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Giovanni Dosi is professor of economics at the Institute of Economics. He also serves as co-director of the  ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ task force at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. Additionally, Professor Dosi is a continental Europe editor of the journal Industrial and Corporate Change. He is included in the ISI Highly Cited Research list, denoting those who made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology, and is a corresponding member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the first academy of sciences in Italy.

In 2016 he received the Wiley TIM Distinguished Scholar Award by the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the American Academy of Management. In 2022 he was awarded the Penrose Award by EURAM (European Academy of Management) for his research on evolutionary economics.

A selection of his works has been published in two volumes: Innovation, Organization and Economic Dynamics. Selected Essays (2000), and Economic Organization, Industrial Dynamics and Development: Selected Essays (2012) both published by Edward Elgar.

His book The Foundation of Complex Evolving Systems has been published in early 2023. This manual seeks to offer an integrated analysis of the anatomy and physiology of the capitalist engine of generation and exploitation of technological organizational and institutional innovations - from the drivers of knowledge accumulation, to the modes in which such knowledge is incorporated into business firms, all the way to the processes of innovation-driven “Schumpeterian competition” and macroeconomic growth. In that, it advances the interpretation of such patterns, in terms of economies seen as complex evolving systems.


His major research areas - where he is author and editor of several works - include Economics of Innovation and Technological Change, Industrial Economics, Evolutionary Theory, Economic Growth and Development, Agent-Based Macroeconomics, Organization Studies and Theory of the Firm.  He has been involved in a number of major international research projects.