Non resident scholars

Gianmarco Ottaviano

Non Resident Fellow

Expertise: Spatial economics, international trade, development and growth, capital movements and multinationals. CV: Download CV

Gianmarco Ottaviano, Professor of International Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, joined Bruegel as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in September 2006. His research is mainly focused on spatial economics, international trade, development and growth, capital movements and multinationals. At Bruegel he coordinates the project European Firms in a Global Economy (EFIGE).
After obtaining a Ph.D. in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, he held teaching positions in Italy, Belgium, and Switzerland. He is affiliated with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Geography.

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Blog Post

Internationalisation and innovation of firms

The analysis suggests that policymakers should coordinate, if not integrate, innovation and internationalisation policies in order to boost productivity and growth.

By: Carlo Altomonte, Tommaso Aquilante, Gábor Békés and Gianmarco Ottaviano Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: March 22, 2014
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Gianmarco Ottaviano and Carlo Altomonte on European Firms in the Global Economy (EFIGE)

By: Carlo Altomonte and Gianmarco Ottaviano Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: October 8, 2012
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Blog Post

Triggering competitiveness: A 'decalogue' from new firm-level evidence

Competitiveness is one of the most debated issues in policy circles. But, what triggers it? Capitalising on the first existing harmonised cross-country dataset measuring the entire range of international activities of firms in seven European countries, this column identifies the triggers of competitiveness. It argues that policymaking could be improved by firm-level evidence if there were less reluctance to the use of micro-founded indicators to inform policy decisions.

By: Carlo Altomonte, Tommaso Aquilante and Gianmarco Ottaviano Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: August 23, 2012
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Blueprint

The triggers of competitiveness: The EFIGE cross-country report

What are the factors that will trigger the competitiveness of European firms? The authors of this study have worked intensively for three years on the question, as part of EFIGE (European Firms in the Global Economy), a Bruegel-headed research project on the topic. The conclusions of the report are based on a major EFIGE survey covering 15,000 firms in seven European countries, which is the first comparable dataset of its kind in Europe.

By: Carlo Altomonte, Tommaso Aquilante and Gianmarco Ottaviano Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: July 17, 2012
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Policy Contribution

Assessing competitiveness: how firm-level data can help

As policymakers refocus on growth, the ability to take a firm-level view is key to disentangling the various factors at the root of competitiveness, and thus to designing appropriate policies.
This Policy Contribution builds on ongoing research within EFIGE (www.efige.org), a project to help identify the internal policies needed to improve the external competitiveness of the European Union

By: Carlo Altomonte, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Filippo di Mauro and Gianmarco Ottaviano Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: November 16, 2011
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Blueprint

Of markets, products and prices- the effects of the euro on European firms

In this Blueprint, Lionel Fontagné, Thierry Mayer and Gianmarco Ottaviano, show that trade flows have not increased meaningfully since the introduction of the euro. However, trade volume can be a misleading yardstick. Other obstacles – be it differences in regulation, legal framework, taxes or language – are significant enough to continue to act as binding […]

By: Lionel Fontagné, Thierry Mayer and Gianmarco Ottaviano Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: February 9, 2009
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The happy few: the internationalisation of European firms

The 2007 report from the research network European Firms and International Markets (EFIM) is the first systematic, cross-country, firm-level research of the features of European firms that compete in international markets.

By: Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thierry Mayer Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: November 11, 2007