Marco Vivarelli graduated from Bocconi University-Milano and earned a Ph.D. from SPRU-Sussex University and one from Pavia University.
He is Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Presidential decree, June, 2nd, 2009).
He is Member of the Academia Europaea, since July 2019.
He is Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, since September 2022.
He is full professor of Economics at the Catholic University of Milano, where he is also Director of the Department of Economic Policy.
He is Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht.
He is member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Global Digital Foundation (Brussels, Canberra and Washington D.C.).
He is member of the Scientific Executive Board of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES, Istanbul).
He is member of the International Board of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO, Vienna).
He has been scientific consultant for the International Labour Office (ILO), World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Commission (EC).

Since October 2010 to September 2013 he has been Honorary Professor at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex.
Since April 2005 to December 2012 he has been External Associate at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation(CSGR), University of Warwick.
Since February 2004 to December 2009 he has been external Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics - Jena.
Since July 2007 to December 2007 and since July 2008 to February 2009 he has served as visiting Senior Scientist at the Joint Research Centre - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the European Commission (JRC-IPTS, Seville).
Since June 2002 to May 2005 he has served as Senior Research Economist at the International Labour Office - Geneva.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasian Business Review, Editor of Small Business Economics, Editor of Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, Associate Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, Associate Editor of Economics E-Journal, Associate Editor of Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Member of the Editorial Board of Sustainability (Section: "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability"), Member of the Editorial Review Board of International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, and he has served as referee for more than 90 international journals.

He is author and editor of various books and his papers have been published in numerous refereed international journals, including Applied Economics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Empirical Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Labour Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Regional Studies, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Southern Economic Journal, World Bank Research Observer, World Development.

His current research interests include the relationship between innovation, employment and skills; the labour market and income distribution impacts of globalization; the entry and post-entry performance of newborn firms.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2002.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 15995
Marco Guerzoni, Luigi Riso, Marco Vivarelli
IZA Discussion Paper No. 15015
forthcoming in: Journal of Technology Transfer, 2023
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14309
Giacomo Damioli, Vincent Van Roy, Daniel Vertesy, Marco Vivarelli
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13654
published in: Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2021, 30, 433-467
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13034
published as 'The productivity impact of short-term labor mobility' in: Small Business Economics, 2023, 60, 691 - 705
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12967
published in: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2022, 174, 21122
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12612
published in: Zimmermann, K. (ed.), Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, section: Technological Changes and the Labor Market, Springer, Cham.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11849
published in: Foster-McGregor, N. - Alcorta, L. - Szirmai, A. - Verspagen, B. (eds.), New Perspectives on Structural Change: Causes and Consequences of Structural Change in the Global Economy, Oxford University Press, Oxford, Chapter 25.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11400
published as 'Drivers of Growth in Tunisia: Young Firms vs Incumbents' in: Small Business Economics, 2020, 54, 323–340
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10846
published in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2021, 31, 1553-1572
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10581
published as 'Is Innovation Destroying Jobs? Firm-Level Evidence from the EU' in: Sustainability, 2018, 10(4), 1279
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10540
published as 'Beyond R&D: The role of Embodied Technological Change in Affecting Employment' in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2019, 29, 1151-1171.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10471
published as 'Technological Change and Employment: Is Europe Ready for the Challenge?' in: Eurasian Business Review, 2018, 8, 13-32
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10421
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2018, 31, 1321-1338
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10354
published in: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2019, 28, 203-218.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9937
published as 'R&D and Productivity in the US and the EU: Sectoral Specificities and Differences in the Crisis', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2019, 138, 279-291.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9733
published in: Small Business Economics, 2016, 47, 277-291
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9453
published in: Review of World Economics, 2016, 152, 655-680
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9147
Vincent Van Roy, Daniel Vertesy, Marco Vivarelli
published as 'Technology and Employment: Mass Unemployment or Job Creation? Empirical Evidence from European Patenting Firms' in: Research Policy, 2018, 47 (9), 1762 - 1776
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8148
published in: Economic Change and Restructuring , 2016, 49, 159-193
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7671
published in: Empirical Economics, 2014, 47(4), 1317-1340
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7436
published in: World Bank Research Observer, 2015, 30, 277–305
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6513
published as 'Is entrepreneurship necessarily good? Microeconomic evidence from developed and developing countries' in: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2013, 22, 1453-1495
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6291
published in: Journal of Economic Issues, 2014, 48 (1), 123-154
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6136
published as 'R&D drivers and age: Are young firms different?' in: Research Policy, 2014, 43 (9), 1544-1556
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5975
published in: Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2015, 24(3), 204-222
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5908
short version published as 'R&D and employment: An application of the LSDVC estimator using European microdata' in: Economics Letters, 2012 (1), 116, 56-59
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5746
short version published as ' The possible adverse impact of innovation subsidies: some evidence from a bivariate switching model' in: Economics Bulletin, 2012, 32 (1), 648-661
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5586
published in: Canadian Journal of Economics, 2014, 47(4), 1342–1371
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5582
Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello, Marco Vivarelli, Peter Voigt
published in: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2011(2), 20, 585-603
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4728
published in: Australian Economic Papers, 2012, 51 (2), 96-113
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4657
published in: Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2012, 37, 125-140
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4301
published in: Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2012, 23 (4), 329-340
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4213
Bruno Cesar Araújo, Francesco Bogliacino, Marco Vivarelli
published in: CEPAL Review, 2012, 105, 157-171
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4129
published as 'Technological Capabilities and Patterns of Innovative Cooperation of Firms in the UK Regions' in: Regional Studies, 2012, 46 (10), 1283-1301
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3945
published in: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2010, 28 (3), 353-365
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3887
published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (S1), S60-S70
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3338
published in: Empirical Economics, 2011, 41 (3), 817-839
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3126
published in: Industry and Innovation, 2014, 21, 179-196
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2958
published in: World Development, 2009, 37 (2), 287-302
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2797
published in: Developing Economies, 2011, 49(1), 36-65
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2744
published in: Small Business Economics, 2009, 32(1), 31-44
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2621
published in: Horst Hanusch and Andreas Pyka (eds.), Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics, Cheltenham: Elgar, 2007, 719-32
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2562
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (8), 835-852
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2475
published in: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2007, 16(3), 455-488
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1982
published in: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2007, 31(5), 691-710
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1925
published in: International Labour Review, 2006, 145(3), 167-184
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1223
published in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2010, 20 (2), 265-306
IZA Discussion Paper No. 730
published in: Journal of Economics, 2005, 86(1), 65-83
IZA World of Labor Article