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Antonio Minniti

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/01 Economics

Curriculum vitae

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Department of Economics,

University of Bologna

Piazza Scaravilli n. 2,

40126 Bologna



Tel: +39 051 2092749, 








Personal data




Date and place of birth: 17/12/1977 in Mesagne (BR), Italy


Nationality: Italian




Current position




Associate Professor in Economics, University of Bologna, Italy.




Professional interests




Innovation, Growth Theory, issues of Industrial Organization.








30/08/2007: PhD in Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.


29/06/2005: PhD in Economics, University of Bologna, Italy.


05/09/2003: Master of Arts in Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.


15/12/2000: B.A. in Economics cum laude, University of Pisa, Italy.




Publications in Journals

1. Wealth Inequality in the Long Run: A Schumpeterian Growth Perspective (with Jakob B. Madsen and Francesco Venturini, Economic Journal, 131(633), January 2021, pp. 476-497.

2. Multinationalization and the Scope of Innovation (with Sasan Bakhtiari e Alireza Naghavi), Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 28(5), October 2019, pp. 1057–1077.

3. Assessing Piketty’s second law of capitalism (with Jakob B. Madsen and Francesco Venturini), Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 70, January 2018, pp. 1-21.

4. R&D policy, productivity growth and distance to frontier (with Francesco Venturini), Economics Letters, Vol. 156, July 2017, pp. 92-94. 

5. The long-run growth effects of R&D policy (with Francesco Venturini), Research Policy, Vol. 46, February 2017, pp. 316–326.

6. Quality, Distance and Trade: A Strategic Approach (with Emanuele Bacchiega e Arsen Palestini), Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 95, March 2016, pp. 165-191.

7. Training and Product Quality in Unionized Oligopolies (with Emanuele Bacchiega), Economica, vol. 82, December 2015, pp. 1261-1301.

8. Multi-product Firms and Business Cycle Dynamics (with Francesco Turino), European Economic Review, Vol. 57, pp. 75-97, January 2013.

9. A Schumpeterian Growth Model with Random Quality Improvements (with Carmelo Parello and Paul Segerstrom), Economic Theory, Vol. 52, Issue 2, pp. 755-791, March 2013.

10. Knowledge Appropriability, Firm Size and Growth, Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 438-454, September 2011.

11. Trade Integration and Regional Disparity in a Model of Scale-Invariant Growth (with Carmelo Parello), Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 20-31, January 2011.

12. Turning Piracy into Profits: a Theoretical Investigation (with Cecilia Vergari), Information Economics and Policy, Special Issue on Digital Piracy, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 379-390, December 2010.

13. Product Market Competition, R&D Composition and Growth, Economic Modelling, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 417-421, January 2010.

14. The Quality-Income Effect and the Selection of Location (with Emanuele Bacchiega), Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 209-215, March 2009.

15. Growth, Inter-industry and Intra-industry Competition, and Welfare, Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 110-132, March 2009.

16. Multi-Product Firms, R&D, and Growth, Berkeley Electronic Journal in Macroeconomics, Vol. 6 : Iss. 3 (Topics), Article 4, December 2006.

17. Growth, R&D and Welfare: the role of Public Policy, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 447-460, September 2006.

18. A Note on Capolupo's ‘Output Taxation, Human Capital and Growth', Manchester School, Vol. 72, No. 3, pp. 414-421, June 2004.


Publications in Books 


Offshoring, Product Scope, and Firm Performance (with Alireza Naghavi and Sasan Bakhtiari) in “Developments in Global Sourcing”, Chapter 7, Ed. Wilhelm Kohler and Erdal Yalcin, MIT Press.



Competizione e Co-operazione nei distretti industriali; in “Capitalismo distrettuale, localismi d'impresa, globalizzazione”, Chapter 2, Part 1, Ed. G. Garofalo, Firenze University Press.



Product Market Competition and Leading-Edge Growth; in “Perspectives on Innovation and Invention”, Chapter 8, Ed. Patrick W. Barnes, New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.



Adoption and Diffusion of Process Innovations in a Horizontally Differentiated Market (with Raouf Boucekkine and Omar Licandro); in “Perspectives on Innovation and Invention”, Chapter 8, Ed. Patrick W. Barnes, New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.



Macroeconomics, Corso di Laurea in Economia Aziendale, University of Bologna

Industrial Economics, Corso di Laurea in Management & Marketing, University of Bologna


2007: Fellowship, Marco Polo, University of Bologna, Italy.

2004 - 2006: Fellowship, Belgian research programmes “Poles d'Attraction inter-universitaires”, PAI P5/21, Belgium.

2001 - 2003: Fellowship, University of Bologna, Italy.



Editorial Board Membership


Review of Economics and Institutions




Refereeing Activities


International Economic Review, Research Policy, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of Urban Economics, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Economica, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Review of International Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Berkeley Electronic Journal in Macroeconomics, Berkeley Electronic Journal of Theoretical Economics, Bullettin of Economic Research, Economic Modelling, Small Business Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Economics Bulletin, Journal of Economics, Metroeconomica, Japanese Economic Review, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, Decisions in Economics and Finance.

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