Professor Riccardo Crescenzi


Professor of Economic Geography

Riccardo Crescenzi

Riccardo Crescenzi is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and also the current holder of a European Research Council (ERC) Grant and Research Staff at the Spatial Economics Research Centre at the LSE.

He has been a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) and a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Taubman Centre, Harvard University and at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

He has provided academic advice to, amongst others, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Parliament, the European Commission (DG Regional Policy), the Inter-American Investment Bank (IADB) and various national and regional governments.

Professor Crescenzi’s research is focused on regional economic development, innovation, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and multinationals and the analysis and evaluation of European Union policies. His 5-year ERC research project looks at the location strategies of FDI around the world, at their impacts on the host economies and at the evaluation of policies for the attraction of FDI.

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Expertise: brexit; economic geography; EU economic growth; EU policies; local economic development; global restructuring; innovation; knowledge economy; regional disparities; regional economic development


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