My main publications are listed below, ordered by type and date. In most cases a lik is included to download them from the publisher’s website. If you have problems downloading and need a pre-print, you can contact me by email.


Regional Policy: Theory and Practice (2024, available from October 2023)
Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-815-36407-8 (hbk) ISBN: 978-0-815-36408-5 (pbk) ISBN: 978-1-351-10761-7 (ebk) DOI: 10.4324/9781351107617

Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe: Spatial Disparities and Human Capital (2017)
Edited with Madalena Fonseca
Springer Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-319-49818-8

Transitions in Regional Economic Development (2017)
Edited with Ivan Turok, David Bailey, Jennifer Clark, Jun Du, Michael Fritsch, John Harrison, Tom Kemeny, Dieter Kogler, Arnoud Lagendijk, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Ernest Miguelez, Stefano Usai, Fiona Wishlade
Routledge. ISBN: 9781138310438

Globalization and Regional Growth in Europe: Past Trends and Future Scenarios (2011)
with Roberta Capello and Laura Resmini
Springer Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-642-19250-0

Growth and Innovation of Competitive Regions: The Role of Internal and External Connections (2009)
edited with Lanfranco Senn
Springer Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-540-70923-7

Modelling Regional Scenarios for the Enlarged Europe: European Competitiveness and Global Strategies (2008)
with Roberta Capello, Roberto Camagni and Barbara Chizzolini
Springer-Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-540-74736-9.



Politiche per la competitività regionale e specializzazione intelligente nelle regioni sviluppate: concetti, esperienze e lezioni (2021)
EGEA. ISBN 978-88-238-4729-3

Territorio, istituzioni, crescita. Scienze regionali e sviluppo del paese (2013)
Edited with Guido Pellegrini
Franco Angeli. ISBN: 9788820448790



Spatial patterns of territorial competitiveness: The role of peripherality, urbanization and physical geography (forthcoming)
with Federico Fantechi
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2023.101754

Administrative capacity and the territorial effects of EU support to firms: a two-step analysis (2024)
with Julia Bachtroegler and Giovanni Perucca
Regional Studies, Vol. 58, Issue 4, pp. 719-732. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2109613

The role of cohesion policy for sustaining the resilience of European regional labour markets during different crises (2023)
with Paolo Di Caro
Regional Studies, 57:12, 2426-2442. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2022.2118252

Border Effects on firm’s productivity: The role of peripherality and territorial capital (2023)
with Federico Fantechi
Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 102, Issue 3 pp. 483-506. DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12730

Economic resilience and regionally differentiated cycles: Evidence from a turning point approach in Italy (2023)
with Hasan Engin Duran
Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 102, Issue 2, pp. 219-252. DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12725

One policy different effects: Estimating the region-specific impacts of EU cohesion policy (2022)
with Paolo Di Caro
Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 62, Issue 1, pp. 307-330. DOI: 10.1111/jors.12566

Measuring competitiveness differentials inside the same region: a propensity-score matching approach with firm-level data (2022)
with Federico Fantechi
Social Indicators Research, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-022-02908-7

Fighting Gravity: Institutional Changes and Regional Disparities in the EU (2020)
with Roberto Camagni, Roberta Capello and Silvia Cerisola
Economic Geography, 96 (2), pp. 108-136. DOI: 10.1080/00130095.2020.1717943

The influence of the local context on the implementation and impact of EU Cohesion Policy (2020)
with Julia Bachtroegler and Giovanni Perucca
Regional Studies, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 21-34. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1551615

Employment volatility in lagging and advanced regions: The Italian case (2020)
with Hasan Engin Duran
Growth & Change, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 207-233. DOI: 10.1111/grow.12351

Contextualizing Regional Policy Impact: A Contribution to More Effective Policy-Making (2020)
SR – Italian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 453-476, DOI: 10.14650/98287

EU Regional Development Policy and Territorial Capital: A Systemic Approach (2019)
with Giovanni Perucca
Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 98, Issue 1, pp. 265-281. DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12360

Who welcomes them? Determinants of the spatial distribution of asylum seekers in Italy (2019)
with Marco Percoco and Paola Proietti
Regional Studies, Vol. 53, issue 1, pp. 118-130. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1525487

