Maria Luigia Segnana

Professore ordinario

Dipartimento di Economia e Management

Area CUN: Scienze economiche e statistiche (13)
Settore scientifico disciplinare: ECONOMIA POLITICA (SECS-P/01)

Via Inama, 5 - 38122 Trento
tel. 0461 282225
Formazione
  • 2000-2001: Visiting Scholar, University of  Sussex.
  • 1987: Visiting Researcher, World Bank. Washington.
  • 1982-83: Research Student, Department of Economics, London School of Economics.
  • 1981-83: National Research Council Graduate Fellow.
  • 1981 Master of Sciences in Economics, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • 1980: Degree in Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Bologna.

 

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

Full Professor of International Economics, Dipartimento di Economia, Faculty of Economics, Universita' di Trento

PAST POSITIONS:

2014-2016 Member of the Italian Executive Committee of SIE (Società Italiana degli Economisti)

2007-2010 HEAD of the Department of Economics, Universita' di Trento.

VISITING ACADEMIC, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, 2007.

2001-...Full Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics,Universita' di Trento.

VISITING ACADEMIC, Sussex University, Dept. of Economics, 2000- 2001

1996-2001 Associate PROFESSOR of Microeconomics, Department of  Faculty of Economics, Universita' di Trento

VISITING ACADEMIC, Sussex University, Department of Economics, 2000- 2001

VISITING ACADEMIC, Institute fur Wirtschaftsforschung, Halle, September, 1999

1994-1996 Associate  PROFESSOR, Department of Economics, Università di Trieste

1992-1993 Associate PROFESSOR of Economics, Department of Economic Sciences, Universita' di Lecce.

1986-1992 RESEARCHER, Department of  Economics, Faculty of Economics, Universita' di Trento.

VISITING ACADEMIC, World Bank, 1987

1984-1986 ECONOMIST, Nomisma, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Bologna.

Interessi di ricerca

Research interest are mainly concentrated on trade theories  and firm behavior in open economy.  On the theoretical side, the focus is on models of vertical specialization, trade flows of intermediate products and disintegration of production processes. On firm behavior in open economy, the focus is on the interrelationships between firms’ initial business strategies, growth objectives and international orientation. Theoretical and empirical analyses are concentrated upon the growth effects of offshoring activities, by looking at the productive, organizative and technological choices and  the gains and losses from offshoring practices. On trade policies, the focus is on internationalization processes of Italian firms by looking at the domestic and export activities within the context of the firms’ overall business strategies, the role of global value chain for small business sector, the role of trade agreements. They all require empirical investigations at the economic and managerial level.

 

Attività di ricerca

Work in progress

  • Offshoring and outsourcing strategies in open economies (with Alex Bernard)
  • Heterogeneity and firms dynamics. Real and financial drivers to growth and/or internationalization

Past research activities

  • European Union International Project: “2001-2004 on “EU integration and the prospects for catch-up development in CEECcs“ (Central coordinator: WIIW-Halle)
  • National project: “L’Italia in Europa: Governance e politiche per lo sviluppo economico – sociale. Terzo settore e occupazione in Europa”, (local coordinator)
  • National Research Council Project ( “L’Italia in Europa: Governance e politiche per lo sviluppo economico – sociale. Terzo settore e occupazione in Europa”, Coordinator of the Trento University funded The National Research Council 1997-2000.
  • Member of the team in the co-financed MURST projects funded by the National Ministry of Research, 1998-2000.
  • Member of the National Research Group on “Gender Positions and Gender Auditing “,funded by the National Ministry of Research, 1998-1999.
  • Member of Local Committee on Regional Economic Perspectives
  • Member of National Research Project on 2001-2002 on “Infrastructures, competitivess and Government. Knowledge and Development in the New Economy “, (Coordinator: Ferrara University)
  • National project: “Infrastrutture, competitività e livelli di governo: conoscenza e sviluppo della nuova economia” 2001-2002( Coordinator: Ferrara University).
  •  European Union International Project: “2001-2004 on “EU integration and the prospects for catch-up development in Ceecs“ (Central coordinator: WIIW-Halle).
  •  National Research Council Project: “L’Italia in Europa: Governance e politiche per lo sviluppo economico – sociale. Terzo settore e occupazione in Europa”, (local coordinator).
Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici
  • American Economic Association, International Trade and Finance Association, EACES, Società Italiana degli Economisti.
  • Member of the National Committee for Associate Professors in Economics,1996-1998 competition
  • Member of the Editorial Board and Associate Editor of Economia Politica(1985- 2002),
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Comparative r Economic Studies (EACES), 1995-1997.
  • European Secretary of EACES 1995-1997
  • Member of the TEMPUS project for cooperation between Bouckara (Uzbekistan) and Trento University, funded by The European Commission(Central coordinator: Grenoble University)
  • Coordinator of the Trento University - Italian Team in the CNR project (“Training and Regional Policies”), funded The National Research Council 1997-2000.
  • Member of the team in the co-financed MURST project funded by the National Ministry of Research, 1998-2000.
  • Member of the National Research Group on “Gender Positions and Gender Auditing “, a project funded by the National Ministry of Research, 1998-1999.
  • Member of Local Committee on Regional Economic Perspectives
  • Member of National Research Project on 2001-2002 on “Infrastructures,competitivess and Government. Knowledge and Development in the New Economy “, (Coordinator: Ferrara University)
  • Member of International Research Project 2001-2004 on “EU integration and the prospects for catch-up development in Ceecs“ (Central coordinator: WIIW-Halle).
Premi e riconoscimenti
  • National Research Council, Research Grant 1980.
  • National Research Council, Graduate Fellowships 1981-1983.
  • Winner of “Premio Tarantelli”, 1998.
  • National Research Council, Research Grant 1998-2000.
Convegni e conferenze

