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Valentina Meliciani, Professor of Applied Economics, LUISS Guido Carli

Short CV

Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University LUISS Guido Carli. She has a Master in International Economics from Sussex University, a PhD from SPRU (Sussex University) and a Doctorate from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She has been full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Teramo, Visiting Fellow at SPRU (Sussex University), Visiting Scholar at the University of Minnesota and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. She has published in international refereed journals in the fields of Industrial Economics, International Economics, Regional Economics and Banking and Finance.  She has worked in EU-funded research projects on the social and economic changes created by the new information-based economy.



  • Meliciani, V. (2016), Regional Disparities in the Enlarged European Union, Routledge.
  • Meliciani, V. (2001), Technology, Trade and Growth in OECD Countries: Does Specialisation Matter? Routledge.

Papers in International Journals

  • Meliciani, V. – D. Radicchia (2016), “Informal networks, spatial mobility and overeducation in the Italian labour market”, The Annals of Regional Science, 56(2), 513-535.
  • Fabrizi, A. – G. Guarini – V. Meliciani (2016), “Public knowledge partnerships in European research projects and knowledge creation across R&D institutional sectors”, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, vol. 28(9): 1056-1072
  • Di Cagno, D. – A. Fabrizi – V. Meliciani – I. Wanzenbock (2016), “The impact of relational spillovers from joint research projects on knowledge creation across European regions”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 108: 83-94.
  • Chapman, S. – V. Meliciani (2016), “Behind the Pan-European Converge Path: The role of Innovation, Specialization and Socio-economic factors”, Growth and Change, published online, DOI: 10.1111/grow.12148
  • Castellani, D. – Meliciani, V. – Mirra, L. (2016), “The determinants of inward foreign direct investment in business services across European regions”, Regional Studies, vol. 50(4), pp. 671-691.
  • Cosci, S. – Meliciani, V. – Sabato, V. (2016), “Relationship lending and innovation: empirical evidence on a sample of European firms”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 25(3): 335-357.
  • Evangelista, R. – Lucchese, M. – Meliciani, V. (2015), “Business services and the export performances of manufacturing industries”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 25, pp. 959-981.
  • Cosci, S. – Meliciani, V. – Sabato, V. (2015), “The role of banks as producers of information: can it survive competition and cross-selling incentives?” Review of Economics and Finance, 5, pp. 60-77.
  • Meliciani, V. – Savona, M. (2015), “The determinants of regional specialisation in business services: agglomeration economies, vertical linkages and innovation”, Journal of Economic Geography, 15 (2), pp. 387-416
  • Cosci, S. – Guida, R. – Meliciani, V. (2015), “Leasing decisions and credit constraints: empirical analysis on a sample of Italian firms”, European Financial Management, 21, pp. 377-398
  • Guerrieri, P. – Evangelista, R. – Meliciani, V. (2014), “The economic impact of digital technologies in Europe”. Economics of Innovation and New Technology, vol. 23 (8), pp. 802-824.
  • Di Cagno, D. – Fabrizi, A. – Meliciani, V. (2014), “The impact of participation in European joint research projects on knowledge creation and economic growth”, Journal of Technology Transfer, 39, 836-858.
  • Castellani, D. – Evangelista, R. – Maggi, B. – Meliciani, V. – (2013) (Eds.) “The role of Business Services for Innovation, Internationalisation and Structural Change”, Special Issue of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 25, pp. 74-76.
  • Evangelista, R. – Lucchese, M. – Meliciani, V. (2013), “Business services, innovation and sectoral growth”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 25, pp. 119-132
  • Ciarli, T. – Meliciani, V. – Savona, M. (2012), “Knowledge dynamics, structural change and the geography of business services”, Journal of Economic Surveys, 26, pp. 445-467.
  • Chapman, S. – Meliciani, V. (2012), “Income disparties in the enlarged EU. Socio-economic, specialization and geographical clusters”, Journal of Economic and Social Geography (Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie), 103 (3), pp. 293-311.
  • Meliciani, V. – Radicchia, D. (2011), “The informal recruitment channel and the quality of jo-worker matches. An analysis on Italian survey data” Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 20 (2), pp. 511-544.
  • Guerrieri, P. – Luciani, M. – Meliciani, V. (2011), “The determinants of investment in Information and Communication Technologies”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 20, pp. 387-403.
  • Laursen, K. – V. Meliciani (2010), “The Role of ICT Knowledge Flows for International Market Share Dynamics”, Research Policy, vol 39, pp. 687-697.
  • Cosci, S. – V. Meliciani – V. Sabato (2009), “Banks’ Diversification, Cross-Selling And The Quality Of Banks’ Loans”, Manchester School, 77(s1), pp. 40-65.
  • Meliciani, V. – F. Peracchi (2006) “Convergence in per-capita GDP across European regions: a reappraisal”, Empirical Economics, vol. 31 (3), pp. 549-568.
  • Meliciani, V. – S. Cosci (2006) “Multiple banking relationships and over-leverage in Italian manufacturing firms”, The Manchester School, Supplement, pp.78-92.
  • Meliciani, V. (2006) “Income and employment disparities across European regions. The role of national and spatial factors”, Regional Studies, 40 (1), pp. 75-91.
  • Guerrieri, P. – V. Meliciani (2005), “Technology and international competitiveness: The interdependence between manufacturing and producer services”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 16, pp. 489-502.
  • Di Cagno, D. – V. Meliciani (2005), “Do inter-sectoral flows of services matter for productivity growth? An input-output analysis of OECD countries”, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 14(3), 149-171.
  • Cosci, S. – V. Meliciani (2002), “Multiple banking relationships: evidence from the Italian experience”, The Manchester School, vol. 70, pp. 37-54.
  • Meliciani, V. (2002), “The impact of technological specialisation on national performance in a balance-of-payments-constrained growth model”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol. 13, pp. 101-118.
  • Laursen, K. – V. Meliciani (2002), “The relative importance of international vis-à-vis national technological spillovers for market share dynamics” Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 11. pp. 875-894.
  • Meliciani, V. (2000), “The relationship between R&D, investment and patents: a panel data analysis”, Applied Economics, 32, n.11, pp. 1429-1437.
  • Laursen, K. – V. Meliciani (2000), “The Importance of Technology Based Inter-sectoral Linkages for Market Share Dynamics”, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, vol. 136, pp. 702-723.
  • Pianta, M. – V. Meliciani (1996), “Technological specialization and economic performance in OECD countries”, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 8, 157-174.

