The Institute of Economics carries out research and training activities in the field of empirical and theoretical economics with a special focus on the economics of innovation and technical change.
The main lines of research include:
- The economics of innovation studying how innovations are generated and their impact at the micro, meso and macro levels
- The empirics and theory of industrial dynamics, with emphasis on the relation between firm financial profiles and industrial performance
- Micro and macro agent-based models, with particular attention to the patterns of economic change driven by the introduction and diffusion of new technologies
- Empirical network analysis of micro and macroeconomic networks, especially finance, trade, foreign direct investment, migration and mobility
- The connection between intellectual property rights and inventive and creative activities
Other research areas include:
- Individual, organizational and collective decisions beyond the rational choice paradigm
- Evolutionary foundations of macro-economics
- Evolutionary finance
- Economic history with a special focus on long run growth and major economic discontinuities
- Industrial and technological policies in industrialized and developing countries
- Applied statistics and econometrics
- Political, social and economic consequences of climate change
Our Institute welcomes and favours 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 and Economic History, to Statistics, Physics, Information Sciences and Management meet and can be fruitfully integrated.
Despite its small size, the Institute has achieved important results in terms of research output, which place it in second place in the ranking of Economics Departments of Italian universities according to the latest report published by the Italian Agency for Research Evaluation (ANVUR), and in the top 5% among European economic institutions (cf. The RePEc rankings).
Our researchers are active and broadly connected members of international research and policy networks, through participation in various national and international projects as well as policy initiatives.
In 2018 the Institute was also awarded the prestigious grant of “Department of Excellence” in the area of Economics by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research. The overarching goal of this department – EmbeDS Economics and Management in the era of Data Science – is to bring Economics and Management in the era of Data Science, leveraging data and tools to bridge the gaps that still exist between complex models, their empirical validation, and their use in policy.
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 brand name on a prestigious Working Paper Series.
“Value creation and distribution in the digital era” sono gli argomenti della prima conferenza annuale del progetto GROWINPRO (Growth, Welfare, Innovation and Productivity), in programma giovedì 27 e venerdì 28 gennaio, in modalità online, La conferenza è organizzata in maniera congiunta dal Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) dell’Organizzazione per la Cooperazione e lo Sviluppo Economico (OECD), dal suo Working Party on Industry Analysis (WPIA)
Lo studio pubblicato su Scientic Reports, con primo autore uno studente del dottorato in Data Science, sottolinea l’importanza di facilitare le interazioni tra scienziati con differenti specializzazioni, che possono avere un ruolo cruciale per lo sviluppo di linee di ricerca innovative. Conoscenze e capacità individuali restano imprescindibili ma lavorare in team, in particolare con esperti in campi diversi dal proprio, risulta oggi fondamentale
Per effetto dei cambiamenti climatici, i fallimenti delle banche diventeranno sempre più frequenti, mentre la finanza pubblica dovrà sostenere costi più elevati per salvare le banche insolventi, con un’esplosione del debito pubblico. Su Nature Climate Change lo studio condotto da un team internazionale
When does product liability risk chill innovation? Evidence from medical implants
Alberto Galasso - Rotman School of Management
The Institute of Economics will hold a webinar meeting as part of its Seminar Series on Tuesday, January 26, 2020: Alberto Galasso from the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto will present the paper "When does product liability risk chill innovation?
Conferenza: Value creation and distribution in the digital era
da 27.01.2021 14:30 a 28.01.2021 18:30
The first GROWINPRO annual conference, jointly organised with the OECD, will be held online on January 27/28, 2021
Seminario: Quantum horse races and the Kelly rule
Salvatore Tirone - Scuola Superiore Normale