Investigating the Spatial Patterns of Regional Fiscal Residua in Italy (2019)
with Paolo Di Caro
Politica Economica / Journal of Economic Policy, Vol. XXXV, issue 3, pp. 367-394. DOI: 10.1429/95406

Breaking down the border: Physical, institutional and cultural obstacles (2018)
with Roberta Capello and Andrea Caragliu
Economic Geography, Vol. 94, Issue 5, pp. 485-513. DOI 10.1080/00130095.2018.1444988

Compensation Modes of Border Effects in Cross-Border Regions (2018)
with Roberta Capello and Andrea Caragliu
Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 58, Issue 4, September 2018, pp. 759-785. DOI 10.1111/jors.12386

Territorial capital and the resilience of European regions (2018)
with Giovanni Perucca
The Annals of Regional Science, 60/2, pp. 235-240. DOI 10.1007/s00168-017-0828-3

The regional costs of market size losses in a EU dismembering process (2018)
with Roberta Capello and Andrea Caragliu
Papers in Regional Science, Volume 97, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages 73–90. DOI 10.1111/pirs.12347

Measuring border effects in European cross-border regions (2018)
with Roberta Capello and Andrea Caragliu
Regional Studies, Vol. 52, issue 7, pp.986-996. DOI 10.1080/00343404.2017.1364843

Modeling Regional Growth between Competitiveness and Austerity Measures: The MASST3 Model (2017)
with Roberta Capello and Andrea Caragliu
International Regional Science Review, 40(1) pp. 38-74. DOI 10.1177/0160017614543850

The crisis and regional employment in Europe: what role for sheltered economies? (2016)
with Andrés Rodrìguez-Pose
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 9 (1): 33-57. DOI 10.1093/cjres/rsv032

The Costs of the Economic Crisis: Which Scenarios for the European Regions? (2016)
with Roberta Capello and Andrea Caragliu
Environment and Planning C, Vol. 34, pp. 113–130. DOI 10.1177/0263774X15614471

Regional Knowledge Flows and Innovation Policy: A Dynamic Representation (2015)
Regional Studies, 49-11, 1859-1872. DOI 10.1080/00343404.2015.1068930

Spatial heterogeneity in the costs of the economic crisis in Europe: are cities sources of regional resilience? (2015)
with Roberta Capello and Andrea Caragliu
Journal of Economic Geography, 15 (5): 951-972. DOI 10.1093/jeg/lbu053

Global trends and the economic crisis: future alternative European growth strategies (2015)
with Roberta Capello and Andrea Caragliu
Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 98, pp.120-136. DOI 10.1016/j.techfore.2015.06.005

Giving space to multicriteria analysis for complex cultural heritage systems: The case of the castles in Valle D’Aosta Region (2015)
with Oppio, A., Bottero, M., Ferretti, V., Ponzini, D. Pracchi, V.
Journal of Cultural Heritage , 16 (6), 779-789. DOI 10.1016/j.culher.2015.03.003.

Selective Migration, Regional Growth and Convergence: Evidence from Italy (2014)
with Marco Percoco
Regional Studies, 48-10, pp. 1650–1668. DOI 10.1080/00343404.2013.843162.

Local labour market conditions and the spatial mobility of science and technology university students: evidence from Italy (2014)
with Nicola Francesco Dotti, Camilla Lenzi and Marco Percoco
Review of Regional Research. 34-2, pp 119-137. DOI: 10.1007/s10037-014-0088-y

Territorial Capital and the Effectiveness of Cohesion Policies: an Assessment for CEE Regions (2014)
with Giovanni Perucca
Investigaciones Regionales. Vol. 29, pp. 165-191.

Growth Patterns in Global Regions: Do Specific Success Factors Make a Difference? (2014)
with Roberta Capello
Journal of Heterodox Economics. Vol.1, issue 1, pp. 54-78. DOI

Local Labour Markets and the Interregional Mobility of Italian University Students (2013)
with Nicola Francesco Dotti, Camilla Lenzi and Marco Percoco
Spatial Economic Analysis. 8-4, pp. 443-468. DOI 10.1080/17421772.2013.833342

Modelling Regional Growth: an Advanced MASST Model (2012)
with Roberta Capello
Spatial Economic Analysis. 7:3, pp. 293-318. DOI 10.1080/17421772.2012.694143

A globalization-based taxonomy of European regions (2012)
Regional Science Policy and Practice. 4-1, pp. 1–23, DOI 10.1111/j.1757-7802.2011.01052.x.

