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Giorgio Tripodi joins the Institute of Economics of the Sant’Anna School and EMbeDS as a Research Fellow

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Giorgio Tripodi has joined the Institute of Economics of the Sant’Anna School and EMbeDS as a Research Fellow.

Giorgio is a Ph.D. candidate in Data Science - a joint PhD program which comprises five research institutions: Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, University of Pisa, CNR (STI and IIT institutes) and IMT Lucca. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University-Evanston), where he joined the Center for Science of Science and Innovation. He worked as a research analyst at Bocconi University (Milan), as a summer intern at Grameen Bank (Dhaka) and was an exchange student at Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels).

He received a M.Sc. in Economics from Bocconi University in 2015 and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Naples - Federico II in 2012. His research interests include science of science, network science and economics of innovation, with a focus on how knowledge, social and geographical proximity affects scientific discovery and innovation.

What are Giorgio's plans for this new chapter of his academic career, in connection with the objectives of EMbeDS? “The increasing availability of digital traces of scientific and innovative activities, coupled with data and network science tools, offers a promising opportunity to shed light on the complexity related to the production of new knowledge” -- says Giorgio “I will map the production and diffusion of scientific and technical knowledge to tackle climate change, and take a data-driven network approach to analyse how innovators move and interact in the knowledge space.”