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Valentina Meliciani

Valentina Meliciani
Direttore della Luiss School of European Political Economy

Aree di ricerca: Industrial organization, International Trade, Technology


Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University LUISS Guido Carli of Rome. Director of the LUISS PhD in Management Academic coordinator of the International Programme QTEM.

Previous positions and visiting

  • 2007-2015: Full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Teramo
  • 2013-2015: President of the post-graduate degree in Corporate and Market Finance and member of the Observatory for Scientific Research of the University of Teramo.
  • 2011-2013: Director of the Department of Theories and Policies for Social Development, University of Teramo;
  • 2006-2012: Member of the Evaluation Committee (NUVA), University of Teramo
  • 2005-2007: Associate Professor of Economics, University of Teramo;
  • 1999-2005: Research Fellow in Economics, University of Teramo;
  • 2014 (July): Visiting Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2000 (September-December): Visiting scholar, University of Minnesota, USA;
  • 1999 (September-December); Visiting fellow, SPRU, University of Sussex, UK;
  • 1992 (January-September); Research contract at the National Research Council (CNR); Institute for Studies on Scientific Research and Documentation  (ISRDS)


  • 2001: doctoral degree, University Tor Vergata of Rome, thesis: “Convergence in per capita GDP in Europe: 1980-1996”, supervisor Prof. Franco Peracchi;
  • 1998: PhD, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, thesis “Technical Change, Patterns of Specialisation and Uneven Growth in OECD Countries”, supervisors Prof. Keith Pavitt and Prof. Nick von Tunzelmann;
  • 1993: master in International Economics, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, with distinction;
  • 1991: laurea in Economics, mark 110/110 cum laude, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) of Rome, thesis: “Industrial districts in Italy”, supervisor prof. F. Fuga.


Full Professor Industrial Economics and Industrial Dynamics at the University LUISS Guido Carli of Rome. She has teaching experience in International Economics, Economics, Economic Policy, Political Economy, Microeconomic, Macroeconomic, Economic Development, Monetary Economics, Industry and Trade, Public Finance and Public Economics. She has teaching experience in English at the John Cabot University and in Master, Doctoral Programmes and seminars at the S. Anna School for Advanced Studies, the University of Manchester, the University of Sussex, the LUMSA University. 

Pubblicazioni principali (ultimi 10 anni)