2012 XVI ITSG, International Trade, firms and Organization, Workshop, November 29-30 Department of Economics and Management, Trento

2012 EACES (European Association for Comparative Economic Studies) 12th Conference, "Competing abroad, competing in organisations", Glasgow,  September.

2010 EACES (European Association for Comparative Economic Studies) 11th Conference, "Offshoring and firm internationalization strategies" (paper with Alex Bernard), Tartu, September.

2009 ACE (3th Conference) "International Sourcing. Country and firm level analysis" (paper with Alex Bernard) Hong-Khong, December

2003 EU, V Framework Programme, 2nd Workshop,  Trade and Productivity. What do we really know?, Prague, June

2002 EU, V Framework Programme, 1st Workshop, Intra-Industry trade between European Union and Transition Economies.The emerging Patterns (paper with Hubert Gabrisch), Warsaw, September

2002 AEA (American Economic Association), Annual Meeting, Intra-Industry trade between European Union and Transition Economies. Does Income distribution matters? , Atlanta, January

2000 SIE Conference (Società Italiana degli Economisti), Annual Meeting, “Distributional Effects of European Integration” (paper with Giovanni Facchini), Cagliari, October

1999 SIE Conference (Società Italiana degli Economisti), Annual Meeting, "L'impatto dell' integrazione commerciale sul mercato del lavoro. Tra modelli "americani" ed "europei" Milan, September

1999 ITFA (International Trade and Finance Association) Conference, “An Empirical Note on Trade and Structural Adjustment in Transition Economies”, (paper with Hubert Gabritsch), Casablanca, May

1999 Conference on “European Integration and Labour market”, Bocconi University, May.

1999 Conference onDevelopment and Job Creation”, “The local effects of trade”, Trento, 10-11 June.

1999 National Research Council – Meeting on “Politiche pubbliche per il lavoro”, Pavia, June 1999, ‘Le potenzialità occupazionali del terzo settore tra mito e realtà. Analisi critica del dibattito e delle politiche’  (paper with C. Borzaga and L. Bonatti).

1998 XX Meeting on Labour Segmentation,  "Skills and labour demand in Northern and Southern Italy (paper with Giuseppe Celi), Arco, July

1998 EACES, (European Association for Comparative Economics Studies) “Regional effects of European Integration, Varna, Bulgaria, September 1998)

1998 National Research Council – Workshop (Trento, December 1998) “Institutional Rigidities and Employment”

1997 American Economic Association, New Orleans, "The Financing of the Industry 1989-1994: An International Comparison by Company Accounts" , New Orleans, January

1997 Associazione Italiana Economisti del lavoro (AIEL), “Trade and labour markets. Vertical and regional differentiations in Italy”(paper with Giuseppe Celi), Cagliari, October

 

 

 

 

 

 

Altre attività

Referee for the following journals: Economia politica, Labour, Politica Economica, Journal of Common Market Studies, Economic Systems, International Economic Journal.

Reviewer for the Freie University of Berlin, National Research Council, Ministery of University and Research, EU Framework Programmes

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of EACES(2012-...)
  • Member of EU project "EU integration and prospects for catch-up development in CEECs" Coordinator of the local workpackage, 2001-2004
  • Member of the National Committee for Associate Professors in Economics[1996-1998 competition].
  • Member of the Editorial Board (since 1985)and Associate Editor of Economia Politica
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Comparative  Economic Studies (EACES), 1995-1997.
  • European Secretary of EACES 1995-1997
  • Member of the TEMPUS project for cooperation between Bouckara (Uzbekistan) and Trento University, funded by The European Commission(Central coordinator: Grenoble University)
  • Coordinator of the Trento University - Italian Team in the CNR project (“Training and Regional Policies”), funded The National Research Council1997-2000.
  • Member of the team in the co-financed MURST projects funded by the National Ministry of Research, 1998-2000.
  • Member of the National Research Group on “Gender Positions and Gender Auditing “, a project funded by the National Ministry of Research, 1998-1999.
  • Member of Local Committee on Regional Economic Perspectives
  • Member of National Research Project on 2001-2002 on “Infrastructures,competitivess and Government. Knowledge and Development in the New Economy “, (Coordinator: Ferrara University)

 

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