Patrizia Fariselli was born in Cervia on June 2, 1952. She
studied at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of
Bologna, focussing on international issues, graduated magna cum
laude in 1978 on European Community policy, economics and law.
From 1985 to 2006 has been working as researcher and project
manager at Nomisma SpA, an Italian private socio-economic research
company, carrying out many international research projects and
consulting activities for the European Commission. From
2003 to 2006 she has created and directed the research unit
Nomisma-NET (Net Economy & Technologies).
From 1997 to 2011 she was 'expert' to the DG Information Society of the
From 2000 to 2011 she was adjunct professor in the Course Public and
International Communication of the Faculty of Political Sciences of
the Catholic University in Milan (Italy), teaching classes on
Information Society and on European Public Policies.
From 2004 she is adjunct professor at the Course of Languages, Markets and Cultures of Asia of the School of Languages, Literatures, Translation and Interpretation at the University of Bologna (Italy), teaching Political Economy (up to 2016) and from 2011 Economics of Innovation.
From 2017 she is invited as a lecturer of Economics of Innovationat the Summer School of the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing.
She has published books and articles on digital economy and on economics of innovation.