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Dr Antonio Andreoni

Senior Lecturer in Economics, SOAS University of London

Antonio Andreoni is Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London, Research Director of the Anti-Corruption Evidence (SOAS ACE) Research Consortium funded by DFID and Co-lead of the Governing Financialisation, Innovation and Productivity in UK Manufacturing (GoFinPro) Research Programme funded by Gatsby Foundation. He is also Member of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), Columbia University and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg.

Before joining SOAS, Antonio was postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University where he co-founded the Babbage Industrial Policy Research Group. His research focuses on different dynamics of value creation (with a focus on productive organisations, industrial ecosystems, digitalisation and institutional change) and value capture (with a focus on corruption in developing countries and financialisation of modern corporations).

Antonio has conducted extensive research in Italy, UK, South Africa, Brazil, Tanzania and Ethiopia and focused on sectors like medical device, automation and machine tools, mining equipment, automotive, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and garments. He is the lead-editor (with Ha-Joon Chang) of the Special Issues “The Dynamics of Industrial and Economic Renewal in Mature Economies”, for the Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2018 and “Frontiers of Industrial Policy”, for Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2019 and the forthcoming “Bringing Production Back into Development”, for European Journal of Development Research, 2020.

For over a decade Antonio advised international organisations including UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNDP, ILO, UNU-WIDER, World Bank, OECD and DFID as well as government agencies such as the UK Government Office for Science and the Department for Industry and Trade, South Africa. He is Member of Expert Panel of the UK Government Business Integrity Initiative. Antonio holds a PhD from Cambridge University and is Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

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