Dr. Tommaso Ciarli


Researcher

Tommaso Ciarli main research interests are in the area of technological change, institutional change, and economic development. He has lead and co-lead several funded projects on: modelling economic growth and structural change (EC, British Academy, ESRC); modelling sustainable transitions (Rebuilding Macroeconomics); mapping the relation between science, technology and innovation trajectories, sustainable development and societal challenges (UKRI/GCRF, DFID, ESRC and NSF); estimating the impact of innovation on employment and inequality (ESRC, JRF, GLA, EC); studying the relation between inclusive innovation and structural change (IDRC); estimating the impact of violent conflict on economic activity (ESRC, CEPR and DFID). 

Beyond revising papers on the above proejcts, Tommaso is currently working on several funded projects on: Steering Research and Innovation for the Global Goals, STRINGS (GCRF/ESRC); Assessment of Science, Technology and Innovation Metrics in Africa (FCDO); Pathways to Inclusive Labour Markets, PILLARS (EC); Study on factors impeding the productivity of research and the prospects for open science (EC); Strengthening the Capacity of Africa’s Science Granting Councils in the Use of Evidence in Policy and Decision Making (IDRC).

He has served as advisor for governments (e.g. BEIS) and international organisations (e.g. ECLAC, UNIDO, UNDP, IDB). 

He holds a PhD in Economics and Industrial Development from the University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of Ferrara (Italy), a Master in Development Economics (Sussex) and a degree in Quantitative Economics and Social Sciences (Bocconi). Before his PhD, Tommaso has worked for UNIDO and ECLAC. 

 




Selected publications by Tommaso Ciarli


Book chapters
Ciarli, Tommaso, Maria Savona & Jodie Thorpe, 2021, Innovation for Inclusive Structural Change, in: Jeong-Dong Lee, Keun Lee, Dirk Meissner, Slavo Radosevic, and Nicholas S. Vonortas (eds), Challenges of Technology and Economic Catch-Up in Emerging Economies, Oxford University Press, Oxford, DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780192896049.003.0012, More information
Lorentz, André, Tommaso Ciarli, Maria Savona & Marco Valente, 2021, Structural Transformations and Cumulative Causation Towards an Evolutionary Micro-foundation of the Kaldorian Growth Model, in: Uwe Cantner, Marco Guerzoni, Simone Vannuccini (eds), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Industrial Dynamics and Evolutionary Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, More information
Ciarli, Tommaso & Karolina Safarzynska, 2021, Sustainability and Industrial Change: The Hindering Role of Complexity, in: Uwe Cantner, Marco Guerzoni, Simone Vannuccini (eds), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Industrial Dynamics and Evolutionary Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, More information
Ciarli, Tommaso, Mattia Di Ubaldo & Maria Savona, 2020, Innovation and Self-Employment, in: Zimmermann, Klaus (ed), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, Springer, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_17-1, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Wirkierman, Ariel L., Tommaso Ciarli & Maria Savona, 2021, A map of the fractal structure of high-tech dynamics across EU regions, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-023
Wirkierman, Ariel L., Tommaso Ciarli & Maria Savona, 2021, A taxonomy of European innovation clubs, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-020


Research memoranda
Parto, Saeed, Tommaso Ciarli & S. Arora, 2005, Economic growth, innovation systems, and institutional change: A Trilogy in Five Parts, MERIT Research Memoranda 2005-021


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