SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA (ITALY)
Andrea Roventini is the project coordinator. He is full 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. He participated to EC FP7 project “Impacts and Risks from Higher-End Scenarios: Strategies for Innovative Solutions” (IMPRESSION); EC H2020 project, “Distributed Global Financial Systems for Society“ (DOLFINS); EC H2020 project, “Innovation-Fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Growth” (ISIGrowth). His works have been published in PNAS, Nature Climate Change, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Financial Stability, Economic Modeling, Ecological Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economic Inquiry, Socio-Economic Review, Environmental Modeling and Software, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Macroeconomic Dynamics.
Giovanni Dosi is the deputy project coordinator. He is full professor of economics at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He also serves as co-director of the ‘Intellectual Property’ task force at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. Additionally, he is a continental Europe editor of the journal Industrial and Corporate Change. He is included in the ISI Highly Cited Research list, denoting those who made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology. His major research areas – where he is author and editor of several works – include Economics of Innovation and Technological Change, Industrial Economics, Evolutionary Theory, Economic Growth and Development, Organizational Studies. He was PI of the H2020 project, “Innovation-Fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Economic Growth” (ISIGrowth) and has been involved in many international and national research projects. A selection of his works has been published in two volumes: Innovation, Organization and Economic Dynamics. Selected Essays, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2000; and Economic Organization, Industrial Dynamics and Development: Selected Essays, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2012.
Francesca Chiaromonte is full 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 full 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).
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.
Arianna Martinelli is associate 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).
Alessandro Nuvolari is full 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.
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.
Research fellows hired during the project:
Gianluca Pallante – graduated in Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam and holds a PhD in Economics from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He has research interests in financial stability and fiscal policy, with a particular focus on innovation policy.
Jelena Reljic – holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics and a PhD in Economics both from Università di Roma La Sapienza. Sheworks on productivity microdynamics and determinants: learning, selection and neo-dualism.
Elena Romito – holds a PhD in Economics from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She worked on the empirical analysis of the evolution of the relationship between science and technology
Emanuele Russo – holds a M.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Roma Tre and a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences from the Pavia Institute for Advanced Studies (IUSS). 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.
Pietro Santoleri – earned a PhD in Economics jointly from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2019. He also worked as consultant for UN-ECLAC, the OECD and the Bank of Italy. His primary fields are firm dynamics and economics of innovation, with a focus on young innovative firms and the evaluation of public policies targeting them.
Angelica Sbardella – has a degree in theoretical physics and a PhD in economics. Her research work, which integrates traditional economic methodologies and complex systems, also investigates the impact of technological innovation on the labour market, wage inequalities, the spread of green technologies and their relationship with inequalities.
External researchers affiliated to the Institute of Economics contributing to the project’s research activities:
Marco Grazzi – full 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.
Dario Guarascio – assistant professor in Economics at Università di Roma La Sapienza and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His research interests concern the economics of innovation, industrial policy, the European economy and the labour market.
Luigi Marengo – full professor of Economics with the Department of Management at LUISS University in Rome. He is author of several publications on organizational economics, economics of technical change, decision theory.
Marcelo C. Pereira – full professor at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Brasil, and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Has experience in Economics, concentration in Industrial Economics on the following subjects: Industrial Organization, Institutional Theory, Evolutionary Theory, Social Networks and Simulation Models.
Xiaodan Yu – assistant professor at LUISS University and affiliated to the Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Her research interests include economics of innovation, entrepreneurship, firm growth and industrial dynamics.
Valeria Cirillo – associate professor at the University of Bari and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Her research interests include: employment dynamics, innovation processes, inequalities, development economics, gender studies, applied economics for the study of the labour market.
Lucrezia Fanti – post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies (INAPP).
Mario Pianta – 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 – full professor of Economics at the University of Napoli Parthenope and affiliate researcher of the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. His research interests include the study of energy markets and climate change and firms’ financialization and growth.
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.
Tania Treibich is a tenured assistant professor in Economics at Maastricht University (The Netherlands). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy) and the University of Nice (France). Her general research interests relate to the transmission mechanisms between microeconomic industrial dynamics (investment, innovation and trade) and macroeconomic outcomes and policies (corporate tax, fiscal and monetary policies). She has investigated these issues using alternatively panel data econometrics applied to policy evaluation, agent-based modelling or experimental techniques.
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 Physics 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.
Slavo Radosevic is Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies at the UCL where he has also been acting director of School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He had worked at University of Sussex SPRU as a researcher (1993-1999) and before that as a researcher in Croatia. His main research interests are in science, technology, industrial change, foreign direct investments and innovation policy in Europe, with particular reference to central and eastern Europe (CEE). He has published extensively in international journals in these areas and has edited several volumes on these issues. He favours empirically oriented and policy relevant research projects, based on neo-Schumpeterian economics. He acts as an expert for the EC, OECD, UNESCO, UNIDO, World Bank, UNECE and Asian Development Bank and several governments in CEE. He also had significant policy-making experience in Croatia and ex-Yugoslavia at the highest policy level. He is a special advisor to the EC DG Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy.
Julia Korosteleva is Associate Professor in Business Economics at UCL SSEES and she holds a PhD in Economics from the Department of Economics, University of Bath, UK. Her research interests lie in the field of entrepreneurship, start-up finance, regional economics, and financial development. Her recent publications include articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Common Market Studies, Regional Studies, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Journal of Economic Policy Reform Eastern European Economics, Post-Communist Economics. She has also authored and co-authored a number of book chapters.
Randolph Luca Bruno is Associate Professor in Economics at University College London, SSEES and he holds a PhD in Economics and Management from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa with a thesis on Institutional Economics and Development. His research output is testified by high impact publications (Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Letters, Journal of Common Market Studies, Economic Systems, etc.), by leadership in rising funds (e.g. for the Department for International Development and Horizon2020), by consultancy roles for the World Bank, the European Commission and the UK Government and experience in PhD supervision on Development and Institutional Economics. His main publications cover topics such as the labour market dynamics in Europe, the entry process of new firms (e.g. domestic vs. foreign via FDI) in institutionally weak environment as well as the understanding of the root causes of long run economic development and innovation technology upgrading trajectories. Furthermore, Randolph has been secretary of the European Association of Comparative Economic Studies and he has pre-doctoral experience in financial institutions as quantitative analyst and macroeconomist, and experience in management roles at University College London. His broad field of specialisation are “Comparative and Development Economics” and Specific fields, “Labour economics”, “International Business” “Innovation Studies” and “Applied Micro-econometrics”.
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.
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 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.