Marco Vivarelli

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore—Milano, Italy, and IZA, Germany

I am very happy to contribute to the general debate about the possible labor consequences of innovation, hoping to provide useful material in terms of policy implications

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Current position

Full Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Economic Policy at the Catholic University (UCSC, Milano), Italy

Research interest

Economics of innovation, entrepreneurship, applied microeconometrics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

He has been scientific consultant for the International Labour Office (ILO), World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the European Commission (EC)


PhD Economics, Pavia University, 1992; PhD Science and Technology Policy, SPRU—Sussex University, 1992

Selected publications

  • “R&D drivers and age: Are young firms different?” Research Policy 43 (2014): 1544–1556 (with J. García-Quevedo and G. Pellegrino).

  • “Trade, technology and skills: Evidence from Turkish microdata.” Labour Economics 18 (2011): S60–S70 (with E. Meschi and E. Taymaz).

  • “Trade and income inequality in developing countries.” World Development 37 (2009): 287–302 (with E. Meschi).

  • “Internal and external R&D: A sample selection approach.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 66 (2004): 457–482 (with C. Piga).

  • “Start-up size and industrial dynamics: Some evidence from Italian manufacturing.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 17 (1999): 965–983 (D. Audretsch and E. Santarelli).