SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA (ITALY)
Andrea Roventini is the project coordinator. He is associate professor at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and research fellow at OFCE, Sciences Po (France). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Management from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.
Giovanni Dosi is the deputy project coordinator. He is professor of economics at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and he also serves as co-director of the Industrial Policy and Intellectual Property Rights task forces at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University.
Francesca Chiaromonte is professor of Statistics at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and the internal referent for the consortium Ph.D. in Data Science. She also teaches Statistics and directs the Institute for Genome Sciences (one of the Huck Institutes) at the Pennsylvania State University. Her principal research area is developing methods for the analysis of large, high-dimensional and complex data, and applying such methods in several scientific fields – including contemporary “Omics” sciences, Meteorology and Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Minnesota (USA) and a Laurea in Statistics and Economic Sciences from the University of Rome La Sapienza. At Sant’Anna, she is also the scientific coordinator of the Department of Excellence ‘Economics and Management in the era of Data Science’ (EMbeDS).
Giorgio Fagiolo is professor of Economics at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical statistics from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a Ph.D. in economics from the European University Institute (Florence). His main areas of scientific interest include agent-based computational economics, complex networks, evolutionary games, industrial dynamics, and economic methodology (with particular emphasis on the scientific status of agent-based computational economics; empirical validation of economic models; and their policy-related implications).
Marco Grazzi is associate professor at the Catholic University of Milan and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His research focuses on the role of firms in shaping aggregate industry and country dynamics. To this end, his works embrace a number of fields such as international trade, firm growth and its relation to innovation, and the analysis of production, both from a theoretical and empirical point of view. He graduated in Firenze and earned his Ph.D. at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa in 2006. He has been visiting at EPFL, University of Cambridge (UK) and Notre Dame (US).
Dario Guarascio is a researcher in charge of the “Tools and methodologies for skills and transitions” department at the National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies (INAPP), and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Previously, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His research interests concern the economics of innovation, industrial policy, the European economy and the labour market.
Francesco Lamperti is assistant professor at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and a scientist at the RFF-CMCC European Institute of Economics and the Environment based in Milan, and has previously been a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Economics of Sant’Anna and a junior researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. Francesco holds a BA and a MS in Economics from Bocconi University (Milan) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His research interests are mainly focused on macroeconomics, agent-based and integrated assessment modelling, climate change economics and the dynamics of natural disasters.
Luigi Marengo is professor of Economics with the Department of Management at LUISS University in Rome. He graduated in Torino and received his Ph.D. from SPRU, University of Sussex. He has previously worked with the Universities of Sussex, Trento, Teramo, and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa (2005-2014, where he was also appointed Dean of the School of Social Sciences), with IIASA (International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis) in Austria and the Santa Fe Institute. He is author of several publications on organizational economics, economics of technical change, decision theory.
Arianna Martinelli is assistant professor at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Social Studies from Bocconi University in Milan, a Msc in Industry and Innovation Analysis from SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research) at Sussex University and a Ph.D. in Economics of Technical Change from the Eindhoven University of Technology. She had a similar position at the Friedrich-Schiller-University (Jena, Germany) and spent a visiting period at the Télécom Ecole de Management (Paris). Her research interests include the use of patents as an indicator of innovative activities, the empirical investigation of technological paradigms and trajectories, the internationalization of innovation, and technological FDI from developing countries.
Andrea Mina is associate professor of Economics at the Institute of Economics of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Senior Research associate of the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge. Before his appointment at Scuola Sant’Anna, he was University Lecturer (assistant professor) in Economics of Innovation at the Cambridge Judge Business School and Director of Economic Studies and Fellow of St Edmund’s College. His research focuses on the theory and empirical analysis of technological, organisational and institutional change; innovation systems and processes; science and technology policy, industrial dynamics and the financing of innovation.
Alessio Moneta is associate professor of economics at the Institute of Economics of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna where he received his Ph.D. in Economics. He has spent periods of research at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (USA), Carlos III University of Madrid, and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He has also worked for six years at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena (Germany). His main areas of scientific interest include macro-econometrics, empirical demand analysis, methodology of empirical economics, with a particular focus on causal inference and model validation.
Daniele Moschella is assistant professor at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He was educated at Scuola Normale Superiore (Laurea in Philosophy), Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where he received a Ph.D. in Economics. His research interests range from industrial dynamics, to international trade, to innovation and technology today and during the Industrial Revolution.
