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Brief résumé



Born in Rome, Italy; 22.05.1978.

Associate Professor of Regional and Urban Economics, Politecnico di Milano.

Executive Director, Regional Science Association International (Jan. 1, 2019-).

Guest researcher in Regional and Urban Economics at VU University Amsterdam.

PhD in Spatial Economics, VU University Amsterdam, 2015.

PhD in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2010. The dissertation has been awarded the Merit Prize of the EU Committee of the Regions Prize for the Best Doctoral Dissertation and Diploma d’Onore AISRe for the best doctoral dissertation in Regional Science “Giorgio Leonardi” 2010.

Master’s degree and Bachelor’s Degree both in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan (2005 and 2003, respectively).


Member and Auditor (2013-2016) of the Italian Regional Science Association (AISRe), member of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA) and American Economic Association (AEA).

Book Review Editor, Papers in Regional Science.

He has published on various international refereed Journals.

Education

January 2010-8 October 2015:  VU University Amsterdam (NL). Ph.D. in Spatial Economics.

January 2007-25 February 2010: Politecnico di Milano (IT). Ph.D. in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering.

January-July 2008; September-November 2009; February 2011-February 2012: Visiting researcher at the Spatial Economics Department, VU University Amsterdam (NL).


June 2005: Master in Economics, Università Bocconi, Milan (IT). Dissertation: "Returns to education: endogeneity in the regressors, identification, instrumental variables".


March 2003: BA in Economics, Università Bocconi, Milan (IT). Dissertation in econometric history.

Publications

Special issues edited

1.                   Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C. “Smart Cities: past achievements and future challenges”, Scienze regionali –Italian Journal of Regional Science, 17 (1): February 2018.

2.                   Capello R., Caragliu A., and Fratesi, U. Special Issue “Advances in regional growth forecasting models”, International Regional Science Review. 40 (1): January 2017. 2013 ISI Impact Factor: 1.000.

3.                   Caragliu A., and Lenzi C. Special Issue “Territorial patterns of innovation: evidence from successful European case studies”, Regional Science Policy and Practice, 5 (4): November 2013.

Articles on refereed journals

 

2019

  1. Camagni, R., Capello R, and Caragliu, A. (2019). “Measuring the impact of legal and administrative international barriers on regional growth”, Regional Science Policy and Practice, 11 (2): 345–366.
  2.  Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C. (2018). “Smart innovative cities: The impact of Smart City policies on urban innovation”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 142: 373383. 2017 Impact Factor: 3.129
  3. Caragliu, A., Landoni, P., and Sala, A. (2019). “Network contracts and firm performance: Evidence from matching estimates of a regional program impact”, Scienze Regionali –Italian Journal of Regional Science, 18 (2): June 2019.

 

2018

 

  1.  Capello, R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. (2018). “Breaking down the border: Physical, institutional and cultural obstacles”, Economic Geography, 94 (5): 485í513. 2017 Impact Factor: 2.735
  2. Capello, R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. “Compensation modes of border effects in crossborder regions”, Journal of Regional Science, 58 (4): 759–785. 2017 Impact Factor: 1.743.
  3. Capello, R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. “Measuring border effects in European cross-border regions”, Regional Studies, 52 (7): 986–996. 2016 Impact Factor: 2.780.
  4. Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C. “Much ado about something? An appraisal of European Smart policies”, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 109 (1): 129–143. 2015 ISI Impact Factor: 0.642.
  5. Capello R., and Caragliu, A. “Proximities and the intensity of scientific relations: synergies and non-linearities”, International Regional Science Review, 41 (1): 7–44. 2014 ISI Impact Factor: 1.182.
  6. Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C. “Smart Cities: is it just a fad?”, Scienze regionali –Italian Journal of Regional Science, 17 (1): 7–14.
  7. Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C. “The economics of Smart City policies”, Scienze regionali –Italian Journal of Regional Science, 17 (1): .81–104.
  8. Capello, R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. (2018). “The regional costs of market size losses in a EU dismembering process”, Papers in Regional Science, 97 (1): 73–90. 2016 Impact Factor: 1.272.

 

2017

 

  1. Boscacci, F., Camagni, R., Caragliu, A., Maltese, I., and Mariotti, I. “Collective benefits of an urban transformation: Restoring the Navigli in Milan”, Cities, 71: 11–18. 2016 ISI Impact Factor: 2.449.
  2. Capello R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. “Advances in regional growth forecasting models: Conceptual challenges and methodological responses”, International Regional Science Review, 40 (1): 3–11. 2013 ISI Impact Factor: 1.000.
  3. Capello R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. Modeling regional growth between competitiveness and austerity measures: the MASST3 model”, International Regional Science Review, 40 (1): 38–74. 2013 ISI Impact Factor: 1.000.

