Professor Simona Iammarino

Visiting Professor

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, Local Economic Development

About me

Simona Iammarino is Professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Economics and Business of the University of Cagliari, Italy; Visiting Professor at the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics (LSE); member of the Board of the LSE-Cañada Blanch Centre; affiliate faculty member at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) L’Aquila, Italy. She was Professor of Economic Geography at LSE (2009-2022), where she acted as Head of Department (2014-2017) and academic member of the LSE Council (2016-2020).

Simona’s main research interests lie in the following areas: Multinational corporations, globalisation and local economic development; Economic geography of innovation and technological change; Regional systems of innovation; Regional and local economic development and policy. She has published more than 70 articles in major peer-reviewed journals, two co-authored books, around 30 book chapters, and numerous working papers, policy reports and other publications.

She is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, and a member of the RSA Board and Chair of the RSA Journal Committee. Simona has a 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 numerous government agencies.

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Expertise Details

Geography of Innovation and Technological Change; Multinational Corporations; Location and Innovation Strategies; Local Economic Development; Regional Development Policy; Regional Systems of Innovation

Countries and regions

EU and European countries and regions; EU neighbouring countries; different emerging economies, both national and regional levels

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