Successful European regions in a global economy: a synthesis and outlook (2012)
Regional Science Policy and Practice. 4-1, pp. 113–121, DOI 10.1111/j.1757-7802.2011.01058.x.

Globalization and Competitive Strategies in European Vulnerable Regions (2011)
with Antonio Affuso and Roberta Capello
Regional Studies. 45 (5), pp. 657–675, DOI 10.1080/00343401003614290.

Regional Innovation and Competitiveness in a Dynamic Representation (2010)
Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 20-4, pp.515-552, DOI 10.1007/s00168-009-0295-6.

Globalization and a Dual Europe: Future Alternative Growth Trajectories (2010)
with Roberta Capello
The Annals of Regional Science. 45 (3) pp. 633-665. DOI 10.1007/s00168-009-0295-6.

Modelling European Regional Scenarios: Aggressive vs. Defensive Competitive Strategies (2009)
with Roberta Capello
Environment and Planning A, 41(2) 481-504. DOI:10.1068/a4086.

Regional policy from a supra-regional perspective (2008)
The Annals of Regional Science, 42-3, pp. 681-703. DOI 10.1007/s00168-007-0167-x.

Issues in the Measurement of Localization (2008)
Environment and Planning A, 40-3, pp. 733-758.

Regional business cycles and the emergence of sheltered economies in the southern periphery of Europe (2007)
with Andrès Rodriguez-Pose
Growth and Change, 38-4, pp. 621-648. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2257.2007.00390.x

The Spatial Diffusion of Innovations and the Evolution of Regional Disparities (2007)
Investigaciones Regionales, No.10,pp. 131-160.

Does Migration Reduce Regional Disparities? The Role of Skill-Selective Flows (2007)
with Massimiliano R. Riggi
Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, 19-1, pp. 78-102.

Between development and social policies: the impact of European Structural Funds in Objective 1 regions (2004)
with Andrès Rodriguez-Pose
Regional Studies, 38-1, pp. 97-113.



The Dynamics of Regional Competitiveness (2017)
in: Huggins, R. and Thompson, P. (Eds.) Handbook of Regions and Competitiveness: Contemporary Theories and Perspectives on Economic Development, Edward Elgar, Chelthenham, pp. 207-231. ISBN: 978-1-78347-500-1

Impact Assessment of European Cohesion Policy: Theoretical and Empirical Issues (2016)
in: Piattoni, S. and Polverari, L. (Eds.) Handbook on Cohesion Policy in the EU, Edward Elgar, Chelthenham, pp. 443-460. ISBN: 978-1-78471-566-3



Back to the member states? Cohesion Policy and the national challenges to the European Union (2020)
with Riccardo Crescenzi and Vassilis Monastiriotis
Regional Studies, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 5-9, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2019.1662895

Regions in a time of pandemic (2020)
with David Bailey, Jennifer Clark et al.
Regional Studies, Vol. 54, Issue 9, pp. 1163-1174, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2020.1798611

Regional Determinats of Economic Resilience (2018)
with Paolo Di Caro
The Annals of Regional Science, Vol. 60, issue 2, pp. 235-240. DOI 10.1007/s00168-017-0858-x

The impact of European Cohesion Policy in different contexts (2017)
with Fiona Wishlade
Regional Studies, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 5-9, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2019.1662895

Classic books in regional studies: an introduction to the 50th Anniversary Book Review Collection (2017)
Regional Studies, Volume 52, Issue 2, pages 346-347. DOI 10.1080/00343404.2017.1278974

Advances in Regional Growth Forecasting Models: Conceptual Challenges and Methodological Responses (2017)
with Roberta Capello and Andrea Caragliu
International Regional Science Review, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 5-9, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2019.1662895

The Mobility of High-Skilled Workers – Causes and Consequences (2014)
Regional Studies, Volume 48, Issue 10, pp. 1587-1591. DOI 10.1080/00343404.2014.955689



Regional economic theories used to motivate Cohesion Policy (2024)
with Nicola Francesco Dotti and Christian Oberst
In: Dotti, N.F., Musiałkowska, I., De Gregorio Hurtado, S. Walczyk, J. (eds.), EU Cohesion Policy: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Edward Elgar. ISBN 978180220 9396, pp. 30-46.

