Luca Savorelli


  • KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

1. The influence of cultural traits and cultural distance on the internationalisation of inventive activities.
2. Theoretical models to underpin gravity models which are used in the empirical analysis of the economics of patents.
3. The development of democratic values at school and in children.
4. Laboratory experiments related to non-monetary incentives in the workplace.
5. Culture and economic incentives.

Personal profile

Research overview

Luca Savorelli is a health economist and his research focuses on the economics of eating behaviour, fat taxes and social pressure to be thin. He is also interested in field experiments, which he has run in recent years working with firms in the healthcare, woodworking, and baked goods sectors. He has published also in the field of innovation economics, studying international collaborations in inventive activities.

Research interests

Economics of eating behaviour and obesity; Culture and economics; Democracy, incentives and organisation within firms; Economics of patents and innovation; Social pressure and economics behaviour.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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