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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.

Presentations

Innovation in GVC

Innovation in GVC

Innovation in GVC

On the 6th of November 2020 I participated at an online conference organized by the Bank of Lithuania, talking about Innovation in Global Value Chains and I also was part of a panel discussing about The future of investments and innovation.

Here you can download the slides.  Here is the video of the conference.

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