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Geography & Environment


Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE


Alessandra Scandura

Recently completed: PhD in Economic Geography


Alessandra holds an MSc and a BSc in Economics of International Markets and New Technologies, both from Bocconi University. Prior to PhD research, she was a research assistant in the Department of Economics at the University of Turin and a consultant at the OECD in the Public Governance and Territorial Development Division.

Research Interests

Alessandra’s PhD is on the determinants and impact of University-Industry knowledge linkages, with a focus on firms’ innovative activities (e.g. patents). Her research interests include:

  • Economics of innovation
  • Geography of innovation
  • Science and technology policy

Thesis title: Essays on University-Industry Knowledge Transfer

Academic supervisors


Alessandra Scandura