2016

 

  1. Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C. “Do smart cities invest in smarter policies? Learning from the past, planning for the future”, Social Science Computer Review, 34 (6): 657–672. 2014 ISI impact factor: 1.364.
  2. Caragliu, A., and Nijkamp, P. “Space and knowledge spillovers in European regions: the impact of different forms of proximity on spatial knowledge diffusion”, Journal of Economic Geography, 16 (3): 749–774. 5-Year ISI Impact Factor: 3.814.
  3. Mirpourian, S., Caragliu, A., Di Maio, G., Landoni, P., and Rusinà, E. (2016). “Determinants of loan repayment performance among borrowers of microfinance institutions: Evidence from India”, World Development Perspectives, 1: 49–52.
  4. Caragliu, A., Del Bo, C., Kourtit, K., and Nijkamp, P. “The winner takes it all: Forward-looking cities and urban innovation”, The Annals of Regional Science, 56 (3): 617–645. 2014 ISI Impact Factor: 0.651.
  5. Capello R., and Caragliu, A. “After crisis scenarios for Europe: alternative evolutions of structural adjustments”, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 9 (1): 81–101. 2014 ISI impact factor: 1.148.
  6. Camagni, R., Capello R, and Caragliu, A. “Static vs. dynamic agglomeration economies: Spatial context and structural evolution behind urban growth”, Papers in Regional Science, 95(1): 133–158. 2014 ISI Impact Factor: 1.012. (Translated in Italian as Camagni, R., Capello R, and Caragliu, A. “Crescita urbana e cambiamento strutturale: il ruolo delle economie di agglomerazione dinamiche”, Scienze Regionali - Italian Journal of Regional Science, 15 (2): 15-35.)
  7. Capello R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. “The costs of the economic crisis: which scenario for the European regions?”, Environment and Planning, C, 34 (1): 113–130. 5-Year ISI Impact Factor: 1.463.
  8. Caragliu A., De Dominicis, L., and de Groot, H. “Both Marshall and Jacobs were right!”, Economic Geography, 92 (1): 87111. 5-Year ISI Impact Factor: 3.281.

 

2015

 

  1. Camagni, R., Capello R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. “Territorial scenarios in Europe: Growth and disparities beyond the economic crisis”, Europa Regional, 21 (4): 190–208.
  2. Capello R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. “Spatial heterogeneity in the costs of the economic crisis in Europe: Are cities sources of regional resilience?”, Journal of Economic Geography, 15 (5): 951–972. 5-Year ISI Impact Factor: 4.396.
  3. Capello R., Caragliu, A., and Fratesi, U. “Global trends and the economic crisis: future alternative European growth strategies”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 98: 120-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2015.06.005. 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.405.
  4. Camagni, R., Capello R, and Caragliu, A. “The rise of second rank cities: what role for agglomeration economies?”, European Planning Studies, 23 (6): 1069-1089. 5-Year ISI Impact Factor: 0.952. (Translated in Italian as “Dinamiche strutturali delle città di primo e secondo rango in Europa: analoghe leggi, elevate specificità”, in C. Agnoletti, R. Camagni, S. Iommi, and P. Lattarulo (eds), “Competitività urbana e policentrismo in Europa”, Bologna (IT): Il Mulino.)

 

2014

  1. Camagni, R., Capello R, and Caragliu, A. “Equilibrium vs. optimal city size: evidence from Italian cities”, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, 13 (2/3/4): 170-188.
  2. Caragliu, A., and Nijkamp, P. “Cognitive capital and islands of innovation: the Lucas growth model from a regional perspective”, Regional Studies, 48 (4): 624-645. 5-Year ISI Impact Factor: 2.212.

