Mario Agostino Maggioni is Full Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Political Science of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, where he teaches Principles of Economics and Economics of Innovation.
In 1989 became researcher at IDSE-CNR (Istituto di ricerca sulla dinamica dei sistemi economici) in Milan. In 1991 he earned a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Warwick (Coventry, U.K.). Between 1992-1999 he was member of TIRU-WBSRB (Technological Innovation Research Unit, Warwick Business School Research Bureau), University of Warwick. Between 1996-97 he was Visiting Researcher at the LATAPSES-CNRS in Sophia Antipolis (France) and in 1997 he became researcher at the Faculty of Political Science of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. In 1999 he got a Ph.D. in Industrial and Business Studies from the University of Warwick.
He is the Director of CSCC (Cognitive Science and Communication research Centre) and member of the Steering Committee of the Ph.D. program Institutions and Policies of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He has been part of the faculty of various Ph.D. programs in other university: "Economics and Institutions" at the University of Bologna; "International Programme on Economic Geography" at the University of Utrecht; "DIMETIC European Doctoral School" at Université de Strasbourg and University of Péecs.
His research activity concerns the structure and evolution of knowledge flows, the localisation of high-tech industries, the dynamics of local development, the process of European integration. He has been consultant for international organizations and institution such as European Union (various DGs: Regio, Justice-freedom-security, Information Society), Eurostat, OECD, World Bank. He is Associate Area Editor (spatial economics) of Network and Spatial Economics and Associate Editor of Economia Politica- Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics.
personal page: http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/mario_agostino_maggioni/
Economic models (both from the macro and the micro perspective) and heuristic explanations are presented and critically discussed with reference to their explicative power of a series of “stylized facts” of world development as emerging from empirical analyses. In particular, we focus the attention on the development process of a country and the role played by different factors a/o phenomena such as: technology, demography, human capital, individual preferences, history and expectations.