Alberto Brugnoli

Alberto Brugnoli
University of Bergamo | UNIBG · Department of Management, Economics and Quantitative Methods

Ph.D. in Economics

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October 2020 - present
University of Bergamo
Position
  • Professor (Full)
October 2018 - present
University of Bergamo
Position
  • CEO
September 2016 - present
University of Bergamo
Position
  • Deputy Chancellor for International Development Cooperation
Education
September 1991 - July 1992
Queen Mary, University of London
Field of study
  • Economics
September 1990 - September 1994
Bocconi University
Field of study
  • Economics
October 1984 - July 1990
Bocconi University
Field of study
  • Economics

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Publications (39)
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en No physical wall would ever be an effective deterrent when opposed to growing inequalities among people in neighbouring regions. Nevertheless, whether or not governments decide to build physical walls on their borders, walls already often exist around each individual migrant, keeping them secluded like in a Doll's House. This is particularly tru...
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Efficient air transportation services can boost regional economic development by allowing access to the world market, facilitating integration and labor mobility, and fostering local industries. In this regard, aviation can act as a means of both transporting traded “goods” and providing complementary services of labor mobility. The Lombardy region...
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We examine the various forces influencing the development and uptake of environmentally beneficial technical changes, focusing on airline technology. Within this context, we consider not only the nature of competition within the final market in which aircraft, an intermediate product, are sold, but also that of the product market itself, the commer...
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Despite efforts to enhance the efficiency of the African air transportation sector through such actions the Yamoussoukro Decision, African represents less than 2% of the world’s air passenger kilometers. This is despite the fact that air transportation can act as a means of transporting traded goods directly (including the individuals that are the...
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Alberto Brugnoli and Alessandro Colombo have put together an important collection of essays on government and governance in Italy and Britain. This richly documented comparative study proposes to answer two key questions: how does the change from government to governance emerge, and what enables this transformation to survive and even to displace S...
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Over the last three decades, a large body of literature has analysed the crisis of traditional concepts of ‘government’ and gradually outlined the main features of an alternative system of ‘governance’. That debate, while far from exhausted in purely scholarly terms, has by now reached a broad consensus: against a background of structural shifts wh...
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This book is one of many dealing with the institutional changes and welfare reforms brought about by transformations in society. Unlike many others, though, it uses a distinctive and original principle – ‘subsidiarity’ – as a lens through which to examine and assess governance regimes, their philosophies and their organizational choices. Britain’s...
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A blossoming stream of the regional innovation systems (RIS) literature is being devoted to investigate the relationship between RIS efficiency and productivity growth. Our study aims at evaluating: first, the ex-post relative technical efficiency in innovation in a sample of OECD regions by means of a DEA (data envelopment analysis) methodology. W...
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The use of weapons of mass destruction by terrorist organizations and other non-state actors is one of the biggest threats to international security. In order to prevent such groups from obtaining the means to cause destruction and death on a major scale, it is imperative that governments, international organizations and other stakeholders work tog...
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The internationalization process of small firms is subject to a number of constraints and bottlenecks. Academics and research institutions have devoted special attention to the issue of barriers to exporting for SMEs. Studies on export barriers for SMEs have been usually approached from the perspective of the firm, but they have rarely taken into c...
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Over the past three legislative periods, the Lombardy government has based much of its action on the affirmation of subsidiarity. This has been translated into policies having different forms and solutions, affected both by the degree of innovation of the concept - largely unknown in the Italian and international political panorama in the early nin...
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The definition and measurement of economic well-being is receiving growing attention, both in academic research and policy agenda, as a key issue to provide a solid basis for decision-making at all levels, both national and local. There is general agreement among economists and policy-makers about the necessity to go beyond GDP but the convergence...
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In this contribution, we document how geographical, political, and cultural factors affect international business. In particular, we investigate the determinants of bilateral trade and foreign direct investments (FDI) for a large sample of countries. We use standard sources for the data on bilateral trade, while we use an unexplored dataset for FDI...
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There is a wide consensus among economists and policy makers on the fact that foreign direct investment play a key role in fostering industrial and economic development. It is increasingly important, thus, for industrializing countries to build an institutional capacity able to attract investors and to maximize their positive impacts on the local e...
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This chapter sistematizes the economic literature on the effects of foreign direct investment on receiving countries, in order to better individuate when and under which conditions these effects on human capital, labour markets, productivity, competitiveness and growth are likely to be positive and important.
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Through the presentation of official information and of the results of questionnaires completed by sectoral experts and top staff of governmental organizations, multinational and local companies, in this chapter we analyze the telecommunications sector's potentialities, market structures and companies' strategies, along with aspects of foreign dire...
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The aim of the book is to furnish some policy suggestions about the direction that institutional capacity building oriented policies should take in development countries in general, and in the context of Latin America in particular. Our policy suggestions are based on both a rigorous review of modern theories on FDI and practical case studies drawn...
