The Institute of Economics carries out research and training activities in the field of empirical and theoretical economics. Our main lines of research include:
- The theory and empirics of firm-industry dynamics, with specific focus on firm growth, productivity, export, innovative active and external financing
- The economics of innovation and technical change (sources, institutions and consequences)
- Micro and macro agent-based models, with particular attention to both the real side of the economy and the banking/financial sectors
- Empirical and theoretical analysis of micro and macroeconomic networks, especially in finance, trade, foreign direct investment, migration and mobility
- Individual, organizational and collective decisions beyond the rational choice paradigm
- Evolutionary foundations of macro-economics
- Evolutionary finance
- Economic history of technology and technical change
- Industrial and technological policies in industrialized and developing countries
- Applied statistics and econometrics
- Political, social and economic consequences of climate change
We welcome and favour dialogue between empirical investigations, theoretical developments and normative contributions - concerning both corporate management and public policies - offering an interdisciplinary environment in which different research interests and competencies, ranging from Economics, to Information Sciences, Mathematics and Physics meet and can be fruitfully integrated.
Our researchers are well nested in an international network, also through the participation to various national and international research projects.
Historically, most of the research activities have been undertaken within the LEM - Laboratory of Economics and Management. Now all research and training activities have been taken over by the Institute, but LEM still keeps its brandname on a prestigious Working Paper Series.
The Sant’Anna School community extended its congratulations and best wishes to Alessandro Nuvolari, full professor of economic history, on his new assignment
Sant’Anna School and Scuola Normale Superiore will hold their first joint admission ceremony for new PhD students on Friday, November 24 at 9.30 am in Palazzo della Carovana - Scuola Normale Superiore
Sant’Anna School is enjoying a period of substantial growth. The School has continued its progress and the profile of our faculty, new initiatives in teaching, research and internationalization have lifted the visibility and enhanced our reputation from our overall rankings
Connecting to power: political connections, innovation and firm dynamics
Francesca Lotti - Bank of Italy
The Institute of Economics will hold the next meeting of its Seminar Series on Tuesday, February 20, 2018: Francesca Lotti, from the Bank of Italy, will present the paper "Connecting to power: political connections, innovation and firm dynamics".