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Dr Antonio Andreoni

Associate Professor of Industrial Economics at University College London (UCL), and Head of Research at the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP)

Antonio Andreoni is Associate Professor of Industrial Economics at University College London (UCL), and Head of Research at the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP).

Dr Andreoni is also Visiting Associate Professor in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg; Research Associate of the Department of Economics, SOAS University of London; Member of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) led by Joseph Stiglitz at Columbia University; Member of the Babbage Forum at Cambridge University; Member of Reteaching Economics UK; and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Dr Andreoni is Associate Editor of L’Industria – Review of Industrial Economics and Policy.

Dr Antonio Andreoni is an industrial economist working on productive organisations and industrial ecosystem; technological change and innovation dynamics; structural change and diversification; financialisation and corporate governance; role of the state and industrial policy.

Dr Andreoni has led several research programmes. He was Research Director of the £6 million multi-countries Research Partnership Consortium on Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) led by SOAS University of London and funded by DFID. He was co-PI for the two-year programme on Governing Financialisation, Innovation and Productivity in UK Manufacturing (GoFinPro) funded by the Gatsby Foundation. He also led two streams of research funded by UNU-WIDER in South Africa and Tanzania.

Dr Andreoni has worked as an expert for several international organisations including the World Bank, OECD, DFID, GIZ, UNIDO, UNCTAD, ILO, UNDP, UN DESA and UN ECA. He also advised governments in industrial policymaking in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Finland and the UK. He served in several advisory boards including the OECD Expert Group on the Evaluation of Industrial Policy; the World Bank Mobilizing Local Knowledge to Improve Competitiveness Strategies Programme; the EU Advisory Board for RIS3 Support to Lagging Regions Working Group; and the UK Business Integrity Initiative.

Before joining UCL, Dr Andreoni was Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London. Dr Andreoni holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge (2013) where he was also a Post-doctoral Research Associate in University-Industry Strategic Partnerships, Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering. Before moving to the UK, Antonio was trained in economics at the University of Bologna and was awarded the XIX Fausto Vicarelli National Award and the XIV Guido Carli National Award.

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