  • Jona-Lasinio, C.; Manzocchi, S.; Meliciani, V. (2019). Knowledge based capital and value creation in global supply chains. TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, p. 1-19. ISSN 0040-1625.
  • Fiorelli, Cristiana; Meliciani, Valentina (2019). Economic growth in the era of unconventional monetary instruments: A FAVAR approach. JOURNAL OF MACROECONOMICS, p. 1-20. ISSN 1873-152X.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; Cosci, Stefania; Palmerio, Giovanni (2019). Globalizzazione, innovazione e diseguaglianze: riflessioni sul ruolo della politica industriale. Cacucci Editore, p. 1-100. ISBN: 978-88-6611-787-2.
  • Lopez Gonzalez, J.; Meliciani, V.; Savona, M. (2019). When Linder meets Hirschman: inter-industry linkages and global value chains in business services. INDUSTRIAL AND CORPORATE CHANGE, p. 1555-1586. ISSN 0960-6491.
  • Chapman, Sheila; Meliciani, Valentina (2018). Explaining regional disparities in Central and Eastern Europe: The role of geography and of structural change. ECONOMICS OF TRANSITION, p. 469-494. ISSN 0967-0750.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; JONA-LASINIO, CECILIA SUSANNA (2018). Productivity growth and international competitiveness: does intangible capital matter. INTERECONOMICS, p. 58-62. ISSN 0020-5346.
  • Evangelista, Rinaldo; Meliciani, Valentina; Vezzani, Antonio (2018). Specialisation in key enabling technologies and regional growth in Europe. ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGY, p. 273-289. ISSN 1043-8599.
  • Guarini, Giulio; Fabrizi, Andrea; Meliciani, Valentina (2018). Green patents, regulatory policies and research network policies. RESEARCH POLICY, p. 1018-1031. ISSN 0048-7333.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; Chapman, S. (2017). Behind the Pan-European Converge Path: The role of Innovation, Specialization and Socio-economic factors. GROWTH AND CHANGE, p. 61-90. ISSN 1468-2257.
  • JONA-LASINIO, CECILIA SUSANNA; Manzocchi, Stefano; Meliciani, Valentina (2016). Intangible Assets and Participation in Global Value Chains: An Analysis on a Sample of European Countries. RIVISTA DI POLITICA ECONOMICA, p. 65-95. ISSN 0035-6468.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; Cosci, Stefania; Sabato, Valentina (2016). Relationship lending and innovation: empirical evidence on a sample of European firms. ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGY, p. 335-357. ISSN 1043-8599.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; Radicchia, Debora (2016). Informal networks, spatial mobility and overeducation in the Italian labour market. THE ANNALS OF REGIONAL SCIENCE, p. 513-535. ISSN 1432-0592.
  • Castellani, Davide; Meliciani, Valentina; Mirra, Loredana (2016). The Determinants of Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Business Services across European Regions. REGIONAL STUDIES, p. 671-691. ISSN 0034-3404.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; Andrea, Fabrizi; Giulio, Guarini (2016). Public knowledge partnerships in European research projects and knowledge creation across R&D institutional sectors. TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT, p. 1056-1072. ISSN 0953-7325.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; DI CAGNO, DANIELA TERESA; Fabrizi, Andrea; Wanzenböck, Iris (2016). The impact of relational spillovers from joint research projects on knowledge creation across European regions. TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE, p. 83-94. ISSN 0040-1625.
  • Meliciani, Valentina (2015). Regional Disparities in the Enlarged European Union. Routledge, p. 1-186. ISBN: 978-0-415-74171-2.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; Savona, Maria (2015). The determinants of regional specialisation in business services: agglomeration economies, vertical linkages and innovation. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY, p. 387-416. ISSN 1468-2702.
  • Evangelista, R.; Lucchese, M.; Meliciani, Valentina (2015). Business services and the export performances of manufacturing industries. JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS, p. 959-981. ISSN 0936-9937.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; Cosci, Stefania; Sabato, Valentina (2015). The role of banks as producers of information: can it survive competition and cross-selling incentives. REVIEW OF ECONOMICS & FINANCE, p. 60-77. ISSN 1923-7529.
  • Guerrieri, P.; Evangelista, R.; Meliciani, Valentina (2014). “The economic impact of digital technologies in Europe”.. ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGY, ISSN 1043-8599.
  • DI CAGNO, DANIELA TERESA; Andrea, Fabrizi; Meliciani, Valentina (2014). The impact of participation in European joint research projects on knowledge creation and economic growth. THE JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, p. 836-858. ISSN 0892-9912.
  • Cosci, Stefania; Sabato, Valentina; Meliciani, Valentina (2013). Leasing decisions and credit constraints: empirical analysis on a sample of Italian firms. EUROPEAN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, p. 1-22. ISSN 1354-7798.
  • R., Evangelista; P., Guerrieri; M., Lucchese; Meliciani, Valentina (2013). The use of business services and International competitiveness in Europe: a sectoral analysis. REVIEW OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN ITALY, p. 49-64. ISSN 0034-6799.
  • R., Evangelista; M., Lucchese; Meliciani, Valentina (2013). Business services, innovation and sectoral growth. STRUCTURAL CHANGE AND ECONOMIC DYNAMICS, ISSN 0954-349X.
  • Meliciani, Valentina (2012). The role of Business Services for Innovation, Internationalisation and Structural Change. STRUCTURAL CHANGE AND ECONOMIC DYNAMICS, p. 74-76. ISSN 0954-349X.
  • Meliciani, Valentina (2012). The transition to a market orientation in banking: cross-selling, screening incentives and information synergies. BANKS AND BANK SYSTEMS, ISSN 1816-7403.
  • Ciarli, Tommaso; Meliciani, Valentina; Savona, Maria (2012). Knowledge dynamics, structural change and the geography of business services. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC SURVEYS, p. 445-467. ISSN 0950-0804.
  • Meliciani, Valentina (2012). Economie di agglomerazione, legami a valle e specializzazione regionale nei servizi alle imprese nell’Unione Europea a 27. RIVISTA DI ECONOMIA E STATISTICA DEL TERRITORIO, p. 1-23. ISSN 1971-0380.
  • S., Chapman; Meliciani, Valentina (2012). Income disparties in the enlarged EU. Socio-economic, specialization and geographical clusters. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE, p. 293-311. ISSN 0040-747X.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; Luciani, M.; Guerrieri, P. (2011). The determinants of investment in Information and Communication Technologies. ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGY, p. 387-403. ISSN 1043-8599.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; Radicchia, Debora (2011). The informal recruitment channel and the quality of jo-worker matches. An analysis on Italian survey data. INDUSTRIAL AND CORPORATE CHANGE, p. 511-544. ISSN 0960-6491.
  • Meliciani, Valentina; K., Laursen (2010). The Role of ICT Knowledge Flows for International Market Share Dynamics. RESEARCH POLICY, p. 687-697. ISSN 0048-7333.