• sectoral structural change and economic growth, emergence of new sectors and impact on growth;
  • international fragmentation of production and global value chains in services
  • economics of innovation and technological change;
  • technical change and income distribution;
  • economics of services and economics of innovation in services;
  • technical change and development


  • sectoral concentration of innovative activities;
  • spatial/regional concentration of innovative activities and regional growth differentials


  • micro-economics of innovation (incentives, strategies, obstacles and productivity and employment impact of innovation at the firm level);
  • Barriers to innovation and firm performance
  • Community Innovation Survey based analysis.

 She is a peer reviewer for:

Cambridge Journal of Economics, Cambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society, Cliometrica, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Economia Politica, Economics Bulletin, Economics Systems Research, Economies et Sociétés, Energy Economics, Environment and Planning, Eurasian Business Review (member of the Editorial Board), Global Policy Review, Information Economics and Policy, Industry and Innovation, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Services Technology and Management, International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, International Regional Science Review, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Innovation Economics, Journal of Small Business Management, Papers in Regional Science, Regional Studies, Research Policy (Advisory Editor), Review of Development Economics; Service Industries Journal, Small Business Economics, Spatial Economic Analysis, Science and Public Policy, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technovation, Urban Studies; World Development.