Since 1986, the GRIF center has carried out both academic and applied research in collaboration with businesses and institutions in the areas of Industrial Economics, Competition, Regulation, Economics and Corporate Finance in order to contribute to the public debate and develop advanced conceptual instruments to understand the real economy.
The primary research areas of the GRIF are:
- industrial economics and politics
- market regulations and infrastructural policies in the transport, energy, telecommunications and local public services sector
- competition, antitrust policies, privatization and liberalization
- energy and environmental policies, green technology and renewable resources
- innovation economics and technology transfer
- local development, economic planning, industrial districts and regional economics
- sector analyses
- feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis
The GRIF uses and reinforces all the possible synergies between academic research, teaching activity, professional training and consulting, developing dynamic long-term relationships with businesses and institutions. The group furthermore promotes seminars, workshops and conferences, involving researchers, managers and institutional figures on relevant economic themes for both the public and private sectors.