GF 2017 Experts

Alessandro Nuvolari

Alessandro Nuvolari

Associate Professor of Economic History, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies

Biography

Alessandro Nuvolari is associate professor of economic and social history at the Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. He was educated at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and at the Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), where he received a PhD in Economic History. His major research field is the role played by science and technology in the emergence and consolidation of “modern economic growth” with a special focus on the generation and diffusion of new technologies during the British Industrial Revolution. He is also interested in the relationship between patent systems and economic performance both in historical and contemporary contexts.