 

2013

  1. Caragliu, A., and Lenzi, C. “Territorial patterns of innovation: A structural and a dynamic perspective through European case studies”, Regional Science Policy and Practice, 5 (4): 369-383.
  2. Caragliu, A. “Dynamics of knowledge diffusion: the ICT sector in Lombardy”, Regional Science Policy and Practice, 5 (4): 453-473.
  3. Camagni, R., Capello R, and Caragliu, A. “One or infinite optimal city sizes? In search of an equilibrium size for cities”, The Annals of Regional Science, 51 (2): 309-341. 2011 ISI Impact Factor: 1.026 (Translated in Italian as: Camagni, R., Capello R, and Caragliu, A. “Una o infinite dimensioni urbane ottime? Alla ricerca di una dimensione di equilibrio”, Scienze Regionali  - Italian Journal of Regional Science, 12 (3): 53-88.)
  4. Caragliu, A., Del Bo, C., Kourtit, K., Nijkamp, P., e Suzuki, S. “In search of incredible cities by means of super-efficiency data envelopment analysis”, Studies in Regional Science, 42 (1): 129-144.
  5. Caragliu, A., Del Bo, C., de Groot, H., e Linders, G.-J. “Cultural determinants of migrations”, The Annals of Regional Science, 51 (1): 7-32. 2011 ISI Impact Factor: 1.026.

2012

  1. Basile, R., Capello, R., and Caragliu, A. “Technological interdependence and regional growth in Europe”, Papers in Regional Science, 91 (4): 697-722. 5-Year ISI Impact Factor: 1.638.
  2. Kourtit, K., Nijkamp, P., Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C., “Spatial contextual impacts on business performance of Dutch firms”, Regional Statistics - Journal of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 52 (2): 13-26.
  3. Caragliu, A., and Nijkamp, P. “The impact of regional absorptive capacity on spatial knowledge spillovers”, Applied Economics, 44 (11): 1363-1374. 5-Year ISI Impact Factor: 0.739.
  4. Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C. “Smartness and European urban performance: assessing the local impacts of smart urban attributes”, Innovation - The European Journal for Social Science Research, 25 (2): 97-113. 2010 ISI Impact Factor: 0.326.
  5. Capello, R., Caragliu, A., and Lenzi, C. “Is innovation in cities a matter of knowledge intensive services? An empirical investigation”, Innovation - The European Journal for Social Science Research, 25 (2): 147-170. 2010 ISI Impact Factor: 0.326.

 

2011

  1. Caragliu, A., Del Bo, C., Kourtit, K., and Nijkamp, P. “Comparative performance assessment of Smart Cities around the North Sea basin”, Network Industries Quarterly, 13 (3): 15-17.
  2. Caragliu, A., Del Bo, C., and Nijkamp, P. “Smart cities in Europe”, Journal of Urban Technology, 18 (2): 65-82 (2011). 2010 ISI Impact Factor: 0.586. (Translated in Chinese as “欧洲智慧城市 (Smart cities in Europe)”, 城市观察 (Urban Insight), 20 (4): 26-44 (trad. S. Chan) (2012). (Reprinted in M. Deakin (ed), “Smart cities: governing, modelling and analysing the transition”, Londra (UK): Routledge.)
  3. Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C. “Determinants of spatial knowledge spillovers in Italian provinces”, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 45 (1): 28-37.
  4. Capello, R., Caragliu, A., and Nijkamp, P. “Knowledge and social capital: increasing returns in regional growth”, Studies in Regional Science, 41 (1): 95-116.
  5. Capello, R., Caragliu, A., and Nijkamp, P. “Territorial capital and regional growth: increasing returns in knowledge use”, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 102 (4): 385-405. 2010 ISI Impact Factor: 0.802.

 

2009

  1. Caragliu, A., and Nijkamp, P. “Endogenous regional growth: the role of human and cognitive capital", Studia Regionalia, 23 (2): 9-23.

Chapters on refereed books

 

2015

·         Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C., “Smart Specialization Strategies and Smart Cities: an evidence-based assessment of European Union policies”, in K. Kourtit, P. Nijkamp, and R. Stough (eds), The rise of the city: spatial dynamics in the urban century”, pp. 5584.

·         Camagni, R., Capello R, and Caragliu, A. “Agglomeration economies in large versus small cities: similar laws, high specifities”, in K. Kourtit, P. Nijkamp, and R. Stough (eds), The rise of the city: spatial dynamics in the urban century”, pp.85113.

·         Caragliu, A., Del Bo, C., Kourtit, K., and Nijkamp, P. “Smart Cities”, in J. Wright (ed), Encyclopedia of Behavioural and Human Sciences, Amsterdam (NL): Elsevier.

2014

·         Kourtit, K., Nijkamp, P., Caragliu, A., and Del Bo, C., “Impacts of multi-level spatial capital resources on business performance”, in K. Kourtit, P. Nijkamp, and R. Stimson (eds), Applied regional growth and innovation models, Berlin (DE): Springer Verlag.

