External authors

Giorgio Barba Navaretti

Professor of Economics University of Milan and chief Editor European Economy - Banks, Regulation and the Real Sector

Giorgio Barba Navaretti is Professor of Economics at the University of Milan, and Scientific Director of the Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano. He has a PhD in Economics fromOxford University and a Degree in Economics fromBocconi University.

He has been aconsultant to the World Bank, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development,European Commission, UNICEF and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He isspecialised in international and development economics. He is the coauthor ofMultinationals in the World Economy with Anthony J. Venables (Princeton UniversityPress, 2004; Le multinazionali nell’economia mondiale, Il Mulino, 2006). He writes acolumn for Il Sole 24 Ore.

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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: Digital economy and innovation Date: November 16, 2011
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The global operations of European firms - The second EFIGE policy report

This Bruegel blueprint analyses, within the framework of the EFIGE (European Firms in a Global Economy) project, the export and foreign investment performance of European firms. It is based on new cross-country data from 15,000 individual firms never available before. Written by Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Matteo Bugamelli, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Fabiano Schivardi, the report looks […]

By: Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Matteo Bugamelli, Fabiano Schivardi, Carlo Altomonte, Daniel Horgos and Daniela Maggioni Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: July 20, 2011