Dr. Tommaso Ciarli


Researcher

Research group(s):
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
3. Economic Complexity and Innovation
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

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


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Savona, Maria, Tommaso Ciarli, Ed Steinmueller & Simone Vannuccini, 2022, The Design of Digital Automation Technologies: Implications for the Future of Work, EconPol Forum, 23(5): 4-10, More information
Ciarli, Tommaso, Florencia Jaccoud & Fabien Petit, 2022, Heterogeneous Adjustments of Employment to Automation Technologies: Evidence from Manufacturing Industries in European Regions, EconPol Forum, 23(2): 24-28, More information
Ciarli, Tommaso, Martin Kenney, Silvia Massini & Lucia Piscitello, 2021, Digital technologies, innovation, and skills: Emerging trajectories and challenges, Research Policy, 50(7), DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2021.104289


Book chapters
Confraria, Hugo & Tommaso Ciarli, 2022, Mapping Research Systems in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda and their Relation with the Sustainable Development Goals, in: Vélez-Cuartas, Gabriel and Romero-Goyeneche, Oscar Yandy (eds), Transformative Metrics : Contributions to the Studies for Monitoring and Evaluating How Science, Technology, and Innovation Can Address Social and Environmental Challenges, Universidad de Antioquia, Fondo Editorial FCSH de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, Medellin, More information
Ciarli, Tommaso, Hugo Confraria, Ismael Rafols, Joanna Chataway & Andrew Stirling, 2021, Research Priorities May Not Align with the SDGs: Policy Suggestions to Steer Them, in: IATT, Emerging science, frontier technologies, and the SDGs - Perspectives from the UN system and science and technology communities, United Nations Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals, New York, More information
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
Confraria, Hugo, Tommaso Ciarli & Ed Noyons, 2022, Countries' research priorities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2022-030
Lorentz, André, Tommaso Ciarli, Maria Savona & Marco Valente, 2022, Structural transformations and cumulative causation towards an evolutionary micro-foundation of the Kaldorian growth model, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2022-001
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


External working papers
Campi, Mercedes, Marco Dueñas & Tommaso Ciarli, 2022, Do creative industries enhance employment growth? regional evidence from Colombia, IDB WORKING PAPER SERIES Nº IDB-WP-1279, More information


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


Research reports
Ciarli, Tommaso (ed.), 2022, Changing Directions: Steering science, technology and innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals, STRINGS, SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20919/FSOF1258, More information


Conference contributions
Confraria, Hugo, Ed Noyons & Tommaso Ciarli, 2021, Countries' research priorities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals, 18th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) - Online, Leuven, Belgium, 12-15 July 2021, More information


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