2013

·         Capello, R., and Caragliu, A. “Technologically advanced regions", in Capello, R., and Lenzi, C. (eds), Territorial patterns of innovation: an inquiry on the knowledge economy in European regions, London (UK): Routledge, pp. 19-42.

2012

·         Caragliu, A., and Nijkamp, P. “From islands to hubs of innovation: connecting innovative regions”, in Hilpert, U., and Lawton Smith, H. (eds), Networking regionalised innovative labour markets, London (UK): Routledge.

·         Caragliu, A., Del Bo, C., and Nijkamp, P. “A map of human capital in European cities”, in Van Geenhuizen, M. and Nijkamp, P. (eds). “Creative knowledge cities. Myths, visions and realities”, Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar.

2011

·         Basile, R., Capello, R., and Caragliu, A. “Interregional knowledge spillovers and economic growth: the role of relational proximity”, in K. Kourtit et al. (ed), Drivers of innovation, entrepreneurship and regional dynamics, (pp. 21-43) Berlino (DE): Springer Verlag, pp. 21-43.

·         Caragliu, A., Del Bo, C., Giordano, S., Deakin, M., Kourtit, K., Lombardi, P., and Nijkamp, P. “An advanced Triple-Helix network model for smart cities performance”, in O. Yalciner Ercoskun (ed), “Green and ecological technologies for urban planning: creating smart cities”, Hershey (PA): IGI Global.

Reprinted in M. Deakin (ed), “Smart cities: governing, modelling and analysing the transition”, London (UK): Routledge.

 

2009

·         Caragliu, A., and Nijkamp, P. “L’impatto della capacità di assorbimento delle regioni sugli spillover spaziali di conoscenza: una rivisitazione del modello di Cohen e Levinthal”, in A. Bramanti and C. Salone (eds), “ Lo sviluppo territoriale nell'economia della conoscenza: teorie, attori, strategie”, Milan (IT): Franco Angeli.

 

Book reviews

 

2017

·         Caragliu, A. “Philip McCann. The regional and urban policies of the European Union", Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 44 (6): 1168–1173.

·         Caragliu, A. “Gilles Duranton, J. Vernon Henderson & William C. Strange (eds). Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, vol. 5”, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 108 (1): 137–140.

 

2016

·         Caragliu, A. “Peter Nijkamp, Adam Rose, and Karima Kourtit (eds): Regional Science matters. Studies in honor of Walter Isard”, Scienze Regionali - Italian Journal of Regional Science 15 (3): 123–124.

2015

·         Caragliu, A. “Henri L.F. de Groot, Gerard Marlet, Coen Teulings, and Wouter Vermeulen: Cities and the Urban Land Premium”, Regional Studies, 50 (2): 374–375.

2014

·         Caragliu, A. “Michael Weinstock (ed): System city: infrastructure and the space of flows”, Environment and Planning B, 42 (1): 186-187.

 

Working papers (not yet published)

 

·          “Determinants of loan repayment performance among borrowers of microfinance institutions: Evidence from India”, SSRN WP 2593158 (with Giorgio Di Maio, Seyedmehrdad Mirpourian, Emanuele Rusinà, and Paolo Landoni)

 

Conference proceedings

·         “Smart cities in Europe”, Proceedings of the 3rd Central European Conference in Regional Science, pp. 45-59 (joint with Chiara Del Bo and Peter Nijkamp) (invited article).

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

Abilitazione scientifica Nazionale

13/A4 Economia Applicata: Abilitazione 2016-2018 Prima Fascia (Since 28/11/2017 through 28/11/2023)

13/A4 Economia Applicata: Abilitazione 2012 Seconda Fascia

 

January 2019 – December 2022

Executive Director, Regional Science Association International

 

January 2018-Today

Politecnico di Milano: Deputy Director, Master’s Degree in Management of Built Environment

 

Member and Auditor (2013-2016) of the Italian Association of Regional Science (AISRe); member of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), American Economic Association (AEA); Urban Economics Association (UEA).

