Antonio Andreoni

Antonio Andreoni is Associate Professor of Industrial Economics at University College London (UCL), and Head of Research of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. His research focuses on production and business enterprises; technological change and innovation dynamics; corporate governance and financialisation; corruption and policy enforceability; structural change and premature deindustrialisation; governance and industrial policy. Antonio is also Visiting Associate Professor Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg; Member of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) led by Joseph Stiglitz at Columbia University; Founding Member of the Babbage Forum at Cambridge University; Research Associate of the Department of Economics, SOAS University of London; Research Associate of AIRnet; Founding Member of Reteaching Economics UK; Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Antonio is Associate Editor of  L’Industria – Review of Industrial Economics and Policy. Antonio 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 years 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. Antonio’s research appeared in international peer-reviewed journal such as Cambridge Journal of Economics, Development and Change, Cambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, European Journal of Development Research and Energy Policy. Antonio has worked as an expert for several international organisations including the World Bank, OECD, DFID, GIZ, UNIDO, UNCTAD, ILO, UNDP, and UNECA. 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; the UK Business Integrity Initiative. Before joining UCL, Antonio was Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London. Antonio holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge (2013) where he was also 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.

E-mail: a.andreoni@ucl.ac.uk