Degree in Economics from the Università di Urbino.
PhD in corporate management (Università Politecnica delle Marche).
Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Public Management
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.
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.
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 Statistics, 95(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