 

Referee for Acta Geographica Slovenica; Applied Economics; Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy; California Management Review; Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society; Cities; City, Culture and Society; Competitiveness Review; Economia Politica; Economic Geography; Economic Modelling; Economics of Innovation and New Technologies; Energy Policy; Environment and Planning, A; Environment, Development and Sustainability; European Planning Studies; Geojournal; Growth and Change; Habitat International; International Journal of E-Planning Research; International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy; International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making; International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development; International Journal of Manpower; International Journal of Public Sector Management; International Journal of Sustainable Development; International Regional Science Review; International Review of Administrative Sciences; Journal of Common Market Studies; Journal of Economic Geography; Journal of European Integration; Journal of Regional Science; Journal of Urban Technology; Land use policy; Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences; Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences; Papers in Regional Science; Portuguese Economic Journal; Regional Science Policy and Practice; Regional Studies; Scientometrics; Scienze Regionali- The Italian Journal of Regional Science; Socio-Economic Planning Sciences; Spatial Economic Analysis; Studies in Regional Science; Sustainable Cities and Society; Technological Forecasting and Social Change; TeMA; The Annals of  Regional Science; Transport Policy; Transportmetrica A; Urban Studies.

Refereeing activity for research institutions: Austrian Science Fund, Czech Science Foundation, Estonian Research Council, European Research Council, Israel Science Foundation, Polish National Science Centre.

 

Book proposals evaluations: Elsevier, Routledge.

 

Editorial activities

 

November 2018 – Today

Editor, Plos ONE

 

January 2016 – Today

Book Review Editor, Papers in Regional Science

 

November 2013 – December 2018

Co-Editor, RSAI Newsletter (with Graham Clarke)

 

Editorial board memberships:

·          Investigaciones Regionales/ Journal of Regional Research

·         Nature: Urban Sustainability

 

Special Issues guest-edited on International Journals

With Chiara Del Bo: “Smart Cities: past achievements and future challenges”, Scienze regionali – Italian Journal of Regional Science, 17 (1): January 2018.

With Roberta Capello and Ugo Fratesi: “Advances in regional growth forecasting models”, International regional Science Review, 40 (1): January 2017.

With Camilla Lenzi: Special Issue “Territorial patterns of innovation: evidence from successful European case studies”, Regional Science Policy and Practice, 5 (4): November 2013.

 

Current research


Currently working on soft determinants of regional productivity growth, different forms of proximity as channels of transmission of knowledge spillovers, smart urban development.


Membership and service in scientific societies


January 2019 – December 2022: Executive Director, Regional Science Association International

Member and Auditor (2013-2016) of the Italian Regional Science Association (AISRe), member of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), American Economic Association (AEA), and European Urban Research Association (EURA).


Teaching

Instructor.

1. "Economic appraisal of urban transformations", Master of Science Degree in Building Management (taught in English).

2. “Urban economics”, undergraduate course in the Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Planning (taught in English).

3. "Investment appraisal", module taught in English at the Master Programmes Fratelli Pesenti and MIT (Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer), Politecnico di Milano


TA for the courses:

Economia Urbana 1; Economia Urbana 2; Economic assessments of urban transformations and policies; European urban economics and policies; Economia del Territorio.

Applied research


International research activity

Member of the research team on EU Framework Programme 7 GRINCOH "Growth-Innovation-Competitiveness:fostering cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe" coordinated by EUROREG - University of Warsaw.

Member of the research team on ESPON Applied Research KIT “Knowledge, Innovation, Territory”.

Member of the research team on ESPON Targeted Analysis POLYCE “Metropolisation and Polycentric Development in Central Europe” coordinated by  Vienna University of Technology. Research Unit coordinator.

Member of the research team on “Smart Cities”, Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme, coordinated by Napier University, Edinburgh. Research Unit coordinator.

Member of the research team on ESPON Applied Research ET2050 “Territorial Scenarios and Visions for Europe”.

Member of the research team on ESPON project 3.2 “Scenarios on the territorial future of Europe”.

Member of the research team on ESPON project 4.1.3 Feasibility study on monitoring territorial development based on ESPON key indicators“. Research Unit coordinator.

Member of the research team on “Knowledge economy, economic transformations and ICT in the EU25+: regional dynamics in the deployment phase”, coordinated by ESRI - Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. Research Unit coordinator.

Research activity with Italian entities

Italian National Research Council (CNR) fellowship for young researchers, Research program on “Territorial identity as a factor of integration”. Title of the winning project : “Competitiveness and regional disparities in the EU-27”.

Member of the research team on “Human capital and professional competencies in the province of Trento”. Research Unit coordinator.

Member of the research team on “Macroeconomic territorial scenarios”. Report on the role and relative positioning of Lombardy in Italy and Europe in the next 20 years, for the ADAI-Federmanager in Varese.

Academic awards


December 2010: Merit prize of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union for the doctoral thesis competition “Local and regional authorities in the European Union”.

June 2010: Diploma of honor (runner-up) in the Giorgio Leonardi Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation in the academic year 2009-2010 (Italian Association of Regional Science - AISRe).

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