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Dr Tommaso Ciarli

Post:Senior Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Location:JUBILEE BUILDING JUB-379
Email:T.Ciarli@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:7973
UK:01273 877973
International:+44 1273 877973

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Biography

Tommaso's main research interests are in the area of technological change, institutional change, and economic development, currently with a focus on innovation and inequality; science and technology trajectories; the economics of conflict; micro macro models of growth, structural change, and sustainability, international trade and the globalisation of agriculture.

He is currently involved in several research projects, among which (page updated at low frequency -- for more details please see links below, where available, or write me an email):

  • Building Capacity in Collaborative Research on Complexity and Economic Development (British Academy)
  • Promoting Relevant Science, Technology and Innovation in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda (DFID)
  • LODGE (JRF): the LOcal Distribution of productivity Gains: heterogeneous Effects
  • COPE (ESRC): COnflict and Private Economic activity: an analysis of new harmonised household data from sub-Saharan Africa
  • TEMPIS (ESRC): Technical change, EMPloyment & Inequality. A Spatial analysis of households & plant data
  • ISIGrowth (EC): Research for Innovation-fuelled, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth in Europe

 He is still completing outputs on the following projects for which funding has ended:

For a more or less up-to-date list of selected working papers, work in progress, and publications related to these and previous research projects and topics please see the Research tab.

He has a PhD in Economics and in Industrial Development from the University of Birmingham and the University of Ferrara (Italy). He previously worked as a Researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (2008-2011), as a Postdoc at the Manchester Metropolitan University (2007-2008) and at the University of L'Aquila, Italy (2006-2007) and teaching at the University of Bologna (2005-2007). Before the PhD Tommaso has worked for UNIDO and ECLAC (2000-2004).

 

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Tommaso is Senior Research Fellow at SPRU, University of Sussex.  His main research interests are in the area of technological change, institutional change, and economic development. He is currently involved in several funded projects, among which: micro macro models of growth and structural change (EC), the relation between innovation, employment, and inequality (ESRC, JRF), violent conflict and economic activity (ESRC, CEPR and DFID), and the relation between inclusive innovation and structural change (IDRC). He is also revising papers on recently finished projects, among which the political economy of research trajectories in agri technologies (ESRC and NSF). He holds a PhD in Economics and in Industrial Development from the University of Birmingham and the University of Ferrara (Italy). He previously worked as a Researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (2008-2011), as a Postdoc at the Manchester Metropolitan University (2007-2008) and at the University of L'Aquila, Italy (2006-2007) and teaching at the University of Bologna (2005-2007). Before the PhD Tommaso has worked for UNIDO and ECLAC (2000-2004).