133 INDUSTRY ANALYSIS (Economia dei settori industriali e dell'innovazione) / INDUSTRY ANALYSIS (Industrial economics and economics of innovation)

Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Degree in Economics from the Università di Urbino. PhD in corporate management (Università Politecnica delle Marche).

Academic CV

Associate professor of Economic Policy. Director of the Master of Science Program EMIT (Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology) and ICRIOS research fellow (Bocconi University). Post-doc fellow at MERIT, University of Maastricht (2000-2002), visiting Scholar at SIEPR (Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research) at Stanford University (2003 and 2005), and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2003). Visiting professor at Boston University a.y. 2015-2016.

Research areas

Mechanisms of knowledge spillovers between individuals and firms in innovation, with a focus on the factors that make the role of geographical proximity disappear; drivers of income and productivity differences among knowledge workers, with specific reference to gender inequalities and work motivations.

Selected publications

2017 “Rewards for patents and inventor behaviors in industrial R&D” (co-authored with M. Giarratana and Ingo Weller), Academy of Management Journal, accepted for publication

2017. “It’s a Man’s Job. Income and the Gender Gap in Industrial Research” (with Karin Hoisl), Management Science, 63(3): pp. 766-790

2016. “Used, blocking and sleeping patents: Empirical evidence from a large-scale inventor survey” (co-authored with S. Torrisi, A. Gambardella, P. Giuri, K. Hoisl, D. Harhoff), Research Policy, 45(7): pp. 1374-1385

2014. “Learning to Be Edison: Inventors, Organizations, and Breakthrough Inventions” (with R. Conti and A. Gambardella), Organization Science, 25(3), pp. 833-849

2014. “The relationship between knowledge sourcing and fear of imitation” (with M. Giarratana), Strategic Management Journal, 35(8), pp. 1144-1163

2013. "When Distance Disappears: Inventors, Education, and the Locus of Knowledge Spillovers" (with P. Giuri), The Review of Economics and Statistics95(2) pp. 449-463

2009. "How ‘Provincial’ is your Region? Openness and Regional Performance in Europe" (with A. Gambardella and S. Torrisi), Regional Studies, 43(7), pp. 935-947

2007. "Stacking and picking inventions: The patenting behavior of European inventors" (with M. Romanelli), Research Policy, 36(8), pp 1128-1142

2007. "Inventors and Invention Processes in Europe. Results from the PatVal-EU survey" (with Giuri P., Brusoni S., Crespi G., Francoz D., Gambardella A., Garcia-Fontes W., Geuna A., Gonzales R., Harhoff D., Hoisl K., Lebas C., Luzzi A., Magazzini L., Nesta L., Nomaler O., Palomeras N., Patel P., Romanelli M., Verspagen B., Research Policy, 36(8), pp 1107-1127

2007. "Innovazione tecnologica e apertura delle regioni europee come determinanti della produttività del lavoro: un’analisi empirica" (with S. Torrisi), Economia e Politica Industriale, 34(1), pp. 75-101

2004. "What Determines Technological Hits? Geography vs firm competencies" Research Policy, Vol 33 (10), pp. 1565-1582

2002. "Next to Production or to Technological Clusters? The Economics and Management of R&D Location" Journal of Management and Governance, Vol 6 (2), pp. 131-152