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Dr. Tommaso Ciarli

[Dr. Tommaso Ciarli]

Dr. Tommaso Ciarli

Researcher (Post-Doctoral Fellow)
Max Planck Institute of Economics,
Evolutionary Economics Group
Kahlaische Straße 10
D-07745 Jena
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I have obtained a PhD in Industrial Development from the University of Birmingham and the University of Ferrara (Italy) in 2005, on a joint programme. During the first year of the PhD I have obtained an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex (2002). I graduated in Milan in 2000 in Social and Economic Disciplines (DES).
I have previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Manchester Metropolitan University (2007-2008) and at the University of L'Aquila, Italy (2006-2007), where I have started projects on a micro evolutionary theory of economic growth and distribution, the organisation of industries via technological change, and the diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies; all projects are still part of the current agenda. From 2006 to 2008 I have convened and thought a course on Development Economics at the University of Bologna.
Before devoting the full research to academia I have worked as a researcher for ECLAC and UNIDO (2000-2004).

You can find an updated CV here.

Research focus

My main research interests float around the understanding of development processes, with a focus on industrial development. Currently I am mainly working in the following areas:


Book Chapters
In Italian
Selected Working Papers
Other Working Papers

Work in progress

Some of the works that are only at an initial stage (not listed among the Working Papers)


An evolutionary approach to development and institutions: an application to technological change in the agrofood sector
Small Grant: DIME Network of Excellence, European Union 6th Framework Programme. 2010-2011

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