Riccardo Crescenzi is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and also the current holder of a European Research Council (ERC) Grant and Research Staff at the Spatial Economics Research Centre at the LSE.
He has been a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) and a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Taubman Centre, Harvard University and at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
He has provided academic advice to, amongst others, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Parliament, the European Commission (DG Regional Policy), the Inter-American Investment Bank (IADB) and various national and regional governments.
Professor Crescenzi’s research is focused on regional economic development, innovation, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and multinationals and the analysis and evaluation of European Union policies. His 5-year ERC research project looks at the location strategies of FDI around the world, at their impacts on the host economies and at the evaluation of policies for the attraction of FDI.
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Expertise: Brexit; economic geography; EU economic growth; EU policies; Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); local economic development; global restructuring; innovation; knowledge economy; multinational corporations; policy evaluation; regional disparities; regional economic development
LSE Consulting projects:
Climbing Up Global Value Chains: Leveraging FDI for economic development
Client: Hinrich Foundation
Authors: Riccardo Crescenzi and Oliver Harman
The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots and Global Innovation Networks
Client: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Authors: Riccardo Crescenzi, Simona Iammarino, Carolin Ioramashvili, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose & Michael Storper
Multinazionali, Imprese Locali e Sviluppo Economico nella Regione Lazio
Client: Lazio Innova
Authors: Riccardo Crescenzi, Simona Iammarino & Andrés Rodríguez-Pose (LSE)
Impact of the Economic Crisis on Social, Economic and Territorial Cohesion of the EU
Client: European Parliament – DG for Internal Policies
Authors: Dr Simona Milio, in cooperation with Dr Riccardo Crescenzi, Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Niccolo Durazzi, Elitsa Garnizova, Pawel Janowski, Dr Agnieszka Olechnicka, Dominika Wojtowicz, Davide Luca & Maria Fossarello