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Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship: Regional Innovation Policy, Knowledge Spillovers, Productivity and Institutions (REGIOSPIN)

Researcher: Dr Andrea Filippetti

Supervisor: Professor Simona Iammarino

This project aims to develop and lead a coherent programme of research based on robust and systematic empirical evidence, which addresses key questions on: the determinants of university-industry linkages; the relationship between institutions and regional government; the functioning of regional labour markets and training systems.

Papers published include:

  • Technology or Investment? An enquiry into the Chinese model of growth. Innovation and Development.  5 (1), co-authored with Antonio Peyrache, Queensland University, 2015.
  • Skills and social insurance: evidence from innovation persistence during the financial crisis in Europe. Science and Public Policy (in press) co-authored with Frederick Guy, Birkbeck University of London, 2015.

Papers in progress include:

  • How social insurance produces technological innovation: Schooling, income insurance, and patents in OECD countries, co-authored with Frederick Guy, Birkbeck University of London.
  • Does training help in times of crisis, and where? Evidence from Italy, co-authored with Frederick Guy, Birkbeck University of London, and Simona Iammarino, LSE.
  • Academic Inventors in Italy: Patterns of Collaboration and Proximity with Industry, co-authored with Riccardo Crescenzi, LSE, and Simona Iammarino, LSE.
  • Are decentralized countries better ruled? Evidence across European regions with a dose-response approach”, co-authored with Giovanni Cerulli, National Research Council – CERIS.
  • The Impact of Structural Funds expenditure on economic growth in European regions: the role of decentralization, co-authored with Luigi Reggi , Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies

The following book will be published in September 2015:

  • 'The Handbook of Global Science, Technology, and Innovation’. The Handbooks of Global Policy series, Wiley-Blackwell, (edited with Daniele Archibugi)

Book chapters:

  • ‘Is knowledge a global public good?’ in ‘The Handbook of Global Science, Technology, and Innovation’. The Handbooks of Global Policy series, Wiley-Blackwell, (edited with Daniele Archibugi)
  • ‘Is a global intellectual property rights system possible?’ in ‘The Handbook of Global Science, Technology, and Innovation’. The Handbooks of Global Policy series, Wiley-Blackwell, (edited with Daniele Archibugi)
  • ‘Varieties of Decentralization, Institutional Complementarities, and Economic Growth: Evidence in OECD Countries’ co-authored with Agnese Sacchi has been published in the collected book F. Palermo and E. Alber (Editor) ‘Federalism as Decision Making: Changes in Structures, Procedures and Policies’, Koninklijke Brill, 2014.

Special issue on: ‘Academic engagement and university-industry linkages: a reappraisal Individual behaviours, firms’ barriers and local development policies’, accepted on the Journal of Technology Transfer (together with Maria Savona, SPRU Sussex University, and Richard Nelson, Columbia University), scheduled for April 2017.

Workshops, seminars and conferences include:

  • July 2015: invited speaker at the Risky Skills Workshop, paper to be presented Who gets trained, and who does it help? Training and employability between North and South in Italy. (with Frederick Guy and Simona Iammarino), Birkbeck University of London July 10, 2015
  • May 20 2015: presentation of the paper Who gets trained, and who does it help? Training and employability between North and South in Italy (with Frederick Guy and Simona Iammarino) at the PhD Works in Progress Seminars, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE
  • May 2015: invited seminar at University Politecnica of Marche. Paper presented: “Who gets training and who does it help across north and South of Italy”, May 7 2015
  • August 2014: 54th ERSA Congress European Regional Science Association Conference 2014. St. Petersburg 25-29 August.
  • July 2014: workshop on scientific labour markets and innovation systems at Birkbeck College University of London.
  • June 2014: EU-SPRI Conference, Manchester University.
  • May 2014: workshop on University-Industry linkages. University of Rome Tre.
  • March 2014: International Studies Association 55th Annual Convention 2014.Toronto, Canada.
  • February 2014: seminar at the University of Padova.
  • January 2014: Geography of Innovation Conference. 23-25 January 2014 Utrecht University.
  • December 2013: 6th Australasian Public Choice Conference - School of Economics, Singapore Management University. Singapore, December 6-7 2013.
  • November 2013: What can we learn from microdata? Czech Science Foundation grant agreement P402/10/2310, University of Prague.

Grant: 209,033.40 euros

Research period: 2013 - 2015

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