He has been involved in several research projects and has been awarded with a SIR – programme for independence of young researchers financed by MIUR – grant on ‘Trade, Reallocation, and Productivity during the Great Recession’ (2015-2018).
Sabina Nuti is professor of Economics and Business Management and Coordinator of the Management and Health Laboratory (MeSLab) of the Institute of Management (IDM) and Rector of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She is Member of the EC Expert Panel (2016-2019) on Effective Ways of Investing in Health – DG SANCO. She is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the National Outcome Program at National Agency for Regional Health Services. Her main research focus is on health service management. She has been leading numerous projects on evaluation of performance and impact of public services, and she is in charge of the health-care performance evaluation system of a network of 13 Italian Regions.
Alessandro Nuvolari is professor of Economic History and Director of the Institute of Economics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He was educated at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he received a Ph.D. in Economics. His main research field is the study of the role played by science and technology in the emergence and consolidation of modern economic growth with a particular focus on the Industrial Revolution in England. He has also studied the connection between patents and inventive activities both in historical and contemporary contexts.
Marcelo C. Pereira is professor at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Brasil, and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering at University of São Paulo (1988) and a Ph.D. in Economics at University of Campinas (2015). Has experience in Economics, concentration in Industrial Economics on the following subjects: Industrial Organization, Institutional Theory, Evolutionary Theory, Social Networks and Simulation Models.
Emanuele Russo is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Economics and the EMbeDS department of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Roma Tre and a Ph.D in Economics and Social Sciences from the Pavia Institute for Advanced Studies (IUSS). He has been visiting researcher at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). He works in the fields of economic growth, international trade and development. In particular, he focuses on the drivers of innovation and industrial transformation at different aggregation levels, studying their impact on long run growth performances.
Chiara Seghieri is associate professor of Social Statistics at the Institute of Management of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and EMbeDS. Seghieri develops and applies statistical methods for analyzing health services and outcomes using large databases (e.g. healthcare administrative databases) and healthcare surveys (e.g. patient satisfaction surveys, organizational climate surveys of healthcare professionals) with a special focus on the analysis of patterns of treatment and quality of care for patients with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Elena Stepanova is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and adjunct professor at Catholic University of Milan. She holds M.Sc. degree in Quantitative Economics and Finance from University Paris I – Sorbonne and Ph.D. in Economics from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She has spent periods of research at the Santa Fe Institute for Complex Systems and worked for UN Industrial Development Organization as External Expert on Quantitative Economics. Her main area of scientific interest is microeconometric analysis of households consumption behavior and its connection to innovation diffusion.
Federico Tamagni is associate professor of Economics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where he received his Ph.D. in Economics and Management in 2007, after obtaining B.A. and M.Sc. degrees in Economics at Bocconi University in 2003. He is currently Director of the Sant’Anna-IUSS Joint PhD in Economics. His research interests encompass firm growth and industrial dynamics; the empirics of firm performance and the links with financial conditions and access to credit; innovation dynamics; wages and wage inequalities within firms; micro and non-parametric econometrics, and the dynamics of international trade.
Maria Enrica Virgillito is assistant professor in Economic Policy at the Catholic University of Milan and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She has got her Ph.D. at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She has been visiting research fellow at the Institute of Economics, UNICAMP and at the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School. She is currently GLO Fellow. Her research interests range from industrial dynamics, labour market, macroeconomic dynamics, agent-based modelling, technology and labour relations to evolutionary economics.
Xiaodan Yu is assistant professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Nottingham University Business School China. She is affiliated to the Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Prior to joining NUBS, Xiaodan has held research positions at National Research Council and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy. Xiaodan has visited Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and BETA University of Strasbourg as a visiting scholar. Her research interests include economics of innovation, entrepreneurship, firm growth and industrial dynamics.
Other external researchers and affiliates to the Institute of Economics that will contribute to the project’s research activities:
Valeria Cirillo is a researcher at at the National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies (INAPP).
Andrea Coveri is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo.
Lucrezia Fanti is a post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies (INAPP).
Mario Pianta is a full professor of Economic Policy at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Dipartimento di scienze politico-sociali, Florence, on leave from the University of Urbino Carlo Bo, and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.
Alessandro Sapio is a full professor of Economics at the University of Napoli Parthenope and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.
