Degree in Economics from Università Bocconi. PhD in Economics from Yale University.
Full Professor of Industrial Economics. Director of CESPRI (Center for Research on Innovation and Internationalization), Bocconi University. Editor of the Journal Industrial and Corporate Change. Advisory editor of Research Policy. Associate editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics and the Center of Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Stanford University, and at Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg. He has been President of EARIE (European Association of Research in Industrial Economics) and of the International Schumpeter Society. He is on the Managing Board of ESSID (the European Summer School on Industrial Dynamics).
Economics and industrial organization. Firms. Technical progress. Innovation. Industrial dynamics.
"Technological Regimes and Sectoral Patterns of Innovative Activities" (with L. Orsenigo), in Industrial and Corporate Change, n.1, 1997; "Industrial Dynamics: Puzzles, Interpretations and Models" (with G. Dosi et al.), in Industrial and Corporate Change, n.1, 1997; "Persistence of Innovative Activities, Sectoral Patterns of Innovation and International Technological Specialization" (with L. Orsenigo and P. Peretto), in International Journal of Industrial Organization, n. 2, 1997; "History-friendly Models of Industry Evolution: the Computer Industry (with R. Nelson et al.), in Industrial and Corporate Change, 1999; The Organization of Innovative Activity in Europe (with A. Gambardella), Cambridge University Press, 1999; Economia dell'Innovazione, Carocci, 2000; "Technological Regimes and Schumpeterian Patterns of Innovation" (with S. Breschi and L. Orsenigo), in Economic Journal, n. 463, 2000; "Knowledge, Innovative Activities and Industrial Evolution" (with L. Orsenigo), in Industrial and Corporate Change, n. 2, 2000; "Is the Tendency to Variation a Chief Source of Progress?" (with W. Cohen), in Industrial and Corporate Change, n. 3, 2001; "Competition and Industrial Policies in a History Friendly Model of the Evolution of the Computer Industry" (with R. Nelson et al.), in International of Industrial Organization, 2001; "The Geography of Innovations and Economic Clustering: Some Introductory Notes" (with S. Breschi), in Industrial and Corporate Change, n. 4, 2001; "Sectoral System of Innovation and Production", in Research Policy, 2002; "The Value of Competitive Innovation" (with T. Bresnahan), in Chi-Wa Yuen and Chong-En Bai (eds.), Technology and the New Economy, Boston, MIT, 2002; "Technological Regimes and Sectoral Systems in Innovation", in R. Gordon and R. Solow (eds.), The Source of Technological Change, MIT Press, 2002; "Knowledge Relatedness in Firms' Technological Diversification" (with S. Breschi and F. Lissoni), in Research Policy, 2002, Exploring the factors affecting international technological specialization: the role of knowledge flows and the structure of innovative activity (with F. Montobbio) Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2003 n. 13, Sectoral systems of innovation (ed) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2004, Sectoral systems of innovation: how and why innovation differs across sectors in Handbook of Innovation J. Fagerber, D. Mowery and R. Nelson (ed). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2004, Sectoral systems of innovation: a framework for linking innovation to the knowledge base, structure and dynamics of sectors Economics of Innovation and New Technologies January-March vol.14, n.1-2 p.63-83 2005, Clusters, networks and innovation (with S. Breschi) Oxford University Press 2005, Entry, Market Structure and Innovation in a History-Friendly Model of the Evolution of the Pharmaceutical Industry, (with C. Garavaglia and L. Orsenigo), in G. Dosi and M. Mazzuccato (eds.), Knowledge accumulation and industry evolution, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006, Innovation and the evolution of industries Journal of Evolutionary Economics, v.16, n.1-2 2006, Innovation and the dynamics and evolution of industries: progress and challenges International Journal of Industrial Organization 2007, Schumpeterian Patterns of Innovative Activity in the ICT Field" (with N. Corrocher and F. Montobbio) Research Policy 2006, Public policy and changing boundaries of firms in a history-friendly model of the coevolution of the computer and semiconductor industries (with L.Orsenigo, R.Nelson and S.Winter) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2007, Perspectives on innovation (editor with S.Brusoni) Cambridge University Press 2007.