Research Institute on Population and Social Policies

Daniele Archibugi

Research Director of the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS), of which he was Director from July 2018 to June 2020


Curriculum Vitae


Daniele Archibugi is a Research Director at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, at the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS), where he also served as Acting Director from July 2018 to June 2020. Additionally, he is a Professor of Innovation, Governance, and Public Policy at theUniversity of London, Birkbeck Business School, and a member of the Academic Council of the Venice International University. His work encompasses the economics and policy of science, technology and innovation, globalization, and the political theory of international relations. He earned his degree in Economics from the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', studying with Federico Caffè, and holds a PhD from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, where he worked with Chris Freeman and Keith Pavitt.

He began his career at the CNR in the Institute of Research Studies and Scientific Documentation. He has worked and taught at the Universities of Sussex, Cambridge, Naples, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Sapienza University of Rome, LUISS University of Rome, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Additionally, he has taught courses at Asian universities, such as Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto and SWEFE University in Chengdu. In June 2006, he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Sussex, and in 2016, he became an Honorary Member of the Réseau de Recherche sur l'Innovation.

He is an advisor to the European Union, the OECD, the Council of Europe, various United Nations agencies, and national governments. He has led numerous research projects for the European Commission and other international organizations. For the European Commission, he chaired the Group of Experts on 'A Wide Opening of the European Research Area to the World', was a member of the 'Global Europe 2030/2050' Group of Experts and coordinated the report 'The Contribution of the European Commission to Responsible Research and Innovation'. Along with Emanuela Reale and Fabio Tuzi, he coordinates the 'Report on Research and Innovation in Italy: Science and Technology Policy Analysis and Data' for the Italian National Research Council.

He heads the research area on Globalization, Research, and Innovation, which encompasses two distinct lines of research: 'Global Governance and Cosmopolitan Democracy' and 'Globalization of Science and Technology Innovation'. Currently, he is the Coordinator of the National Interest Research Project titled 'Digital INNOvation: An Assessment of the Relationship between DATA and Other Intangible Assets and Productivity’ (INNODATA), in collaboration with Luiss University of Rome (Professor Maria Savona) and Urbino University (Professor Francesco Venturini). He is also involved in the NextGenerationEU partnership, 'Made in Italy Circular and Sustainable Economy – MICS'.

He is currently coordinator in the Research Project of National Interest “Digital INNOvation: an assessment of the relationship between DATA and other intangible assets and productivity” (INNODATA) together with the Luiss University of Rome (Prof. Maria Savona) and the University of Urbino (Prof. Francesco Venturini).

It also participates in the PNRR Partnership (NextGenerationEU), “Made in Italy Circular and Sustainable – MICS".

He participated in the PRIN InnoGloba (June 2020 – December 2023). The Project studied the role of innovation and technological change in addressing the main global economic and social challenges. In particular, it addressed the conditions for a new economic reconstruction in a global context characterized by growing competition and environmental fragility.

Main publications

Una complete list of publications can be consulted in the CV by Daniele Archibugi.