Other publications

  • Evangelista, R. – V. Meliciani – A. Vezzani (2015), The specialization of EU regions in Fast Growing and Key Enabling Technologies, JRC Technical Report, European Commission
  • Meliciani, V. – Radicchia, D. (2014), “Informal networks, spatial mobility, and overeducation in the Italian labour market”, CIMR Research Working Paper n.19 Birkbeck College.
  • Meliciani, V. (2014), “Come i servizi stanno riqualificando l’industria”, Italianieuropei, n. 5, pp. 53-58.
  • Evangelista, R. – Lucchese, M. – Meliciani, V. (2013), “The contribution of business services to the export performances of manufacturing industries. An empirical study on 5 European countries”, CIMR Research Working Paper, n. 14, Birkbeck College.
  • Evangelista, R. – Guerrieri, P. – Lucchese, M. – Meliciani, V. (2013), “Utilizzo dei “servizi alle imprese” e competitività internazionale in Europa: un’analisi a livello settoriale”, Economia italiana, 2013.2, pp. 65-91.
  • Evangelista, R. – P. Guerrieri – M. Lucchese – V. Meliciani (2013), “The use of business services and international competitiveness in Europe: a sectoral analysis”, Review of Economic Conditions in Italy, pp. 49-74.
  • Meliciani, V. – Savona, M. (2013), “Agglomeration economies, forward linkages and regional specialization in business services in the EU-27”, in Morone P. (a cura di), Knowledge , Innovation and Internationalization, Routledge, pp. 91-105.
  • Meliciani, V. (2013), “The development and diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies and of Knowledge Intensive Business Services. New Challenges for Competitiveness and Growth in Advanced and Emerging Countries”, background paper per il World Trade Report del WTO.
  • Cosci, S. – Meliciani, V. – Sabato, V. (2012), “The transition to a market orientation in banking: cross-selling, screening incentives and information synergies”, Banks and Bank Systems, vol. 7, pp. 94-107.
  • Meliciani, V. – Savona, M. (2012), “Economie di agglomerazione, legami a valle e specializzazione regionale nei servizi alle imprese nell’Unione Europea a 27, Rivista di Economia e Statistica del Territorio3, pp.1-23.
  • Meliciani, V. (2011), “The economic impact of digital technologies: an empirical analysis on European countries”, in Guerrieri, P. e S. Bentivegna (a cura di), The Economic Impact of Digital Technologies, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK e Northampton, USA, pp. 145-161.
  • Meliciani (2010), “Exports of knowledge-intensive services and manufactures”, in R.M. Solow e J.P. Touffut (a cura di) The Shape of the Division of Labour, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK e Northampton, MA, USA..
  • Guerrieri – V. Meliciani (2010), “Internationalization, Technology and Business Services Specialization in Europe”, in G. GIOVANNETTI, P. GUERRIERI, B. QUINTIERI. Business services: the new frontier of competitiveness. Rubettino.
  • Guerrieri, P. – V. Meliciani (2009) “La specializzazione regionale nei servizi alle imprese: la tecnologia, il capitale umano ed i legami con il settore manifatturiero”, in Competitività e sviluppo internazionale del sistema economico meridionale. Il ruolo dei servizi alla produzione in Campania, Giannini Editore, Napoli.
  • Cosci, S. – V. Meliciani (2008) “The Transformation of the Banking Sector: Diversification and Bank-Firm Relationships”, in Fuchs, E.J. and F. Braun (eds), Emerging Topics in Banking and Finance, pp. 27-50, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Cosci, S. – V. Meliciani – V. Sabato (2008), “Il lato oscuro della diversificazione bancaria: Effetti del cross-selling sulla rischiosità dei prestiti”, Economia, Impresa e Mercati Finanziari, 2, pp. 75-101.
  • Cosci, S. – R. Guida – V. Meliciani (2007) “The Employee Severance Indemnity Reform and Firm Capital Structure: An Empirical Analysis on a sample of Italian firms”, Rivista di Politica Economica, settembre-ottobre.
  • Maggi, B. – Meliciani, V. – Cardoni, A. (2007) “ICT as a General Purpose Technology”, in Guerrieri, P. – Padoan, P.C. (eds), Modelling ICT as a General Purpose Technology, Collegium n. 35, College of Europe.