Firm Competitiveness, Specialisation, and Employment Growth: Territorial Level Relationships (2023)
with Federico Fantechi
In: Henriques, C., Viseu, C. (eds) EU Cohesion Policy Implementation – Evaluation Challenges and Opportunities. EvEUCoP 2022. Springer, Cham. ISBN 978-3-031-18160-3, pp. 91–105.

EU Regional Policy Effectiveness and the Role of Territorial Capital (2020)
with Giovanni Perucca
In: Della Torre, S., Cattaneo, S., Lenzi, C., Zanelli, A. (eds.) “The regeneration of the built environment from a circular economy perspective”, – ISBN:978-3-030-33256-3, pp. 29-38.

The Geography of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Europe (2018)
with Marco Percoco
In: Biagi, B., Faggian, A., Rajbhandari, I., Venhorst, V. New Frontiers in Interregional Migration Research, Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 105-123. ISBN 978-3-319-75886-2.

Territorial Capital and EU Cohesion Policy (2017)
with Giovanni Perucca
in Berkowitz. P., Bachtler, J., Muravska, T. and Hardy, S. (Eds.) EU Cohesion Policy: Reassessing Performance and Direction, Routledge, London, pp. 255-270, ISBN 978-1-138-22464-3

Simulating the Impact of Regional Innovation Policies with a Dynamic Model of Regional Knowledge Flows (2014)

in Patrucco, P.P. (ed.) The Economics of Knowledge Generation and Distribution: The Role of Interactions in the System Dynamics of Innovation and Growth, Routledge, pp. 252-271, ISBN 978-0-415-82158-2

Scenarios for European Metropolitan Regions: Winners and Losers in a Globalized World (2013)
with Roberta Capello
in Klaesson, J., Johansson, B. and Karlsson, C. (eds.) Metropolitan Regions: Knowledge Infrastructures of the Global Economy, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp 195-233. ISBN 978-3-642-32140-5.

The Service Sector in the New Globalization Phase: Evidence from European Regions (2013)
with Roberta Capello
in Cuadrado-Roura J.R. (ed.), Service Industries and Regions: Growth, Location and Regional Effects, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 43-64, ISBN 978-3-642-35801-2.

Globalization and Endogenous Regional Growth (2013)
with Roberta Capello
in Crescenzi, R., Percoco, M. (eds.) Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 15-37, ISBN 978-3-642-33395-8.

Quantitative foresights at sub-regional level: assumptions and simulation results (2011)
with Antonio Affuso
in Capello, R. and Camagni, R. (eds.) (2011) Spatial Scenarios in a Global Perspective Europe and the Latin Arc Countries, Edward Elgar, 2011, pp. 41-87, ISBN 978-0-85793-561-8.

The Latin Arc (2011)
with Antonio Affuso
in Capello, R. and Camagni, R. (eds.) (2011) Spatial Scenarios in a Global Perspective Europe and the Latin Arc Countries, Edward Elgar, 2011, pp. 41-87, ISBN 978-0-85793-561-8.

Quantitative foresights for European regions (2011)
with Roberta Capello
in Capello, R. and Camagni, R. (eds.) (2011) Spatial Scenarios in a Global Perspective Europe and the Latin Arc Countries, Edward Elgar, 2011, pp. 41-87, ISBN 978-0-85793-561-8.

Explaining the scarce returns of European structural policies from a New Economic Geography perspective (2007)
with Andrés Rodriguez-Pose
in “New Directions in Economic Geography” (ed. Bernard Fingleton), Edward Elgar, pp.338-358. ISBN 978-1-84542-373-5.

The attitude and the potentiality of VC in Italian small firms: a comparison of a traditional and a new sector (2006)
with Vittorio Modena
in “New strategies for innovation support” (eds. Mark Anderson, Peter Van der Sijde and Alfredo Mateos), Amarù Ediciones, Salamanca. pp. 223-240. ISBN 84-8196-248-1.



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