Francesco Lissoni

Professor of Economics at GREThA - UMR CNRS 5113, the Groupe de Recherche en Économie Théoretique et Appliquée, Bordeaux University

Francesco Lissoni is Professor of Economics at GREThA – UMR CNRS 5113, the Groupe de Recherche en Économie Théoretique et Appliquée of Bordeaux University (France). He is also a longstanding Fellow of CRIOS, the Center for Research on Innovation, Organization, and Strategy of Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). A graduate of the University of Manchester, he has also spent time visiting the Sloan School of Management (MIT) and the University of Melbourne.

His research activity covers the economics of science, innovation adoption, intellectual property, university-industry technology transfer, and the geography of knowledge diffusion. He is a member of scientific committees at EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) and OST (Observatoire des Sciences et Techniques, Paris), and consults for ANVUR, the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research.

He is Associate Editor of Industry & Innovation and Advisory Editor for Industrial & Corporate Change and Research Policy. As of recent, he chaired the research programme on Academic Patenting in Europe (APE-INV), funded by the European Science Foundation. Besides publishing a large number of academic papers, Prof. Lissoni has co-authored several pieces of technical documentation on patent and inventor data.

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