  • Maggi, B. – Meliciani, V. – Luciani, M. (2007) “Technology and Performance: a comparative assessment of computable general equilibrium models (CGE)”, in Guerrieri, P. – Padoan, P.C. (eds), Modelling ICT as a General Purpose Technology, Collegium n. 35, College of Europe.
  • Meliciani, V. (2006) “Istruzione e differenziali salariali di genere”, in PLUS Participation Labour Unemployment Survey a cura di E. Mandrone e D. Radicchia, I libri del Fondo Sociale Europeo, Ministero del lavoro e della previdenza sociale e ISFOL.
  • Cosci, S. – Isopi, A.- Meliciani, V. – Mirra, L. – Pozzolo, A (2005), “Credito al consumo e comportamento economico delle famiglie”, Economia, Impresa e Mercati Finanziari, n. 3, Cacucci editore.
  • Guerrieri, P. – B. Maggi – V. Meliciani e P.C. Padoan (2005), “Technology diffusion, services and endogenous growth in Europe. Is the Lisbon strategy useful?”, Rivista di Politica Economica, 95, pp. 271-317 e Working Paper del Fondo Monetario Internazionale (WP/05/103).
  • Meliciani, V. – D. Radicchia (2005), “Rendimenti dell’investimento in capitale umano in Italia: il ruolo dei canali d’ingresso nel mondo del lavoro”, in La ricerca di lavoro. Raccolta di studi empirici, Monografie sul mercato del lavoro e le politiche per l’impiego, ISFOL, novembre.
  • Mandrone, M. – V. Meliciani (2004), “News nel mercato del lavoro e curva di Beveridge in Italia”, in D. Choi, De Filippi, G. e Pennisi, G., La Net Economy nella Pubblica Amministrazione 2004, Collana Studi e Ricerche, Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione.
  • Cosci, S. – D. Di Cagno – V. Meliciani (2002), “Manovre di risanamento e sviluppo economico: i tagli alla spesa pubblica e la crescita delle economie locali”, in Bagella e Paganetto (a cura di), Politiche macroeconomiche, gestione del debito pubblico e mercati finanziari, il Mulino.
  • Cosci, S. – D. Di Cagno – V. Meliciani (1999), “Gli effetti della spesa pubblica sulla crescita delle regioni italiane”, Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, n.2.
  • Meliciani, V. – R. Simonetti (1998), “Specialization in areas of strong technological opportunity and economic growth”, in Eliasson, G. – C. Green – C.R. McCann (eds.), Microfoundations of Economic Growth. A Schumpeterian Perspective, The University of Michigan Press, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Meliciani, V. – R. Piermartini (1997), “Integration and international market shares: the changing role of price and non price competitiveness”, Quaderni ISE n. 105, LUISS Guido Carli (Roma), settembre.
  • Meliciani, V. – M. Pianta (1995) “Specializzazione tecnologica e crescita economica nei paesi OCSE”, Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali, n. 7-8.
  • Di Cagno, D. – V. Meliciani (1995), “Inter-industry, international technology flows and economic growth: the Italian case, in Economia, Società e Istituzioni, n.2.
  • Sirilli, G. – V. Meliciani (1994), “Research evaluation at the National Research Council of Italy: a survey of decision-makers”, Research Evaluation, n.2.
  • Di Cagno, D. – V. Meliciani (1994), “A classification according to technology of the service industry: implications for convergence”, in Economia, Società e Istituzioni, n.3.
  • Di Cagno, D. – V. Meliciani – A. Pandimiglio – A. Petrucci (1994), “Crescita e cambiamento tecnologico: un’analisi dei settori industriali in Italia”, in Economia, Società e Istituzioni, 2.
  • Meliciani, V. – R. Piermartini (1994), “The effect of the European Monetary System on the Italian labour market”, in Economia, Società e Istituzioni, 1.
  • Meliciani, V. (1994) Technology, patterns of specialisation and economic growth: an empirical investigation, Quaderni ISE n. 83, LUISS (Roma), marzo.
  • Meliciani, V. (1993), “Technology and growth: some recent developments”, in Economia, Società e Istituzioni, 3.
  • Meliciani, V. (1993), “Testing the link between technical progress, trade and growth”, in Economia, Società e Istituzioni, n. 2.
  • Meliciani, V. (1992), Valutazione della ricerca: problemi e prospettive, Rapporto tecnico n. 15, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Roma), settembre.