Riccardo Crescenzi

My research is at the intersection between regional economics, economic geography, innovation studies, and public policy, extensively contributing to the cross-fertilisation of these (often disconnected) disciplines. My work is focused on four key themes: the geographical determinants of innovation; the link between innovation and regional economic performance; the formation, structure, and impact of local and regional development policies; and the analysis of both the location decisions and the local impacts of Multinational Firms at the regional and urban level. I have done work at both the regional/urban and firm/individual levels, exploring the interaction between regional and micro-level heterogeneity. [+ READ MORE ABOUT ONGOING RESEARCH]

Major Research Grants

European Research Council (ERC) - Starting Grant 2014, Project Title 'Multinationals, Institutions and Innovation in Europe' (MASSIVE)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe,
Research Grant “Resilient Cities”

EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Policy Incentives for the Creation of Knowledge: Methods and Evidence (PICK-ME)

EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) - Sharing Knowledge Assets: Interregionally Cohesive Neighbourhoods (SEARCH)

Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) - London School of Economics

ESPON (European Spatial Planning Observatory Network), European Union, Part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund - KIT (Knowledge Innovation and Territory) Project

Other Relevant Funded Research Projects

Lazio Regional Government (Italy) - Assessorato allo Sviluppo Economico ed Attivitá Produttive / Lazio Regional Minister for Economic Development and Productive Activities with LSE Enterprise Ltd: Research and Policy Report on “Multinazionali, Imprese Locali e Sviluppo Economico nella Regione Lazio”/”Multinationals, Local Firms and Economic Development in the Lazio Region” – Project Leader (July 2015- July 2016) DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25378.22728

Foundation BBVA, Technology collaboration networks and innovation. Determinants and effects on competitiveness of Spanish firms , AQR, University of Barcelona, Spain (2015)

European Parliament, Study on the impact of the economic crisis on social, economic and territorial cohesion (2014)

European Commission, Directorate General Regional Policy (Evaluation) - Evaluation of the Main Achievements of Cohesion Policy Programmes and Projects over the Longer Term in 15 selected regions, From 1989-93 Programming Period to the Present  (2013)

Basilicata Regional Government (Italy) / European Regional Development Fund Managing Authority -under the coordination of the Italian Minister for Territorial Cohesion Fabrizio Barca - CAPACITY-LAB Project - Capacity Building Project for the Programming of the EU Structural Funds 2014-2020. (2013)

European Parliament, Research Study on ‘The CAP in the EU Budget: New Objectives and Financial Principles for the Review of the Agricultural Budget after 2013