Jelena Reljic is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at Università La Sapienza, Roma.
BUNDESANSTALT STATISTIK OESTERREICH (AUSTRIA)
Catherine Prettner is the unit team leader.
Alexandra Wegscheider-Pichler is head of unit Analysis at Statistics Austria. She is member of the Eurostat WG Sustainable development and Europe 2020 indicators.
Alexander Kowarik is head of unit Methods at Statistics Austria.
Thomas Glatz is a staff member of the department for Registers, Classifications and Geoinformation at Statistics Austria.
Thomas Hodel is staff member of the directorate Business Statistics at Statistics Austria.
Thomas Seidl is a staff member of the directorate Business Statistics at Statistics Austria.
CENTRAAL BUREAU VOOR DE STATISTIEK (NETHERLANDS)
Michael Polder is the unit team leader. He is a senior research and program manager Globalization at Statistics Netherlands.
Ahmed Boutorat is currently working as a researcher at Statistics Netherlands after majoring in Econometrics and Operations Research.
Mark Vancauteren is associate professor of Econometrics at Hasselt University in Belgium and is also affiliated as a part-time researcher with Statistics Netherlands.
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI STATISTICA (ITALY)
Roberto Monducci is the unit team leader. He is currently head of the Department for Statistical production (Istat) that is in charge for the production and dissemination of all statistics on households and firms, census, environment and national accounts. Moreover, the Department deals with integrated analyses and economic, social and environmental research. He is author of several publications on the microanalysis of competitiveness of economic system, on internalization of firms and their performances and productivity. He has been scientific coordinator of several projects on these items.
Fabio Bacchini is a senior researcher at Istat and currently head of the Division for Data analysis and Economic, Social and Environmental research. He is also assistant professor of Statistics for finance at University ‘La Tuscia’ and University Roma Tre.
Stefano Costa is a senior researcher at Istat, Division for Data analysis and Economic, Social and Environmental research.
Stefano De Santis is a researcher at Istat, Division for Data analysis and Economic, Social and Environmental research.
Lorenzo Di Biagio is a collaborator at Istat, Division for Data analysis and Economic, Social and Environmental research, and adjunct professor of Statistics at University Roma Tre.
Filippo Oropallo is a senior researcher at Istat, Department for Statistical Production, and assistant professor of Statistics at University ‘La Tuscia’.
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (BELGIUM)
Jozef Konings is the unit team leader. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics. He is currently affiliated to the University of Liverpool Management School and the University of Leuven. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London). His research uses ‘big data’ to study the economic drivers of macroeconomic fluctuations, such as inflation, unemployment and productivity. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of International Economics and the Economic Journal.
Angelos Theodorakopoulos is currently a post-doctoral fellow at KU Leuven and holds a Ph.D. from Ghent University. His research focuses on international economics, and empirical IO with an emphasis on firm performance and the granular economy.
Yannick Bormans holds a master’s degree in Business Engineering and a master’s degree in Advanced Studies in Economics. He started his Ph.D. at the KU Leuven (Belgium) in the summer of 2017. Currently, he is working on the estimation of price-cost margins.
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT (NETHERLANDS)
Pierre Mohnen is professor of Microeconometrics of technical change at Maastricht University and professorial fellow at UNU-MERIT. His research is empirically oriented and deals with issues related to R&D, innovation, productivity, growth and development. He does also research on the effectiveness of innovation, environmental and social policies.
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES (FRANCE)
Mauro Napoletano is the unit team leader. He is senior economist at OFCE-Sciences Po, in Sophia-Antipolis (France). He received his PhD in Economics from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy). His research interests include agent-based computational economics applied to analysis of macroeconomic policies and of financial markets, the analysis of economic networks, and industrial dynamics. He has published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
Mattia Guerini is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at the Université Côte d’Azur (GREDEG-CNRS) and associate researcher at the OFCE – SciencesPo and at the Institute of Economics of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. His research focuses on the interaction between public and private debt and on their effects on industrial and macroeconomic dynamics. To carry out this research he uses Agent-based Computational Economic (ACE) models and he applies econometric techniques to test for their empirical validity.
Valérie Revest is an associate professor in Economics and Innovation, having the Habilitation, at the University of Lyon 2 (France) and member of TRIANGLE. She is currently interested in innovation, platforms and public policies. She has also studied financing innovative SME’s through junior stock markets. Her papers have been published in several peer-reviewed international journals.
