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Professor Marco Di Tomasso

Applied Economic Studies at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna

Marco R. Di Tommaso is Full Professor of Applied Economic Studies at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy ( He is Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK. In China he is Guest Honorary Professor both at South China University of Technology and South China Normal University. He is Director of Italy’s National University Centre for Applied Economic Studies ( and Editorial Director of l’industria - Review of Industrial Economics and Policy, journal funded in Milan 1886, il Mulino. He is Member of the Scientific Board of SIEPI - The Italian Society of Industrial Economics and Policy and of EmiliaLab - The universities of EmiliaRomagna Network for Economic Studies (university of Bologna, Ferrara, Modena e Reggio Emilia, Parma, Piacenza). President of the Technical and Scientific Board of ART-ER, The Emilia Romagna Region Innovation Agency. He has studied in Italy (Bologna and Naples) and the UK (Manchester). He has been visiting professor in China (SCUT - South China University of Technology), in the US (UCLA - University of California Los Angeles), in UK (Cambridge). He has focussed his research activity on: International Industry; Industrial Policy; Development and Structural Change, Political economy. A special attention has been addressed to Chinese Economy and Industry; Health Industry; SMEs, Clusters and local development. He has collaborated with Italian and foreign universities, specialized research centres, international institutions (UNIDO, CEPAL, UNDP, UNITED NATIONS, OECD) and national and local governments. He has promoted research fieldworks in many countries including China, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Mena countries, Italy, the US. He has promoted and coordinated research projects in partnership with international networks of academics, universities and institutions. He has actively participated in the debate within the scientific community by presenting his works at seminars, workshops and conferences both in Italy and abroad. His writings have been diffused and presented at international level: he has authored and co-authored about 150 scientific papers and 13 books

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