Luigi Orsenigo

Disciplinary area:
Social Sciences
Training area:
Undergraduate Courses
Coordinator Undergraduate courses
Responsible Social Sciences Class

Email: luigi.orsenigo@iusspavia.it

Phone: +39 0382 375821

Fax: +39 0382 375899

Curriculum vitæ

Luigi Orsenigo is Professsor of Applied Economics at IUSS Pavia since November 2011 and Coordinator of Undergraduate courses since May 2012.

He is also Fellow of KITeS, , Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and Honorary Fellow, School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh.

After receiving his first degree in Economics at Bocconi University, he obtained the Ph.D from the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex in 1989. Since then, he has been affiliated with Bocconi University, the University of Brescia and the Open University, UK. He has been visiting, teaching and researching in various insititutions worldwide, including Stanford University; INRA (Grenoble); Université de Paris XIII; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria ; Santa Fe Institute; Merit, University of Limburg, Maastricht.

His work concerns mainly the economics of innovation, industrial dynamics, evolutionary economics and the bio-pharmaceutical industry. He is author of The Emergence of Biotechnology", Pinter Publishers, London, 1989; The Economics of Biotechnology (editor, with M. McKelvey), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2006; Leveraging Science for Innovation. Swedish Policy for University-Industry Collaboration, (con M. Jacob), 1990-2005”, SNS, Stockholm, 2007. He has published several articles on major international journals. He is Editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics; Advisory Editor of Research Policy and Associate Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change

He has been advising several Italian and international institutions on matters of innovation and industrial policy, including the European Commission, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Industry Canada, , Rockefeller Foundation, , World Health Organisation, UNIDO, etc. He served as member of the Observatory on Biotechnology, Presidency of the Council of Ministers and of the Task Force on Intellectual Property Rights, The Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University, New York, diretta da J. Stiglitz.


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