Daniele Archibugi is a Research Director at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, Acting Director at the Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS), and Professor of Innovation, Governance and Public Policy in the Department of Management at Birkbeck, University of London. He graduated in Economics at the “La Sapienza” University in Rome under the supervision of Federico Caffè and completed his D.Phil. at the SPRU, University of Sussex, where he worked with Chris Freeman and Keith Pavitt.
He started his career at the CNR Institute for Studies on Scientific Research and Documentation under the direction of Paolo Bisogno. He has worked and taught at the universities of Sussex, Naples, Cambridge, Rome Sapienza, Rome LUISS, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Harvard. He has also held courses in Asian universities such as the Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto and the SWEFE University, Chengdu. In June 2006 he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Sussex and in June 2016 honorary member of the Research Network on Innovation.
He is an adviser to the European Union, Council of Europe, OECD, several UN agencies and various national governments. He has led many research projects for the European Commission and other international organizations. For the European Commission, he chaired the Expert Group on A Wide Opening of the European Research Area to the World, he was a member of the European Commission Global Europe 2030/2050 Expert Group and he coordinated the report The Contribution of the European Commission to Responsible Research and Innovation. Together with Fabrizio Tuzi, he coordinated the National Research Council’s Report on Research and Innovation in Italy in June 2018.
He has been Acting Director of the IRPPS-CNR since July 2018, where he is head of the research project entitled “Globalization: Economic, Technological and Political Determinants and Impact”, which includes two distinct lines of research: Global governance and cosmopolitan democracy; and Globalization of innovation in science and technology.