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Maria Enrica Virgillito
After obtaining a PhD in Economics at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in 2016 with a dissertation titled "Essays on economic coordination and changes: From industry and labour markets to macroeconomic regimes of growth", she obtained in 2017 a position as Assistant Professor in Economic Policy at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Department of Economic Policy, where she is still research fellow. Since 2022 she is Associate Professor in Economics at the Institute of Economics, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies where she teaches advanced courses on Classical Development; Risks in Economics; Technical change, Income distribution and Macroeconomic Dynamics. Since 2022 she coordinates the Seasonal School on "Agent-based models in Economics: theory, toolkit and policy laboratories". She is Global Labour Organization Fellow, serves as Editor for the Macro and Development yearly issue of Industrial and Corporate Change, as Associate Editor for Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and for Review of Evolutionary Political Economy. She is also member of the Editorial Board of SINAPPSI. She has been part of several H2020 projects and currently unit coordinator of a PRIN project. She has consultancy experience for major worldwide and European economic research centers as the World Bank, JRC, EU-OSHA. Her publications have been hosted in a number of international scientific peer-reviewed journals in the realms of complexity economics, institutional labour economics, evolutionary economics. Actively engaged in media and social dissemination activities and action research.
Position and affiliations
Associate Professor in Economics, Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy.
Research Fellow, Dipartimento di Politica Economica, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Global Labour Organization Fellow
- PhD Level
Evolutionary Development - PhD in Economics - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Non linear business cycle theories - PhD in Economics - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
- Master level
Risks in Economics: societal challenges - LM MISS - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna e Università di Trento
- Undergraduate and graduate level
Technical change, income distribution and macroeconomic dynamics - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Labour Economics, Technology and Work Organization, Industrial and Macroeconomic Dynamics, Agent-Based Modelling, Evolutionary Economics, Political Economy, Inequality.
Essays on Economic Coordination and Change: from Industry and Labour Markets to Macroeconomic Regimes of Growth
BARMETAL (2022-2024): "Digitalization, Automatization and Decarbonization:
Opportunity for strengthening collective coordination of bargaining in the metal sector", member of the principal investigator unit.
BARCOVID (2021 - 2023): "The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on Collective Agreements in Europe", Unit coordinator.
TENDER JRC/SVQ/2020/LVP/1925 (2021-2022): “Case studies of Automation in Services”, Unit leader.
PRIN (2020-2023): Lost highway: skills, technology and trade in Italian economic growth, 1815-2018, Associated Investigator (Unit leader).
HORIZON 2020 (2019-2022): GROWINPRO, project member and WP coordinator.
TENDER JRC/SVQ/2018/B.4/0022/NC (2019): “Compilation of tasks data at the national level and support in the development and testing of a tasks questionnaire”, project member.
HORIZON 2020 (2015-2018) ISIGROWTH, project member.
JRC-IESI I-FRAME 2.0 “Development and piloting of a computer-based simulation model to assess impacts of ICT-enabled social innovation initiatives promoting social investment in the EU ” (2016-2018), project member.
Editor for Industrial and Corporate Change, Macro and Development yearly issue.
Member of the Editorial Board of SINAPPSI.
Associate Editor for Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and for Review of Evolutionary Political Economy
Effects of labour market organizations and institutions on macroeconomics, determinants of inequalities, impact of technological change on quantity and quality of employment, agent-based modelling of industrial and macroeconomic dynamics, patterns of dispersion and heterogenetiy across firms.
Contributions in the press:
Socio-economic risks of the pandemic (Italian): https://www.eticaeconomia.it/volti-e-risvolti-della-pandemia-dalla-stratificazione-dei-rischi-alle-classi-sociali-2/
Smart working and social distancing (Italian): https://www.eticaeconomia.it/il-privilegio-del-lavoro-da-casa-al-tempo-del-distanziamento-sociale/
Social distancing and inequality (Italian): https://www.scienzainrete.it/articolo/tutti-uguali-davanti-alla-pandemia/giovanni-dosi-maria-enrica-virgillito/2020-03-22
Management of the pandemic (Italian): https://www.scienzainrete.it/articolo/covid-19-distanziamento-sociale-e-diritti/giovanni-dosi-maria-enrica-virgillito/2020-03-13
Labour market flexibility and macroeconomic instability: https://www.ofce.sciences-po.fr/blog/labour-market-flexibility-more-a-source-of-macroeconomic-fragility-than-a-recipe-for-growth/