Andrea is Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Geography and Environment and at the Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, University of London. He has graduated and taken his Phd in Economic Science at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome.
He has been Visiting Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London, Fulbright-Schuman Post Doc at Harvard University, Center for European Studies, Marie Curie Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Geography and Environment, and Visiting Fellow at Columbia University, Department of Political Science. He has been on short visiting position in at the University of Queensland, Australia, and Peking University, Beijing, China.
He is interested in the institutions and political economy of decentralization, innovation, the globalization of intellectual property rights, technological change and productivity growth.