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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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey