Professor Simona Iammarino


Professor of Economic Geography
Head of Department of Geography and Environment

Simona Iammarino

Simona Iammarino is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography & Environment at The London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently Head of Department (01/01/2014 – 31/08/2017), and academic member of the LSE Council and Court of Governors (2016-2019). She is also an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) – Social Science, L’Aquila, Italy.

Professor Iammarino’s main research interests lie in the following areas: multinational corporations, location and innovation strategies, and local impacts; geography of innovation and technological change; and regional and local economic development and policy.

She was co-editor of Regional Studies (2008-2013). She has published extensively in major refereed journals, and co-authored two books widely cited in the literature: Multinational Corporations and European Regional Systems of Innovation (with J.A. Cantwell, 2003), and Multinationals and Economic Geography. Location, Technology, and Innovation (with P. McCann, 2013).

Simona has long-term experience in externally funded international research projects, and in consultancy projects for various international organisations (e.g. EU Commission, OECD, United Nations) and government agencies.


Expertise: economic geography; environment; geography of innovation and technological change; local impacts; location and innovation strategies; multinational corporations; regional and local economic development; regional policy


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