short bio and info


Marco Vivarelli graduated from Bocconi University-Milano and earned a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU-University of Sussex  and a Ph.D. in Economics  from Pavia University.

His current research interests include the relationship between innovation, employment and skills; the labour market and income distribution impacts of globalization; the entry and post-entry performance of newborn firms.

He is  Full Professor of Economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano, where he is also Director of the Department of Economic Policy.

He is author and editor of various books and his papers have been published in refereed international journals such as Applied Economics, Cambridge Journal of EconomicsCanadian Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Empirical Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Industrial Organization,  Journal of Economics, Journal of Evolutionary   EconomicsJournal of Population Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of Technology Transfer, Labour Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Regional Studies, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, World Bank Research Observer, World Development.


Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica Italiana  (Presidential decree, June, 2nd, 2009)

Member of the Academia Europaea

Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts


Affiliated Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht

Research Fellow at IZA, Bonn

Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO)

Member of the Scientific Executive Board  of  the Eurasia Business and  Economics Society (EBES, Istanbul)

Member of the International Board  of  the Austrian  Institute of Economic Research (WIFO, Vienna)

Scientific consultant for the  International Labour Office (ILO), World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization  (UNIDO) and the European Commission (EC)


Since October 2010 to September 2013 he has been Honorary Professor at the SPRU-University of Sussex

Since April 2005 to December 2012 he has been External Associate at the CSGR- University of Warwick

Since February 2004 to December 2009 he has been External Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Jena)

Since July 2007 to December 2007 and since July 2008 to February 2009 he has served as Senior Scientist  at the European Commission-Joint Research Centre-Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS, Seville).

Since June 2002 to May 2005 he has served as Senior Research Economist at the International Labour Office - Geneva.


Editor-in Chief of the Eurasian Business Review: A Journal in Industrial Organization, Innovation and Management Science

Editor of Small Business  Economics

co-Editor of Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment Journal 

Associate Editor of Economics of Innovation and New Technology

Associate Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change

Member of the Editorial Review Board  of  International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal 

Member of the Editorial Board  of the Italian Economic Journal

Member of the Editorial Board of  the Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali

Member of the Advisory Board of  Journal of Industrial and Business Economics - Economia e Politica Industriale 

He has served as referee for more than 120 international journals


According to the World's Top 2% Scientists database provided by Stanford University he is ranked #433 in the economics field 

According to REPEC-IDEAS, he is among the global top 2% authors as average rank score and among the global top 5% authors with regard to other 30 more specific criteria

According to RESEARCH.COM, he is ranked  #605 among the top 8,000 economists worldwide (#12 in Italy) and #362 among the top 8,000 Business and Management Scientists (#6 in Italy) 

According to SSRN, he is ranked #358 among the top 8,000 economists worldwide

According to VIA-Academy, he is ranked  among the top Italian scientists worldwide (#16 among  economists using the Google Scholar h-index  and #13 using the Scopus h-index)

According to IZA, he is ranked #3 in terms of number of downloads, among a total of more than 12,000 IZA discussion papers authors

According to GOOGLE SCHOLAR, his works collected more than 15,000 citations (h-index=68)

According to SCOPUS, his works collected more than  5,000 citations (h-index=44)

Complete CV on the IZA link

Working papers on the IZA, REPEC, IDEAS and SSRN links