Angelo Secchi is professor of Economics at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and at Paris School of Economics. His research covers industrial dynamics, international trade, economic geography and applied econometrics and it has been published in several peer-reviewed international journals.
Fabio Vanni holds a Ph.D. in Physica and is currentely a research fellow at OFCE-Sciences Po for the GROWINPRO project. His research focuses on complex systems model, collective phenomena and non-linear dynamics. In particular, he applied stochastic process and non-ordinary statistical mechanics to financial and economics systems trying to embed network formation structures in agent based modelling. He also developing new statistical measure for growth and welfare analysis.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)
Mariana Mazzucato is the unit team leader. She is professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at UCL. She is also founder and director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). She previously held the RM Phillips Chair at SPRU, University of Sussex and has held academic positions at the University of Denver, the London Business School, Bocconi University and the Open University.
Rainer Kattel is professor of Innovation and Public governance at IIPP. Prior to joining IIPP, he led Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance (Tallinn, Estonia) for 10 years, building it into one of the leading innovation and governance schools in the region. Professor Kattel has also served on various public policy commissions, including the Estonian Research Council and European Science Foundation. He has worked as an expert for the OECD, UNDP and the European Commission.
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI (SLOVENIA)
Jože P. Damijan is the unit team leader. He is a full professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics and visiting professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and senior fellow at the Institute for Economic Research. His research interests cover international economics and trade policy, globalization, foreign direct investment, innovation, firm performance, labor markets.
Jozef Konings is full professor at the University of Leuven. He holds visiting professor at Nazarbayev University, Astana and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and senior fellow at the Institute for Economic Research. He is also a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London) and director of the Center for Regional Economic Policy (VIVES) at the University of Leuven.
Črt Kostevc is associate professor at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics. He is also affiliated with the Institute for economic research, Ljubljana and VIVES, KU Leuven, Belgium. His research interests lie in firm performance and trade, foreign direct investment impact and drivers, issues in productivity measurement, and effects of financing on firm performance.
Sandra Damijan is is assistant professor at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics. She is also affiliated with the Institute for economic research, Ljubljana. Her research is focused mostly on macroeconomic and firm performance related to ownership structure, corporate governance, corruption and corporate integrity.
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD (GERMANY)
Herbert Dawid is the unit team leader. He is full professor at Bielefeld University working on issues of macro-, industry- and market-dynamics as well as economics of innovation using agent-based models and dynamic games. A strong focus in recent work has been on economic policy analysis and the exploration of inequality generating mechanisms.
Philipp Harting is research associate at Bielefeld University. His main research interests include topics in the domains of macroeconomics, labor economics and industrial economics. From a methodological perspective, his research focuses on applying techniques developed in the area of agent-based computational economics.
TARTU ULIKOOL (ESTONIA)
Jaan Masso is the unit team leader. He is head of chair of Economic Modelling, programme manager of the Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and senior research fellow of applied econometrics at the University of Tartu (UT). He has also worked as a visiting researcher at Eesti Pank (Central Bank of Estonia). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the UT since 2005.
Priit Vahter is a senior research fellow at the School of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Tartu. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nottingham in 2010. His research covers various determinants of innovation and firm performance and effects of international trade and FDI. In particular, his focus has been on micro-econometric research on open innovation, FDI spillovers, and effects of internationalization on firms.
Uku Varblane is head of Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) at the University of Tartu and a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Economics and Business Administration. His previous research areas have included structural change, innovation in enterprises, global value chains and internationalisation. His research interests also include labour market issues with emphasis on educational issues industrial relations.
Jaanika Meriküll works as a senior economist at Bank of Estonia and as a senior research fellow (20% work load) at University of Tartu in School of Economics and Business Administration. She holds a Ph.D. from University of Tartu since 2009 and had a postdoc at SSEES (School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies), University College London. Her main research areas are labour economics and international economics, she is an empirical economist specialised in micro and big data.
Urmas Varblane is full professor of International Business of the University of Tartu and Head of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Estonian Academy of Sciences.
Lenno Uusküla is a part-time associate professor and a research fellow at the Chair of Economic Modelling and Senior Economist at Eesti Pank (central bank of Estonia).
