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I’m an economist. My areas of expertise are the economics of innovation; economic development and regional economics.

I am Professor of Economics in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Università di Pavia in Italy. I also hold a position as Assigned Professor at the University of Aalborg, Denmark, where I am associated with the IKE (Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics) Research Group (Department of Business and Management) in Copenhagen.

I regularly advise international organizations such as UNIDO,UNCTAD, IADB, OECD and the European Commission on questions related to economic development.

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Green Windows of Opportunity

Green Windows of Opportunity

A new Special Section of Industrial and Corporate Change edited by Rasmus Lema, Xiaolan Fu & Roberta Rabellotti.

Green Windows of Opportunity: Latecomer Development in the Age of Transformation towards Sustainability provides new empirical evidence on different renewable energy sectors in China, a country which is moving rapidly towards leadership in several of green technologies.

The introductory article is available here for free download.

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Deepening or delinking? Innovative capacity and global value chain participation in the ICT sectors

Deepening or delinking? Innovative capacity and global value chain participation  in the ICT sectors

Deepening or delinking? Innovative capacity and global value chain participation in the ICT sectors

A new UNUMerit WP on Global Value Chains (GVC) and innovation in the ICTs industry with Rasmus Lema, Carlo Pietrobelli and Antonio Vezzani. A summary of the article is available in the LSE Blog on Global Investments and Local Development.

Here you can download the WP and here you can read the post

Green windows of opportunity: latecomer development in the age of transformation toward sustainability

Green windows of opportunity: latecomer development in the age of transformation toward sustainability

Green windows of opportunity: latecomer development in the age of transformation toward sustainability

A new article with Rasmus Lema and Xiaolan Fu introducing a Special Section on green windows of opportunity for latecomer development in renewable energies. A short article is available in the UN IATT Report for the STI Forum 2021 and a box is included in the UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2021.

Here you can download the open access article