Fabio Pieri

Associate Professor of Applied Economics - University of Trento

Fellow - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, Milan



  • R&D Management Conference (9-13 July 2022, Trento), co-Chair: link

Recent working papers:

  • "Firm hierarchy and the market for knowledge", 2022, LdA Development Studies Working Papers 482

  • "Labor flexibility and innovation: the importance of firms’ heterogeneity", 2022 LdA Development Studies Working Papers 481


Present and past positions

    • Currently (January 2019 - present), I am an Associate Professor/Professore Associato at the University of Trento (Italy) - Department of Economics and Management.

    • Before joining UNITN in 2016 as an Assistant Professor/Ricercatore TD, I was a Lecturer/Profesor Ayudante Doctor (September 2011-December 2015) at the University of Valencia (Spain) - Department of Applied Economics, and a Research Fellow (December 2008-August 2011) at the University of Perugia (Italy) - Department of Economics.

Fields of research

My main fields of research are Industrial Economics and Productivity. For the last 10 years, I have been doing research on the determinants of firm growth and survival and on both determinants and consequences of vertical integration. My research work develops also around the causes of productivity growth both at the micro- (firm) and meso- (region/industry) level. More recently, I am conducting research on the determinants and consequences of how firms organize their workforce.


Editorial and referee activity

Research group at UNITN

    • Empirical Microeconomics Laboratory (EMiL)


Address (office): Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento; Via Inama 5, 38122 Trento, Italy

e-mail: fabio.pieri(at); skype: fabiopieri

phone (office): +39 0461282393