OSTERREICHISCHES INSTITUT FUR WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG VEREIN (AUSTRIA)
Werner Hölzl is the unit team leader. He is senior economist at the Austrian institute of Economic research (WIFO) in Vienna. He holds a degree in Economics and Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Vienna. His main research interests are in the fields of industrial economics, entrepreneurship and industrial policy as well as business cycle surveys. He contributed to several international and national projects with focus on high growth firms, innovation, corporate finance and structural change.
Agnes Kügler is research staff member at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) in Vienna. She holds a master’s degree in economics from the Vienna University of Economics (WU Wien), a Master of Science from the Institute for Advances Studies (IHS) and the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and a doctoral degree from the Vienna University of Economics (WU Wien). She joined the Austrian Institute of Economic Research in 2015. Since 2018 she is deputy member of the Austrian Competition Commission. Agnes contributed to various applied research projects with focus on innovation and competition policy.
Klaus Friesenbichler is a research staff member at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research since 2004. His thematic interest comprises firm performance and how this links to industrial dynamics and policies. He was member of numerous research teams and was involved in both national and international projects. He worked in Europe, North America and Asia. Klaus studied economics, in which he holds a doctoral degree, as well as business administration.
Andreas Reinstaller is a senior economist at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) in Vienna, Austria. He holds a masters degree in economics from the Vienna University of Economics (WU Wien) and a Ph.D. from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. He joined the Austrian Institute of Economic Research in 2007. His main areas of expertise are in the field of industrial economics, industrial policy, as well as science and innovation policy. In these fields he has managed and contributed to projects for the European Commission, the OECD, UNIDO or Austrian ministries and public bodies, and has served as member of international high-level expert groups.
ZENTRUM FUER EUROPAEISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GmbH (GERMANY)
Georg Licht is the unit team leader. He is head of the Department of Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics at ZEW. He developed the German innovation survey which became the core of the German contribution to EU’s Community Innovation Surveys. He has served as member of various high-level advisory committees to DG Research, and has been a consultant to the OECD and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. His main research interest comprises innovation policy and policy to foster development of young, high-tech companies.
Irene Bertschek is head of the research department Digital Economy at the ZEW and Professor of Economics of Digitalisation at Justus Liebig University Giessen. She studied Economics at the University of Mannheim and at the Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, focussing on industrial economics and econometrics. She attended the European Doctoral Program and obtained a doctoral degree in economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. Her current research interests are the impacts of digitalisation on firms’ labour productivity, innovation activity, and workplace organisation. Her methodological competence concentrates on microeconometrics and the analysis of firm-level data.
Florence Blandinieres is a researcher at ZEW’s Research Department of Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics. Her main research interests are technological change, Science and Technologies studies and knowledge transfer applied in the medical sector. She was a research fellow at the Graduate School of the Economics of Innovative Change, joint to the Max Planck Institute of Economics and Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. She earned her doctoral degree in 2016 at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. She was visiting scholar at INGENIO, a joint research institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Polytechnic Univerity of Valencia (UPV).
Bettina Peters is deputy head of ZEW’s Department of Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics and professor of Quantitative Economics at the University of Luxembourg. She is a member of the research group which conducts and analyses the Mannheim Innovation Survey (MIP/CIS). Her researches focus on the dynamics of innovation and structural change as well as on the impact of innovation policies on firm performance. Before joining ZEW in 2000, she was a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Microeconomics at the University of Kiel (1997-2000). She gained her doctoral degree at the University of Würzburg and holds a degree in quantitative economics from the University of Kiel. She was visiting researcher at Pennsylvania State University at College Park, Boston University and KU Leuven.
LUNARIA ASSOCIAZIONE DI PROMOZIONE SOCIALE E IMPRESA SOCIALE (ITALY)
Marcello Mariuzzo is the unit team leader. He is president of Lunaria and head of its Communication and Social Media Unit. He has a long-term experience on project management and ICTs, having coordinated and leaded large scale projects and partnerships at the national and European level on ICT-driven civic engagement and policy making, volunteering, youth training and animation.
Duccio Zola is vice-president of Lunaria and coordinator of research and information activities of the Sbilanciamoci! coalition. He has been teaching assistant at the LUISS University in Rome, Faculty of Political Science, and since 2004 has been carrying out research, coordination, and dissemination activities in national and European projects on a broad range of themes, among which digital social innovation, well-being, the impact of globalization on representative democratic systems and the changing patterns of political and civic participation.