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Through the presentation of official information and of the results of questionnaires completed by sectoral experts and top staff of governmental organizations, multinational and local companies, in this chapter we analyze the fisheries sector's potentialities, market structures and companies' strategies, along with aspects of foreign direct invest...
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This chapter describes and examines foreign direct investment trends in Latin America and the Caribbean during the decade 1997-2006, underlying different companies' patterns of specializations and strategies, with a specific focus on Peru.
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Through the presentation of official information and of the results of questionnaires completed by sectoral experts and top staff of governmental organizations, multinational and local companies, in this chapter we analyze the agro-industry sector's potentialities, market structures and companies' strategies, along with aspects of foreign direct in...
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Through the presentation of official information and of the results of questionnaires completed by sectoral experts and top staff of governmental organizations, multinational and local companies, in this chapter we analyze the mining sector's potentialities, market structures and companies' strategies, along with aspects of foreign direct investmen...
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Through the presentation of official information and of the results of questionnaires completed by sectoral experts and top staff of governmental organizations, multinational and local companies, in this chapter we analyze the agriculture sector's potentialities, market structures and companies' strategies, along with aspects of foreign direct inve...
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Policy recommendations summarized in this lat part of the book stem from the analysis of the industry based case studies presented in part II: agro-industry, electricity, hydrocarbons, mining, textiles and clothing, agriculture, fisheries, telecommunications and tourism. We draw some conclusions on the situation of all the industries analyzed and...
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En los noventas, resultado de los procesos de apertura y globaliza-ción, el rol y la importancia relativa de las empresas privadas y públicas grandes, de las pequeñas y medianas empresas locales (PyMEs) y de las empresas multinacionales han sufrido cambios sustanciales en las eco-nomías de América Latina. Mientras las primeras han perdido posicio-n...
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In this paper we examine the trends in regional labour pro­ ductivity differentials in Italy over the period 1980-95 using data with a disaggregation in 16 industries. Overall, the results of both ß-convergence e s-convergence tests lead to reject the hypothesis of convergence, with the opposite hypothesis of growing regional dif­ ferentials often...
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A rural country in the 1950's, Italy is now a large industrial economy. In this paper we show through a joint analysis of spatial autocorrelation and concentration of employment that this development has not been driven by centre-periphery mechanisms.
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Les plans d’établissement d’une zone de libre-échange (ZLE) entre l’Union européenne (UE) et la Marché commun du Sud (Mercosur) ont été remis à l’ordre du jour lors du premier sommet des chefs d’État et de gouvernment de l’UE, d’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes, qui s’est tenu les 28 et 29 juin 1999 à Rio de Janeriro. Dupuis cet événement, le projec...
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The topic of financing sub-sovereign entities is gaining a central place in the agenda of many development stakeholders as a key factor for improving the productivity of urban economies. The availability of long term financial resources for financing urban infrastructure investments is essential for enhancing local economic development, at both the...
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This chapter analyzes the internationalization of production by Italian companies in Latin America and the Caribbean. To that end it is divided into two sections. The first examines Italy's position in international markets in terms of sales and capital flows. The aim is to provide a macroeconomic picture of the internationalization process pursued...
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Concentrazione e diffusione: la geografia industriale italiana 1981-1991 (di Alberto Brugnoli, Stefano Fachin) - ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper is to examine the industrial geography of Italy on the basis of the employment data of the last two general censuses (1981-1991). Having first shown how maps in the geographical concentration-geographical...
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Chemical-sector investments in the Cee region appear to have been driven mostly by market-seeking strategies, located mainly in regions with promising growth perspectives. Follow-the leader strategies have been pursued in some sub-sectors. Investors have preferred generally to acquire and restructure existing plants rather than establishing greenfi...
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This section discusses utilities, focusing on the electricity, gas and water supply sectors (NACE 40 and 41). The structure of these industries varies enormously among states and regions due, in the most cases, to the circumstances that governed the creation of the services involved and to specific institutional and legal practices.
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Financial systems of South America have experienced a recent history of deep transformation. External and internal forces have been interacting each other and participating to the definition of these systems' present frame. In order to give a clear description of their structure, the most important events concerning their development are here under...
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The present work analyses the pattern of trade relations between the European Union and the Central and Eastern countries which have signed the “Europe Agree¬ments” - i.e. Bulgaria, Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Poland and Romania -in the textile and clothing sector (T&C). This sector has been recently affected by considerable changes in tra...
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This chapter examines the dominant features of the MFA and its impact on Eastern Europe's Exports in the EU market. We wonder whether this protection is effective or not and to what extent it is able to slow down the restructuring process in East Europe. We concentrate on the five conuntries that have signed Association Agreements with the EU (here...

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This research topic addresses the puzzle of what kind of institutional arrangement is required to insure enduring and successful development paths in history. This goal requires an analysis on how institutions were configured in order to be able to create sound development outputs observable in the resulted territorial endowment. The core issue is not whether there are institutions for development, but “What kind of institutions actually work for development and human welfare?”. Rather, what kinds of institutions permit the pursuit of individual and joint collective undertakings to enhance the welfare potential of communities of people? Can we speak of them as “good institutions”?