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Gianmarco Ottaviano.

Gianmarco Ottaviano


Expertise: foreign direct investment, international trade, multinationals, immigration


Professor Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University Milan. He received his BA in Economics at Bocconi University Milan, his M.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and his Ph.D. in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain. He is the co-author of many works in international trade, urban economics and economic geography. His recent publications focus on the competitiveness of firms in the global economy as well as the economic effects of immigration and offshoring on employment and wages. He is co-editor of Economica.

Current areas of research include:

  • I am interested in all aspects of international competition with a special focus on manufacturing and services. I am also interested in the economic effects of immigration on countries, regions and cities. My recent writings present analyses based on evidence extracted from firm-level and worker-level data sets.