Department of  Economics,Society and Politics

Istituto di Studi Avanzati ‘Carlo Azeglio Ciampi’

Sapienza University of Rome 
Ph.D. School of Economics 



in collaboration with  


Doctoral School of Economics and Quantitative Methods 
Roma Tre University 

Doctoral School of Economics “Giorgio Fuà”, 
"Marche Polytechnic University" 

Advanced Course 2021 
16th Edition 

Innovation, Growth and International Production.
Models and Data Analysis

Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome 
Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, Roma 

17-21 May, 2021 


Registration Form 



Venue: in presence at Sala Lauree, Palazzina della Presidenza, 2nd floor 
Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, Roma
online on a Google meet platform to be announced
Monday, 17 May
Welcome and presentation of the course
Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome 
Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, Dean of the Department of Economics and Law, Sapienza University of Rome 
Maurizio Franzini, Sapienza University of Rome 
Massimiliano Tancioni, Ph.D. School of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome 
Antonello Zanfei, University of Urbino 

The engines of inequality
Maurizio Franzini, Sapienza University of Rome 

Wage inequality and education
Michele Raitano, Sapienza University of Rome 

New frontiers in political economy 
Ivano Cardinale, Goldsmith 
University of London 

Innovation and employment: an economic analysis 
Marco Vivarelli, Catholic University of Milan 

Incomes, wages and inequalities: STATA class on individual data analysis 
Teresa Barbieri, Sapienza University of Rome

 Tuesday, 18 May 
Multinational firms and the localization of production and R&D 
Antonello Zanfei, University of Urbino

Global Value Chains: participation, positioning and performance: a firm level analysis
 Anna Giunta, Roma Tre University 

FDI, digitalization and global technological hierarchies
Andrea Coveri, University of Urbino 

The Schumpeterian dynamics: creative response 
Cristiano Antonelli, University of Turin 

Sustainable and responsible innovation 
Marialuisa Divella, Università di Bari 
Alessandro Sterlacchini, Università Politecnica delle Marche 

Wednesday, 19 May 
 'Virtuous circles' economics 
Mario Pianta, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence 

Offshoring, technology and jobs
Rinaldo Evangelista, University of Camerino 

Innovation and firm survival
Elena Cefis, University of Bergamo 

Environmental innovations 
Francesco Crespi, Roma Tre University 
Elena Paglialunga, University of Urbino

Innovation and non-standard employment: STATA class on sectoral data analysis 
Jelena Reljic, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa 

Thursday, 20 May 

Wage regimes and macroeconomic policy in Europe 
Massimiliano Tancioni, Sapienza University of Rome 

Evolutionary approaches to the economics of innovation 
Luigi Marengo, LUISS University of Rome 

Structural change and the wage share in Europe: an agent-based macroeconomic approach
Lucrezia Fanti, INAPP Rome 

Schumpeter meeting Keynes 
Giovanni Dosi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa 

Drivers of firms' performance: STATA class on micro-data 
Giovanni Marin, University of Urbino 

Friday, 21 May 2021 

Workshop Digital Economy and Society: the state of knowledge 

9.30-12.00 1st session The digital economy 
The road towards human-centred Artificial intelligence 
Fosca Giannotti, National Research Council, Pisa 

Discussion Is there a digital capitalism? 
Mario Pianta, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence 

Digital technologies and the economy 
Giovanni Dosi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa 

Digital platforms 
Dario Guarascio, Sapienza University of Rome 

Break 12.15-14.00 

2nd sessionDigital labour and industrial relations
Perspectives on digital labour
Guglielmo Meardi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence

Industry 4.0 in the Italian economy 
Valeria Cirillo, University of Bari

Workers facing Industry 4.0 in Italian factories
Maria Enrica Virgillito, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa 

Trade union bargaining over digital technologies 
Armanda Cetrulo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa 

Lunch break 


3rd session, Social conflicts and politics in digital times

The digital transformation of the public sphere 
Hans-Jorg Trenz, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence 

Which policies for digital workers? 
Annarosa Pesole, JRC, Seville 

Technology, risk and social policy 
Stefano Sacchi, Polytechnic University of Turin 

Social conflicts on digital platforms 
Riccardo Chesta, Lorenzo Cini, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence 

Social and political contention in digital times
Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence 
Discussion All teaching will be carried out in English, in blended mode, with most speakers in Rome and participants choosing (if possible) between physical and online attendance. 

The Course is oriented to Ph.D. students, post-docs and young scholars. Applications are possible by 30 April 2021, communication of acceptance will be notified by the 7th of May; 
please follow the instructions on the website
Accommodations and meals costs will be covered by participants; support for finding appropriate accommodation will be provided by local organizers if needed. 

STATA classes. PParticipants are asked to bring their own laptop computer. A basic knowledge of STATA is assumed (data exploration, basic commands, variable generation and manipulation, multivariate regressions). 
Some introductive materials to STATA software will be indicated before the start of the Course. Participants are encouraged to request student short-term 
Stata license at this link before the Course starts. In STATA classes, 
lecturers will present different databases and will make available data samples on which participants will carry out econometric exercises and interpret the results, in a similar way to the analyses discussed in the lectures. 
Participants attending the Course and classes will obtain a certificate of attendance that could be used for credits in their own Ph.D. School

All Course material will be available on the website

For information please contact: 

Local organizers: 
Costanza Giannantoni (
Dario Guarascio (