• KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

1. Can the Kremer-Maskin theory of globalisation explain inter-country inequality?
2. What is the optimal organisation for collaborative research and development?
3. The welfare effects of mergers in high-technology sectors.
4. The welfare analysis of alternative patent regimes.
5. The effects of alternative taxation regimes on executive incentives and behaviour.

Personal profile

Research overview

Manfredi’s research interests lie in the areas of the economics of innovation and optimal organisation. He is especially interested in the intersection of the two: e.g. can the theory of optimal organisation provide new insights into research joint ventures? He is currently working on the implications of optimal organisation for the modelling of globalisation and especially the effects of globalisation on inter-country inequality.

Industrial Organization, especially the economics of R&D, and Research Joint Ventures. For further information see the Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm website and the Electronic Society for Social Scientists website.

Research interests

Applications of systems reliability theory; Optimal organisation; Research joint ventures; Economics of patents; Globalisation and inequality.

Industrial relevance

Organiser of the ELSSS initiative (the ELectronic Society for Social Scientists at http://www.elsss.org.uk) aimed at introducing competition in the scientific journals market

Academic/Professional Qualification

Dott.Sc.Ec., University of Siena, Italy; MSc (Econ), London School of Economics; PhD, Economics, London School of Economics

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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