Francesco Lissoni is a Professor of Economics at GREThA - University of Bordeaux (France), and a long-standing affiliate of ICRIOS (Invernizzi center for Research on innovation, organization, strategy and entrepreneurship), Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). He sits on the scientific committees of EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property), Research Policy, Industrial & Corporate Change, and the Revue d'Économie Industrielle.
His main research interests relate to knowledge creation and diffusion. Past activities concern innovation adoption, the geography of knowledge flows, as well as the role of intellectual property in academic science, and the economics of academic science itself. In particular, a project dedicated to academic patenting in Europe was supported by the European Science Foundation (ESF; data on ESF-APE-INV). On the same topic, see also the KEINS database, which covers academic patenting in several countries (data and info available here). These experiences have led him to sit on the Third Mission Evaluation Committee of ANVUR, the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research.
Most recently, his interests have turned towards migration and innovation. He has run projects supported by the Regional Council of Aquitaine and the IdEx programme of the University of Bordeaux. Right now, he collaborates on the TKC project run by his colleague Ernest Miguelez, which includes a workshop series on ‘Migration, Globalisation, and the Knowledge Economy’. With colleagues from other universities he is also promoting a ‘Special Issue of Research Policy’ on this highly sensitive topic.
For further information, please see: http://www.francescolissoni.com/